2010 Honda Civic
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Second Civic I've owned

by from Royal Oak, MI on October 24, 2010

Prior to the purchase of the 2010 Honda Civic Sedan LX, I had a 1995 Civic EX which was super reliable so this new car has had a lot to live up to. I got a 4 door sedan up from a 2 door coupe EX, and...
Prior to the purchase of the 2010 Honda Civic Sedan LX, I had a 1995 Civic EX which was super reliable so this new car has had a lot to live up to. I got a 4 door sedan up from a 2 door coupe EX, and while I knew I was getting more room on the interior I was pleasantly surprised at how roomy this new car felt. Whether it's the rake of the front windshield or the higher ceiling, the new Civic felt spacious. The dashboard seems to go deeper than most cars too. Checking out the backseat (where I never go), I liked the accessibility and the leg room too. I'm not a huge fan of using the trunk and I like using the backseat for groceries and love how roomy it is there. As far as the controls go, everything seems ergonomically friendly. Nothing seems out of place nor do I have to reach to find things. My only knock against the controls are the radio knobs have no definitive start & stop; I like knowing where the volume of my music is prior to starting up the car. I didn't mind the tachometer where my old speedometer was and have gotten used to seeing my speed elevated along the driving plane. The telescoping steering column was a nice step up from just the up/down adjustable steering columns of old too. Map lights were nice touches as was all of the little pockets to stash change & things. Seating wise I thought was a little stiff but my wife thinks they're plush. I found out a week later that the driver's seat height was also adjustable; I've never had need for it but can see how it can come in handy for shorter people. I do like the armrests in the front seat area and could only wish for one if I sat in the back (the EX model has it). Driving wise I've really liked it. It's not as noisy as my older Civic. It does seem to handle curves a little less generously than my old 95 though- but that could be from the perceived height, but maybe the suspension isn't as aggressive. It accelerated fine and I have no fear of merging onto the freeways. If I want to pass, I feel confident that it can kick it up a notch. Shifting through the gears seems smooth as well as decelerating. Brakes seem fine but nothing to write home about; I've driven faster more muscle bound cars with touchier brakes but don't feel as though this car needs it for what I use it for (inner city commuting). While not the most distinctive car on the road (there seems to be an abundance of them), it's served me well so far. I got a great end of the year financing and loved it. The car's got some pep and if it lives up to its predecessor (178K miles), I'll be more than happy with this car. It doesn't feel like a tin box and the slight upgrades from previous models makes me feel real good about this purchase. I'd recommend this car to friends and family who have similar needs for a quick, peppy, reliable car. It won't win beauty contests nor blow anyone away at the line, but does more than a commendable job of hauling me, my friends and our stuff around town in simple comfort.
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Most Intelligent Choice

by from Bethany Beach, DE on December 21, 2010

Due to Civic's legendary reliability and resale value, I financed my 2010 EX-L for 72 months with total confidence. Just completed 2,200 mile trip to my sister's and back for Thanksgiving, bringing my...
Due to Civic's legendary reliability and resale value, I financed my 2010 EX-L for 72 months with total confidence. Just completed 2,200 mile trip to my sister's and back for Thanksgiving, bringing my 21 year old nephew and 16 pound terrier along for the ride. The car performed magnificently, and the comfort level far exceeded my expectations, even though I'm 6'1". The seats rival those of several Euro-luxury cars I've owned, including the all-important minimal fatigue factor. The five speed transmission is buttery smooth, and acceleration is more than adequate. We easily kept up with the big boys on I-95. Further, I don't understand the many complaints about excessive road noise. It just wasn't a factor for me. Back home and around town, it's a joy to drive, and after six weeks I still find myself making excuses to go out to the garage, because in Urban Titanium Metallic, it's such a handsome beast.
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2010 Honda Civic LX-S Sedan

