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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#680 of 1262 Re: Overall Great Car [sandman46]
Sep 30, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I agree with that. Overall - very nice car.
Mine is 2007 LX, love it. It exceedes my expectation by far. I have had in the past Fort, GM, Chrysler, 1992 Honda Civic, 1997 Nissan Altima (still have it), but this one 2007 LX is the best.
No complaints so far, except yesterday when opened the passenger's front door, I noticed on the inner side - a little rusty spot at the welding of the door's frame.
I was thinking to keep the Civic for at least 10 years, but now ... I do not know. May be I have to keep an eye to see how it is developing.
Again, I am very happy with the car, very economical on gas, quite inside, great pick-up and passing power.
#681 of 1262 Re: Overall Great Car [sandman46]
Oct 01, 2007 (3:50 am)
True, the 2006 Civic was a new model and as such it could have some teething problems but..and a funny thing it is...2007 models had many of the same problems. After the build up I had for Honda products both in the automotive press and places like this where owners praise it to the heavens I expected much better and I am not willing to cut Honda any slack for "first year" problems. They either DO or DO NOT deserve the reputation they have. It is also funny that you believe you need to be a balance for all the negative posts (mine mostly) because that is exactly what I said not too long ago only I said I felt I had to show that Honda wasn't all a perspective owner might expect.
I certainly don't feel I am "taking over" the forum. But as you say there is the other side of the coin and if you are going to be the voice of Honda, great, but I will post our less than positive experiences with the Civic loud and long. Not everyone is a happy Honda owner and others need to know.
I echo the thought, there ARE many other choices in this class so don't jump at the "obvious" choice.
#682 of 1262 Re: Owner Link [sandman46]
Oct 01, 2007 (5:50 am)
As for whether the owners link works or not..well, we can only see what kathyc1 says in her case. Owners link says "no" dealer says "yes" I trust the dealer on something as potentially dangerous as this. So yes by all means trust it if you think it is absolutely right. As for me, and kathy1, I guess we don't.
#683 of 1262 Re: Recalls announced [kathyc1]
Oct 01, 2007 (5:55 am)
Two things here.
1. No it should absolutely NOT matter if you bought your car at a specific dealer for a recall notice repair.
2. I guess point #2 is moot now that you have probably already made the trip but I was going to say your car is probably safe to drive to the dealer for inspection/repair.
#684 of 1262 Re: Seat Belt Mount Rattle [tjs01]
Oct 01, 2007 (8:55 am)
i have the same issue. i can hear it on the driver side from time to time. sometimes it's a small buzzing sound. other times it's a louder rattling sound. took it to the dealer but they couldn't reproduce... this isn't the only problem either. i've also got this other rattle sound sometimes coming from behind the radio. the dealer could not reproduce that either...
#685 of 1262 Re: Recalls announced [targettuning]
Oct 01, 2007 (12:18 pm)
Yes, the car is fine. Not part of the recall, but they checked it over good and I feel a bit safer now. I really like this model. I think it's the best looking Civic coupe they've put out. I've heard before that you should wait for the 3rd year in a remodel, but by then they're getting ready to come out with a new remodel so who's to say. I agree though that the 06 problems should not have turned up in the 07.
#686 of 1262 Civic 2007 LX
Oct 01, 2007 (5:40 pm)
Great car. I have none of the "bugs" that others have described.
With a 140 HP, quiet inside, ice-cold A/C, great pick-up and Honda proven reliability - I feel very confident with this one.
No car is perfect, never will be.
Before I bought this Civic, I was considering a Volvo S60 (3 years old), yes it is a different class car - but once I ran "True Cost to own" on Edmunds - the choice was clear - Honda.
At this point if I want upgrade - it will be 2008 Accord. At this point.
I'll keep a very close eye on my Honda - but so far no "Lug bug" problem, no squicks, no rattles, no ... problems.
#687 of 1262 Re: Overall Great Car [sandman46]
Oct 02, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I agree that overall my 2006 LX Sedan is a great car. There are obviously a few design flaws and quality escapes that have been reported. I've only experienced a couple. For those who have experienced all of the problems reported, they should be upset.
The improvements Honda made with this new design completely outweigh the negatives for most people. My son owns an 2001 Ex which is a reliable, quality car but pales in comparison. I just added Katzkin leather seats aftermarket and they look and feel great.
#688 of 1262 Re: Overall Great Car [newcivicman]
Oct 02, 2007 (4:01 pm)
I had just about every TSB problem with my car and then some.
It was a 06 LX sedan assembled in canada.
I had problems the dealer could not even diagnose that I learned to live with.
At 16K I just had to trade, I loved the car despite it's problems and on camping trips it was comfy and held plenty but I put alot of mileage on my car and did not feel good about future problems to come once warranty was up.
I miss it but I was getting tired of all the trips to the dealer, etc.
I hope everyone else has better luck with theirs.
Oh, the value upon trade was horrible. No accidents, no dents, not even a ding, paid 17200 out the door, and only got 13500 for the car.
Many places I went looking advised that they had many 06 civic trades and some placed did not even want them at that point.
Oct 02, 2007 (5:25 pm)
What did you trade into? Very curious to see if you traded up size wise or did you stay with the compact model and also how do you like your new ride? Is it everything you hoped for and what price did you pay for it? Over time, would love to know if you think the trade was worth it. Sorry to hear that you lost money on the Civic but agree that if the car wasn't meeting your expectations, cutting it from the herd was your best option. Been there...done that and understand that when one no longer trusts their ride, it's time to just let it go and move on.
Good luck and please let me know how things work out.