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A Quirky but Loveable Little Car
By cbeck3 on
2011 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
I'll start off by saying that I'm reviewing the Civic as an economy sedan, not a sports car.
First, the Civic is fun to drive. It's actually a blast to drive - more so than my old Pontiac Grand Am GT was, with its 3.4L V6.
Second, it's laughably cheap. No, I don't mean that it didn't cost a lot, because it did - I mean that a fill-up generally costs somewhere around $30. A side note about the fuel: with spirited driving, I still get around 30mpg. I'm anxious to take a long road trip in my Civic.
Third, it's quirky. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. The gas pedal is mounted in the floor, which will require a bit of a learning curve, but it isn't anything too serious. Also, the horn...
...is really ineffective.
In all honesty, the only time I really use the horn is when I'm road-raging, and the people I'm road-raging at laugh at me when they hear my horn.
I read in a lot of reviews that the road noise is somewhat overwhelming. I don't find this to be true, although more often than not the music in my car is too loud for me to hear any obnoxious road noise.
Something I'm not particularly a fan of is the front end. It looks sleek, and I'm sure it's aerodynamic, but it's a pain to park. Point blank. I have a lot of trouble parking this car out of fear of tearing its front bumper off.
The speakers are decent, but I plan to change them soon.
By the way...
The radio antenna is somehow interlaced with the back glass. I guess that has something to do with the car being aerodynamic.
Overall, the Civic has a solid, well-built feel. I love the gas mileage, and how spacious this car is. People tell me all the time that the car looks small and wonder how I could be comfortable in it. I'm 6'2, and I have plenty of room. This is probably one of the most comfortable cars I've ever ridden in.
The windshield is huge.
Sorry about how disorganized this review is. I hope it could be at least somewhat helpful to you.