2007 Honda Civic EX Coupe 1.8 gasoline from North America
After five years, still fun to drive and a great value
Absolutely nothing outside of normal wear and tear (tires, brakes, wipers, oil/filter).
I already reviewed this car once, when I'd had it a month. I'm now at five years and 110,000 miles with this car, so I thought this would be a more useful review for someone considering a used 2007 Civic.
I read over my first review, and I stand by everything I said. It will never win a drag race, but it has plenty of pep. The handling is still crisp and responsive. The engine runs smoothly; the transmission shifts cleanly. The interior shows little signs of wear. The exterior paint and trim still look great. All the little creature comfort things, like the power window, moonroof and mirror controls, work like they did the day I bought it.
I replaced the stock Bridgestone tires at 52,000 miles with Pirelli P4 Four Seasons, and they were an improvement in wet weather handling and tread life.
I didn't have to replace the front brakes until 89,000 miles; the rear brakes held out until 105,000. That's spectacular brake life in my book.
I run full synthetic oil in it, and change the oil when the maintenance minder shows the oil life is at 10 to 15 percent, usually after 7,000 to 7,500 miles. The last two times I drained the old oil, it still looked brand new. It's like the car is just running better the older it gets.
The car has not spent a single full day in a repair shop. It runs like a champ in any weather.
Unless you totally overpaid, this car is a great value.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2012