Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe

2005 Honda Civic
List price range
$2,981 - $5,995

Pros

  • Fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engines, roomy interior, reputation for durability and quality, impressive crash test scores.

Cons

  • Top-of-the-line models are pricey, antilock brakes not available on DX or LX.

Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe for Sale

Honda Civic 2005 EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
170,423 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
EX
List$2,981
Est.Loan: $61/mo
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*YOU CAN NOT FINANCE THIS CAR.* *THIS CAR IS BEING SOLD 'AS IS'**. **THIS CAR DOES NOT PASS Virginia State Inspection, and may or may NOT pass Virginia State Emissions.** The advertised price is the out the door price and includes a 30 Temporary Tag AND will be sold on a Virginia Rejection Sticker. **Please Note: This car is being sold in the condition that it sits, and no repairs will be made to the car by the dealer. All repairs and State Inspections/Emissions Tests will be the responsibility of the new owner. Taxes, Tags, and Registering the car will also be the responsibility of the new owner. It is up to the buyer to determine the functionality of the car, as no assistance will be provided. We will not sell to Wholesales, Brokers, or other Dealers. These terms and conditions are firm and no exceptions will be made. All sales are final, returns are NOT accepted. **Visit Us Today *You've earned this- stop by Honda of Tysons Corner located at 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 to make this car yours today!
Honda Civic 2005 LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
172,950 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
LX
List$2,990
Est.Loan: $61/mo
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Honda Civic 2005 LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
128,610 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
LX
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$4,450
Est.Loan: $91/mo
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2DOOR AUTO CPE, EX
Honda Civic 2005 EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
126,700 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
EX
(1)
Cars For Grab
53.6 mi away
List$4,699
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Clean Carfax....Low Miles 126k miles...Run Great... Manual...Passed VA Inspection....EX with a sun roof...loaded with option such as power locks, windows, and mirrors, AC cold, CD player, cruise and a lot more...must see
Honda Civic 2005 EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
89,611 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
EX
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Honda Civic 2005 EX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
97,615 miles
Used 2005
Honda Civic
EX
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Still the head of its class, the 2005 Honda Civic is the most refined, solidly built economy car on the market.

vehicle overview

Thanks to its frugal and clean engines, spunky performance and reputation for excellent reliability and durability, the Honda Civic has been a consistent benchmark for the economy car class ever since its introduction in 1973. Those qualities continue to apply to the current Civic. Last redesigned in 2001, the Civic is available as a sedan, coupe or hatchback and comes in a number of different trims. While it's a fine car for just about anyone, it should appeal mainly to younger owners, whether they are college students or newly minted parents. It's easy to drive, easy to maintain and comfortable for the entire range of driving, from commuting to long-distance road trips. The Civic coupe has flashier styling than the sedan, but there's really no functional difference between the two. Just pick the trim level that most suits your desires (and budget) and you're on your way. The Si hatchback is the most sporting Civic in the lineup, featuring a more powerful 160-hp engine and a sport-tuned suspension. Though competent and refined, it's lacking in personality and we've found it a step behind cars like the Mazda 3 and Mini Cooper S. For those interested more in fuel economy rather than 0-to-60-mph times, there's the Civic Hybrid sedan. For the Hybrid, Honda has taken the technology pioneered in the Insight and improved on it. It uses a small 1.3-liter, four-cylinder gas engine (85 horsepower) assisted by a 13-hp electric motor. When the driver backs off the throttle or hits the brakes, the energy that is usually wasted is captured in a bank of batteries mounted behind the rear passenger seat. The next time extra power is needed, when pulling away from a dead stop, for instance, that captured energy is, in a sense, recycled. Honda calls this give-and-take between the gasoline engine and the battery the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system. Whatever you choose, it's pretty hard to go wrong with the 2005 Honda Civic. Every time you get into it, you'll know that you're driving a safe, dependable car that causes minimal damage to the environment and will provide years of faithful service.

trim levels & features

The 2005 Honda Civic comes as a coupe, sedan or hatchback. For the coupe and sedan, there are four main trim levels: the base DX (sedan only), base Value Package (coupe), LX and EX. The basic DX offers little more than an AM/FM radio. The VP adds air conditioning and a CD player. If you can swing it, the LX is the better choice, and you'll get most of the features you need, including cruise control; keyless entry; power windows, locks and mirrors; and a tachometer. Going with the EX nets you a moonroof, antilock brakes, variable wipers, a driver seat-height adjuster and alloy wheels. There are also four specialty models: the HX coupe, SE coupe and sedan, Si hatchback and Hybrid sedan. The frugal HX coupe is equipped similarly to the DX coupe, while the SE matches closely to the LX sedan, with the addition of a premium audio system and cosmetic enhancements. The Si hatchback boasts standard rear disc brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats and special gauges. The Hybrid, in addition to its special powertrain, is most similar to the EX, less the moonroof.

