2008 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Okay car, needs work to make f

2008 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Okay car, needs work to make fun to own
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2008 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Bought the car used at a steal (fuel prices had come down and people had already migrated away from fuel efficient cars). Took it on a trip from VA to JAX and averaged 39.5mpg (!). However, the hills of CA and shorter commutes drop the mileage down to 20-25 mpg. For the (lack of) performance from the car I would expect better. My 2005 V6 Tacoma crew cab auto gets 17-20 mpg around town and has much better power. The ride is very loud and I feel the interior material quality isn't as good as my wife's old 1996 Civic (gone). There are scratches on the hard plastics in 1 year that weren't there on the 10 year old Civic. However, it has many features for what we paid, but Civic needs a refresh.

Best Features

Highway MPG, low operating cost (so far @ 15k miles), sat radio, navigation, sunroof. At least used, it was good-great value for money. Takes 87 octane, and (hopefully) strong resale value.

Worst Features

Fix the following: Car is LOUD with road noise; poor power from engine (getting up inclines, etc); poor city mpg:performance ratio (vs a Cooper S I owned which got 30-33 no matter what), easily scratched interior plastics, front end impossible to see when parking (worse than a 1994 Firebird!)
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