by from Green Bay, WI on March 13, 2012

Just bought this car yesterday, 3-12-12. Car handles very well, feels sporty and is very enjoyable to drive. The steering is nice and tight, suspension is firming yet forgiving on a bumpy road, it can...
Just bought this car yesterday, 3-12-12. Car handles very well, feels sporty and is very enjoyable to drive. The steering is nice and tight, suspension is firming yet forgiving on a bumpy road, it can take corners at fast speeds and stick to the ground. I noticed when the transmission shifts I can barely notice it (automatic). Around town it shifts into second almost right away which is different since most people like myself are coming from a 4 speed auto instead of a 5. Not something that needs time to get used to and not an issue at all. Engine is very peppy and smooth, not loud at all. Acceleration is very good coming from a 1.8 liter, it has more than enough get up and go onto the highway even when you're say trying to pass another car right away. I'm finding this car more and more fun to drive around town because its steering is so tight and the car doesn't give you the boat effect around corners. The LX-S is a recently new style for the civic. It takes the regular LX and adds 16 inch aluminum wheels, a small rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, leather wrapped steering wheel and an all black interior with upgraded cloth material. In my opinion if you want the LX sedan but hate the grey interior or want something a little more dressed up, the LX-S looks perfect. The rear passenger leg room is good, my dad who is 6'4" fits in the back seat with enough headroom and legroom to be comfortable on a road trip. The drivers seat fits my back perfectly and is comfortable. You'll have to sit in one to see how you like. I would last in this car on a 24 hour road trip minus some shifting from time time like any other standard car seat. The dash layout is different but having the speedometer up higher as it is, you can notice your speed without looking down all the time. The dash itself is deep, gives the car a bigger feel on the inside which is nice. The control layout is simple and easy to use. The car has an oil life meter showing when you should change it next which is cool. It runs off the mileage after the oil change and the rpms of the engine. Gas and temp layout is digital and next to your speedometer. Only two cup holders in the whole car, but aftermarket ones for the rear passenger can be purchased for really cheap. The front cup holders are a perfect size and actually grabs the cup and keeps it still. There's your typical storage area under the arm rest which is pretty deep, there's a smaller one fir change, pens etc...in from of the cup holders and two more between the transmission shifter and dash in varying sizes.glove compartment is a good average size, no light though. The dome lights and map lights light up the whole car. The trunk isn't small unless you compare it to a chevy cruze. But what I really like about it is the fact that the bottom of the trunk compared to where the bottom of the opening is, is only about two inches, so its not like dropping your luggage into a bucket, its more like you just slide it in. Rear speaker area is vinyl/dashboard material, which is nice and easy to clean. The mirrors are all nice and no complaints, easy to see out of. There a some blind spots with the front A pillars and rearward visibility compared to most other cars. But that's the way things are going with aerodynamics being changed for fuel efficiency. Takes an hour or two to get used to, nothing big. Headlights are nice and bright, the car does have auto daytime running lights, and you have the option of having your directionals on as well, and of course your headlights at night. The car has about 12 different dash brightness settings, goes from high for daytime use, then when you press the - symbol it goes to low for nightime (it automatically does this when you turn your headlights on), and then it has about 10 lower settings after that. The car looks good inside and out. The mpg should be around 38 highway, not sure about city driving yet. Its a perfect car for anyone who wants a reliable, fun to drive car. And if its certified you get the 7 year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty along with another 12 month 12,000 mile basic bumper to bumper warranty.
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love my civic coupe

by from virginia beach va. on February 15, 2011

I purchased my 2010 civic coupe in April 2010. I have 8000 miles on it. I average 28 mpg in city and have gotten as high as 42 on highway. I love the red paint job on it. The ex model has plenty of op...
I purchased my 2010 civic coupe in April 2010. I have 8000 miles on it. I average 28 mpg in city and have gotten as high as 42 on highway. I love the red paint job on it. The ex model has plenty of options on it .The radio with 7 speakers will blow you out of car. I have no problem with the power it has, my main concern was starting power at a traffic light.The only thing that has been a slight problem is cleaning the inside windows. I think the best things are the radio, digital speedometer and the moon roof. I get alot of positive comments. about the appearance and style of it.
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Civic Review

