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Ridiculously good experience
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By andrew r
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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105,000 miles, here's my list of issues... oh yeah, ZERO brake pads @ 82k, tires @ 85k (but I definitely overdid it there), oil changes/tire rotations@ 5,000 filters/blades as needed... that's it. Car was worth every penny of MSRP, getting a discount was only icing on the cake.


Best Features

Too many to list.


Worst Features

Here's the worst thing about this car....put a better antenna on the radio.


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Honda equals No Support
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Fed Up with Honda
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Tires wearing out at 13,000 miles. Went to Grand Forks, ND dealership and told should have rotated tires at 8,000. They couldn't do it because it was Saturday and understaffed. In 2009 and 3 sets of tires later, I find Honda service bulletin 08-001 describing rear suspension control arms defective and causing rapid tire wear. Went to Bemidji, MN Honda dealer who put in required replacement kit. The dealer charged me $384 which I appealed. They contacted Honda and a month later my request for a no charge was denied as I was out of warranty. The car was in warranty when the bulletin was issued but Honda does not send bulletins to owners. Fend for yourselves Honda owners!


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Honda DOES NOT Stand behind their Vehicles
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By Hate Hondas
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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We purchased this vehicle brand new. At 14,000 miles the car needed new tires. At 30,000 miles the car needed new tires. At 64,000 miles the car needs new tires. We have been told the factory installed high performance kit does not have enough adjustment to properly align the car. The specialist told us that. Chezik- Bell in Iowa City, Iowa and American Honda will not even look at it, or listen to the "owners" of the car. Poor service - Poor management. Never have we had such problems with any other car than a HONDA. Will NEVER purchase another one. NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Best Features

NOTHING


Worst Features

LISTEN TO THE CUSTOMER - THEY KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEIR OWN VEHICLE. POOR SERVICE. POOR MANAGEMENT.


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Cracked Engine Block
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By stp44122
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This WAS a fun car to own, but I'm not buying another Honda. I've had this since January 2006 putting 71,000 miles (95% highway) on the vehicle. I followed all oil changes, all servicing AT THE DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE. There is a TSB, 08-044 where they admit that all 2006, 2007, 2008 Civic Sedans have this design or casting flaw AND YOUR ENGINE WILL CRACK! It's just a matter of time. Hopefully it will be during the warranty (as most have been), and you'll get your engine replaced. If not, you're in my boat, called the DOT, State Attorney General, Better Business Bureau, and Honda trying to get their design or casting flaw fixed. I've never had to replace a Toyota engine.


Best Features

Price, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Replace flawed engine!


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It's a Lemon - Many Parts Have Failed
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By JohnnyM
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2006 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Many parts failed: rear wheel bearings- 28K; rear shocks-38K; A/C compressor- 15K; now, front strut-55K; horn-56K; Nav system--stopped working for 1 day, came back the next (54K); visors, break-3X (told they weren't made for Arizona)-15K,34K, 51K; cruise control- often won't engage (told that brake pedal part fails, so "just push down hard on brake" - 39K); ft. brake calibers-defect (22K); recall-starter- fire danger-40K. Honda North America will not stand behind product -says " "...it's too bad...not our problem, it's yours." This is our 3rd Honda, 2nd Civic - never had any real problems until this. Car REALLY slow from start, but then ok; 4-wheel disk brakes shudder and under-responsive.


Best Features

Navigation; Handling; 5-speed automatic gets great mileage; steering wheel controls* (except for the cruise "set" that frequently doesn't work). LOVE the gauge design - esp. numerical speedometer!!! (now it's hard to drive anything else!).


Worst Features

Honda Motors needs to stand behind their workmanship (or, in this case, problems with 1st generation vehicle); 'quicken' the '0 to 40' speed; tighten up brakes.


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