After one month of driving my new Civic Hybrid, I am completely satisfied with my purchase. The MPG is 40 in town and 45 on the Hwy as advertised without having to change my driving habits. The fit and finish are excellent. The ride is quiet and comfortable. The instruments are all easily accessible.
Fuel economy, appearance, fit and finish, drive and ride. XM Satellite radio. Low environmental impact.
The AC needs to be able to operate while on battery power in the same manner the Toyota hybrids do. In the Texas heat the motor has to often run at halts to keep the AC going. When on battery you are only recirculating interior air and it heats up quickly inside.
Traded in a gas-guzzling SUV for my Civic Si and couldn't be happier. I love the small steering wheel, relatively short throw shifter, exhaust sound and the handling. Seeing how well it handles the ride is actually fairly comfortable for this type of car. The exhaust isn't loud and weed-eater-like but it has a nice hum to it at 6000rpm's. I've been averaging around 32 mpg @ 75 mph.
6 Speed, exhaust sound
More front seat adjustability. I'm 6'4" and could use another 2" of rearward adjustability.
Bought in Nov 07 with Nav and XM. More comfortable than the BMW 335 I looked at. More comfortable seats; more headroom. On the Highway at 65 mph I get 46-50 mpg, depending on hills or flat road. In town with stop and go I get around 30 mpg in the winter and 36 in the summer for short trips. Hybrid engines need to be warmed up for good mpg. (My wife's 2006 Odyssey gets 14-15 mpg in town and 24-25 on the highway.) The mpg calculated by the number of gallons of gas I use and miles I drive is 1-2 mpg higher than that shown on the dashboard mpg computer. MPG depends on weather, avg speed, hills, frequency of stops and starts, how soon you get off the gas before you stop, and how you accelerate.
Comfortable, high mpg, good sound system, quiet.
Can't think of any that wouldn't cost more money or reduce gas mileage.
Had every intention of keeping my 2001 Civic EX another 5 years - it was totaled in an accident in June. While shopping for used Civics I discovered high prices due to extraordinary resale value (and current price of gas)! So I now own this incredible black, 2008 EX! Just turned 1000 miles and it is my opinion that this just might be the best car ever sold in the U.S.!
2008 Honda Civic EX-L 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
This is a great car. There is nothing to it. Great gas mileage, comfortable, nice interior and exterior, and I love the features, especially the navigation system. Although the windshield wipers don't work well dry, the only other complaint I have is the lack of heated seats.