Better real world gas mileage than the the
other four seat hybrid competitors: 37 in the
city and 44 on the Highway. I get closer to
40/45 because I overinflate the tires slightly
and I'm easy on the throttle. With Honda's
reliability, its like driving for free! Great car
in these $2-3 per gallon times.
Gas mileage; nimble, rather quick (115 HP
moving 2325lbs), clean lines, very reliable,
good egonomics. Mileage is very good in
the real world...not just EPA test numbers.
A little more sound-deadoning material.
Noisy compared to friends EX Civic.
I'd seen this car in the neighborhood.
My wife and daughter were looking for
Jeeps. This car went on the market in
the morning and I knew this was the
perfect car. Reliable and low
maintenance. Fun but practical. I
think I'll drive it around town for the
This was my first new car and I love
it! I agree with the other review
about road noise... but that's about
the only flaw. My next purchase will
probably be an Accord or Acura. So
durable, I drive it like a pickup. And
for such a "small" car, it has a ton of
cargo space... moved to and from
college in it. love it, love it, love
everything not listed under suggested
the road noise... and the rubber trim
on the doors and around the headlights
falls off pretty easily.
I've had mine since 3,300 miles and
couldn't be happier. No reliability
issues whatsoever. Built like a fine
Swiss watch. Follow the maintenance
schedule according to the owner's
manual (as I do) and the car reward you
with amazingly trouble-free motoring.
If deprived of my Civic, I would
immediately seek another one just like
it with no hesitation. It's like a
premium motorcar in a smaller, less
Where to begin?! Fuel economy (32
average even with lots of city miles),
smooth ride, responsive and fun to
drive, antilock brakes on this model,
roomy interior and trunk, easy to
maneuver in traffic, great Honda dealer
service. Car feels like it will last
Increase wheel size from 14 to 15
inches to cut down on body roll in
corners, more torque for swifter
launching from a stop, and scrap the
cupholder which blocks useage of the CD
player. That's IT.
CVT transmission developed serious
problems at 60,000 miles and cost $2500
to fix, at the only shop or dealer
which was willing to touch it. Now, at
65000 miles, it is going out again.
Very disappointing for a car bought
because one of its main features was
supposed to be reliablity.
Fun to drive
Drop the CVT transmission until they
become more reliable or can be fixed.
Or buy them from a company which knows
how to build them.