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You are in the Honda Civic Hybrid
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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars
May 20, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Last September I drove to the east San Francisco Bay Area, from the Seattle area on Highway 5. That includes the pass over the mountains in Southern Oregon. I drove mostly 60 mph, but dropped to 40 in the truck lanes going over the mountains. Moderately warm weather, which helps mileage, did not use AC. Got an indicated 53 mpg. These mileage calculators should be mandatory on all new cars. The more I drive with it, the better I get.
#1765 of 1804 Hybrid better than regular EX
May 28, 2009 (1:36 pm)
I want to get back to Civic. I was thinking about LX actually but to compare the Hybrid, I want to compare to the EX.
Yes. Hybrid are better at gas savings than then regular but it cost more.
So what is a benefit of hybrid, and what would one be sacrificing for driving hybrid?
Power? Handling? Whining noise? Reliability? Maintenance cost?
#1766 of 1804 Worse Car I have ever owned
Feb 04, 2010 (7:20 am)
If you are thinking about buying a Civic Hybrid, read the forum about IMA issues. The IMA is hybrid part of the engine. Mine started crapping out, a year after I bought it at about 17,000 miles. By the time it reached 22,000 miles it had been replaced twice, thankfully under warranty. But by this time I had had enough as the problems are never really "fixed" I sold the lemon while I could still get something back for it. Based on my experience with the car and the dealer I would never buy another Honda, and avoid the Hybrid Civic at all costs.
Mar 22, 2010 (5:40 pm)
wow I am in love with HCH already.
#1768 of 1804 Re: Worse Car I have ever owned [chefmd]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:09 pm)
I second your sentiment, my 07 HCH is also having IMA battery problems since Hondas update. I strongly urge anyone interested in a HCH to read the posts on Honda Civic Hybrid IMA battery problems. It is not the wonderful car I once thought it was. The batteries are inadequate for the electric power assist and in time will result in reduced power assist, reduced gas mileage and potential safety hazards.
#1769 of 1804 Re: Worse Car I have ever owned [chefmd]
Sep 24, 2010 (4:16 pm)
After reading your post I thought I wrote it. I had an '09 HCH for 1 1/2 years and 28k miles. After the B12 tune-up my mileage dropped from 47mpg to barely 41 (country roads at 50 mph). Even worse, the IMA rarely charged up the battery and IMA assist was feeble. It became unsafe to drive. Honda was no help. After reading these forums I realized that even if the problem was fixed, the issues with Honda's defective IMA system and CVT transmission would cost me more money than I would ever save in gas. I traded the car in 3 weeks ago. I am so happy to be rid of it.
#1770 of 1804 Honda Hybrid Transmission problems
Dec 22, 2010 (7:41 am)
My 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid has a little over 91,000 miles and the transmission is going out. I am totally disgusted. I have suffered through 2 or 3 recalls already and now the car has become a bucket of bolts. The only bright spot is that the dealer has been cooperative and offered to offset some of the charges but here is the real issue: I was told that the CVT trans is NOT REPAIRABLE only REPLACEABLE. The cost: over $3500. Is it time for a class action lawsuit?
#1771 of 1804 Re: Honda Hybrid Transmission problems [austex1]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 22, 2010 (7:56 am)
The Forums can't be used to organize legal action - this isn't negotiable, sorry.