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Hybrid Honda is terrific
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By Evans,Blair
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

We thought we were going to purchase
the Toyota Prius, but were not pleased
with the dashboard configuration. We
then decided on the Honda Civic Hybrid
and are extremely pleased. We discuss
each morning over who will get to drive
it; the one going the most miles wins.
We are very pleased with our purchase.


Best Features

Mileage is terrific. Don't have to look for a gas station except once every 500 or so miles.


Worst Features

Key insert is hidden under the steering wheel. Could be placed with more visibility.


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Personal experience
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By Gene jasper
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

This vehicle has surpassed all my
expectations, drove it from OH to
COlorada last summer in Temps over 100
4 adults and averaged 48 MPG.
Getting better than 50 mpg around OH.
Corners great, and accelaration is good
when needed. Excellent leg room for
four adults. CVT transmission is
great, never feel any shifting.


Best Features

Mileage, roominess, handling, safety features size of trunk.


Worst Features

I wish they would make the top of dash a lighter color, when parked in sun it creates a large heat sink that is hard to cool down.


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Hybird reality
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By Gary Scalzo
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

The Honda civic hybrid fule fact for my
civic is city and highway combined
37mpg. I have driven the car less than
200 miles and probably very close to 50-
50 city vrs. highway miles. It takes a
bit of getting use to the hybird
technology as the car shuts down at
most stops. The Civic is remarkably
quiet. also it has a great standard
packsage, A.C., cruse control, CD am fm
sterio. Some folks may like the lighted
dash information stystem that includes
a tac, odomitor, battery status and
other things. I find it a bit
distracting with all the flashing and
moving lights.
It is a great car for those that have
concerned about consumption and
enviormental issues.


Best Features

Basicly non smog producing Probably 45 highway and 40 in the city remarably quiet. Pleanty of room. I cant get my surfboard in it though. Great warrenty great Financing Avalibal


Worst Features

The dash need work there is to much going on there. the more mpg the better. Surf rack :)


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Mixed Blessing
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By Gohybrid
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

HCH is peppy & responsive. CVT is much
smoother than regular auto transm.
Handles well on curves & highway. Brakes
are right there. Actual mileage lower
than expected (37-40 mpg, mixed suburban
driving). Bumps on steering wheel (@10 &
2 o'clock), plus its thickness & wide
ribbing, interfere with hand
placement for small-to-average woman's
hand. Even with seat cranked up, rear
visibility is poor (I'm 5'-5"). Seat is
uncomfortable on long trips. Passenger
wiper's sweep into driver's visual field
has effect of narrowing view & is
disturbing; transm. stick's chrome plate
reflects sun glare into driver's eyes- a
driving hazard. Exterior finish
scratches easily.


Best Features

Lack of hesitation & resistance when accelerating, compared to regular auto transm. With hard acceleration it may resist some, but then it adjusts and takes off--zoom. Quiet- little engine noise. Relative to conventional cars, gas mileage is superior. Good sound system; quick, intense heat.


Worst Features

Better lumbar support, softer seat; bigger rearview mirror. Improve Auto Stop (to turn engine off again after creeping forward in stopped traffic). Let AC run when AS is on. Improve form, function of steering wheel & wipers. Console wastes space-- more storage within driver's reach.


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I love passing gas stations!
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By Granola Girl
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

Since I drive 1000+ miles per week for
my job, I bought the Hybrid to give my
beloved Xterra a break....as well as to
improve my gas mileage from 15 to 50
mpg. Though I still love my Nissan,
the Hybrid has been everything that I
expected and more. In order to keep it
at optimum fuel efficiency, I've
noticed that I need to check the tire
pressure and adjust regularly.


Best Features

Fuel economy, fit and finish, auto- stop, comfortable ride, flawless shifting.


Worst Features

Availability of a sunroof and fog lamps would be nice.


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