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Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#1526 of 1641 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection
Mar 06, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I just bought a Honda Civic and find that there is often a reflection of the dashboard in the windshield - sometime making it impossible to see anything going from sunlight into an enclosed area. I think this is very dangerous. I had a 2002 Hyundai Elantra before. I have had this Honda four days and am beginning to regret buying it. I test drove it on a day that was cloudy and had no idea that this would be a problem. Since I live in Florida, it is not cloudy very often! Has anyone else had this problem?
By the way I thought I was upgrading a little by buying the Honda, but now I am not so sure as I was very happy with the Hyundai, especially the warranty.
#1527 of 1641 Re: 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection [angloann]
Mar 07, 2007 (5:18 am)
i did the same thing in december 04. I bought an 05 civic ex-se after hearing how wonderful and great they were. I had an lx model as a loaner car for over a week. I did like it even tho is was a little lacking on power with the automatic. I also have a 05 elantra GT which turns out to be better made, more comfortable than the civic. I no longer have the civic-sold it.
#1528 of 1641 Re: 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection [nj2pa2nc]
Mar 07, 2007 (7:04 am)
don't know if you can prove that it is 'better' made, but to each his own. (as is preference on comfort.)
But he was talking about one of the new civics i belive, i never had a problem witht the windshield reflection thing, sometimes you see it, i guess, like any other car, but aside from getting used to the swoopy feeling, i never had any problems.
#1529 of 1641 Re: '06 Civic LX [snakeweasel]
Mar 07, 2007 (7:06 am)
really thought about what you said snake, we've got some long ones too, (ramps that is) and if i'm taking it easy i don't hit 4000rpms. If i'm having a litte fun then yes. But there are some other ramps that are just short as can be around here and sometimes you do gotta floor it.
#1530 of 1641 Re: Honda Civic skimpy on features [targettuning]
Mar 07, 2007 (7:17 am)
A 2007 Elantra SE has the following standard
Quite familiar with what the elantra has standard, always agreed that it does offer more standard features. Thats not the argument. Actually, there really is no argument at all do be honest!
You can be as sorry as can be but that doesn't change the fact myself and more than a few others do not view Honda as the best there is. Obviously there are those who refuse to believe this can be true..keep dreaming.
Thats fine that you don't think honda is the best there is. I personally don't think they are either and by assuming that i may prefer the civic to the elantra doesn't mean that i think that 'honda is the best'. I just hope you weren't referring to me with that sentence.
While hondaphiles may be over zealous of their cars, hyundai people just seem to have a very sublte way of dissing hondas as well so its kind of a wash. I mean, we could go on and on about how honda guys are and how hyundai guys are and it wont change anything.
I just am not one of those guys. And yes i am as sorry as can be because you situation really sucks and i feel for ya.
#1531 of 1641 Re: 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection [eldaino]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:44 am)
I know they were talking about the new civic- at first I thought it looked like a spaceship but the more I see the better they look. I was comparing my 05 civic to my 05 hyundai- alot of minor problems with the civic. I did love the way it shifted. (manual transmission) I do still like honda products as I own an acura tsx 6 spd.happy safe motoring.we also have a honda motorcycle
#1532 of 1641 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection
Mar 08, 2007 (4:33 pm)
Stilltrying to ascertain whether anyone else has had a problem with dashboard reflection in the windshield, and rear window. Went back to the dealer and they put a solution on it which helped for about an hour and then back to square one./ Sometimes, depending on where the sun is, I cannot see a thing which is very dangerous.
#1533 of 1641 Re: 2007 Honda Civic LX - 4 door - dashboard reflection [angloann]
Mar 08, 2007 (4:38 pm)
I had something like that with a Chevy Corsica I had in the 90's. Never really noticed it until my sister pointed it out
#1534 of 1641 Dashboard Reflection
Mar 15, 2007 (4:50 pm)
Went out and drove the car earlier...'06 Civic. For the life of me, can't figure out what you're talking about. No reflection anywhere. Did notice a difference in the speedometer with my polarized sun glasses on though.
Sorry, wish I could be of more help.