2009 Honda Civic 1.3 hybrid
Hi tech car, but not so reliable and high cost of ownership
Good and hi tech. Major equipment failed only after 5 years of ownership.
1) IMA battery failed, but Honda Malaysia refuse to accept the warranty claim.
2) Brake master pump leak - outside warranty period; Costly to replace.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd September, 2014
Consumer Reports said that the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid is having a 1 in every 5 failure rate on that car's hybrid batteries... and the 2010 is having a 1 in 3 failure rate on their hybrid batteries... or about 30 percent. And the out of warranty Civic Hybrid batteries cost about $3000.00 plus installation. While the Toyota Prius failure rate for 12 and 11 year old Prius is running about 4 or 5 percent for their hybrid batteries. Looks like car buyers should stay away from the 09/10 Honda Civic Hybrids... unless the seller can show proof of a recent hybrid battery purchase.