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HYBRID or not a HYBRID? by Odey on 08/23/2011. Trim: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT w/ Navigation System, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Love the styling, dash board, handling, braking and NAVIGATION / PDA (it's much more than just navigation).
Cons: Poor HYBRID performance. For some reason HONDA can't or won't figure out how to keep these things running like a HYBRID. Mine has a zero deductible extended warranty and they have been replacing and tweaking things (except for the IMA battery) and they can't get it to charge properly, hold a charge, run like a hybrid before 30 minutes of run time, and even then it only runs like a hybrid for about 5 - 10 minutes before the IMA battery is back down to 2 bars and needs to be charged. It handles steep mountain roads like they don't exist at 40mpg (go figure). Road noise is abominable. I mean how do you use voice commands on the NAV without slowing down or pulling over?
Overall review: I want to love it, but the jury is still out. I've had fleeting moments of 42-49 mpg with fun driving, so like my GOLF swing, I know the capability is there, I would just like to have it always. If HONDA ever gets it right (and I'm sure they will) I'll come back and give it a recommend buy...but I can't right now. If I didn't have the extended warranty, I'd be furious right now. But I am frustrated. Sorry HONDA.
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Disappointed by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/21/2010. Trim: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Much better mileage than my old car, though not nearly the 40mgh advertized.
Cons: After IMA recall, the car has NO pick-up when trying to pull into traffic. This was not the case before the recall. Local dealership informs me now that not only was the IMA battery software upgraded, but 6 other upgrades were applied at the same time, affecting transmission, timing, etc. I would not have bought the car (which I bought new in 2006) if its pickup had been as it is now. Very disappointed.
Overall review: Was great until the degredation of this battery recall.
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Primary car by Richard on 12/02/2009. Trim: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Fuel Economy
Cons: Suspension is very hard, price is high
Overall review: If price goes done will consider purchasing a new one
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Is anyone else having this issue? by Natalie from San Antonio, Texas on 10/05/2009. Trim: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT, Owned 3 years.
Pros: I love that even though I got my Civic 3 years ago the style is still modern. It also is very comfortable & spacious. My 6' 2" spouse can fit with no problem.
Cons: No power without the charge.
Overall review: I would really like to hear from other reviewers because my charge doesn't last anymore. 5 - 10 minutes after turning on the car & driving the charge is completely gone leaving me with no power. It's very frustrating & I don't remember having this problems within the first 3 years of owning the vehicle. I have taken it back to the dealership where they did an upgrade to the battery but the same thing is still occuring. Has this happened with anyone else?
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Watch out for MPG! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/17/2008. Trim: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT w/ Navigation System, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The quality of this car is top notch. The fit and finish is superb and it drives well.
Cons: The hybrid technology doesn't really give you great mileage. The only way I could sustain 40+mpg was to slow down to 55 mph and run it without the AC. If I drive normally (65+ with AC) I get 36-38 mpg. This is only 2 mpg better than my previous civic. Why did i pay an extra 8K? A sucker for the technology.
Overall review: A solid car that will serve its owner well.
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