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troublesome
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By charley33
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2008 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I have this civic since new.
Its got 60k miles.
During that time I have the cv joint replace 5 times and battery replaced once under warranty.
I had the starter replaced once at 40k miles for $500 and engine mount replaced once at 59k miles for $300.
Now I think my civic has a suspension problem.
I wonder if honda quality have declined or my dealership (northwest honda, MD) is incompetent and causing problems.


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The best thing about my civic is its looks and its driving dynamics. well until now with its suspension problem.


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Sorry Guys but I guess I bought a Lemon
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By same_ole_ford
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2008 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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First the maintenance Rear tires have prematurely worn out twice due to a faulty alignment set up from Honda which they had refused to own up to even though they published a service bulletin about the problem. Left front drive shaft failed 42,000 miles replaced both rear wheel bearings at 65,000 miles now the rear shocks are leaking fluid and must be replaced as well. Also there is a Service bulletin about the engine block cracking and leaking antifreeze, which translates into a half done engine rebuild as Honda will not replace the whole engine. Everyone here talks about 70 MPH = 40+ MPG I drive mine 55 to 60 mph on the interstate the best ever is 34MPG.
1st and last Honda anything I buy


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Not the reliability


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A car is the sum of its parts - Honda is failing to find decent parts for their American Built cars.


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Thank God for this car!!!
11 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By dreamaker9729
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Im not trying to knock anyone down because your opinion is your opinion, but im not complaining. I went from a 87' Chrysler 5th avenue to this car, it was a God send. I was getting 17 hwy on that thing and i put 50 dollars in 3 days later, im putting in 50 more. I guess when you come up with nothing and finally have something you appreciate it more...So buy one you'll love it!


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I love the mpg, ac, heat, everything. lol and i cant hear the gears shift ;)


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I will NEVER buy another Honda
8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By morganne
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2008 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought my Civic brand new off the lot in 2008. It has been a problem since the first year I bought it. Sunvisor broke, air vent adjusters broke, laundry hanger broke, and it vibrates when I put it in reverse. I feel unsafe driving it because it is such a tin can. I will never ever buy a Honda again. I would be more than happy to just give the car back. Not worth the $$


Best Features

It's sporty


Worst Features

Rebuild the car altogether. It is unsafe, unreliable, and they fall apart way too fast.


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Mileage Drop After Tire Change
30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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By pamski
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2008 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


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I purchased a used 2008 Civic. Now at 37,000 miles I had the tires replaced. I'm sure these were not the original tires, but I bought it from a dealer that does that sort of thing. Anyway, the day the tires were replaced my mileage went from 40 on the Hwy to barely 30 on the Hwy. Why is this? Not cheap tires, and they were to proper size according to the Civic Manual. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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