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


Review

Overall, I really like the car but it
is a basic, no-frills vehicle. The
interior is plastic, not leather, which
scratches easily. The wind noise, when
the back windows are down on the
interstate, is deafening. The best fuel
mileage has been 40 mpg (we average
about 37 mpg), which is less
than the 60 mpg fuel efficiency
indicated on the dealer invoice. There
is a blind spot with the side mirrors -
a safety problem in highway traffic.
The dealership indicated the brakes are
half worn at 12,000 miles - I don't
ride my brakes so not certain if it is
due to an audible popping noise.
Service department trips have been very
time consuming and frustrating.


Best Features

The technology of the hybrid engine (gas/electric) is my favorite feature. It is surprising to most passengers how fast you can accelerate and that the engine appears to turn off to conserve fuel. The quiet engine does startle some pedestrians in parking lots. I also like the safety features.


Worst Features

Add some extras to the interior - spent over four thousand dollars on items which would have been standard on an equally priced car. Line the entire trunk as there is exposed metal. The gasket slips around the trunk allowing water to enter during heavy rain. Optional leather and paint protectant.


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By Lance Klass
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

As a New York City native and one keenly aware of
our over-dependence on Mideast oil, I turned my
attention away from the Accord the dealership was
showing me, to the sporty little Civic Hybrid that
supposedly got 50 miles per gallon. I was one of
the first in New Hampshire to purchase one, and
I've been delighted with it. I'm 6 foot 2, and there's
maybe 4 or 5 inches of extra headroom. It's a
roomy, fast little car, and I get between 43 mpg and
52 mpg depending on the season and whether my
snow tires are on or not. Pick-up is great, I love its
looks, and it's fun to drive. And I feel good that less
of my money is going to Mideast oil sheiks.


Best Features

Headroom! Lots of it. Peppy and good pick-up from the toll booth or on passing when I really need it. Handles the road well, corners well, and the gas mileage really is super. My best is 52 mpg; I've actually driven NH to NYC round-trip on one tank of gas!


Worst Features

Promote the heck out of this technology as it's a real winner, and get those gas-guzzling SUVs and monster trucks off the road.


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


Review

I have enjoyed the quiet, reliable,
comfortable performance of this car.
I get 40 to 44 MPG gasoline during
the cooler months.

People comment on the beauty and the quiet
performance of the engine. I am amused
every time someone asks me, "You don't
ever have to plug it in?"


Best Features

Looks, quiet engine, power of engine even though the gasoline mileage is great.


Worst Features

More color choices for exterior.


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love my hybrid
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By demisim
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

i drive over 25000 miles a year, so
saving an estimated $5,000 over 5 yrs
in fuel costs. still getting 48.4 mpg,
even though i beat on the car and
average about 90mph on the freeway.
yeah, im a speedfreak and the 85 horses
still perform well at this consistant
speed.


Best Features

gas savings! good looks, huge interior for a compact car. also the battery pack over the rear tires provides extra weight for snow driving, making this more sure footed in the snow than regular front wheel drives.


Worst Features

breaking system, theres something not right, but other honda model owners feel it too. hard to describe it, but dont trust it.


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


Review

I have to admit to being skeptical. I
live in a mountainous area, so
performance can be an issue. Not so
here. This car is perfect! I can pass
other vehicles uphill at 55 mph and not
break a sweat! Fun and powerful, this
is a great car. With the cost saving
hybrid technology, I recommend this car
for everyone.


Best Features

Cabin Space. I'm under 5ft, my friends are all over 6 ft. We all fit in the car and are comfortable.


Worst Features

I would like to see the trunck/gas hatch release moved up off the floor. Perhaps to the door. I'd also like to see the radio controls on the wheel (cruise on the right, stereo on the left).


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