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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

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perfect!!!

by from pensacola, fl on October 5, 2010

My parents bought me this car so that I can travel comfortably between college and home. It is more than I could have ever dreamed. I've had the car for well over a year now, and so far it has had no ...
My parents bought me this car so that I can travel comfortably between college and home. It is more than I could have ever dreamed. I've had the car for well over a year now, and so far it has had no maintenance problems. It drives so smoothly and so quietly, it kind of creeps up on people! I only get gas about twice a month and it only costs $30 to fill up. The AC and heater cool down and heat up almost instantly. My family came to visit a few weekends ago and the five of us fit comfortably in the car, no squishing! The front seats sort of hug you in a way which is nice. In other cars it's easy for me to speed without realizing it but this car does quite the opposite and I don't have to worry about getting tickets. The only thing I don't like is that when the gas light comes on it doesn't beep so I have to keep my eye on it. Otherwise, this car is perfect perfect perfect and I can't imagine driving anything else!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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This car has major problems

by from on December 4, 2010

I have been satisfied with my HCH until recently. I got 40 mpg combined city/highway which is OK but far less than what Honda advertised. I recently received the Honda-mandated software update to the ...
I have been satisfied with my HCH until recently. I got 40 mpg combined city/highway which is OK but far less than what Honda advertised. I recently received the Honda-mandated software update to the engine control system, which subsequently reduced the action of the IMA battery assist and reduced the gas mileage to 35 mpg. Other Civic owners are reporting the same problem with the software update. Honda so far refuses to acknowledge a problem.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car, hate the hybrid wheels...

by from on January 22, 2011

Been a late 90's Dodge Stratus fan for a number of years and thought if I was going to buy something not made in NA, I wanted something like a hybrid that picked up great MPG, good looks and a low cos...
Been a late 90's Dodge Stratus fan for a number of years and thought if I was going to buy something not made in NA, I wanted something like a hybrid that picked up great MPG, good looks and a low cost of ownership. Bought my 06 3 years back with 27K and now have 60K miles. Real good car so far, I get 40-43 MPG with low roll tires and the 16inch sport Honda wheels. The recall helped make the battery pull its weight more and less winding out of the RPMs. Not much change in MPG, just better driving experience with better torq. Batteries is low most morning now probably due to my lack of daily commute, but comes up within first few miles charging, so little gas engine has to pull its own weight. Only thing surprising was the small car battery failure which started an insane dash blinking experience, engine runs with dashboard / PW off, etc. Probably enough to get you off the road. Tow to the dealer was on xmas eve [they stayed late to get me on the road], but be ready for your lovely perplexing moment. Looking to get 2nd now cause costs are respectable and Prius 2010 is twice the price for maybe 8-10 MPG more. Waiting for that 120M range electric as well that offers good looks for $25Kl Will the Mustang ever be a hybrid?
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good reliable commuter's car

by from NJ on November 24, 2006

One serious electrical problem. took 4 days to replace the fuse box. 16K miles by now. 43.7 average mpg for 92 ml daily commute. do not believe who says the hybrid car wont be economical. bought in J...
One serious electrical problem. took 4 days to replace the fuse box. 16K miles by now. 43.7 average mpg for 92 ml daily commute. do not believe who says the hybrid car wont be economical. bought in Jan 2006 for total $23,500 w/options: fog lamps, mad guards and autodimming mirror. 50% real life fuel economy against civic gx ($22,700 my coworker drove from dealership in May) gives $1300 per year per 20K miles on reg. fuel, plus $2100 tax credit for the first year total is +$2600.
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Great commuter car

