2010 Honda Civic LX-S 1.8 from North America
Reliable, efficent, but suspension problems
Shock absorber performance.
Since I've put 107,000 miles trouble free on this car, it's hard to not to give it a happy face.
The one complaint I have is the suspension. The car is now 4 years old, and I have done 95% highway mileage. The car feels like it has no shock absorbers left; going over small bumps or potholes causes a bone jarring sound and feeling. If I have any added weight of passengers in the car, it's worse, and it's really painful.
Cabin noise as always is high in the Civic. I have a 1998, and two 2004's as well, and they are all loud in the cabin, but only the 2010 has the shock absorber issue.
Otherwise this car is unbelievable in terms of gas efficiency (39 MPG) and reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th January, 2014
29th Jan 2014, 16:19
Shocks are a wear-out item... on most cars they last a little longer, sure, but they're definitely cheap and easy to replace. Put some aftermarket Monroes on there or something similar, and it may last longer than the stock Honda shocks did.
22nd May 2014, 10:46
I have never changed the shocks on my 98, and they're still great. This car was driven to Brooklyn and back to Manalapan, NJ daily by my wife for several years, so it had the shiznit beat out of it. Same with the 2004. My 2010 on the other hand is 95% highway miles, and the shocks are shot. So, that's why I'm disappointed.
22nd Sep 2014, 15:30
It is very probable Honda used cheaper shock absorbers this time. My recommendation is to go with a good aftermarket standard stiffness parts such as Kyb for example (check out on forums) that will surely last past 100k miles.
22nd Sep 2014, 15:31
Also check the control arm bushings.