Last post on May 15, 2007 at 6:57 AM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#24 of 33 Re: Seats [targettuning]
May 07, 2007 (11:03 am)
i didn't consider myself lucky; even if 30 people on this forum have horrible experiences with their civics, they represent a miniscule fraction of the population who owns them, and who are quite happy with them.
I still think hondas rep is fantastic, but no car maker is perfect.
#25 of 33 expect too much?
May 07, 2007 (11:56 am)
All problems aside from the Honda itself: anyone have any dealing w/ the other issue of the "Car Care Package"? It was a $625 deal where supposidely it paid for a good portion of the recommended scheduled maintenance up to 65,000 miles. Again, after adding up the coupons that represented each scheduled maintenance (ie 5K, 10k, 15, etc to 65K), that added up to about 420 bucks. Did anyone buy into that deal?
May 08, 2007 (5:33 am)
True but how many thousands (perhaps?) have these same problems and never heard of this and other sites where they can post their (poor?) experiences? So, although 30 here... your number...are complaining it still says there are problems in the real world. These 30...your number...complaints may be a tiny fraction of the overall 2006 Civic owners but they are contained within this relatively unknown site. Yes I agree the reputation IS fantastic but how about the actual quality? My experience says maybe not so fantastic.
#27 of 33 Re: 2007 civic SI [xmontx]
May 08, 2007 (8:27 am)
"The only things I can complaint about the car is the rattling coming from the top of the sunroof and transmission. I believe it to be the sliding panel from the inner compartment is rattling. And lastly the transmission can be stiff...."
I'll add to that the rpm hang issue, which totally kills the driving enjoyment when shifting the car. I won't buy another Honda because of this - there is no excuse for it. And the seats and interior/ exterior surfaces are less durable than anything I have seen on a car before. Again, no excuse for this. Other than that it would be the best value on the market!
#28 of 33 ever do a test drive?
May 08, 2007 (9:35 am)
geesh, some of you folks must be awfully new at this buying a new car process.
You really need to drive THE ACTUAL car before you buy it.
You might take that opportunity to LOOK at the interior, NOTICE the hangtime (which a TSB supposedly corrects), as well as HEAR the wind noise.......
#29 of 33 Re: ever do a test drive? [kenlw]
May 08, 2007 (12:58 pm)
That's quite the patronizing tone there, kenlw
- I didn't notice the rattling sunroof in the middle of the winter.
- I didn't take the revs high enough on the test vehicle to let the rev hang really shine.
- I didn't have evidence that the interior quality sucked until living with the car on a daily basis and watching it become more scratched and scuffed than my 12 year old Infinity.
- I didn't realize the exterior (paint) was substandard until paint started chipping off down to the bare metal.
Based on my previous experiences buying new cars, including great experiences with Toyota, Infiniti, and Honda (even selling Hondas years ago), I expected a much higher quality product.
BTW, there isn't a TSB for the 2007 rev hang. But there should be.
#30 of 33 Re: ever do a test drive? [kenlw]
May 09, 2007 (5:03 am)
I agree with the previous poster about a so-called "test drive" which usually means a spin around some pre-set route and takes a few minutes. Not to mention the salesperson riding along blabbing the whole time about this and that feature and "how do you like it?" etc etc etc... You MAY get a first impression during the test drive...if you are lucky. The real test is owning the thing for a few months or a year and of course it is far far too late by then. I try to rent cars I am considering buying but sadly no rental 2006 Civic.
#31 of 33 Re: ever do a test drive? [kenlw]
May 14, 2007 (8:27 am)
it seems like the new civic get plauged by people who see that 30/40 and just buy the car.
#32 of 33 Re: ever do a test drive? [eldaino]
May 15, 2007 (5:24 am)
"See that 30/40 and just buy the car". Sure, and why not??...with gas over $3.00 per who wouldn't be sucked in especially if you like the design (I did and still do) plus the implied quality simply by attaching that Honda "H" on the front.
#33 of 33 Re: ever do a test drive? [targettuning]
May 15, 2007 (6:57 am)
um...because maybe there are other factors to consider before purchasing a vehicle?
still say you got the lemon.