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Overheating problems
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By engs
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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I use to love driving my civic. It handled well and is suppose to be a safe car. The first four years I had the car I was very happy with it. Just over 100k miles while driving my daughter and my two young grandchildren from Fl to Pa it overheated on Interstate 95 at night. that was three years ago. Since, I haven't been able to travel farther than 50 miles from home. We have had the car to many shops and they can't find the problem. You name it we replaced it. Still overheating! If you go to hondatech.com you will find this is a common problem with Honda. So next we will have the head gasket repair which may run as high as $1,500. I'm not happy with Honda and would never buy another.


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Honda should pay for the blown heads since it's such a common problem. They did something wrong with this engine that causes this problem. I'll stick with Ford.


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Good value but some serious drawbacks
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By smore
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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HEAT SUX (yes thermostat has been replaced with high temp).
If you live in a cold climate avoid this car.
This car is loud too, it picks up an unnecessary amount of road noise.
Otherwise it's a great car with great mileage and very reliable.
The interior is very loud t


Best Features

Great mileage, great value, and reliable.


Worst Features

Honda should not economize on the heater! For a dollor or two more per car, put in a heater that's on par with every other car. Car needs more insulation too as road noise is bad.


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Good, Fun
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By good12312
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Well at 90K miles now with only new front brake pads and an oxygen sensor. Car still looks and feels new, no rattles, noting falling off. With the manual I can get all the power I need. Gas mileage is 35 mpg city.


Worst Features

front passenger needs more foot room


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38-40 MPG
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Paul
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Great MPG (38-40 consistently), seems to allow the driver and passengers to sit higher than in other cars, which, in addition to the large windows (something I did not appreciate until driving other cars) make the car comfortable and easy to drive.


Best Features

MPG, great stereo system in the EX Special Edition.


Worst Features

More power to get around in traffic a little better.


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Reliable But Poor Creature Comforts
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Spike710
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased my EX 5 years ago and am replacing it with an Altima. Like all Hondas, it is cheap to operate, averaged 30 MPG, car looks good. But my back gets beat up in this car, so trips that exceed 30 minutes are painful, you feel every bump in the road and the road noise is so loud, you have to speak up on the phone or with passengers.


Best Features

Operating costs, reliability, looks


Worst Features

Noise attenuation, supporting seats


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