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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
Mar 15, 2010 (3:46 pm)
Love the car so much am hoping to interest the wife into buying one for herself within the next year or two. Think the 2011 model will be a complete redo from the ground up, so a late model '10 could work for her. She's driven mine so I know she'd have no problem adjusting from her current Mazda 3s. I've got the galaxy gray color but prefer the newer gray color. Time will tell though.
From what I hear, stability control will have to be standard on all cars from 2011 on, so might be best to wait till the 2012 model hits the streets. The 3s has been very reliable after an early teething problem. The a/c has not been the strongest either. Nothing really interests me from the big 3 except the Ford Fiesta. It is a bit on the small side but it just might appeal to her. The only problem is it's a Ford product. We had two Lincoln's and a Torino growing up and they were the biggest pieces of crap, so we always looked elsewhere.
But I'd be willing to give the Fiesta a test drive to see if it could fit into our life. Time will tell.
#245 of 263 Re: Advice on new tires [rwerdinger]
May 03, 2010 (2:40 pm)
rwerdinger, I don't know if you're still looking for tires, but I've been running Pirelli P4's on my 2000 4-door Civic for about a year. They perform well in wet or dry conditions, have low rolling resistance to save on gas, last a very long time (I have virtually no wear on mine), and they even rate well on ice. They're a solid choice all-around.
Check out Tire Rack's Tire Survey results.
P4 was rated #1 in its class. The Uniroyals were about the middle of the pack."
#246 of 263 Re: honda covering tires and control arms [scamper2]
Jun 16, 2010 (7:51 am)
I bought a 2008 Civic Coupe EX in November of 2007. Have had vibration issues and uneven/rapid tire wear with the vehicle since day one. Have had multiple balances (including road force and force match procedures), alignments and tire replacements which have not resolved the issue. Dealer claims control arm issue not applicable to '08 Civics, only to '06 and '07 models. Waiting for dealer's latest reply, as they are "consulting" with the Honda Technical Group about the issue.
#247 of 263 Honda Rear Tires Bald
Jun 15, 2010 (12:05 pm)
#248 of 263 Honda Rear Tires Bald
Jun 15, 2010 (12:05 pm)
My 2009 Honda Civic rear tires went bald in 1200 miles after I had them checked. I slid out on the freeway when I went over a puddle. Very dangerous.
Has anyone else experienced their Honda Civic rear tires going bald or wearing down really quickly--in an unusually short amount of time?
#249 of 263 WHAT IS BEST WIDTH OF TIRES FOR 2008 CIVIC LX?
Jun 25, 2010 (8:19 am)
Time to replace original tires. I have a 2008 CIVIC LX with 205 width tires, but with wheels that accommodate up to 225 width (the EX model has 215, for instance). Has anyone upgraded width of their tires? If so:
1. How did this affect on-center steering? (I've been told that wider tires make steering less precise.)
2. How did this affect acceleration? (I've read that heavier tires make acceleration slower.)
3. How did this affect braking? (I assume better braking?)
4. How did this affect handling? (I've read that handling should be better.)
5. How did this affect gas mileage? (I've read that gas mileage decreases because of greater weight of tires.)
Thanks greatly for your assistance.
#250 of 263 I don't worry about tread life
Sep 29, 2010 (1:25 pm)
I don't worry about tread life. I get a set of tires with an 80,000 mile warranty at Discount tire,have them rotated every 6,000 for free. They wear out at 40,000 and I get a 50% credit toward the next set of tires and do it again. I've never had a set of tires last more than 48,000 on 3 different Hondas. I like fresh rubber.
Sep 29, 2010 (4:01 pm)
Think this is the size of the whole Civic range except possibly the DX model. Correct me if I'm wrong.
#252 of 263 Bridgestone Turanzas
Nov 20, 2010 (10:08 am)
Got a leak in my front right tire and noticed the tread on the front tires were low.
They've never been rotated. The car has under 15k miles and is over 4 years old so very light use for a short commute.
I considered replacing the pair (but for now got the tire patched) and went to tirerack for first time and saw that the ratings on the Bridgestones were low, compared to other tires they recommend for the 2007 Civic EX sedan, like a couple of Yokohamas, Continental and Michelin.
Has anyone just replaced a pair of the tires with a different brand than the Bridgestones that came with the car?
Any experiences with using tirerack and their recommended local installers?
I used to get tires at Costco but the tires they had in the 205/R16s are $100, 130 or $147 each. Tirerack is cheaper, even for the Michelins at $120.
#253 of 263 Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
Dec 24, 2010 (2:45 pm)
Based on these forums and TireRack, I got Michelin Pilot Exalto. So far, tires make a lot of noise when driving between 50-60 mph. Below that and above that, noise is much less. Do not know why. Any ideas?