2008 Honda Civic EX-L from North America
Crap. Junk. Death trap waiting to kill you and your family
Check the Internet. All kinds of complaints.
In the 19 months of ownership, it has done the following:
Worn out 3 pairs of rear tires (cupping).
Replaced rear shocks.
4, count them, 4 wheel alignments.
Even with Michelin Ice Radials, this piece of crap will not go straight down the road if it is icy. Back end weaves. Death trap!
Dealerships are a joke.
Went to trade it off -- Honda dealer was going to give me $4000.00 for a trade allowance. This is a mint condition loaded EX-L! If that is how Honda's hold their value, they have permanently lost this customer. I will be trading off on anything but another Honda as soon as I can!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th November, 2011
Once again we have a used car with fairly high miles on it being bashed. Do you know if this car was in an accident? It likely was if the alignment is off that badly.
When you buy something used, it is a crap shoot as to what problems you are inheriting from another owner. People are not honest, therefore you are probably stuck with a very poor car. The dealer is only offering about 50% of value because they probably know it has been wrecked in the past just by looking at it. Did you ask them why they are offering you so little for a trade, when it books out almost twice the price?
You cannot make an accurate observation on a used car. It just simply isn't possible due to the facts I mentioned above. Any car can be wrecked and repaired. I have seen vehicles with over $15K worth of damage repaired like it never happened. 99% of the time they are never the same though, as nothing lines up like it used to, and things are permanently out of whack. Had you bought a brand new Civic, your opinions would surely be totally different. I'm not saying Honda's are perfect, but this is an unfair analysis of their quality. Take your car to a good body shop that does frame work and everything, and get their analysis of whether or not it has been wrecked. You will probably get your answers to your major issues there.