2005 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Honda Hybrid, Too often Overlo

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Honda Hybrid, Too often Overlooked
By dl091189 on


2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


I have a 2005 Hybrid with manual transmission--a rarity. I chose manual for better power and control, and automatic seemed too sluggish. I do sacrifice gas mileage however, but still average about 39mpg no matter where I drive. I love the car, it is well built, fun to drive, and has more power than expected. It is also very comfortable for a long trip. The only drawback is that the "auto stop" function does not always dis-engage, but I found a way around this, but always making sure I am in gear, before the light changes, or double shifting when it stalls. I think this car has been overlooked in the hype over the Prius, which drives like a golf cart, the Civic is a real car!

Best Features

The seats are very comfortable, and it really handles nicely, the manual transmission is very responsive.

Worst Features

Fix the problem with the "auto stop" and give it a little more power, and the car will be great!
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