2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


A good performer, with good fuel economy and plenty of gadgets to play with


Rattle which seemed like it was in the cabin. Tracked it down to a loose bolt holding battery tray. Bolt tightened; now no rattle.

Rear seatbelt sensor shows seatbelt latched when not; going in to dealer to be sorted.

General Comments:

The car which is a 1.8 140 Hp is quick enough - easily leaves others at the lights. Getting about 35 mpg which is reasonable for a 1.8.

Cabin is very futuristic - rev counter and digital speedometer all backlit in blue.

Satellite navigation is excellent which includes Traffic-master which is useful since it can re-route you around jams.

The blue tooth phone system is a real gem, although it isn't clever enough to tell you on the display who is calling.

Voice controls are useful, but a bit gimmicky - easier to press the buttons.

The magic seats like the Jazz are very useful and the wheel well (this car has no spare, but a liquid fill kit and compressor) is useful for storing shopping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe 1.8 from North America




Nothing has gone wrong with this car as of yet.

General Comments:

Honda really changed up the style of the Civic coupe for 2006. This car has incredibly good looks. The car handles great and runs quiet as well. The auto tranny, however, appears to have to "hunt" for gears when traveling in stop & go city traffic. Not a big deal I guess, but it makes the city driving less smooth. The only other complaint I have about this car is the extremely cramped space under the hood (not user friendly for do-it-yourself maintanence.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2006

13th Feb 2006, 14:02

I fully agree with you, my Honda Civic has been very smooth, but the stop and go could be much smoother. My only big complaint is when I bought the car, there was a rather long stain going up the back seat, but that's a dealer issue. I have put about 2000 miles and it's had no problems, as it shouldn't!

20th Feb 2006, 15:03

Is it possible to choose a gear on the automatic transmission that locks out the higher gears. I was able to do that with a Volvo I once owned. That would probably resolve the transmission hunting for gears.

2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8 from North America


This car is best in it's class for overall value


Nothing has gone wrong as of yet, but given my overall luck with vehicles, this will be a challenge to see if Honda is the car everyone thinks it is.

General Comments:

This car has awesome styling both inside and out. I have drivn many different kinds of vehicles over the years, but never has a four door sedan garnered the type of attention this thing gets wherever I go.

It will accommodate many different sizes of people comfortably, especially for it's size. The big plus here is that the steering wheel telescopes as well as tilts allowing even a long legged individual to comfortably operate the vehicle. All of the controls are easy to reach and understand.

It handles like a 5-series BMW, but gets twice the gas mileage. The steering is very quick- something new this year is that the steering is only 2.6 turns lock to lock, so it is very sensitive- especially at highway speeds.

The ride is firm, and the four wheel disc brakes are fade free even in the mountainous region where I drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2006

13th Mar 2006, 14:29

I was wondering what kind of mileage do you get out of it.. have you tried taking it out on the freeway and stuff???

1st May 2006, 11:39

I drive one in South Africa at 1400 meter above sea level that reduces power by up to 17%. Open road at 70-80Mph average I get 14.5 Kilometres per litre. No clue what that translates to in MPG.