Absolutely nothing. But then again, with only 3,500 KM's nothing should go wrong.
To start off I want to point out that I have not had this car long enough to make an opinion on the reliability. With only having it for 3 months and 3500 km's nothing should go wrong.
The impressions I have so far of this car is Honda has done one very good job. This car is seriously quick, comfortable and the digital dashboard is a nice added touch :). The handling is superb, transmission shifts nicely and driving at speeds upwards of 130 km/hr on the highway (about 85 mph) is very smooth.
My previous car was a 2005 Civic and I noticed some striking differences. First and foremost is the body shape. The 2005 looked like what it was, an econobox. This new Civic looks like a sportscar. The engine power is strikingly different as well. My 2005 had a 1.7 litre 115 horsepower engine that was rather gutless. This new Civic has the 1.8 Litre V-Tech, which makes 140 horsepower, and can you ever tell the difference. In terms of gas mileage the 2009 Civic also tends to get better mileage than my 2005 one did, but it is a very small increase.
All in all I have to say so far so good. Honda has nailed it once again. In a few months time I will provide another update as to how the car's reliability is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2009
3rd Jul 2009, 18:05
Your 2005 model must have been miserable. I have a 1.8 VTEC and it is lame; there is no torque, I have been on faster push bikes.
11th Jul 2009, 23:14
I agree -- Honda is always very reliable.
30th Nov 2009, 11:40
Hello. I am the original poster with an update. Just broke 9500 km's and still nothing has gone wrong. The gas mileage seems to be getting better though as I have broken in the engine. I will report back again in a few months once I have more mileage on it.
18th Mar 2010, 11:49
Hello. It's me the original reviewer again. Have now had the car 1 year and a little over 12,000 km's (I don't drive too much at all). Still no problems to report at all, and the car seems to be getting a little better gas mileage as the engine is getting more broken in. Hopefully things remain like this, and I get no major headaches from the car for at least 3 more years.
4th Aug 2010, 11:38
I am the original reviewer.
Well up to 16,000 kms now and still nothing. I just took a trip to Ottawa and back. About 500 kms each way or roughly 300 miles. I used up 5/8ths of a tank each way. Have to say the gas mileage is getting impressive.
15th Dec 2010, 13:09
Original reviewer here again. Now up to a about 19,500 kms. Still nothing has gone wrong. It could handle a little better in the snow, but it is not exactly a big and heavy car.
Overall I am very pleased with it and hope to see many more years of trouble free driving with it.
Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews