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What's the problem?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By xcivicx_1259
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2006 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

A lot of people are really bashing on this Civic, people need to realize that Honda has ALWAYS been bad for road noise. It has always had a rough ride and has never had comfortable seating. If you want that kind of car, go buy a Cadillac. Next, if the exterior doesn't align DON'T BUY IT. It is the companies fault, not something you should take on. Also a lot of people complain about the car and they drive like idiots and don't take care of it. For the tranny issues. Just buy a manual, it is a lot easier to service a clutch than a auto transmission. It solves the gutless problem as well because of the direct drive, there is no slippage opposed to the auto.


Favorite Features

Interior and Exterior Design, people call it cheap. But those people are also the ones who drive their vehicles into the ground and don't care for them.


Suggested Improvements

Just the control arm in the rear suspension to help with the wear of the tires. If you get it fixed quickly then the problem does not cost hardly any money. Also the window angle does need changing for most people because of glare. Being over 6 feet tall, I do not have a problem with it though. Another solution is to buy polarized sunglasses when you drive.


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Reliable, efficient, sporty and fun!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael
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2006 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Had a brand new 2010 Mazda 3 but got rid of it to buy a 4-year-old used Honda Civic for half the price. I can't tell you how happy I am with this car. I get great gas mileage (37 with mixed city/hwy), which is easily 12 mpg better than the Mazda! The interior styling is excellent - I have the beige interior and its so open, light and airy, especially with the sunroof. The seats are spacious and comfortable, and the trunk gives me plenty of storage space for hauling stuff. Back seats are pretty big for a coupe. Love the layout of all the instrumentation, including the handy steering wheel mounted audio controls.


Favorite Features

Love the "heads up display" for fuel and speedometer. Interior illumination is futuristic and functional. Seats are very comfortable. fuel economy is outstanding. 5 speed manual is sporty, responsive and fun to drive. One-touch sunroof is nice. Aux input great for iPod. Excellent Honda reliability!


Suggested Improvements

For a 4-year-old vehicle purchased in fall 2010, it has everything I would expect and more. A USB input and built-in Bluetooth would be nice, but these are far from necessary. Only real complaint is the speakers: for a "Premium" audio system, they're rather poor and rattle a lot.


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Love my Civic EX!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Laura
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2006 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my Civic EX Coupe with a manual transmission just over 2 years ago and still love it. Not only is it a great looking car, it's fun to drive. Very economical on gas and seems to get much better than stated in the reviews. I'm averaging about 33 mpg and that's mainly driving around town!


Favorite Features

easy to read dash, fuel economy, stereo controls built into the steering wheel.


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Great Little Car
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By Austin
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2006 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've owned this car for almost 2 years now and I love it. My wife is the primary driver and she couldn't be happier with the styling, performance and gas mileage. The last 2 years we have driven it from Ohio to Savannah on vacation and have averaged 40 mpg on the highway. We avg about 34 with a combination of country and city driving. Plan on getting a second one soon!


Favorite Features

The styling and gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

More powerful Battery. The one that comes with it is very weak and barely starts in the winter.


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Good but overated
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By Fuad
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2006 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is very good looking but the interior quality is rather questionable. Lots of cheap interior plastic makes the interior fragile. The gas mileage is pretty good and the power is adequate. I have a K&N cold air intake system and it helps.I actually had many complements about its looks. Its comfortable on long trips and is fun to drive. If you live in an area with many many potholes, I don't recommend you get this car because it will not take them without a flat tire or other damages.The rear visibility is an issue that you have to deal with if you intend to buy the coupe. I wish I waited a bit longer for a Mazda 3.


Favorite Features

Engine is efficient and powerful enough. Great looks. Fun to drive. Short throw shifter. Big trunk. Low maintenance (unless you hit a pothole). 4 wheel ABS disks, standard side airbags, sound system, sunroof. Very maneuverable. snappy transmission and acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality! rear visibility.Needs electronic stability. Make the suspension a little bit tougher. Increase headroom (especially in the rear seats).


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