Imagine owning German cars (VW & MB) for 7 years and dealing with problem after problem. Trip after trip to the dealer/shop. Time after time handing over the card to be swiped. Ignition coils, VRM's, ...
Imagine owning German cars (VW & MB) for 7 years and dealing with problem after problem. Trip after trip to the dealer/shop. Time after time handing over the card to be swiped. Ignition coils, VRM's, fuel lines, seat motors, window actuators, check engine lights, new noises and the list continues... You get so fed up with spending time at the shop you learn to live with your flashy German car just not functioning at one hundred percent.
Enter my '07 Civic EX. I haven't had it for long, but if it's like the Honda's I've owned from the past, I'm ready for worry-free driving for some time.
Now, to the details. My EX has nav with a fabric interior. Seats are supportive and comfy and drivers is very adjustable. Back seats are roomy, fold down arm rest is nice, and there's ample knee room for even a tall person. Stereo is great with balanced low and high end. Wish there were more EQ options, but you leave it alone, which is good when you're driving. Speaking of, driving this thing is actually really fun. It's plenty quick for getting around town (I don't have an autobahn anywhere close to me), and it handles really well for it's price class. Cornering is fast and grip is sure. Highway noise is minimal and the speed-sensative stereo turns itself up nicely. Braking is incredibly sensitive and quick with the 4 wheel disk (ventilated front/solid rear). The short wheel base can lend to a little more bumpy ride, but overall it absorbs well. I love the interior layout. Thought I wouldn't, but I do. Especially at night with the nav screen. As the driver you're surrounded by readouts, lights, gauges and graphs and frankly it feels like you're piloting something out of the future. Either that or something that could take flight. The flat raked windshield is like looking out a perfect pane of plate glass. No distortion. The A-pillars are taking some time to get used to. The climate control is easy to operate and the AC is freaggin cold! The power glass sun roof is always nice to have and the power windows move up and down quickly (drivers is auto up/down). The transmission is smooth and selects the perfect gear every time.
So to sum up. I love this car. Go test drive one yourself. It's not an Autobahn hot rod, but it won't let you down, it's fun, will haul you, your friends and camping gear