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Honda Civic?? (2013 DX)
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By jonpipe
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

This car is driven in northern Ontario.Mileage city 33.8 mpg US, Mileage hwy (60mph) 1.5mpg City mpg is better than the sticker claim but hwy is much less. The wind blows this car off clear off the highway. The front pillars are so thick you can hardly see around them (creates more blind spots). The rear brakes are seized by the minute with snow and ice. The car will not back up in 1" of snow on a slight slope. The wiper design and front windshield/pillars are insane. All this all does is create problems with rain/snow/visibility. The traction control is useless, it basically stops the wheels from turning completely. Not exactly peppy.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage in the city is o.K. (but definitely not great). The ride quality is o.k. (solid feel, definitely not a Cadillac!)


Suggested Improvements

The car blows around on the HWY too much, the 2009 model was 10 times better (same mileage). The rear brakes freeze on with snow and ice (09' does not have this problem). The front pillars are too thick, must be thinner. The wiper design is ridicules, the right wiper (26") brakes off daily and does not clear the windshield. There was nothing wrong with old design (wipers moving in the same direction). What's the deal with having the windshield mounted 2" behind the front pillars. The windshield should be mounted flush to the front of the pillars. Car requires real Brakes made out of new material not recycled...


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Gets better...
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By rick4924
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have had my 2013 Civic EX Sedan now for over 6 months. I initially had trouble getting comfortable in the seat but now that I have adjusted the horribly forward-tilted headrest and found a seat height and steering wheel adjustment that works for me, I find the car comfortable for my daily commute. Other than that, the car is flawless so far and has that "Honda Feel" behind the wheel that only a Honda can provide in my experience - like its connected to you in someway and always seems to know what you want to do!


Favorite Features

Smooth ride and good handling in the city and out on the highway. Smooth, quiet ride, decent acceleration for a small car (sometimes it feels strained), great MPG, handles very well and is fun to drive. It has a decent stereo with the 6-speaker system in the EX. The connectivity is great with all music and phone options you need. The information screen is easy to use and provides good information about MPG, maintenance and stereo functions. Solid build quality with no rattles so far. Back seat is decent for a small car but you won't want to ride back there on a long trip most likely. Trunk space is good.


Suggested Improvements

Acceleration feels weak at times. I think once they migrate the new generation direct-injection Earth Dreams technology into the Civic, the acceleration will improve if the Accord is any indication of what the new engine will be like. The acceleration is not bad in this Civic but sometimes if feels a bit strained when you want more power (A/C saps power big time!) so just a tad more power and torque would be appreciated - the Earth Dreams power train will surely provide this in future Civics - but for a daily commuter this Civic is great and when you push it, it will perform even when merging or passing if you get the the V-Tech in the sweet spot above 5,000 RPM's.


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Not bad, not great.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jackshelby
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Overall the car has performed its purpose and I am satisfied. There are a few things I am disappointed with, first being the paint. The car is black on black, and have had it almost 10 months and put on over 20,000 miles. The car looks like it has been through a sandblaster. My old car, a 1998 Honda civic, is in about the same condition but it took 14yrs of wear to get in that condition. Its pretty disappointing to have a car less than a year old look this bad. Second, the mileage is mediocre. Average 31 mpg highway, although I don't ever drive city so I don't know if it would stay the same or get worse. In Hondas defense, the highway speed is usually 75-80mph so that doesn't help.


Favorite Features

The period between oil changes is about 9,000 miles, which is nice. Cuts my changes by a third and much more convenient for my schedule. Nothing has broken, which is also nice. I like the handling and decent amount of power for what it is.


Suggested Improvements

better quality paint; brake pads needed to be changed after only 20,000 miles; Disappointed in remote starter(very bulky, makes you shut off car before you can get in so you immediately have to restart, should be incorporated with ignition key); mileage good, not great; ECO button seems to just make car not accelerate so I end up pressing gas pedal harder; CVT transmission can be odd


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Not what hoped for from a Honda
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By thintz
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought new for daughter. FIRST ONE- Had to pull transmission at 162 miles. Gave me a new one and many small items. Scratch in dash. Dimples on back side of steering wheel, right where you grab the wheel to turn it ( looks like poor molding/manufacturing). Have never had the day(s)where I was like...love the car due to too many items. Wish had cash back.


Favorite Features

Nice design for a high MPG car


Suggested Improvements

Build quality especially interior with rough edges and scratches. Not careful assembly is shown


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An Update to my 1st Review
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By jessbarnett85
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have a 2013 Honda Civic LX with a little over 10,000 miles on it now. Let me tell you, my average full economy in South Florida heat with use of Eco mode most of the time, is averaging between 30-31 per each tank. If I drive on long highway trips around 65pmg with ECO mode on, it averages around 44mpg, which is excellent! The only thing I don't like about ECO mode is that it is embarassingly slow off the line. While the A/C is slightly effected while in this mode, it doesn't seem weak, even with 89 degrees outside. It's a great car for the money. I wouldn't have done it any other way, just wish I had springed for the EX.


Favorite Features

Blue-Tooth, Backup camera, USB input, gas mileage, interior quality, realibility, A/C system, power options.


Suggested Improvements

The biggest and possibly the most important safety feature, the brakes- they need to be improved grately. I know, the LX model comes with 2 disc and 2 drums in the rear, but the Mazda 3 comes standard with 4 wheel disc brakes. I've had too many close calls with this car and I don't feel confident with the braking what's so ever. 4 wheel disc brakes should be refined. Also, I've noticed rattling in either the right door/glove compartment/or airbag area that I will get checked out next time at the dealer. Heated mirrors would be nice because when I get dew on them in the mornings. Lastly, the seats, they stain to easily. I heard they fixed this problem in the 2014 LX. Automatic head lights.


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