2007 Honda Civic EX stock engine from North America
It's a Honda!
Last year the radio stopepd playing CD's. This is the stock premium radio found in the EX model. Will play a CD for about 10-15 minutes when you first start out, then it stops. Thankfully the radio and aux. input jack still work. Sad thing is that I never used the CD that much. I normally have my iPod hooked up to it.
Put new tires on last year at around 65,000 miles. After a while of driving on them, it seemed like there was a lot of road noise from the tires. Never gave it much thought. Other people that rode in the car would comment about it being so loud (Guess I got use to it). I always told them it was the new tires, and that I hated them because of the noise. A friend had a different car that had bad bearings on the front wheels. The sound was very similar. Made me start thinking about my Civic with only around 75,000. How could an 07 with that many miles have bad bearings???
Well it did!!! To my surprise though it was not the front, but the rear. Found out about a recall for the rear bearings going bad due to an improperly installed ABS sensor. Checked the vin #, and nope mine is NOT covered by the recall. My ABS sensors seemed to be installed correctly when I checked. Whatever the reason, my driver's side rear bearing was bad. I changed out both rear hubs at the same time, figuring if one went, the other will soon.
You hear good things about Honda all the time, but I really am not impressed. I do not think there is any reason for the rear bearings to go out at such low mileage. Most of my driving is by myself. It's not like I had 400lbs. in the back seat for every mile.
Other than the CD player not working and the rear bearings going out, the car is OK.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th January, 2010