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By Brant
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Now that I have owned the car for a month I wanted to add to my previous review. Swapping out the OEM tires was a must. Whether you have the Goodyears or the Bridgestones, both are poorly rated on Tirerack and other sites. I had Custom Coach in Southington, CT move the drivers seat back a few inches ($350) and this has made the car much more comfortable for my 6'2" frame though the seats are not the best. Gas mileage is terrific at 34 to 37 mostly highway at 70-75 mph. Car is relatively refined and fun to drive for an economy car. No regrets trading in my V6 Accord for this car and that is saying something.


Best Features

Mileage, ipod aux port, dash layout, room and refinement (for an economy car).


Worst Features

Tires. My Accord had Michelin Pilots. This car deserves better OEM tires. Driver's seat. I had my friend drive the car and I sat in the passenger seat and was more comfortable. Perhaps it is the arrangement of the clutch/gas pedal/ dead pedal that is really at fault.


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New 2008 Honda Civic EX-L With NAV Auto
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By Scott
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Honda has really made a great car in all aspects. First, it drives like a champ. There is no noise at high speeds on the highway. Second, the Nav and EM radio is by far the best. However, Honda needs to make the voice recognition better. It sometimes does not execute the right command. We love the EM radio. I don't know how I lived without it for all of these years. The only complaint that I have is when were turned on the Air for the first Time we smelled rotten egg smell. I spoke with Honda and they said that it could be the catalytic converter. And maybe it might be they gas that the dealer put in. I also googled this problem. I found a wealth of information concerning this smell


Best Features

The Navigation is outstanding. We also like the illumination and position of the speedometer


Worst Features

Better NAV Hands free voice recognition. Power Seats


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Very Happy Guy
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By Walt
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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Leased car two weeks ago. Superior road handling--steering is sports car responsive. Car is very quiet and very comfy on long trip. Drove over 600 miles over Memorial Day road trip. MPG for the trip was just over 39. My commute is 50 miles round trip and have been thrilled to have made the decision to lease this car. Very reasonable payments--under $275 per month. I will have to drive my old car a few days a month to stay under 15K miles per year, but that is O.K.-- gives my wife a chance to drive it occasionally. Dealer experience was very positive.


Best Features

Very reasonable to lease. Easy on gas. What is not to like? Transmission shifts very smoothly. The engine and tranny slow the car down nicely when decelerating; thus reducing the brake effort necessary to stop the car.


Worst Features

None


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I Hesitate to Ask
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By David W. Conver
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I love my new Civic Hybrid. Traded in my '05 Accord Hybrid which averaged 29 mixed. I now get up to 47 mpg in the civic. My one concern is that sometimes from a dead stop (and I do mean "dead" stop) the car will buck and hesitate as I accelerate. If I let off the gas it will stop and not present a problem. I am guessing that its the transmission trying to figure out a synchromesh gear to move into. Hope someone has some thoughts. Cheers. DWC


Best Features

47 mpg. Did I mention 47 mpg!


Worst Features

Stop that bucking from a dead stop.


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Civic exceeds my expectations!
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By da_doo_dah_man
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2008 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I traded in my Jeep Grand Cherokee for a more gas sufficient car. I was considering getting the Hybrid Civic, but after seeing how the hybrid engine sounded with 3 people inside I decided to go with the Civic LX. I am very happy with the purchase. The LX exceeds my expectations in every way. The only thing that I feel bad about the whole deal is trading in and leaving the old car behind, after so many years together it seems like such a cheap way to go out.


Best Features

Sporty steering and handling, interior and exterior design, easy to wash car,


Worst Features

The civic has a nicer stereo than my jeep, but I still wish I had the 6 speakers stereo on the EX. Wish the horn didn't sound like a scooter bike. Civic is assembled in Canada, US, & Japan. I'd suggest looking at all 3 before making your decision, it maybe minor but it makes all the difference.


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