2006 Honda Civic
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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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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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good car bad interior issues

by from Washington DC on July 4, 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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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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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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A great Car

by from wv on July 1, 2009

I've read some reviews on here and people were complaining about the handling of the car. I don't know if they were used to a Porsche, but as a Honda owner times over I think the handling in the car i...
I've read some reviews on here and people were complaining about the handling of the car. I don't know if they were used to a Porsche, but as a Honda owner times over I think the handling in the car is excellent. I traded my old Accord in for this little car (230,000 miles logged) and was pleasantly surprised by the Civic. The car had everything one would need and it's all stock. The only thing that's missing is the nav system and heated seats. This can be purchased through a package, but seriously... is that any major complaint? No. Now, the only downside to the car is that it needs a little more power. Gas mileage is great, so there's the trade off. If you want mileage go with the EX, if you want to burn up the road go for the Si. All in all a great car, safety features galore and unlike some other owners on this page- I haven't had one problem with it. Very pleased and if it lasts as long as my Accord SE did... I should be getting a new car in about 10 years.
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Minor Issues but overall very satisfied...

by from Napa, CA on May 11, 2011

I bought my Civic LX Coupe new. What sold me was not only the look of the car but also the great gas mileage. I have averaged every tankful of gas since new and have yet to get under 34 mpg... sometim...
I bought my Civic LX Coupe new. What sold me was not only the look of the car but also the great gas mileage. I have averaged every tankful of gas since new and have yet to get under 34 mpg... sometimes 38-39... and once 40. Recently I have passed 50,000 miles ... have yet to do anything besides routine maintenance... better than any car I have ever owned... Their have been minor issues... some of the clips that hold the drivers seat back on have broke so it sticks out a bit. The visor on the drivers side sticks but it stays up and I rarely use it so... not a problem for me. The blind spots are large for a car so small... but I knew this going in... (that is what test drives are for... test drove this one 3 times before purchasing.) The manual shift could be more precise. Finally, the plastics scratch way to easily. Other than that I am totally satisfied and would recommend with confidence.
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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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Love this car!

by from Frankfort, In on March 15, 2010

After months of looking I finally decided on a Honda. I totally love this car, mileage, comfort, fun to drive. I'm ususally alone driving so I don't know how comfortable the back is. After spending mo...
After months of looking I finally decided on a Honda. I totally love this car, mileage, comfort, fun to drive. I'm ususally alone driving so I don't know how comfortable the back is. After spending more than $40 per wk driving back and forth to work alone, I'm still driving on last weeks gas fill up. And I am thrilled. I've always heard good things about this brand of car, and now I'm a believer. And now I also get more exercise, because everywhere I go I pick the furthest parking space, I'll probably sob after my first ding in my car from somebody else. I'll drive this one till she won't go no more.
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BEST HONDA

by from Long beach,CA on May 6, 2009

Honda civic si is one of the best gas saving sports car ever made.The horsepower is very great for a 4 cylinder car, one of the best. i have been a honda enthusiast for a long time. but one thing both...
Honda civic si is one of the best gas saving sports car ever made.The horsepower is very great for a 4 cylinder car, one of the best. i have been a honda enthusiast for a long time. but one thing bother me when are they going to make a vtec turbo?????
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