performance & mpg

DX, VP and LX models are powered by a 115-horsepower, 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine. The EX powers up to 127 hp, while the lean-burn 117-hp HX boasts more miserly fuel economy. The HX and Hybrid can be equipped with a continuously variable transmission. The 1.3-liter gasoline-electric powertrain found in the Civic Hybrid makes 93 hp and boasts the best fuel economy figures of the Civic range -- 45 city and 51 highway for manual transmission-equipped cars. The 160-hp Si is the most powerful Civic and comes matched to a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission.

safety

The Civic has a perfect five-star rating for frontal impacts. When equipped with side airbags, the coupe earns a full five stars for side impacts, while the sedan gets four stars with or without the bags. The IIHS gave the Civic a "Good" rating (its best) for frontal offset crash results. Dual front seatbelt pre-tensioners, three-point seatbelts for all five occupants and optional side airbags with a cutoff system that can detect a child or occupant out of position are all offered. ABS isn't offered on DX, VP, HX or LX trims.

driving

With the sedan and coupes, the driving experience isn't the most exciting to be found in this class. The suspension is tuned for a refined and comfortable ride, not necessarily performance. The interior is roomy and quiet, however, and this allows the 2005 Honda Civic to be an excellent car for both commuting and long-distance trips. The Si hatchback is more fun, though not as much as other sporty coupes.

interior

The Civic's interior is one of the best found in the economy class. It's roomy for the driver and passengers, and possesses a straightforward design and high-quality materials. If you plan on frequently moving bulky items, the Si hatchback, with its 35.7-cubic-foot cargo hold, is the logical choice.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Honda Civic.

Excellant purchase!!!
browntown101, 7/6/2016
I bought mine used at ~111k, and I have put another 100k on it in four years. This has been a fantastic and reliable runner, it is easy to work on, takes nearly no maintenance, is very economical to own and operate, and with the 5 speed manual transmission, is a lot of fun. Highly recommended to anyone who wants something that is sound, cheap, and fun. I am very satisfied, and plan to run this one until life dictates I need something different, or until the wheels come off this one (but lets be real, I won't live that long!). Not recommended for a family car, or for those who have a hard time getting in and out, or those who haul a lot of bulky cargo, and no, it is not the best suspension, biggest motor, fastest car, however --- that's not why anyone buys a Honda Civic... It will (and has) hold up very well for commuting, travel, everyday use, work, fun, college, grad school and about anything else that you can throw at it. And good god it is nimble!
Overheating since 70,000 miles
eememymo, 12/6/2013
I sold my beloved and trusty 2000 Civic EX for this p.o.s. in 2011. The 2005 EX SE came with 24K miles on it. At 68,000 miles (2012) with the heat on vent... heat ceases, cold air starts, temperature spikes high, heat comes back on, and gauge drops. The thermostat has been replaced twice. The coolant system has been flushed multiple times. The sensors have been replaced. The radiator, water pump, and timing belt have been replaced. Next thing to try = head gasket. After contacting Honda directly this year, I was told that a product update was given on '05/'06 Civic radiators, but "oops sorry" any manufacturer replacement of parts ran out in 2011. -_- Very, very disappointing!
Blew Head Gasket in Early Life, Great Reliability After
mrsheng, 11/25/2012
I purchased this vehicle used back in 2008 when it had around 30K mileage. My car was particularly unique because it had dealer installed custom interior seats and door panels (black faux leather vinyl). As far as reliability and build quality, I rated it 3 out of 5. My car blew a head gasket at 40K miles. I don't know what caused it, but my only guess was the thermostat. After much research online, it was a common problem. I wonder if Honda had irregular thermostats installed in their Civics. Anyways, after I took my car to the dealership for repair...the car has been working great ever since. 115K miles going strong and engine still sounds great.
Great car
Eppsinic, 10/22/2010
I have had my Honda civic 1.7 liter now for more than a year. This car is not just comfy and looks slick but has amazing gas mileage. My average mileage is 39 miles to the gallon.I have put almost 30,000 miles on it in a single year and doesn't drive any different then when I bought it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
115 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG
23 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
127 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
127 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
115 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Honda Civic
More About This Model

Hybrids are hogging the fuel economy limelight, but there's another alternative that's flying below the radar. It's the 2005 Honda Civic GX and it runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

You probably already know about the Honda Civic itself. It's the ultimate workhorse that gets commuters to work or college students to class. In its common gasoline-powered setup it's already pretty darned fuel-efficient. (And just so we're clear, here, the Civic GX in this review is an '05 model, not the all-new 2006 Civic. A redesigned version of the Civic GX will, however, be appearing early in 2006.)

Now, take the basic Civic; cut the trunk space in half (to allow for the larger natural-gas tank); couple the 1.7-liter, four-cylinder engine to a continuously variable transmission; offer some attractive tax incentives; add a bunch of NASCAR-style stickers touting zero emissions and carpool lane entry; and you have the GX. It stickers for $21,760 and gets the equivalent of about 30 miles per gallon of gasoline (the EPA estimates 30/34 mpg).

