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2008 Honda Civic Sedan

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Solid, could be more comfortable and fun
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By climber
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

This car is a good compromise. Seating is acceptable, braking and handling are sound, and the engine is peppy. Auto transmission uses more gas around town than manual, a bit disappointing (26 mpg average) but is great and smart-shifting on the highway (40+ mpg). Main complaint is the lack of toe room on the passenger side, front seat. Adult male feet do not fit, so you have to sit with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor. Toe room is lacking in rear seat. Road noise is annoying on some road surfaces, drowns out radio. Ride is OK, but bottoms against snubbers on sharp bumps such as when crossing bridges. Handling is good but somehow not sporty. Braking is excellent, a bit sensitive.


Best Features

Auto transmission shifting on the highway, very smooth, well programmed. Easy revving engine. Braking. Driving position and seating for driver. Reliability.


Worst Features

Foot/toe room right front seat; transmission shifting around town (upshifts and locks the torque converter, then unlocks, feels like a hesitation. Poor mileage around town. Toe room rear. Road noise. Would buy an Accord next time.


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You will not get your money worth
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By Not happy
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I had to buy new tires after 20 K miles. Honda puts cheap tires on the vehicle (less thread) to get better gas mileage. Also, you will be very disappointed in the mileage. Very poor mileage in the winter.


Best Features

41 mile per gallon in the spring/summer. Not burning gas at the stop lights.


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Love it
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By Skie
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought my civic with 15k miles on it and have put almost 30k in one year of ownership. I love the gas mileage I get from it because I drive to school every day and work on weekends neither of which are near my home. This car is by far my favorite out of all of the cars I have ever known and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


Best Features

The heads up digital speedometer. I love that.


Worst Features

Cup holders. There are none in the back and the front ones are designed poorly. Wish they were side-by-side Rather than in-line.


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Update on 29000 miles
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By Umi
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought on Apr-08. Now has 29000 miles, just changed tired. Had a big problem with TPMS light. The tires were changed on Firestone. They broke one TPMS, so visited service place 4 times. Finally it was fixed by Honda Dealership, but the money was reimbursed by Firestone. So, CHANGE YOUR Tires ON HONDA DEALERSHIP. TPMS Light must be reset when you change tires. At all, the Civic is not bad. Average getting 24 miles per gallon just in City driving. 35-39 miles per gallon on highway. As of today no mechanic failure. As of today spent $1400 including tires changed at 29000 miles. Generally good car. Would recommend to anyone who know how to count and save money. Save money-buy quality!


Best Features

MPG. General quality of the car.


Worst Features

return classic view of speedometer.


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honda LEMON
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By sar
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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My 2008 civic is a lemon. the brakes have failed 2 times. there is excessive high/low amounts of oxygen in the car-found on testing-for which I do not yet know the source. Bottom line, driving it results in headaches, confusion, dizziness, and nausea. it can not be driven. the driver's door lock is broken. the power windows have malfunctioned. The car does not start in cold weather. The car bucks when changing gears. If you breathe on the car, it scratches. NEVER BUY HONDA. Honda Canada is a nightmare. To date, nothing had been done to serve me. 10 months, no car.


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