Last post on Apr 09, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Car Comparisons, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#19 of 24 Re: Civic or Accord
Jul 14, 2010 (10:17 am)
I agree about the Civic noise factor. We added a noise layer called Fat Mat www.fatmat.com to the rear under-seat floors and all the doors which made a dramatic difference in our 2009 Civic EXL with Navi. We came out of a 2007 Accord EXL which really was not much quieter. Honda could to a much better job at the factory.
Our A/C has performed quite well here in the Midwest and we regularly get 35 to 41 mpg on mostly highway driving cruising at 65 mph.
PS. We would have tried another Accord but could not get over what they removed from the 2008 + models such as LED tail lights, etc. the Civic is a decent car.
#20 of 24 Re: Civic or Accord [robtroxel]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Yes, I think the 06 Model Accord is a very classy looking car. The LED lights were awesome! The Accord is much too old looking for its own good. Pray the Civic stays young!
Jul 31, 2010 (4:02 am)
Honda is alienating their customer base by removing great safety features like LED tail lights which actually do come on much quicker than the regular lights on the 2008 +. They need at least a 6 to 7 speed auto trans instead of the god awful VCM.
We gave up on the Accord after 4 of them.
#22 of 24 Loose/imprecise steering
Apr 06, 2011 (2:16 pm)
#23 of 24 Loose/imprecise steering
Apr 06, 2011 (2:16 pm)
My 2011 Honda Civic LX Sdn has very loose/imprecise steering - I can turn the steering wheel several inches left or right before the car barely changes direction. It feels like a cheap rental car, if you know what I mean. I went to my local Honda dealer, and they told me that the car was fine. They even gave me to try a new 2011 Civic Coupe that had the same soft/muffled feeling to its streering.
I insisted on making the steering tighter (I read about a 40mm power steering adjustment nut somewhere), and the only thing this operation did was to make it harder to move the wheel left/right, but did nothing to improve the responsiveness of the car to the steering wheel's motion. The mechanic told me that I wanted to have a race car's steering precision, and that Honda Civic is not that kind of car.
I leased my Civic a month ago because I read reviews of its nice handling, and because I really liked the precise feeling of a 2008 Civic I drove for a day last summer, and a test drive I did a couple years ago (got another car then). I admit I did not test drive the car I ended up leasing.
So who is right? Should my Honda Civic have precise and relatively firm feel to it's steering, or is the mechanic right and all Honda Civics are not responsive to small movements of the steering wheel?
And if I am right and my Civic should handle better than that, what should I do? The dealer I visited has the highest online rating in my area, so I don't think visiting another dealer and paying another $100 would help.
Apr 09, 2011 (5:08 pm)
I have a 2006 and it drives perfectly. Do yourself a favor & get a 2008 model so you'll be happy. End of story!! You will never be happy and you have a perceived issue with your car which might not be there. Trade it dude...only way you'll be truly happy!!