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2006 Honda Civic Consumer Reviews

4.2
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Best car ever

by from Frankfort, In on April 10, 2010

I love this car! From the way it looks to the way it handles. It is super on gas! I have never owned a car that I enjoy driving as much as this one. I own a 2 door, so not sure how comfortable the bac...
I love this car! From the way it looks to the way it handles. It is super on gas! I have never owned a car that I enjoy driving as much as this one. I own a 2 door, so not sure how comfortable the back seats are. Usually just me in the car, occasionally my boyfriend, and he is over 6' and he rides comfortably. The defroster and heat work super fast. It will pass other cars with no hesitation. The gas mileage is what sold me on this car aside from the overall appearance of this car. Along with Honda's reputation. Everybody comments on this car. Now I park furthest from all buildings, can't stand the thought of other cars being close enough to ding my car with their doors. I am so happy with this car, when it finally does die, I will buy another Honda.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Not the best car on the road.

by from Greenville, SC on October 6, 2010

Despite making the top ten list of cars Tom and Ray hate, my 2006 Civic has been a disappointment, and the dealership just shrugs when something else happens. In it's well treated life it has had: the...
Despite making the top ten list of cars Tom and Ray hate, my 2006 Civic has been a disappointment, and the dealership just shrugs when something else happens. In it's well treated life it has had: the engine block replaced (there is NOW a recall on them), both sun visors replaced ("We know there is a problem with them."), major front end work (I got the extended warranty which helped), the wheels repainted and they are rusty again (and we don't have salt on the roads in SC), and the paint scratches when you look at it ("They don't put a good sealant on the paint, so it does scratch easily."). Oh, and new brakes at less than 20,000 miles and new tires too. Oh, the battery died early in the 2nd year too but it was still under warranty. I will probably not buy another Honda unless they come out with something truly impressive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Typical Honda- quality, reliability, and fun

by from Toronto, Ontario on September 20, 2006

I traded in a 2000 Intrepid (P.O.S) for an Ex coupe. This is my 4th Honda so I pretty much knew what I was getting, but this car has exceed my expectations in every way. Beautifully styled, (many peop...
I traded in a 2000 Intrepid (P.O.S) for an Ex coupe. This is my 4th Honda so I pretty much knew what I was getting, but this car has exceed my expectations in every way. Beautifully styled, (many people ask me what it is and cannot believe it's a Civic!) It's quick, smooth, comfortable, loaded with safety features such as passive headrests and side curtain airbags. Power windows, locks. A/C cruise control, moonroof, 340 Watt MP3/WMA compatible stereo with 7 speakers including a sub woofer with steering whell mounted audio controls. As with most coupes the back seat is a bit hard to get in and out of, but lots of room once your back there. Large trunk for a small car and the fold flat 60/40 seats allow you to carry some large items. Be nice if the seats had a memory so you didn't have to re-set them. Other than that, an exceptional car, great value for the money!
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Dayton, Ohio on June 25, 2010

This car is awesome. I ended up buying a used (only 26k miles though) Civic Si with the navigation. I bought it because it was just what i was looking for. A sporty car that was very practical and rel...
This car is awesome. I ended up buying a used (only 26k miles though) Civic Si with the navigation. I bought it because it was just what i was looking for. A sporty car that was very practical and reliable. First of all this car looks great inside and out. I get compliments all the time (silver with tinted windows and black rims) and the interior is pretty nice for the price. The nav system is very functional and looks so snazzy. Not only that but this car can move!! It's no Ferrari but it zips though traffic with ease and has plenty of power when I need it. Best of all it gets great gas mileage (if you cut down on the fun factor a little) and to top it all off I fit in this car which is more than a feat considering I'm 6' 4". I cannot speak for the reliability because I have only had the car for a week or so but it's a Honda. Those things go forever. If you are thinking of getting a Civic, pick up an Si and you will not regret it I promise!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Amazing first car

by from Chicago,IL on July 21, 2011

I got my Honda civic threw my parents. It is 2 door, silver and has everything I need. It has a sunroof and a iPod hook up, this is every teenagers dream. This car fits 4 people comfortable and 5 if n...
I got my Honda civic threw my parents. It is 2 door, silver and has everything I need. It has a sunroof and a iPod hook up, this is every teenagers dream. This car fits 4 people comfortable and 5 if needed. Overall I love my Honda. It's sporty and reliable and safe.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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good car bad interior issues

