2006 Honda Civic DX-G 1.8 from North America
Won car of the year for a reason!
Nothing, but I only had it a few months.
I read a few positive and negative reviews of the 2006 Civic, and wanted to give my opinion on the car, which I have owned for a couple of months now. I have the 2006 Civic DX-G coupe, which has left me with nothing but positive experiences.
First of all, it looks sporty and modern, and gets lots of compliments from girls as well as guys from all age groups. Performance, coming from a 100hp Saturn to this 140hp, is a big step up, and is more than adequate for my needs of merging on the highway, and passing trucks and turtles on the road, without getting lots of speeding tickets.
Comfort, comparing to a rough riding Fiero and a basic Saturn SL1, this car handles pot holes very smoothly. Handling is above average; I have dodged many squirrels with ease, and can travel on highways turning at 100km/h without feeling like the car will slide or flip. Sound system is better than I expected; the factory built sub-woofer will shake the side-view mirrors when turned up, and the sound is clear and realistic.
Fuel economy is above average. I get roughly 550 km per tank of regular gas with a mixture of highway and city driving, and it costs me $50 (Canadian) to fill.
Braking is a little weak; I feel the car can go faster than it can stop, but the car was purchased used, and it could just need to be replaced. The digital dashboard is a nice touch that I thought I would hate, but now I'm not sure I could live without it.
Overall I love this car. My friends love getting rides, and I get a smile on my face when I climb into it daily.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2012