By Jim Fawcett on
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
I've owned my Honda Civic VP for 2 1/2 years and have to say it is great on gas, comfortable (I'm 275) and needs nothing...ever. I get around 450 miles before I fill up and it takes about 12.5 gallons each time, so gas is brilliant. The seats are wide enough for my back and shoulders when almost nothing this size seems to be. I think the car drives as good as the day I bought it and could easily do 200,000 miles. I bought it for $13,400 and it's worth #10,500 2 1/2 years later? Unbelievable resale value. I just wish I bought the four door not the two door, but the manual is zippy not like the automatic.
The overall car is great. 40 mpg on highway. Seats fit a big guy. Cup holders in front. Simple but well built not feeling like a tin door.
Cruise control and four door on the VP is the only thing I would have liked different.