Honda Civic Reviews from Turkey

2006 Honda Civic LX 1.6 IVTEC

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 IVTEC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1200 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Kalos

Summary:

Spoils the compact car owner

Faults:

There is a slight clunking noise coming from the front right suspension.

General Comments:

I have had this car for 3 weeks; it is black and has the Premium Package. Due to the high taxes from the Turkish government, they have produced a 1.6 liter version of the 1.8 being sold abroad. The car has 125 hp which is the most in its class (in Turkey). It has a 5 speed automatic which is not available in any other cars in its class. The size and interior space of the car is larger then its competitors. The interior design is awesome, gas mileage is good and it is cheaper then its competitors. Can't go wrong with this car.

I especially like the paddle shift option on the automatic. It lets you shift as if you were in a Formula 1 car from the steering wheel. The engine loves to rev and the on-ramp is quite fun through 1st and 2nd gear.

The interior is ivory and looks like it will get dirty really fast. The 16 inch rims are nice, but the 17 inch option was not available. I did not purchase the sunroof option because it was not a very innovative sunroof compared to what is out in the market (by Renault and Fiat)

I wouldn't trade this car for any of its competitors, but only for a 2.0 Liter I-VTEC if taxes weren't so outrageous here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2006

2003 Honda Civic LX 1.6

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Scenic

Summary:

A good performance car with a good price

Faults:

The problems that I have with the car mostly about the noises in the cabin although its only 15000km there are lots of noises in the car. Apart from the engine noise. Also the quality of the seats are not up to European standards. They constantly need re bolting.

General Comments:

I am happy so far with my Honda Civic 1.6lt. The gas consumption is very economic and never had any problems with the car However one thing that really concerns me is that the car has great performance, but rather a weak chassis. One thing that I must admit is it looks much nicer then any other Japanese build car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews