Good buy for under 20K
By DRE on
2007 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Got a new ’07 LX manual for under 17k. Great vehicle. I get a "true" 37mpg just about all the time (~70% hwy) except for in the winter. While I wouldn’t call it powerful, it does show oomph if revved high enough (if you have the manual). Corners well enough for an economy car though back end tends to slide out early. Only 4 complaints. The ABS seems to kick in prematurely when doing moderate braking. I had to get both sun visors replaced at about 16k miles. They were both coming apart and would eventually not even go up. Shocks/suspension makes noises when car is very cold (after a few miles it goes away). And as most Civic owners already know, it’s not the quietest ride.
High revving engine; decent cornering; great fuel economy for a non-hybrid; reliable as snot.
Could use better interior components such as visor/center console pieces; dash scratches easily; all models could benefit from intermittent speed selector for wipers (come on guys!).