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Perfect reliable car for the price
I've had one for the past 5years with over 125k on the odometer, ~40k are mine without any faults. The most reliable car I have ever owned. This is a great car for work commute or a-b but don't expect to have fun
Reliability, Low maintenance
I bought my Civic Gli in Oct 1999 brand new. Use for daily commuting. Do schedule services myself. Now 265,000 km on the clock. Never missed a beat. It is still mechanically perfect. Replaced battery and tyres twice, muffler and front brake pads once recently. Paintwork still shiny. Nice and clean engine bay even though never washed. Trim, dashboard, carpet and roof lining are still in perfect condition. No complaint at all. Planning to buy a new Honda Civic or Jazz.
Purchased in October 1999 for A$26,000.00.
Oil dilution problems
4th new Honda and possibly the worst. The new earth dreams 1.5l turbo motor has an oil dilution problem. I first noticed this when I checked the oil. The oil dipstick smelt of raw petrol and the level on the dip stick was 16mm above full. This is apparently a well known problem with the 1.5t turbo. I contacted Honda Australia - they referred me to my local Honda dealer. I wrote to them over a month ago and no reply. I plan on doing my own independent oil analysis and go to Honda armed with the results before their excuses start. I am afraid my ...only solution to do oil changes more frequently (every 5000km) or keep driving, do the 10,000 /6 month service and cross my fingers. I suspect this motor is wearing fast due to petrol in the oil. Honda... you will be hearing from me again. I won’t let this issue go. Buyer beware!!!
Best. Car. EVER!
My first Civic was purchased in 1999 and was a-mazing! Reliable, sporty, economical and fantastic resale. Nothing changed with any of that with the latest model. Honda driver for life!
Absolutely love my car!
Use my car everyday either to travel 20 up and back to work or for weekend drives. So reliable! Love the sunroof and heated seats- cools fast in summer and warms fast in winter! Super comfy, sporty and safe.
Purchased in December 2019 for A$27,000.00.
- 10th Gen (Hatchback) VTi-LX (2016-2021)
- Verified purchase
Top of the line model.
Beautiful interior with "wrap around" cockpit.
Great motor & CVT transmission maximizing fuel economy on longer highway drives.
Luxurious for the price with the following features:
Camera rear & side vision
Climate A/C dual zone
Purchased in August 2019 at Eastside Auto Centre for A$25,500.00.
Bought mine second hand with 40 000 kms on the clock. Ive had it for 8 year now and has 170 000kms on the clock, has not missed a beat. Still drives exceptionally well and has shown me why Honda's have such a great name.
Purchased in June 2011 for A$20,000.00.
I love the look of new Honda Civic. I like the hatch better than sedan as it looks more sporty. Love the fuel efficiency as well. It has apple car play where I can play videos for my son when we’re parked waiting. I use most of the time as my wife has a different car for herself and family use. I also got a few accessories from the dealership which made it look cooler. My only wish was I wish they have an option to change the seat to leather because the next model with leather seats is $5000 expensive than what I bought.
My favouritist car yet!
Comfy, kinda sexy looking. Okay I’m a girl and I care about things like that. But she drives well, has guts when I need, plus all the bells and whistles.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
best car ever owned
Bought in Sept - 17 , done 85,00km since . Never missed a bit. This is the best car I have ever owned.
I drive a lot and needed a reliable cur with good performance.
This car is fast, reach 100km/hour in 6.7 sec.
reliablity and performance in one package.
Purchased in September 2017 for A$34,000.00.
Honda has always been a class to drive. It's a low maintenance car with lots of benifits like smooth drive, low fuel consumption and high performance. Much recommended to the people
Ticks lots of boxes.
It's a great car, purchased the non Turbo with the aging 1.8 engine for reliability. After reading the Honda turbo issues lately, I'm glad I did.
Had this car for little more than 2 years now, with 30k on the clock, here are my personal pros and cons.
- Spacious and very practical
- Reasonably quiet and comfortable
Purchased in December 2017.
2008 Honda Civic - Lots to like, if you can live with the really loud road noise and other irritating short comings
My family and I recently purchased a used 2008 Honda Civic VTI-L after a job promotion required us getting a second car. One reason for this purchase was the vehicle was in excellent condition for its age and Honda's reputation for making reliable, good quality cars.
This review is based on three months of ownership and 7,000 kilometres of travel.
Our model is the mid-spec version that came with a 5 speed manual, electric instrumentation, front and rear power windows, cruise control, 6 CD stacker, auxiliary port to plug in a MP3, cigarette li...ghter, which can be used to charge mobile phones and run GPS systems, plenty of storage compartments for one's goodies and a full size spare wheel. Surprisingly it doesn't come with variable, intermittent windscreen wipers or fog lights. For a mid spec car, this is disappointing. The funky, space age design of the instrument cluster takes a little getting used to and may not be to everyone's taste. The large digital speedo, fuel and temperature gauges are housed in a separate, split section area high on the dash above where they would normally sit, with a very large tacho below, in the area the normal speedo of most cars are. Personally I like it, now I've got used to the set up. Its quirkiness is very practical, as it's very clear and directly in your line of vision. This means you don't have to take your eyes of the road as much or as often. It terms of clarity and safety, it's a big tick there. To date the engine has started straight away every time and is smooth and quite in operation once it has warmed up. While the 1.8 litre motor is no performance demon, there certainly is no issue with cruising on the highway at 110km/h. There is a good balance between power and fuel economy. Speaking of which, the fuel economy has been excellent, returning around 7.0 litres/100km of mainly highway driving between Taree and Laurieton, on the mid north coast of NSW and poking about around town.
