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Honda Civic LX New Car Review
By Jill on 07/23/09 20:33 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I have had the car two weeks and have had no problems with it other than adjusting to automatic transmission from manual and the automatic windows and door locks. It is very easy to handle and takes corners smoothly. It drives like an automatic so I can hear when the engine wants to shift and since I'm used to manual, I would shift it at a few different RPMs but I am getting used to it. I rated it low as fun to drive because manual transmission is more fun to drive. The dealer didn't have any manuals so I thought I would try automatic. If you are really set on manual I would hold out for it as automatic is not the same thing.
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30K miles and excellent so far
By Great Civic on 07/18/09 11:13 AM (PDT)

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2009 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I will have about 200K on this car in 4 years...have driven 30K so far and there are no issues what so ever. I get 38-41MPG combined (improved from 35 when purchased). The car handles well and is very comfortable with the exception of the location of the E- brake. Be very careful...this bothers me personally on long trips. No issues whatsoever at 30K. The Goodyears are crappy and wearing down. The stereo has one speaker that vibrates (I don't care). System sounds decent enough. I can plug in my ipod, love that. Stick shift is smooth and very sweet with adequate power. This car has been exactly as desired so far. I expect the build quality to stand above most other brands.
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Not as much pop, but overall a great car
By KR on 07/18/09 10:40 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I previously owned a 1.8 Turbo Volkswagen Jetta that had some serious pep for a 4cyl engine. However, the thing was falling apart and overall my experience was poor. I was drawn to the Civic because of its reputation for reliability, fuel economy, and its nice design. After nearly 3,000 miles on the car, I'm happy with my purchase. It's not as much fun to drive as the Jetta, but the 5 speed manual offers some excitement and better all-around control over the car. I ended up going with the EX-L because on the 2009's it's the only version that offers stability control (VSA). Also, it's worth noting that I'm relatively tall (6'4"), and I fit very comfortably in the driver's seat.
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The best subcompact out there
By Hapy driver on 07/18/09 07:31 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

Concerned about going from a V-6 to a 4 cylinder. Not anymore. A zippy little car with great stopping power. Urban Titanium color gets great remarks and some say the body style looks European. I like the double decker dashboard. Can't be accused of telling a police offer I didn't know how fast I was going.
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Look for reasons to drive
By Sabra on 07/17/09 08:21 AM (PDT)

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2009 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

We traded in a 2001 Caddy for my new Civic and find this car so much more fun to drive. Test drove Toyotas and Hyundais--Civic outshone them all. I've taken it on two trips and had plenty of trunk room for 3. Car handled well on highway beside big rigs as well as city driving. I wish it had better hwy noise insulation. Also wish the seats were not quite so hard and had lumbar support but because I like everything else, I can live with it. Got a great deal on the car in mid June which makes me like it even more! I plan to keep it until it dies. Three out of four sons have Hondas and all have high miles and are doing great. Sweet husband volunteered to drive the old family van.
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What I Expected!
By dxxldiva on 07/15/09 19:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

This is my second Civic. My 1994 Civic was totaled last November. I decided to buy another one and I have no regrets. It's a very basic car that's reliable and stylish. The only downside is the lack of advertised fuel economy and it is a little noisier than my 1994 Civic.
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It's An Economy Car, People!
By KDK on 07/12/09 09:36 AM (PDT)

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2009 Honda Civic Sedan LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

We have only owned Hondas for the past 12 years because we don't want the hassle, headache and maintenance woes associated with other vehicles. Honda has not disappointed. We recently purchased the new 2009 Civic LX-S to replace our 1997 Civic as a work/commuter car. In reading other reviews, I am surprised to see complaints like "no lighted vanity mirrors," "no keyless entry for the trunk," etc. Are we missing the boat here? This is excellent for what it is, an economy car. If you want a car for under $19,000 with reliability, great fuel economy, look no further. If you want heated seats with your keyless entry, buy something else and stop complaining.
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Everything You Need for the Price
By dkurtz42 on 07/11/09 08:38 AM (PDT)

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2009 Honda Civic Sedan LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I selected the LX-S based on the options that comes standard on it as opposed to the LX and even some options not on the EX (leather-wrapped steering wheel). I wanted a spoiler, alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Automatic Transmission in a 4 door. The LX-S was tailor made for me. I originally was looking at a Fit based on price, but the LX-S was quoted lower than the Fit. I couldn't believe it. Several hundred below Edmunds TMV. Car feels very solid. Not very powerful, but I'm looking for fuel economy and couldn't care less about power. Backseat is large enough for my 2 car seats. Trunk is adequate. Based on price + mpg + reliability I'm looking forward to racking up the miles.
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New Civic Believer
By Max on 07/09/09 15:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I traded in my Expedition for this Civic as a means to get rid of my truck and to resell the Civic with no problem. At first I was just going to keep it until I found something else that I was interested in, but not anymore. I am more than pleased with the purchase of this car. Before it was just an in-between car, but now the more and more I drive it, I couldn't believe why it took me so long to realize this is the best car for your dollar overall. It's so fun to drive, styling is amazing, interior feels like you are in a cockpit of a jet and best of all it is so practical for almost any occasion. My suggestion to anyone thinking of buying one is too buy it and never look back!
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Oh, YEAH!
By Dennis on 07/05/09 08:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)

Review

This was my first compact car, kind of felt like I was down grading, but WOW!, this car packs a whole lot of punch! I love this car! This is by far, the most fun to drive car I've driven. Great on gas mileage and it has all the bells and whistles you can ask for in a luxury car. I suggest if you're in the market for a compact car, DEFINITELY consider the Honda Civic!
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