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I'm lovin' it
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By bonjovess
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have always driven American made cars. I would never give in to the Honda hype. So many people had them. When gas prices went up these recent months I decided it was time to trade my SUV to save gas money. It took me a few weeks to get used to the small size, but now I'm hooked. The first two tanks of gas alone sold me. I am surprised how well my civic handles. I have driven it in pouring rain and not been afraid, the steering is very good. I was shocked how quickly I have gotten used to the smaller size. The only true complaint is that since I am a tall girl (5'8") it is kind of hard to get in and out of. Once I am in though, I'm very comfortable.


Best Features

The gas mileage is great! I love that I didn't have to give up my leather (with heated seats), since the 2008 now has a leather package. I love the blue backlit instrument panel, radio display, and the placement of the digital speedometer. I also like the warning light for the tire pressure.


Worst Features

The one thing that I have missed with this car is my automatic lights.


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Disgusted
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By DJ in Bama
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I was transferred to a new plant which increased my drive to around 35 miles one way. I justified buying the Civic based on the 36 mpg. I have documented 8 straight tank fulls, after reaching 3000 miles, that never got over 30. This is driving 30+ interstate miles one way with the cruise set at 70mph. I carried it to the dealer and got nowhere. Wrote Honda a letter and was basically told "your problem." I have 3 Honda's in my driveway now but will not have another! If you are thinking of buying a Civic I strongly suggest you really investigate all other options first.


Worst Features

Honda to become more customer friendly!


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Honest Assessment
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By JoeBlowConsumer
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I really like this car; however, there are aspects that I don't like. Perhaps this will be helpful to others. *Remote doesn't open trunk *Much plastic on this car. Looks good in most places but feels cheap in some. ex. inside door lever, hand break,etc *Don't like fabric on the door handles and console. Waiting to get dirty and stained. * body materials 'very' thin and some plastic. Lightly press or rub roof and it flexes. Doors sound cheap and hollow when closed. * Road noise if that is of concern to you. * cannot use DVD media in stereo to play mp3 and dvds. Only CD media Good car but always room for improvement


Best Features

mileage, looks, inside storage bins, etc, mp3/wma stereo (with CD or Ipod),6 speed automatic transmission


Worst Features

+ support for dvd media vs CD media. you can put music on DVDs you know. + address issues listed above


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My First Civic
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By K.D. Adams
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I've owned Honda cars for years, but this is my first Civic. Pros: Stylish car, nice ride and performance, dependable Honda quality, good gas mileage. Con: A very deep dashboard makes it and the window difficult to clean if you are petite like me. Automatic door- locking feature interferes with accessibility after exiting the car and then trying to retrieve something inside the car.


Best Features

I like the positioning of the speedometer set above other dashboard instruments; and the LED style gas gauge.


Worst Features

A better quality radio would be nice; and reduce the depth of the dashboard. Position the seat-adjusting bar closer to the front of the seat so it is easier to reach.


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Good Car but Not Sure about Gas Mileage
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By Marie
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I got a Honda Civic as my second car, got my first when I was 16 and it was a Sunfire with AMAZING gas mileage but it was old and needed a new car. I liked the Civic for all its features but mostly the gas mileage but after 800 miles and 3 tanks later I am only getting 24.5 miles per gallon and don't understand why. I wanted 29 at least like it said! So I'm not happy but wondering if maybe there is a reason and if someone can tell me why I would very much appreciate it! I'm just a young girl who thought she did her research well. But other than that it's a GREAT car!


Best Features

sunroof, radio, heated seats


Worst Features

gas mileage bluetooth as an option


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