So far, you might be really pumped about this car (pun intended). But there are a few bumps on the road to Civic CNG bliss. How much these problems bother you will depend on what you use the car for. We'll tell you up front that, as a commuter car or for around-town transportation, the GX might be a panacea for you. Using it for road trips is not out of the question, but it does require advance planning. But don't worry that the interior dimensions have been reduced; rear legroom is unaffected even though trunk space is diminished by the larger fuel tank.

The GX can be refilled at numerous sites in metropolitan areas. Our first experience with putting CNG into our test car was an adventure, and the strange noises the mechanism emits had us needlessly ducking for cover for fear of explosions. The "pump" was located in a cul de sac in a remote area, and there was no helpful attendant to answer questions. We resorted to using a telephone to call for help and spoke to an operator in Texas who seemed as baffled as we were. We eventually aborted our refueling efforts only to find, as we drove away, that we had successfully filled the tank.

Our subsequent refuelings were much smoother. However, on a trip from Los Angeles to Monterey, there was only one station along the way. As we pulled up to the pump another CNG driver appeared and breathlessly asked "Is it working?" in a tone that led us to believe it frequently was not. We were relieved to find everything in order and shuddered to realize we would have been dead in the water if it wasn't. The next pump was some 125 miles up the road in Salinas.

When we first began refilling our test car, CNG was $1.79 for the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline and cost about $8.50 for a typical fill-up. Only two weeks later the price had shot up to $2.50. (Because the fuel is pumped at different compression rates, the exact amount of fuel in the tank is difficult to gauge. Consequently, we couldn't provide our own fuel economy findings. All we can confirm is that the GX will go 200 miles on an average of $10 worth of CNG.)

However, there is a very attractive alternative, a unit that can be installed in your garage called the Phill. The Phill costs about $4,000 installed, but there is almost $3,000 worth of tax incentives available. This electric-powered device connects to your ordinary city gas line and takes much longer to fill the GX (average of about 4 hours but up to 12 hours for a complete fill-up). But who cares if you are asleep anyway? Also, natural gas metered at homes costs much less; one Los Angeles GX owner reports it is nearly $1 a gallon equivalent.

After seeing the CNG stickers on the GX, everyone wants to know what it's like to drive this car. Rated at just 100 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque, the GX is 15 hp shy of the standard four-cylinder Civic. The CVT gives it an odd feeling at first, since the rpm are nearly level even during acceleration. But after a few days in the GX, we began to feel that the CVT made more efficient use of the lower-horsepower engine. It seemed pleasantly responsive around town, and it cruised nicely at highway speeds. On long climbs, the engine gets buzzy and feels a little weak. There is one peculiarity — in reverse, the GX feels like it backs up more slowly than other cars.

We were interested to see the cold hard numbers on the Civic GX so we took it to the test track. Accelerating from zero to 60 took 12 seconds which by today's standards is about as slow as it gets. This surprised us since, as we mentioned, it felt peppy around town. Other Edmunds drivers reported the same impression that the acceleration, coupled with agile handling, made the GX seem very capable. For those keeping score, the braking distance from 60 to zero was 132 feet (ABS is standard on the GX).

There is an overwhelming sense of agreeableness to this Civic. It humbly does what you tell it while providing comfort and intelligent practicality. We are tempted to say that driving it is the ultimate no-brainer, but that would be selling it short. It is so likeable that, at times, this quality actually calls attention to itself.

Will the GX save you money compared to a gasoline-powered Civic? It's hard to make an accurate comparison because the cost of both CNG and gasoline is so volatile. If you installed the Phill and pumped CNG at $1 equivalent it could be one-third to half the price of gasoline. At the CNG pump where we paid from $1.79 to $2.50, the thrifty Civic HX, with an EPA rating of 35/40 mpg (automatic transmission) could match the GX. Then, consider the higher upfront cost of the GX which costs as much as $5,000 more than a base DX. The upfront costs could be offset by tax credits depending on where you live. So, as you see, there are many tradeoffs to be considered as you make your decision.

Despite the limitations imposed by the sparse infrastructure of the refilling stations, the GX is a real-world alternative to rising fuel costs. Environmentalists will feel good that it spews almost nothing into our skies (the EPA dubbed it the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle on Earth); patriots will like the fact that they are shunning Saudi oil; time- and cost-conscious commuters will love using the carpool lanes and paying only a buck a gallon for fuel. With all these advantages, it's a wonder that the car-buying public's radar hasn't picked up on this stealth attraction.

Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe Overview

The Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe is offered in the following styles: Value Package 2dr Coupe w/ Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A), EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), Value Package 2dr Coupe w/Front Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A), LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A), EX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A), LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), EX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A), LX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A), Value Package 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A), LX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A), EX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M), HX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), EX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), LX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M), HX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M), Value Package 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), HX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl CVT), LX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M), and HX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl CVT).

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Save up to $129 on one of 5 Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,981 as of08/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.8 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe EX is priced between $2,981 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 89611 and170423 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Honda Civic Coupe LX is priced between $2,990 and$4,450 with odometer readings between 128610 and172950 miles.

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