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Honda Hybrid No faults
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By Charles
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

We bought it in December, took off for
Phoenix, Albuquerque, no faults, ran
great, Cruise control is awesome, best
process control system i've ever seen
in an auto. The A/C is great. The
economy mode and cruise control with
A/C set on 70 degrees pulled up the
8000 ft mountain going into San Diego
CA with no overheating, passing
everybody else with A/C off and
overheating still.
Milage varied on 3000 mile trip from 33
to 39 mpg depending on speed and wind
direction. It takes no thought to
drive, just push the gas pedal. Stable
and sure-footed in rain and wind, even
with sligh


Best Features

The A/C Temp control is amazing. Blows cold almost instantly after starting, If set to max cold, will chill you in a minute. It cycles between vents to compensate for sun in one side. Just set the Temp. you want and it does it. The cruise control holds speed better than any car I've


Worst Features

Hard to adjust drivers seat to get front edge down to not pinch nerve in right leg. Need to be able to tip front seat cushion down in front.


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Not my first Honda, and not my last....
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By cpc
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2004 Honda Civic Value Package 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Spunky and sporty, and though lacking
a "V8", the 5-on-the-floor work ideally
for this 4 cylinder. Pressing 40
highway MPG, and about 35 city with
emphasis on getting into 5th gear as
soon as I hit about 35mph. Very smooth
at all speeds. I don't mind having to
manually roll down the windows ! Noise
level better-than-average. Paid about
13,250 OTD. Very capable CD/AM/FM
radio standard - seems there is some
slightly noticeable reception fading
which may be antenna or reception
caused (I DO NOT live in a remote
area). Most people wouldn't notice it.
I'm upgrading to an Alpine CDA-9820XM.
Too new to rate reliability


Best Features

A/C, 5-speed, cool color


Worst Features

NO ASHTRAY ! No cigarette lighter ! The inside of the rear window is hard to clean due to angle. Accessories are what I'd considered expensive (I therefore buy them on EBAY). I would have liked a tachometer, but this is called the 'VALUE PACKAGE" for a reason; I understand.


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Honda Hassle
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By kflanagan
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

One thing that no one mentions about
this car is that you cannot roll the
back window down because you get this
tunneling effect. By this I mean, the
wind is going through the car and you
feel like you are going through a
tunnel, your ears seem stopped up, the
noise is really bad. Now that I have
taken it to the dealership, they tell
me that if you roll down another
window - it eases the noise. That is
not true because I tried that already.
The cup holder does not come out so it
is a pain to wash. The car runs great
and I love the savings on the gas -
especially now that prices have gone up.


Best Features

Gas milage Size of car


Worst Features

GET RID OF THE TUNNEL EFFECT OR GET RID OF THE WINDOWS IN THE BACK SEATING AREA. MAKE THE CUP HOLDERS REMOVABLE.


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I Love it!
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By jwcarter82
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Vehicle

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


Review

I just bought the car and I can't
begin to explain how wonderful it is
to own the car. I traded my gas
guzzling suv in and I have saved a ton
of money in gas just the first month.
In fact, I have driven 400 miles and
have yet to fill it up! That should
speak for itself. The car is fun to
drive and handles really nicely. The
seats are a little firm but not
uncomfortable.


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04 Civic Si
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By cybrjam
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2004 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was going to buy this car back in
2003, but decided to stay a little
longer with my 8 year old car and save
some money. I just got the 04 model
yesterday and although I haven't being
able to push it (break-in period); it
feels solid. Engine is quiet upon
acceleration and super quiet when
idle. Road noise can be felt at
freeway speeds, but it is a "sports"
car. Compared to my old car, the
handling is very precise and the
transmission is second to none. Got
the car for $17,100 plus tax and title.


Best Features

Seats, Gauges (look nice at night), handling, engine punch (it is no Ferrari, but it doesn't cost $150,000 either. Transmission is a dream. Plenty of cup holders. You either like the design or don't; I love it.


Worst Features

Better stock radio. Height adjustment on the seats. Armrest in the middle.


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