2009 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Some minor quirks for a fantas
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2009 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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LX-S Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Some minor quirks for a fantastic car
By Mike on

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

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Hondas just seem to get better and better. I do however have two minor comments regarding my new Civic. First, the accelerator's new throttle-by wire technology performs well, yet the feel of the accelerator is awkward to me. The pedal is hinged from the floor and I find it a little uncomfortable situating my foot at times. The other item relates to the transmission. The automatic tranny seems confused at times whether to stay in second gear or revert to first when executing slow turns or "California stops". This confusion can at times result in an abrupt shift of the gears. Other than that, not much to complain about. Hats off to Honda for building yet another great car!

Best Features

- Sporty driving feel - logical controls - great visibility - great driver seat position - fantastic fuel economy (31 mpg city) - obvious attention to quality

Worst Features

- Re-design of the accelerator - Transmission too "busy" at times - A/C needs more cooling power - parking brake interferes with rt leg
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