2009 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Great car, but...

2009 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Great car, but...
By Sygma on


2009 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


I bought my 2009 LX 4DR in October 2008 and have been very pleased with the car's performance and economical aspects. However, at 9,800 miles the front wheels began making squeaking sounds, rolling forward or back, whether or not the brakes were applied. When I took the car to the dealer, the service writer said the brakes were WORN OUT. Those squeaking noises are the brake sensors indicating a need for brake pad change. Now, I've owned many new cars in my life but I can't recall EVER having to change disc brake pads at 9,800 miles. Brakes are not covered under warranty, so I paid $269 for new brakes. Where is the low cost of ownership Honda claims? Honda Customer Service was no help.

Best Features

Roominess, interior layout, styling, fuel economy, fun to drive.

Worst Features

Cup holders for back seat passengers on LX. More durable disc brake pad material, for all models. Remote trunk release for LX. Better speakers on LX.
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