Great car for the money!
Battery went bad at about 20,000 miles. The car would not start sometimes.
Console latch and hinge went bad. The console is very hard to open.
I truly love my Civic.
It is definitely not the fastest car you can buy, but when you rev out the gears, performance is OK and fun to drive.
My previous car was a 99 Civic Si coupe, so based on performance, there is no comparison.
I can’t understand how people write poor reviews about this car.
It is designed with the same thought every year. A sharp looking car with adequate power, fairly comfortable interior and great gas mileage.
Some reviews I read are from owners of the DX model. There are only a couple of reasons why one would buy the DX model. It is an affordable car with great reliability and gas mileage. You can’t expect much more out of a car than that for less than 15k. So I guess I don’t understand what owners are expecting in that price range?
The interior is simple, but clean. The gauges look very nice. The gearbox on the manual is top notch in my opinion for $16,500.
I have the coupe and am happy with interior space in the back, especially with the flat floor.
I think the exterior is much classier than previous Civics, and has nicer body lines than anything in its class.
I ordered the car from the dealer with the optional body kit and spoiler. I don’t believe that you can buy a better all around car with those options for 18k.
I have been driving Honda Civics and Accords since 1996, and don’t plan on buying any other brand, unless Honda just doesn’t offer the style of car that I am looking for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2006