by from Washington DC on July 5, 2010

i bought this car in 2007 with 28,000 miles. It was great for the first year and then i ran into some issues. The air bag sensors located in the seats of the car are very senstive and quiet easy to br...
i bought this car in 2007 with 28,000 miles. It was great for the first year and then i ran into some issues. The air bag sensors located in the seats of the car are very senstive and quiet easy to break. BEWARE people from pushing on the seats the air bag sensors will break. About two months after buying the car the passenger seat backing feel off. Its not a cheap fix im not the only civic driver to run into this problem, or the window weather striping falling in. Also last week my sun visor fell off... Other then these flaws with the interior its an awesome car. Im pushing 95,000. still running strong!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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95% AWESOME

by from Stevens Point, WI on January 17, 2010

I bought this car used after my deployment in 2008 from a U.S. car dealer in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I loved the car despite selling it 10 months later because of having to get stationed in Turkey. ...
I bought this car used after my deployment in 2008 from a U.S. car dealer in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I loved the car despite selling it 10 months later because of having to get stationed in Turkey. What I liked: I loved the gas mileage(25-35mpg), quiet ride, the quick get-up on the autobahn, it's small size (comes in handy with those tiny European parking spots), quick heat/ac, one-touch digital mph to kph conversion (not a necessity for everyone, I know). Awesome car for roadtrips... I put on about 7,000 miles on it and drove to 5 or 6 different countries in it. What I didn't like: The raised digital spedometer (maybe it was just me, but I didn't care for it, and I felt like people judged me when I would speed), ice/snow traction was horrible (I had all-season tires on it, couldn't afford winter tires at the time), big blind spots in the front corners. Maintanance issues during the 10 months I owned it: First my car alarm went crazy. When I locked it and left it alone in the parking lot it would randomly go off (no one was near it, no wind, nothing... it just went off) so for a few weeks I didn't lock my door to engage the anti-theft so I wouldn't have to run outside and remote-unlock the car all hours of the day. Later I tried locking it again and the alarm never went off on it's own again. Secondly my brake pads needed to be replaced within three months (not a huge biggie, but EXPENSIVE on the German economy). Thirdly, my battery fried and I had to replace it within the 9th month of owning it (that I was able to accomplish right on base for a fair price). To sum up: you don't know a good thing until it's gone. Despite the few mechanical issues I had I really miss taking the car out on the autobahn or on the mountainy winding back roads to various castle sites. When I get back to the states I am definately going to try to find another one.
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Does recommend this car

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Low quality parts

by from San Jose, CA on July 29, 2009

I bought this car, for the shape and reviews. Further, I own a 2000 Accord, and was a fan of Honda. However, 3yrs into Honda Civic, I am very disappointed with the quality of the materials used. The c...
I bought this car, for the shape and reviews. Further, I own a 2000 Accord, and was a fan of Honda. However, 3yrs into Honda Civic, I am very disappointed with the quality of the materials used. The car rattles, and the both the driver and passenger side visors split and broke on their own. In addition, while the car gives ~ 36 mpg highway with driver only at 60 mph, this drops to ~ 23mpg with a total of 5 passengers. The acceleration and drive suffers too with all 5 passengers, to the point that it is pathetic. As for visibility, the car has a lot of blind spots.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Over priced not worth the money - to many recalls

by from PA on March 13, 2009

The car has great styling but handles very poorly. very bumpy harsh ride. I have had many recalls - i paid extra for Honda Quality what a joke. The dealer was to service the car every 7,500 miles at a...
The car has great styling but handles very poorly. very bumpy harsh ride. I have had many recalls - i paid extra for Honda Quality what a joke. The dealer was to service the car every 7,500 miles at a large cost.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Do not buy this car.

by from on November 17, 2009

I have owned my 2nd Honda (2006 Honda Civic)for 15 months now. In those 15 months I have forked out 1300 hundred dollars worth of repairs into it because of all the recalls and poor quality of the par...
I have owned my 2nd Honda (2006 Honda Civic)for 15 months now. In those 15 months I have forked out 1300 hundred dollars worth of repairs into it because of all the recalls and poor quality of the parts. It handles poorly in the snow even though I had to replace my tires due to the control arms recall. Now my car doesnt want to break when i am in reverse and a lady i work with (with the same make/model) is having the same issue with her car. Its a joke and I am goin to trade it in. Sadly i might not go with Honda this go around.
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