2005 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Should have bought a Prius!

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Hybrid Sedan (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid 5-speed Manual)

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Should have bought a Prius!
By Andrew Lyon on


2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


When I went shopping for my car, I was looking for fuel economy and a little bit of fun. I first went to a Toyota dealership to test dive a Prius. Well I at least got to look at one in a brochure. I tend to buy cars on the spot (its more fun that way) and I did not want to wait 30-90 days, but I went ahead and put myself on the list. The next day I went to a Honda dealer and they had 7 Civic hybrids on their lot. A 5 speed even, so I bought it. What a bad decision! It cost me less than the Prius, but its trade in value is $9,000 less than the $2,000 more for the Prius! Its cramped, slow, and completely dull to drive. Skip this car! only 10 miles per gallon better than an EX civic.

Best Features

Not having to wait to buy one. Features are the same as a $16,000 LX.

Worst Features

Better fuel economy. More distinct styling. A lot more wow factor!
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