2008 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Make sure you have a Warranty!

2008 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Hybrid Sedan (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Make sure you have a Warranty!
By chefmickd on


2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I bought this car in April 08, within a 14 months I had to return the car 4 times to the dealer. Twice to have the front driver and then the front passenger windows replaced because the original ones were defective and wouldn't close. Then I had trouble with the IMA (the Hybrid Technology), the IMA stopped working, when that happens you do not get the power assist from the electric motor,when that happens the car has all the power of a go-cart. Super dangerous when that happens on the freeway. Thankfully the warranty covered the work which would have been over $2500 for each IMA failure. The emergency brake is positioned in such a way that it jabs into the driver's leg, not comfortable.

Best Features

Satellite Radio.

Worst Features

EPA Gas was listed at 45 MPG, for highway and city both. But the best I got was 42 MPG on long distance trips (500+ miles) Normal driving I got about 37 MGP Freeway and 27 City.
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