2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8 from North America


Best darn thing I own!


Nothing at all!!! :)

General Comments:

This is my best car I have owned so far. I have owned American cars before, and I have decided to never return to them.

I own the Civic EX Coupe. It's fun to drive, very roomy for a car of this size, and VERY good on gas, well when you don't drive it hard. ;)

If your thinking of getting a Civic don't wait!! For me, only a Mazda3 can compare to this car.

I had a Dodge SX (Neon) before this car. A 2004. I couldn't stand it after the first year, and had to get something else. Now I'm A HONDA BOI ALL THE WAY!!

The seats are very nice, and I love the inside of the car just as much as the outside. Amazing fit and finish!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2007

28th Jun 2007, 15:33

"and VERY good on gas, well when you don't drive it hard. ;) "

Why would anyone be driving a civic hard?

28th Jun 2007, 18:09

It is actually the cheapest cars that get driven hard. If anyone cared about their exotic cars, sports cars, or luxury vehicles; which means 97% of them... they do not get driven hard. Most of these cars don't even get driven that much except once a week etc, and are given the upmost care and not driven hard. That is different than a Civic, which are more of a disposable car etc. At least the Civic is the best compact car on the road.

9th Jul 2007, 14:08

When I said drive hard, I was talking about going a little over the speed limit and taking off faster than you should when starting from a red light. I love my Civic and would never drive it HARD!

2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L from North America


Perfect combination of style and price


Letters on the stereo are starting to wear-off.

General Comments:

What can I not say about this car. It's the best car I have owned. This is coming from a Camry owner two times over. I feel like I stole this car from Honda for $16K. There are better cars out there, but you will have to spend at least twice as much on Price and cost of maintenance.

I "feel" like I own a $20K+ car with the features it has: Side-Curtain airbags, remote locks, power everything, cruise. These are standard on most cars today, but for $16K is unheard of.

The best feature is the gas mileage. It gets 34MPG combined (75/25)% City/Hwy. I have gotten 42MPG going 65MPH steadily from LA to Fresno and back until fill-up. I actually went 450miles before filling up, but I stayed at 65MPH the whole time. If you want excitement, this car can go 100MPH, but mileage drops to 30MPG. On the flip of this great gas mileage is the power, or lack thereof. All is forgotten when I visit the gas pump though. Hey, it beats a hybrid in power, and is close enough to a hybrid in fuel efficiency.

One of the main drawbacks is that this is not a beginner's car, especially the manual version. The lack of torque makes shifting through the gears somewhat difficult. The clutch is easiest clutch in the world: Like a hot knife through butter. However, you must be able to select the right gears at the right speed - Some people don't do this correctly. The Civic's 1.8L engine will make you pay for this.

This car is nimble like a BMW, but not as refined as a BMW. It requires some skill to drive the vehicle well. My friends that owns a 325 and a G35, like the handling, but feel that it's raw. It handles like their cars, but it's not dampened.

Yeah, it would be nice to have a 3 series, C-Class, or G35. However, you have a certain level of expectation with these cars. The price reflects that expectation. With the Civic, it delivers a lot more than you ever expect from it. Same can be said about the Corolla, but the Civic does it with a lot more style at the same price point.

Bottom-line, this is a car with HIGH value. It may not best car in the world. However, it delivers the HIGHEST VALUE for your money. I have to hand it to Honda, when they make a good car, they really nail it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2007

1st Jul 2007, 11:27

Is this a 2006 model, or a 2005? Big difference between the two, please clarify.