2003 Honda Civic Hybrid from North America
The Prius is better
CVT judder at 65000 miles. Got a letter from Honda asking me take it to the dealer, but I wonder how much more I will have to ultimately pay after my $500 service bill at 60,000 miles.
I was waiting for problem to get worse, when I got a letter from DMV to show proof of correction. Now I have to definitely take it to the dealer.
Looks cheap inside with various rattles.
Good gas mileage, but not as good as the Prius.
On the plus side, lot of trunk space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd July, 2008
CVT tranny was a nightmare in those early years. Stay away from them!
I have an '03 HCH too (manual 5 speed trans). Bought it used in '09. Lots of battery problems which still persist even after lots of battery repairs. NOT a good car! Honda is useless for help too. MPG stays good in the 50+ range, but the car needs to be a lot better electrically. Maybe the new Civic hybrids are better? Who knows at $20K?
But for that much money pay a little more and go with Toyota! Better track record for sure.