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The Closest Thing to a Perfect Used Car: the 2006-11 Honda Civic by Owner since new and until it dies on 10/10/2012. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan 5-Spd AT, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: Very well built and reliable. I have owned my 2009 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan since new and I have 25K miles so far. The ride and handling is much better than the 1989 Acura Legend it replaced and is also better than the new 2012 Honda Civic (a huge disappointment and several steps back for Honda). The seats are confortable on even the longest drives (longest was 14 hours this past summer) and the heated seats are a treat in the winter. Visibility all around is a strength with minimal blind spots with the larger side mirrors. The cabin air filter has been a lifesaver during allergy season.
Cons: This is my 5th Honda and it always seems like they are 10-15% underpowered. This Civic is no exception. Wish I bought the Si model but I'm the only one among the drivers who can operate a manual transmission so oh well. The fuel economy has never lived up to the EPA estimates and I drive very conservatively. The city fuel economy has been particularly disappointing -- around 20-22 mpg even with the AC off. The factory tires (Bridgestone Turanzas) are treacherous in snow/icy conditions so I purchased a set of Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60s which is one of the best snow tires for the money. The noses of these cars are flexible and after a slow 'bump', I crushed the top of my radiator! Be careful!
Overall review: The 2006-11 Civics are unsurpassed by any other generation of Civic (and their peers) and has the best combination of quality, durability, reliability, safety, and amenities. After trading in my old Acura Legend under the "Cash for Clunkers" program and getting a really good deal on my Civic, I will drive this one until it falls apart. I hope to get past 250K miles at least. The new (2012) Civics are too junky -- Honda cut way too many corners and turned off a lot of loyal Honda owners. This generation Civic is a lot quieter than the new Civic and rides a lot better. The size of this Civic is comparable to my late 80s Accord and can seat four comfortably (five is tough unless the three in the back seat are pretty small/thin). The price for excellent visibility is a lot of glass and on the hottest days (high temps/humidity), the A/C system gets overwhelmed easily and the cabin is rather warm. The omission of AC+heater vents for the back seat passengers is a crime. <cue clenched fist>
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Civic best Compact Car. by Russ - Santa Clarita, Ca. on 05/22/2011. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic LX Sedan 5-Spd AT, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Sips gas even at 75mph gets, 35mpg
Cons: Not having the remote open the trunk.
Overall review: Have my 2009 civic coming off lease & love it so much I'm going to buy it.
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super car!!!!!! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/10/2010. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic LX Sedan 5-Spd AT, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: The most awesome and coolest car to own! The Dealer offers a lot of accessories....the entire body kit is great (front bumber, rear bumber, side bumper) and wing spoiler.....gives an aggressive look. The interior is too advanced for its competition.....the two tier instrument panel is great. In other words, this car offers quality, comfort, great performance and an aggressive look!!
Cons: none
Overall review: The most awesome and coolest car to own!
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Needs & Wants all come together. by IM2FAST4U on 09/20/2009. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5-Spd AT, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Styling / Options list that are standard with EX trim / Handling / Averaging 26-28 MPG in town / Get a lot of complements on its styling / just a fun car to drive
Cons: The only negatve would be I wish the seat cushion would have a little more depth for leg support and I'm only 5-10
Overall review: The Civic has a lot of interior space and does not feel cramped in any way.The dash layout also adds to an open airy feeling / Also like the the double tier dash with the digital speedo in large #'s / I now have 2800 miles and like it more everyday.
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Great value by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/01/2011. Trim: 2009 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan 5-Spd AT, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Good looks,Nicely finished
Cons: Road Noise
Overall review: Excellent vehicle
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