by from Bangor, Maine on December 5, 2012

This is our second Honda Civic. Both still in operation by our teen aged kids. I didn't want them to go through the breakdowns and repairs like my wife and I did when we were kids! Two year old Civics...
This is our second Honda Civic. Both still in operation by our teen aged kids. I didn't want them to go through the breakdowns and repairs like my wife and I did when we were kids! Two year old Civics are great first cars for young drivers. My daughter lightly rear ended a truck (lesson learned) and the repairs were under $1500. Her 2009 Civic is worth more now than when we bought it 2 years ago!!! Young son wants spoilers and wheels, let him buy them. These are comfortable, reliable, good handling cars that get over 40 MPG on the highway. They aren't too speedy, but they are safe. And they hold value. They could be quieter, but sound insulation is heavy so mileage would suffer. Wish they were around when I was 19, but they are way better than the old Civic CVCC models in the 70's.
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Road noise is a problem with the Honda Civic LX

by from East Bay, Ca;lifornia on February 23, 2010

Just bought a Civic LX and am generally happy with it except for the excessive road noise. The constant loud, low pitch rumbling on almost all road surfaces, with the tire pressure set at the specifie...
Just bought a Civic LX and am generally happy with it except for the excessive road noise. The constant loud, low pitch rumbling on almost all road surfaces, with the tire pressure set at the specified 32 psi, is really irritating. If I had noticed it during the test drive, I would probably have opted for a different vehicle. I recommend it with reservations to people not fussy about excessive noise.
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The EX is worth the extra money!

by from Ithaca, NY on June 12, 2010

We have owned many Honda's and Acura products and the 2010 Civic EX Sedan is one of the best! It is stylish, roomy, accelerates with spunk and is very much a mini "Accord" in EX form. The EX interior ...
We have owned many Honda's and Acura products and the 2010 Civic EX Sedan is one of the best! It is stylish, roomy, accelerates with spunk and is very much a mini "Accord" in EX form. The EX interior is elegant and snazzy. The materials are rich for a car in its class. We enjoy the two-tone gray corduroy-like cloth upholstery and the quality is unsurpassed. The wheels are aggressive and make the car look far more expensive. The upscale EX has an extra dose of character, sporty flair and exemplifies fun. The front and back seats are spacious, there are six airbags, the tilt and slide sunroof is quite large, the rear seat-backs split, fold and lock. The dashboard is modern and especially nice to look at night with its soft blue mood-lighting hue. Everything is logically placed and easy to reach and operate. The six speaker stereo has an upscale sound. The ABS works like a dream. We feel extremely safe in this vehicle. I would love to see traction control standard across the board, but you get much for the reasonable price of the EX model already. The polish metal metallic gray exterior color draws much praise! The fit and finish are flawless. We have no reservations recommending this superb, cute and flirty "little" Honda sedan! It does everything well and then some.
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best car ever

by from Central New Jersey on November 10, 2009

Did the research, bought the car on recommendation of websites and test drives. It is (the 2010 Civic EX) the best car I have ever driven. Handles like a sports car, easy to park, good fit on all part...
Did the research, bought the car on recommendation of websites and test drives. It is (the 2010 Civic EX) the best car I have ever driven. Handles like a sports car, easy to park, good fit on all parts, noise level and ride are good
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Great Little Car

by from Seneca Falls, NY on June 15, 2010

This car has been everything we hoped it would be. It's fun and economical to drive (34-36 mpg no matter what the driving conditions) and we love how it looks.
This car has been everything we hoped it would be. It's fun and economical to drive (34-36 mpg no matter what the driving conditions) and we love how it looks.
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Refined Beyond Its Price

by from Scottsdale AZ on June 2, 2010

I just leased my 2010 Honda Civic LX, and immediately had a problem. When my lease is up, I want to be able to buy this car! The suspension is no longer prone to the roll it used to be, the throttle-b...
I just leased my 2010 Honda Civic LX, and immediately had a problem. When my lease is up, I want to be able to buy this car! The suspension is no longer prone to the roll it used to be, the throttle-by-wire is responsive almost to a fault, the mileage is insanely good. Everything about this car is effortless. I hope everyone at least test drives the Civic, as not only is its initial quality better than any other car in its class that I have driven, but Honda still has the best 10-year cost of ownership track record in the business.
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