11th Oct 2006, 07:40
Give it a break will ya? For the price you pay and for what you pay, it's a good car. Example, if a car is worth $200k US dollars and you pay US $80K. It is cheap. Is $80K a cheap car in USA? Of course not, when we say a good car, we talk about quality, performance, handling for it's class. In other words, how much you are getting for what you pay. I am from Malaysia and the Honda Civic here for the 2000CC is a leather seat with nice modern looking interior. These people are not wannabe, they are just happy they are getting a good deal. I have a feeling those people who wanted to insult this people, they are just trying to showoff how much money they got and what expensive car they got. So you feel nice by degrading people to make you feel good?
11th Oct 2006, 11:32
The second to last poster is right. Having the best car is not what counts. It is getting the best value and then spending the extra money on what counts. Family! I am happy with my 1994 Accord and do not care to have a BMW or Lexus. Not only is it against my beliefs to spend an extraordinary amount of money on a car, buying a fancy car for some is just to show it off how much money or how successful they are, not how smart or what kind of person they really are. I don't need no stinking fancy car to show I am the man.
18th Oct 2006, 03:41
I don't know about what you people are talking about, but I too drove the new Civic (eventually I bought the 2006 Accord though) and it was a rocket.
The reason I didn't buy it was because it was too expensive here compared to the Accord (it was only 1000 pounds less) and the Accord is a much better car (looks, class, quality etc).
The civic was amazing due to the fact that it's VTEC starts low on the rpm, instead of the usual high start rpms.
Sure it has wild accelaration for a 1.8, sure it's steady while cornering etc, sure it's economic, but the one thing it has that other cars don't is it's cool, spaceship-like looks. Over here in Cyprus it sells like candy because of that...
31st Oct 2006, 12:33
"Funny how most Civic owners have never sat in or driven a Cadillac."
That is because Honda owners begin a new car purchase by researching their needs and finding the best overall fit for them. Honda purchasers put more time into research than any other buyer - it's a fact. So, most people that buy a Civic rule out the Cadillacs before even visiting the Cadillac lot.
31st Oct 2006, 14:15
I am a Honda owner who grew taking care of my grandparents Cadillacs and Buicks. They were very nice when they had lower mileage, but when things start going wrong with them it really saddens my heart how they did not hold up that well, even when driven by my grandparents. I would always look up the blue books on these sophisticated boats only to find them plummeting in value faster than a Honda or Toyota. The overall feel of the interior was not even that close to a Japanese vehicle. The body panels were not as strategically put together or designed like my Honda's body panels. If you think I am comparing 1980s Buicks and Cady's, I am not. These are recent vehicles, such as 1992 and as new as 1998. The Buick I was talking about was a Roadmaster, and the Caddy's being Sevilles and Devilles.
22nd Nov 2006, 16:41
Very interesting exchange. I have both a 2007 Civic EX and a recent Jaguar XJ. I have owned several Jaguars for many years. The 2006/2007 Civics are the only automobile in their price class that has a suspension that rivals the Jag. The new Civic is the best car Honda has ever made, certainly better than the Accord, and I don't mean just for the money. This is a fabulous car. Well designed, well crafted, and every detail is very well thought out. As usual, the car is quiet and has adequate power.
23rd Nov 2006, 07:26
I just sold my 2002 Acura TL-S new it cost $32000 got less than $10,000 for it last month. It was all black, low mileage, garage kept, completely dealer maintained and not a scratch. I am an older driver very conscientious on having a very nice vehicle. Multiple transmission failures still resulted and I was very honest about its history when I sold it. I went from Accords to a very nice Legend to the upscale Acura TL which is Honda. Worse car as far as depreciation I have ever owned. I have had 3 Accords all were fine however my last one was stolen when it was only a month old apparently easy to steal I was told. Taken from a downtown parking lot right next to my employer. My Acura had a pretty elaborate anti theft system and I liked it, but it was unreliable with the transmissions. I had the other recalls done under warranty. It seems the earlier Hondas especially the Legend were much better. I liked having a performance luxury car with the TL do not care for the soft wallowing ride of many others. I also do not like BMW bland styling and interiors,Lexus handling but that isn't relevant here. I have aa new GM SUV miss the sedan ride already. Always a compromise it seems.
5th Dec 2006, 15:48
The Honda Civic is a nice car, but by comparing it to much more expensive makes, you are doing it a disservice. Delude, delude, yourselves if you must.
But there is a reason they are sold at that price point, and it isn't because Honda wants to lose money on them.
To the "Jaguar owner" that says that the Civic's suspension rivals the Jags.. oh! that's rich!!! The Civic's suspension doesn't even rival older Civics! They went to a less expensive design!!!
Honda Civic = Good Car, but not a "great car". A great value for sure!!!
12th Dec 2006, 15:25
I will purchase the '07 Civic in January when I have 4k saved up. I'm willing to wait to get the 2007 with an imput for my mp3 player. Seems like a great car, and really BIG for a Civic? I'm shocked how big the newer cars are, even compared to the 2004 or 2005 Civic; it's bigger than a mid 90's Accord!!! Wow! And still better gas mileage with that 5 speed automatic. Can't wait.
16th Dec 2006, 20:21
Everyone is talking about how Mercedes and the like are awesome cars. Has anyone here even read Consumer Reports? Sure, those American and German-made luxury cars will look great for about a year... until something breaks and then you have to waste even more money. The bottom line is: no Honda will break down nearly as much as any other car simply because Hondas are produced better. As for the Civic... great car, in ALL respects.
4th Jan 2007, 13:56
I've had lots of experience with lots of cars. As a car enthusiast I've usually owned 2 or 3 at a time for most of the past 25 years. The absolute WORST car I ever dealt with was a Mazda RX-7. It gave the word "junk" a whole new meaning. The SECOND WORST car I've ever dealt with was a Honda Civic. How anyone can call these poorly made animated beer cans "quality vehicles" is amazing. It totally disintegrated before 90,000 miles. I've never owned an American car (and I've owned some from all of the "big three") that did not easily go 100,000 miles with virtually zero problems, and several have made it well beyond 200,000 miles with no problems. One Ford went 325,000 miles before being traded (for another Ford, of course). No more Japanese cars for me. I can't afford the repairs.