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You are in the Honda Civic Hybrid
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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
May 04, 2008 (8:23 am)
I bought my 2008 Civic Hybrid the end of March, and I am still very happy with my choice. The only thing the Prius has over the Civic is the hatchback, which I really wish Honda would consider. I am getting consistently over 47mpg actual (computed when I fill up), while my gauges tell me somewhat less. I commute 40 miles each way, and the guys at work seem very curious about my new ride. Most of them drive macho pickemups like I used to, and seem envious at my cheap gas budget. When I first drove it into my garage the day I bought it, I saw my little homemade sailboat standing in the corner and realized I would have a tough time getting it to the lake 1/2 mile away without my old truck. I asked the dealer about using it to tow a 4x8 light trailer like you would find at Home Depot. He referred me to our local Toys 4 Trucks, who found a hitch for "all" civic models to 2008 for $165 which I could bolt it on myself. I intend to use a trailer infrequently for taking yard waste to the dump, my sailboat to the water, picking up and delivering antique furniture for my refinishing business or dragging my dead motorcycle home if I need to. Nothing more than 1000 lbs including the trailer. There is a plastic pan under the rear which I would have to remove or modify if I were to attach the hitch. I certainly don't want to void any warrantees. Has anyone had any experience towing with a Civic Hybrid?
#487 of 513 Re: Sheepskin seat covers [schwindt]
May 20, 2008 (7:25 am)
in my 07 civic manual, it says not to add seat covers to the car. the side airbags would be covered up and not work.
#488 of 513 Recommend vendor?
May 20, 2008 (7:33 am)
Where do you guys buy your Honda parts/accessories, aside from the dealer?
I'm looking to get some door guards for my son's '08 LX sedan, and am looking for a reputable vendor w/good prices.
#489 of 513 Putting on door guards...
May 20, 2008 (7:39 am)
Oh, and when I get the door guards, is installation as simple as tap them on with a rubber mallet, or ?
#490 of 513 Man, you guys are S-L-O-W! :-)
May 20, 2008 (1:17 pm)
Itchy fingers, couldn't wait, ordered from Manchester Motorsports.
Four door guards: $55
Trunk cargo net: $32
Trunk cargo tray: $87.50
Looked like good prices
#492 of 513 Re: Sheepskin seat covers [schwindt]
May 30, 2008 (11:17 am)
As another member has posted, make sure that the seat covers are certified to work with side airbags inside the seats. Otherwise you will cover them up.
#493 of 513 Re: Recommend vendor? [redflea]
May 30, 2008 (1:16 pm)
One of the best places to buy accessories for your Honda is Handa-Accessories. They combine Honda and Acura parts and accessories. Here is the link:
They have one of the best combinations of great prices and reasonable shipping.
#494 of 513 Scuff Plates
Aug 17, 2008 (6:51 am)
Just wondering if anyone has seen door sill scuff plates for a 2006 Civic Ex. I found some for sedans, but none for the coupes.
#495 of 513 Re: Scuff Plates [droman]
Aug 18, 2008 (10:43 am)
I have been looking for door sills for my 2007 Si coupe and have yet to find a supplier. According to College Hills Honda podcasts (pretty good source of information), the Australian company that makes after-market sills for the Civic sedans doesn't make a version for the coupe because the Civic coupe is not available in Australia. The sedan sills are too wide to fit the coupe sills. I have seen aluminum door sills (check www.yospeed.com), but they are currently out of stock. In e-mail exchange, I was told they plan to have more next month. I'll let you know... In the meantime, I'd appreciate hearing from other searchers. It is hard to believe that with all the Civic after-market suppliers, there apparently any after-market suppliers for the coupes.