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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Honda Civic: Damaged Door

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on November 9, 2016

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If you've been driving long enough, you've likely had a moment just like this. You walk out to your car, expecting everything to be exactly as you left it. Keys in hand, mind on wherever it is you're going. Then, you spot it.

A scratch across your bumper, a crack in your windshield, or in this case, a big ol' dent in your door. No note, no security camera footage to catch the culprit, nothing. That's what happened to our new Copy Chief, Kathleen Clonts, when she drove our long-term  2016 Honda Civic home for the night.

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2016 Honda Civic: Ten-Grand Milestone

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 5, 2016

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We're six months into our long-term test with the 2016 Honda Civic and we're on course to meet our target of 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Over the first half of its stay, the Civic has pretty much fulfilled its promise of trouble-free operation.

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2016 Honda Civic: Malfunctioning Adaptive Cruise Control

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 27, 2016

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During my recent highway-heavy drive-fest in our 2016 Honda Civic, there were a couple of instances when the Civic's adaptive cruise control system (ACC) suddenly stopped working. At the time, I wasn't sure if it was an isolated problem or something more systemic. Then it happened again yesterday.

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2016 Honda Civic: First Dealer Service

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 18, 2016

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As our 2016 Honda Civic approached 7,500 miles on its odometer, a notification appeared in the car's gauge cluster driver information display: an "A1" service was going to be needed soon. In Honda-speak, this is an oil change and tire rotation.

I booked an appointment at my local Honda dealer to get it taken care of.

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2016 Honda Civic: Finally, the Windshield Has Been Replaced

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on July 7, 2016

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When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, it had a cracked windshield and it needed a new one. After weeks of trying to locate some new glass, Safelite came through with an OEM replacement. The windshield showed up and we were ready to have it installed, but it wasn't meant to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga Part 2

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 20, 2016

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When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, I was waiting on a new windshield to arrive. Brent Romans had a run-in with a rock on the highway and thanks to the Civic's adaptive cruise control (and other forward-camera based systems) the windshield was tough to find.

After deciding that I'd have Safelite do the job (for multiple reasons, including parts availability — see that story here) I set an appointment for the replacement. Unfortunately, things didn't go as easily as I'd hoped.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 7, 2016

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"Hey Travis, here are the keys to the Civic. I cracked the windshield, hope you don't mind. See ya later!" That might not be exactly what Editor Brent Romans said when he and I swapped cars last week, but it's pretty much how I remember it.

Brent was driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic for a week and on a freeway drive back to Los Angeles, a semi-truck kicked up a rock that caused the chip/crack you see here. The crack was big enough that we couldn't repair the windshield, we'd have to replace it, so I started calling around. Hilarity did not ensue.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Much Of A Break-in Procedure

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 22, 2016

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With the 2016 Honda Civic recently arriving to our long-term garage, I was curious what the break-in procedure looked like. Most car buyers get to experience the glory of a break-in a few times in their life, and the process (and its complexities) can be an important part of establishing a relationship between car and owner.

I pulled the Civic owner's manual from Honda's website and searched for "break-in." Nothing came up, even after trying different variations. So I started reading.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

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When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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