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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Sedan
#138 of 167 Top Speed and Acceleration
Jan 10, 2007 (7:22 pm)
Has anyone felt that the Hybrid Civic just does not have the acceleration it should, I do realize that it is not meant to be a sports car but I feel that it has virtually no pickup. Secondly has anyone checked the 0-60 time and just curious has anyone been able to hit 106mph
#139 of 167 Cold Weather Can Ruin Gas Mileage
Jan 10, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Has anyone else experienced a dramatic decrease in MPG with cold weather?
I live in Chicago and my gas mileage dropped from over 43MPG in the summer to 38MPG in the cold weather.
Is there anything I can do to better my gas mileage in the winter.
#140 of 167 Re: Top Speed and Acceleration [jmu2]
Jan 10, 2007 (9:05 pm)
Has anyone felt that the Hybrid Civic just does not have the acceleration it should, I do realize that it is not meant to be a sports car but I feel that it has virtually no pickup.
What other cars do you normally drive (or did you drive before getting your hybrid)?
It should be noted (for your sake) that Car and Driver recorded 0-60 MPH at 10.8 sec. for a full battery charge, 12.3 sec for a partial charge.
Similarly, a Civic LX Manual Transmission model made the same run in 7.7 seconds.
The basic Civic is pretty quick, the hybrid is just, well, not.
#141 of 167 Re: how to use Autostop in the winter [larsb]
Feb 23, 2007 (11:19 am)
"To allow "Econ" to be used, the procedure above is exactly the same, but you hold all 3 buttons in for step 4 until the Econ blinks."
I don't understand what you mean by the last part. What is the three-button setup that you mention, verses the two-button setup?
#142 of 167 Re: Top Speed and Acceleration [jmu2]
Mar 16, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I just picked up my 2007 HCH, replacing my 2004 HCH, and the pickup is quite good. Then again, I bought it for the fuel economy not to pass that Mazaratti in the next lane. The bump up from 85HP to 110HP is noticeable, however.
#143 of 167 2007 MPG brand new vs. year old
Aug 10, 2007 (7:18 pm)
Test drove a 2007 HCH and average mile indicator on instrument cluster only reached 32. Dealer said it was due to car not being broke in yet, which takes 5,000 miles. Any comments or suggestions?
#144 of 167 Re: 2007 MPG brand new vs. year old [sfiler]
Aug 13, 2007 (7:42 am)
That's normal for a test drive from a non-hybrid-trained driver.
Once you get the car and learn to use the instruments on the dash to maximize the MPG, you can see improvement if you want to.
If you are a "dash from red light to red light ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM" type driver, however, you are better off not getting a hybrid car.
Good luck either way.
Aug 21, 2007 (4:58 am)
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#147 of 167 Auto Stop Issue - 2007 Civic
Jun 01, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Has anyone experienced the following potential problem. I recently bought a 2007 Civic Hybrid and, as expected, when I stop at a stop light, the auto stop engages. Well, it was doing that until the last 3 days. Anytime I stop at a stop light or stop for any prolonged period of time (while on "D"), the auto stop doesn't engage so I'm idling like a normal gas only car.
Before I bring it into the dealership, I'm wondering if anyone else had this problem and what it might be?
Thank you in advance.