2005 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 8 of 13

2005 Honda Civic EXI 1.5 DOHC from Egypt

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Don't think twice

Faults:

Nothing wrong in the car.

It was absolutely great. Yet it was not that spacious compared with some cars in the same price range such as Octavia A4 or the Mitsubishi lancer.

General Comments:

Would advise anyone to buy it if your seeking the functionality of Japanese cars with a little more prestige. The Civic was compared with the corolla, lancer & Octavia. Although it was the highest in price yet it deserved every pound paid in it. The car is far more stable than the previously mentioned cars and much more luxurious in the finishing of the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

19th Jul 2006, 11:21

I think you will find that the cars you mentioned are in the next class of car (Accord/Condeo) class, and the Honda is far more spacious than the Golf and Focus that it competes with. My Civic is great too and no faults or niggles either, why buy anything else other than a Honda? Unless you like going to the dealer.

14th May 2007, 23:01

Actually, the Civic does compete with the Corolla and Lancer here in the U.S. The Accord here competes with the Camry and Galant. The Jetta/Golf/Rabbit has such a varied lineup that it competes in both categories from the lowly GL to the mighty R32. I'm talking about price and content levels, not just interior room.

Having a Civic myself, as well as having ample driving time in all the above mentioned cars sans the Galant, I can say (from my standpoint) that the Hondas generally have the advantage in interior ergonomics and feel over the Toyotas, although the Volkswagens trump them both, at least in the GTi and R32 models.

2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.7L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

In my opinion, Civic is the best car of its class and I'd not trade it for a Toyota

Faults:

Recently, I have experienced a metallic, clanging noise from the front, driver-side underbody when the car is turning left at lower than 20 km per hour. No noise at higher speeds. No noise when turning right or going straight. I have to resolve this problem before the warranty expires.

General Comments:

With a 5-speed manual transmission, the car provides an acceptable acceleration time from 0 to 100 km per hour when the engine is revved to 6,100 r.p.m. In my opinion, the Honda manual transmission is the best one I have ever driven in any vehicle of the same price range. It is fast, smooth, and very much better than the manual transmission of the Toyota Celica my wife formerly owned.

The ride, though a little stiff, suits me well because it gives better control than otherwise.

Everything in the car works perfectly. I have no complaints.

Undoubtedly, the paint is susceptible to stone chips; the same is true of all the other vehicles of similar prices.

It is no wonder that Civic out-sells all the other small cars in the market. I think Honda should price Civic higher for being the best-selling small car in the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2006

26th Jan 2008, 03:09

Of course, if you want, you can offer Honda a few more thousands dollars for their efforts to build a car that suits you. But, for the rest of us, the $20,000 Can is more than a good sum of money for a car that is, as it has been called, an econobox. I only regret having added a few more thousands initially to buy a Toyota Camry! It would have saved me so much misery! I never expected such a poor performance from a Honda. It may be reliable, but performance wise it runs very low. I will never ever buy another Honda.

16th May 2008, 07:50

Actually, you should be able to pick your Camry up for way less than $20K nowadays since the reliability is so poor on them (check out the reviews on here). Try the Accord. I just got mine for just over $20K and it is much better driving then the Civic is. The Civic is a great car in its own right though.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 34 reviews