The car of the near future
By beemerboy on
Vehicle2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
ReviewIt's a little car but it's quiet, fun,
peppy, and the economy is a thumb in the
eye to the oil companies. The Honda
quality is evident though we have a bit
of a dash rattle. The two anti-theft
systems got us an insurance break. The
car asks nothing special of you but
beware that it's built for economy and
not tire-shredding takeoffs. We
routinely get better than 55 mpg in town
and 48+ on the highway, better than the
EPA numbers and better now than when
brand new (10,400 miles ago). This is a
CVT which "outmileages" the manual by a
Best FeaturesMileage (duh). Easy to drive and park. Nice sound system. Standard antilock, cruise, AM/FM/CD, power locks, windows. comfortable.
Worst FeaturesThe center console gets in the way and is really pretty useless. How about daytime running lights. They do it for the Canadian models. One should be able to roll up the windows once the car is shut off. More color choices.
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