2008 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Should have bought one sooner

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Should have bought one sooner
By 5forfighting on


2008 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Bought the LX 2-door to replace my wife's 20K-miles-per-year Explorer. I honestly thought we'd never buy a NEW car again but we did the math and with the cost of fuel this thing darn near pays for itself as a replacement for the low-MPG Explorer. We had Hondas before having children and now that we're "near-empty-nesters" don't need the SUV so much. After a few tankfuls we've averaged 32.7 mpg in COMBINED city/hwy driving!!! The 2-door seems roomier every time we drive it. My hockey gear didn't eat up much trunk space and hockey sticks have plenty of room with the fold-down rear seatback. It is a BLAST to drive, in traffic or on the highway. Might be more fun with a manual tranny.

Best Features

Nice dash layout, surprisingly roomy trunk, comfy seats, smooth ride, corners well, easy to drive in traffic, no rattles or squeaks, INCREDIBLE gas mileage, surprisingly sufficient torque for a small engine, great financing (2.9%), great sales staff, Atomic Blue color is SWEET, great price & value.

Worst Features

Forward-pointing front headrests are the only real buzz kill, killed our necks. We had to put ours in backwards and cobble small pillows to fill the gap. Radio sound quality and reception are VERY weak for a Honda. Stock tires too noisy. Side mirrors should be foldable. Make a hatchback version!!!!
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