by from Los Angeles, CA on August 13, 2009

I have owned this car for 3 years now and I have no major complaints. It's very sporty looking and it's small enough to get in and out of tight parking spaces. My commuter fuel economy ranges from 30-...
I have owned this car for 3 years now and I have no major complaints. It's very sporty looking and it's small enough to get in and out of tight parking spaces. My commuter fuel economy ranges from 30-37 in mixed highway and city driving - all on regular unleaded gas! It has made a weird "thunk" sound the few times that I've had to slam on the brakes - causing me to worry that something isn't bolted onto the frame properly. Also, the performance can be quite lackluster at times, especially when trying to accelerate away from a stop on a steep upward slope. Occasionally, the battery level drops to almost no charge, for no apparent reason, and the gasoline engine really has to work hard to provide the desired power. Other than those nits, the car is great, and I'd definitely buy it again.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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My Egg

by from Auburn on March 13, 2015

I am sad to say that I am trading in my Civic today. After 206,000 miles, the cost to replace a couple issues exceeds the value of my car. I bought my Civic brand new and have loved every minute of it...
I am sad to say that I am trading in my Civic today. After 206,000 miles, the cost to replace a couple issues exceeds the value of my car. I bought my Civic brand new and have loved every minute of it. I have hauled sod, pine needles, fertilizer, lawnmowers, etc. in various methods over the years (who really needs a truck anyways). It has protected me and my family in two collision accidents and through a terrible hail storm. I was one of the unfortunate few that had to replace the battery pack prematurely but Honda USA split the cost with me. My mileage primarily came from highway miles so I averaged about 41 mpg over the past 9.5 years. I will miss the "Egg" and am forever grateful.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Best car I have ever owned

by from Hubertus, WI (metro Milwaukee) on November 12, 2014

I bought my 06' Civic Hybrid with 32K miles. I dive a lot for work and now 5 years later I have 167,500 miles on it! It has been almost flawless and I have put very little in repairs. I average about ...
I bought my 06' Civic Hybrid with 32K miles. I dive a lot for work and now 5 years later I have 167,500 miles on it! It has been almost flawless and I have put very little in repairs. I average about 48 mpg. at times in the right conditions I get 53-55 mpg! I highly recommend this vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Terrific value for the money

by from Milwaukee, WI on September 22, 2009

I'm a sales rep who dirves 35K / yr. Bought my 06' for $16,000 in 4/09 with 27K on it. The gas milage meter has taught me how to get better milage. So far I have driven a little over 1oK miles and hav...
I'm a sales rep who dirves 35K / yr. Bought my 06' for $16,000 in 4/09 with 27K on it. The gas milage meter has taught me how to get better milage. So far I have driven a little over 1oK miles and have averaged 51.8mpg! I have checked the "actual" mpg twice and found I get about 2mpg more than the milage meter shows. I couldn't be much more please so far. Performance is a bit slow, but I bought it for great, reliable gas milage and so far it has delivered more than I expected.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Great but little car

by from Southwestern Wisconsin on February 8, 2012

I have a 2006 Civic Hybrid that just turned 100,000 miles. Other than necessary filters and oil changes this car hasn't needed one repair. It even has the original brakes. I averaged 43 mpg over that ...
I have a 2006 Civic Hybrid that just turned 100,000 miles. Other than necessary filters and oil changes this car hasn't needed one repair. It even has the original brakes. I averaged 43 mpg over that time. It's a bit small but not uncomfortable as I have driven it as much as 1000 miles in one day without a backache. The batteries are still functioning normally and I may try for another 100,000 as I don't like the 2012 as much. It seems cheaper all around and my car handles and stops better. A great little car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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2006 honda civic hybrid

by from Charlottesville Virginia on September 20, 2011

This car is amazing and I NEVER hardly ever stop for gasoline,,,,,,This car is sharp to look at and very comfortable to drive. I am addicted to Hybrids now and I have 2. The only thing that worries me...
This car is amazing and I NEVER hardly ever stop for gasoline,,,,,,This car is sharp to look at and very comfortable to drive. I am addicted to Hybrids now and I have 2. The only thing that worries me is the price of the IMA battery, but so far, so good!!! Car is great a gift from GOD!!!! This is why I named her Dorothea,,,, which means gift from God!!!! The car never breaks and runs like a Honda charm!!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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