2012 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Five Manual Transmission Compl

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Five Manual Transmission Complaint
By mastersergeant on


2012 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Body styling is sporty in coupe compared to the competition.
Thought I was purchasing a quality built vehicle.
I prefer manual transmissions in small cars for the sport of shifting.
The five speed transmission has a 'clunking' sound when engaging and releasing clutch pedal shifting out of first into second and from second to third gear.
Honda is aware of the complaint/noise and has no repair.
Had they simply put on the window sticker that the complaint is there without a fix I would not have bought the car.
Very disappointed.
Have driven other older vehicles to include the old VW Beetle that have had quieter transmissions.
Fuel economy is great!
Very disappointed with transmission.

Best Features

exterior body styling, digital odometer, seat comfort, trunk space, quick computation of fuel economy

Worst Features

design a five speed transmission that will shift quietly without a clunk each time clutch pedal is depressed whether to engage next gear or when releasing after in gear. If a complaint is known when vehicle released to buying public inform sales people and place complaint on window sticker. While I could sell or trade it would not make financial sense/cents with the down payment I paid in addition to the property tax bill that recently arrived.
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