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2005 Honda Civic Consumer Reviews

4.5
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great car

by from nebraska on March 22, 2009

Almost a year ago i picked up my first civic si the 2005 hatchback, one of the greatest vehicles i've owned, had only 31000 miles on it exactly when i got it runs awsome, handles great, picks up nice,...
Almost a year ago i picked up my first civic si the 2005 hatchback, one of the greatest vehicles i've owned, had only 31000 miles on it exactly when i got it runs awsome, handles great, picks up nice, quiet, hasn't givin me any issues. handling is great when on the highway, speakers sound great inteior is pimp they way the shifter is set over all a great car i love my honda's
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Great, reliable, little car

by from Baltimore on August 6, 2009

Bought a new value package (VP) with the manual transmission at the end of 2005 and put 65k miles on it in 4 years with no problems. Great little car, loved the transmission and the agility of the car...
Bought a new value package (VP) with the manual transmission at the end of 2005 and put 65k miles on it in 4 years with no problems. Great little car, loved the transmission and the agility of the car. Got between 35 and 40 mpg in mix of city and highway driving. Minor annoyances: The body colored bumpers quickly acquired small scars from every tap of another bumper while parralel parking. The engine was adequately spirited with the manual, but got a little buzzy at higher revs and on the highway the road/tire noise was a little louder than ideal. VP had no cruise control. My wife had difficulty judging the back corners of the car when parallel parking because of the high trunk lid. Sold vehicle when moved to another city with better public transportation system, and kept 2nd vehicle that had 4 doors. Easy to resell car, good resale value.
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Down sized, but great so far

by from Farmington, CT on December 27, 2010

2005 EX Coupe 5 spd., 63k miles. Down sized from a minivan in October, and loving every minute of it. For a small car, it is very comfortable, and rides and handles nicely while getting about 33-34 mp...
2005 EX Coupe 5 spd., 63k miles. Down sized from a minivan in October, and loving every minute of it. For a small car, it is very comfortable, and rides and handles nicely while getting about 33-34 mpg around town. Just had its first big test in the snow storm this morning, and passed with flying colors. Really could use a 6th gear, but overall I am very pleased and not missing the van at all.
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Excellent car

by from Sheboygan, WI on October 20, 2009

I've had 2 civics and both were stellar cars. There were no minor or major mechanical problems and the cars always got great gas mileage. I recommend this car for students, in-town drivers and commute...
I've had 2 civics and both were stellar cars. There were no minor or major mechanical problems and the cars always got great gas mileage. I recommend this car for students, in-town drivers and commuters alike.
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2005 civic ex

by from nh on January 31, 2010

my wife and i bought this car new. i cannot say enough good things about this car. starts and runs great 10 below to 100 above and gets great gas mileage. i am over six feet tall and still have plenty...
my wife and i bought this car new. i cannot say enough good things about this car. starts and runs great 10 below to 100 above and gets great gas mileage. i am over six feet tall and still have plenty of room. only complaint? cd player overheats after maybe 60 min of playing and the car is a metal magnet. for some reason it keeps getting tagged wherever it goes!
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nice small car for real

by from moreno valley ca on October 17, 2010

i've owened this car for 5 years and it runs like the same day i took it out of the dealer, gas mileage its so great that sometimes i forget when i pumped gas, i've been giving the required services a...
i've owened this car for 5 years and it runs like the same day i took it out of the dealer, gas mileage its so great that sometimes i forget when i pumped gas, i've been giving the required services and i love it, its so realiable and looks so great with the black 17"s on, if i have to buy another small car it definitly be a honda civic or an accord
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GREAT ON GAS!

by from Dallas, Tx on February 13, 2012

This car gets about 40mpg (37.5-43.8) and runs great. Other than replacing the battery and windshield wipers, I haven't had any problems with it. It would be nice to have more space for cup holders.
This car gets about 40mpg (37.5-43.8) and runs great. Other than replacing the battery and windshield wipers, I haven't had any problems with it. It would be nice to have more space for cup holders.
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my 3rd one!

by from music city usa on January 30, 2011

what can i say? this is the third honda civic i've owned. i've tried others but i keep coming back. my 2005 is a 5 speed manuel transmission, as were the other two. YOU CANNOT BEAT THEM FOR GAS MILEAG...
what can i say? this is the third honda civic i've owned. i've tried others but i keep coming back. my 2005 is a 5 speed manuel transmission, as were the other two. YOU CANNOT BEAT THEM FOR GAS MILEAGE!!! i seriously doubt that even the hybrids can beat them. did i mention that it handles like a dream? and the pick up? this is a fast little car.... if you've never tried one, i suggest you do. you'll keep coming back, like i have. enjoy!
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my Bluebird

by from McAllen on October 16, 2010

Known as "The Bluebird," my blue '05 Honda Civic had almost 130,000 miles on it when I traded it in. The only reason I traded it in was because it leaked water when it rained through the door, which w...
Known as "The Bluebird," my blue '05 Honda Civic had almost 130,000 miles on it when I traded it in. The only reason I traded it in was because it leaked water when it rained through the door, which was because I hit a pillar in a parking garage with my side mirror, not due to a faulty car. The only big repair ($100+) was a faulty A/C clutch at 75K miles, which was $250--if you don't count the timing belt, which was a part of maintenance at 110K miles. I put 15-20K miles on my car every year. We drove up and down the mountains every summer and would regularly get 35-40 MPG, with a car filled with luggage. During the rest of the year, in ONLY stop and-go-driving, I got 25-30 MPG. This was a reliable little car
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Honda Lover

by from Lagrange,Ky on February 13, 2009

This is a Wonderful Car ! I would say that for the money this is the best car you can buy for under 12,000 dollars.
This is a Wonderful Car ! I would say that for the money this is the best car you can buy for under 12,000 dollars.
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