Purchased in August 2019 for A$4,200.00.
My favourite ever car!
I use my Honda Civic everyday and it is honestly the best car Ive ever owned. The interior is designed well, great fuel efficiency and loads and loads of space!
Purchased in August 2018.
Brought secondhand for $500. Been the best $500 I ever spent. Paint is quiet soft and clear pealed fairly quickly however it's never broken down and never given me problems which is what you would expect from a Honda motor vehicle.
Seats aren't as comfortable for longer trips but around town is great on fuel and with the manual transmission it is very zippy
Purchased for A$500.00.
Great car has everything I need . Would like to have a bit more power but apart from that drives well nice and quiet . Sound system is great . Bluetooth excellent. Not used to the button hand brake
Purchased in September 2019 at Suttons Honda.
Honda’s definition of parking sensor limitation - ‘car wash’ is categorised under ‘bad weather’
I purchased a Brand-New Honda Civic from Austral Honda in May 19. The parking sensors are faulty and go off whenever they’re getting wet. They keep beeping for days After rain or car-wash, even without anything in front.
Initially the dealer tried to talk me over that it’s normal for parking sensors to go off in the rain. Just because so many people around me have parking sensors in their cars, I didn’t buy what they said. After contacted their service department for a few times, they told me Honda Australia is still waiting for a new counter ...measure parts to be released for the parking sensor grill. The waiting period can be up to 1 year, and I have to follow up the solution by myself as the service department wouldn’t be able to remember which cars have the sensor problems. Apparently, this is a well-noted issue to Honda, but they didn’t do their due diligence to check. If customers were UNLUCKY to pick up the car on a sunny day, then they wouldn’t be able to find out the problem until it’s raining or washed the car. After I made a complaint and requested a car replacement, their customer service called me and told me to read the car manual without an apology for the inconvenience caused. In fact, the manual doesn’t mention rain or water would create issues to the parking sensor at all. When I said that, their customer service was surprised and told me he would go and read the manual and then call me back. Our conversation only lasted for 1 minute, and I was shocked by their unprofessional customer service. On the following day, he called and told me " the manual doesn't mention of rain but does mention of bad weather, so “rain water” and “car wash” are all categorised under the bad weather." I don’t know if any normal people would believe car-wash is related to bad weather?! Regardless it's raining or car wash, the parking sensor should only go off when the car is approaching to objects, otherwise it’s not fit for purposes. However, once the car is sold, they don’t care about customers’ safety and the risk/loss we may face. Then what’s the whole point to spend extra money on those SAFETY features, when customer can’t use it from the very beginning and Honda doesn’t give a sh*t to safety. If there is any problem, they only find any ridiculous excuses to avoid taking responsibilities for the failure of their products, which doesn’t help customers instead make us more frustrated. It has been 4 months since I made the purchase, there is still no solution. I paid lots of money on a BRAND NEW car just in order to have a hassle-free experience, but unfortunately see what I get. Before you make a decision to buy a Honda, rethink of the product quality you may get, and most importantly what kind of irresponsible customer service you will have to deal with!!!
Purchased in May 2019.
Fun to drive !
I had purchased this car brand new from Honda in the UK. With only 2k on the clock I had to sell for half the price as I relocated to Australia.
After 6 years here I re purchased the Honda Civic FN2 Type R. It was a much older model than what I had before but this one had a few extras, such as the sunroof which is kinda noisy.
Speaking of noise, I have to admit that these models were so noisy in many areas, why??
Lots of creaking, hard suspension causing banging and so on. If you just play your music loud enough, you live through it and enjo...y the car for what it is. The gears / clutches seem to have an issue, mainly with 3rd gear. I had this issue in both the cars, worse in my current I guess due to age. Can’t count how many times I’ve grinded that gear. None the less, I still love it.
Purchased in October 2017.
This was a great car, comfortable and surprisingly roomy. I hired this car when on holidays and am seriously considering purchasing it after the way it performed. Nice power when taking off and cruises smoothly on the highway. Economical and easily fitted our suitcases and us
Purchased in July 2019.
Honda Civic ticking boxes but not lighting up the sky
Family car, school run, work, city driving you name it the Civic does it all. It has plenty of space and fuel economy is great. The engine seems to lag a little when accelerating and runs longer when coming off the gas. Handling is good but not superb and just lets the car down a little. The spec inside with apple car play and other blue tooth devices is excellent allowing connectivity with the phone as well as rear view camera ability. Most of all the wife loves the car, however it just isn't a drivers car for me but does tick a lot of boxes very well indeed
Purchased in May 2008 for A$22,000.00.
Questions & Answers
Anyone else getting a raw petrol smell in their crankcase oil?
changed rear brake pads on 2011 honda civic one side breaks very hot. Any ideas?
Hi there i have a 2014 Honda Civic si sedan, I started to notice a musty smell in the car and began to realize the floor carpet was wet on the passenger front side I’m assuming it’d the ac condensation tube anyone else ever have these problem and best way to fix thanks !
|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||16" Steel||17" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.3 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||6 L/100km||6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47 L||47 L||47 L||47 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.8L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||127kW @ 5500rpm||104kW @ 6500rpm||127kW @ 5500rpm||127kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||220Nm @ 1700-5500rpm||174Nm @ 4300rpm||220Nm @ 1700-5500rpm||220Nm @ 1700-5500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||3 year(s)||5 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016|
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