2005 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Savings? None!
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2005 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

2005 Honda Civic

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Hybrid Sedan (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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By atcpro on

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

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The hybrids fuel economy is great until you do the math on the cost to own. You're going to pay an extra 2k for the hybrid. Over five years, you'll save about $2925 in fuel. Sounds great until you have spit out $3900 for a new hybrid battery. Honda lost their case because they knew the battery had a shorter lifespan than advertised. So they were forced to extend the warranty to 9 years. Again, sounds great until find out they did an "update" at your last service visit on the battery that extends its life another year. Ironically, just enough for the warranty to be invalid. All together, you can expect to pay
about 3k more than your gas guzzling neighbor. Cust. Serv. is a joke.

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