2009 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Overrated

2009 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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EX-L Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic w/Nav)

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By David on


2009 Honda Civic EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


It's Honda reliability and there is no disputing that. But in reality, the car is overrated. The car rides very rough and road noise is horrible. No vanity lights is an oversight on Honda's part. The car handles good but is lacking in some basic features like: vanity lights, power seats, in- dash 6 disc changer, and homelink. It has good power unless you're merging into traffic and need to get out there (you may be in trouble). When you compare the Civic, Corolla, & Mazda3, dollar for dollar and feature for feature I think Honda ends up in last place. I think they are relying too much on a legacy and have become too complacent. Would not have another one that's for sure.

Best Features

Speed sensitive volume, USB plug-n- play, great safety features, the cup holders are nice.

Worst Features

Road noise is horrible, ride is very subpar, no vanity lights, could use more power, power seats & an in-dash changer would be nice considering the top competitors have those features.
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