It is OK, but nothing special
In general the only things that have gone wrong are 3 power windows that have failed, the driver's twice. Once it was down and would not come back up, and the second time it just would not go down anymore.
Now the passenger rear window is not working.
It is a OK car; I just do not get why people are so gung-ho about this car. It handles OK, brakes OK, and gets good gas mileage.
My major complaint with driving it is I have to rev the engine into very high ranges to get the thing to get up and go. It is a real pain on the highway. I have to emergency pull away and wait for the damn thing to downshift and get above 5000rpm to get going.
I bounce between the snow belt and Florida, and in the snow, having to rev to higher rpm to get going is very dangerous; the wheels spin out all the time. In the winter I leave that car in the garage and drive one of my other cars.
I guess I used to have a car that has low end torque and this has none. I own Audi allroad, Chevy Cavalier, and a Volkswagen Jetta. This would be second time I have owned a Civic; first one was a Si, and I knew with that one (VTEC) I needed to rev to get going; but in a basic LX model?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st May, 2010