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Perfect everyday car
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By mrl
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Borrowing Bill Belichick's favorite phrase 'it is what it is'. And what it is is an superb getting around town, going to work, day trip kink of car. And given the tremendous gas mileage, I wouldn't even mind taking it cross country. I average 40 mpg on the highway with my standard transmission! Comfortwise, it is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. Very comfortable front seats, good leg room in the back for a smaller car. If performance is paramount for you the Mazda 3 may be a better choice, otherwise this is the car you want.


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By MsT
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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When driving with the rear windows down the wind vibration noise is so loud it hurts your ears, about once a week my send has lowered itself into the lowest position (the lever is in a bad place and you bump it getting into the car). The roof padding is so thin when it rains you have to turn your sound system WAY up to hear it. The rear window collects water in the center when it rains and making seeing out of your rear view mirror nearly impossible!


Best Features

I love the dash board and control panel. There is no "hump" in the middle of the back seat and no "hump" in the back floorboard. Great gas mileage!


Worst Features

The wind noise is horrible! (rear window wind noise especially). More roof padding, also see my review above.


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Love this car
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By alyson
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought this 2008 Honda EX for my daughter used and I have to say that I am very happy with it. It rides nice, great fuel economy and is really fun to drive. It has fantastic pick-up for a 4 cyl. vehicle. The only 2 complaints I have are that the seats could be a bit more comfortable and the factory radio sounds very "tinny" and we will replace that. I'm hoping she gets many good and reliable years of driving out of it!


Best Features

Navigation system, body style, interior features, and price


Worst Features

Seats are not comfortable on longer rides, factory radio sounds pretty bad


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Rear Axle Defect?
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By circ99
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought 2008 Civic new. Rear tires have a camber alignment issue. Dealers have said designed that was. Burns up tires unless you rotate at every service. Just filed safety complaint with ntsb. Bought car for daughter, who knows nothing about tires. Unsafe. I don't need tires blowing out. Honda USA ignored my request, but I did find a dealer who will fix it for a price $$. Wow. Purchased Honda care warranty. They don't want to touch this issue either. Beware beware if you are going to buy, check out the rear wheels !


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First [and Last] Civic
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By LadyM
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased my Civic new in the summer of 2008 and within three weeks it was leaking power steering fluid. IIRC, the dealership had to replace the power steering rack. A major repair before 1K is not a good omen. Within a few months, the car developed a starting problem. I've been to the dealer 4 times for that particular concern. They replaced the starter motor and the other three times they found nothing wrong. It still will not start sometimes. When idling, the AC starts to blow lukewarm air, even when it's on the coldest setting. Again, dealership couldn't find a problem. The suspension is noisy and the interior plastic scratches very, very easily. I won't buy a Honda again.


Best Features

The body design is interesting. Also like the cup holders.


Worst Features

Build a car that starts consistently, does not leak, has a decent AC and better interior finishes.


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