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Watch your tires!!!!! by Canada on 04/22/2011. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I bought this car used and i was very disappointed with the mileage.I was only getting 37 mpg with my 15" wheels and winter tires.I changed the wheels for 16" civic wheels with toyo g2 winter tires and all i can say is wow!!!! My mileage instantly changed to 49 mpg.My 15" tires were inflated at 30 psi and my 16" toyo's are inflated at 48 psi witch is 2 psi less then maximum rated. I never thought that tires and psi can make such a difference.This car is now everything that i ever wanted.
Cons: I rented a prius from my dealer and i was able to get 48mpg in the winter .The prius feels way to heavy and doesn't drive like a car, it also feels smaller inside.I think that if i were to drive the prius in the summer i would probably be able to get an extra 5mpg better then a civic hybrid. Over all i still like the civic better.I own a delivery pizza place and this car will save me a fortune in gas. It drinks exactly half of what my previous 2006 manual ex civic did. Here in Canada were paying 6.00 a gallon so there lots of money to save in gas. There is absolutely noting about this car that i don't like.52 mpg highway wow!!!
Overall review: I really felt scammed when i wasn't able to get more than 37 mpg.But thanks to all of your positive reviews i new that there must have been something wrong with my setup.So i took the time to write this review to give back a little to msn auto and all of you.I thought of the tire pressure because i had read up about it over here before buying my car.If not for this site, i might have just been disappointed and i would have never figured it out.
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I love my Civic by Kent on 04/01/2010. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Very happy with the fuel economy. I keep hearing of 37 MPG overall for this car. My Civic is continually delivering 52 to 54 MPG overall. I love the car. It is fun to drive. It is a very attractive car. Has a good solid feel. Handles well. Much easier to park than my Bonneville. I am eager to go to work so I can drive my Civic. Can easily take 3 other adults with me in the car. I now have 11K miles on the car and it has been trouble free.
Cons: I would like to see the road noise reduced. Everything else is great.
Overall review: This vehicle handles great and is fun to drive. It comfortably seats 4 adults. The gas mileage makes it very affordable to drive. Since buying this car I have cut my gas consumption 68%. It has a good solid feel. One suggestion is to reduce the road noise. However the road noise is no worse than similar vehicles, by other manufactures, that I have driven. Trip computer has always has always calculated MPG lower than actual by 2 to 3 MPG. At current gas prices each time fill up my Civic I feel like bending over and kissing it on the bumper.
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EPA ESTIMATE minus 10mpg = True MPG by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/12/2009. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It looks nice on the outside. Love the ipod hookup. Temp control is simple. It's easy to maneuver.
Cons: NOWHERE NEAR 45MPG!!!! On the highway, I get 46. Locally, about 32. EPA estimates are a total sham. The suspension is loose. The bakes are already worn down, and I've only had it for 7k miles. And I drive like a grandma. Back seat should fold down. Drives like a golf cart. VERY dangerous when you need speed (like when you miss an exit and merge back and have a semi bearing down on you!). If you live on a prairie, it's probably going to get better mileage, but with any hills at all, you have to floor it just to get going, and that wastes serious gas.
Overall review: Overall, it's a nice car, at a decent price, but if I had it to do over again, I'd get the gas model. Prius gets way better mileage, but the Honda feels more like a car.
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Very pleased by Jojo- Richmond, VA on 05/15/2009. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: great mileage. getting about 50mpg, 60%highway, 40% local and some country hilly roads. they really were pushing them, and i got a great deal, actually less than they wanted for a used 2007 model. i am very, very pleased!
Cons: i wish the seat was as comfortable as my 2004 CR-V. it's pretty good on the civic, but not quite as good. also, the center armrest should be higher, at same level as armrest on door.
Overall review: Terrific car. It feels more lilke a "real" car than the Prius, more solid. I've owned Toyotas and Hondas. they're both good. i've always liked Hondas a little more. They just feel more solid, and i've had very good luck with them.
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Fun to Drive by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/07/2009. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I choose it over the Prius because of price, interior and highway driving mainly.
Overall review: Great Car!!!!!!!!
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