6th Sep 2004, 10:06

My 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid (purchased in November 2002) has developed a problem that I've never witnessed in a nearly new car before. Its paint is peeling. In fact, there are spots, approximately the size of dimes, on the roof and front and back hoods, where the paint is just disintegrating. Naturally the metal is beginning to rust as well. I'm wondering if any other Honda hybrid owners have experienced the same thing or is this just me?

2nd Jun 2005, 08:46

Bought my 2004 Civic Hybrid in April of 2004. Haven't had any problems. Was disappointed that the dealer wants over $40 for an oil change partly because the 0W20 oil is $5/quart, but they send out a coupon 3 or 4 times a year and my last change was only $20 with coupon. Local stop and go driving using conservative techniques I get 48-52 mpg regularly and highway driving I get the same 48-52 mpg if I don't exceed the speed limit. At 60 mph on the non-interstate which has a 55 mph limit I get 48 mpg regularly. These figures are without running the a/c. When using the a/c and the thermostat set at around 70 degrees it cuts the mileage by about 10 percent. All in all, we like the car a lot.

25th Jan 2006, 17:45

I have a 2002 Honda Civic Hybrid that I bought new. I now have a little over 105,000 miles on it and love it. If I drive reasonably I can get 45 to 47 MPG. I have gotten as much as 50 MPG, but that was to much work. Normally I get from 39 to 42 MPG at 80 and 85 MPH. What can I say, I am in a hurry. I put approximately 135 miles a day on it. My wife and I have driven it from North West Missouri to Memphis, and to Phoenix and Las Vegas in different trips. It is a very fine car in all ways. In the winter, the mileage drops, but it does in most cars. Last weekend we drove the new 2006 Civic Hybrid and I see no reason to trade this one in yet. The 2006 was nice, but so is mine. I highly recommend the hybrids from Honda.

18th Aug 2006, 20:44

I know the Prius says 60 mpg, but you have to take into consideration what the EPA does to acheive that. First, the car is in a building in a controlled environment. They never take the car over 2,000 RPMs and is kept on a completely flat driving area. This is supposedly how they do all their cars as far as I've heard. If people drove like the EPA tests their vehicles, you'd probably get that mileage, but obviously those conditions are unrealistic. Thanks for the review.