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.
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.
Best low maintenance car
I got this car for secondhand. Year model is 2017 and I could not be any happier with its performance. Simple and efficient, no extra functionalities and will totally give you a piece of mind.
Purchased in January 2019 for $17,999.00.
An awesome driving experience
I just bought a VTI-S and it is a great car that handles well and has lots of options that are smart which makes it a nicer driving experience. For example, the keyless ignition and the parking brake is a button. Overall an excellent car that is a lovely colour. I would buy again (and actually hubby is really considering it).
Perfect Economical Car
We bought two Honda Civics a 2016 sedan and a 2017 hatch from Honda Mornington and the cars have been perfect. The car runs well and is economical run and maintain.
I like a sporty styling of the hatch version, however both cars have been without fault so far. It is spacious and a comfortable drive.
Beautiful Car In and Out
Purchased a brand new Honda Civic in the Lunar Silver colour. First time buying a brand new car and this definitely did not disappoint. Everything is perfect from the performance to the interior/exterior of the car. Very generous space in the boot and the back seats. Very fuel efficient and great extra features such as parking sensors, side camera viewing and no key locking.
Perfect Everyday Car
Bought a 2017 Honda Civic VTi Sport for $25,990 and a slab of beer. Car is great for a everyday car, not under powered and not over-powered. The handling is great as well, but there would be times where I prefer to turn corners better but that is just form me coming from previously owning a rear wheel car. Noise is very minimal making it great for road trips. Boot is spacious as well, can fit around 2 large luggage + small ones. Interior has that plastic feel but you get for what you pay for. Touchscreen apple android play is probably the best upgrade Honda did from their previous gen. So far, car has no issues and running costs (driving 50km a day) costs me around $40 per week in petrol which is considered pretty good!
- Verified purchase
I took test drives on both Honda and Mazda and felt that Honda Civic had the modern technology on the same price range, and the dashboard and interiors were of better quality. It comes up with inbuilt iPhone connection with the dashboard which will show the mobile screen on the car dashboard. The car is awesome and value for money. They are also giving year-end free warranty and roadside assistance and insurance for free.
I purchased a new Honda Civic hatch after having a new Honda sedan previously for over 8 years. In between I purchased a Holden Cruze as the Civic hatch was not available until this year. I would highly recommend the Honda Civic to any one looking for a new car. They are reliable with little issues if any with engine issues. The finish is excellent and the new Hatch is fantastic with its Constant Variable transmission. I have done nearly 9000kms in this car with an average fuel usage of 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres. With its 5 year unlimited klm, warranty, fixed price servicing and 5 years roadside assist you cant go wrong with this car.
From the outside, the hatch back has a sharp look. Has the sports car outline especially the rear end. Doors are a bit tight, so have to use a bit of strength to push it open.
The car engine is even quieter than Toyota cars, which is perfect. Steering wheel has light feeling to it, so it turns smoothly.
Touch screen doesn't freeze or glitch, however it is very distracting if you want to change a song or adjust the heating/cooling while driving. You have to go through few settings before getting to what you want. Not like old school cars, yo...
Just a good looking car
The VTi-S Hatchback car has the looks and internal space to make the car a medium size car with exceptional fuel economy and handling reserved for more expensive cars. The car has some features like keyless entry and a push button start. The audio with 8 speakers are exceptional for a car in this class. The boot space when compared to other cars in its class is much larger than the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 or the Mazda 3. The road handling is excellent in both dry and wet conditions. I have not had to fill the car since I bought it and have not taken it anywhere near a highway but it has very good seats in both front and back. The only thing I could complain about is the lack of enclosed storage in the main cabin.
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