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#135 of 224 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [thegraduate]
Aug 06, 2011 (5:24 am)
I was looking to replace my Ford Five-Hundred 2005 model with a fuel efficient car. For two painstaking months, I checked all the cars in this class.
My heart was set on the new Elantra and I even rented one for 24h.
Consumer's report puts the Elantra well avove the civic. I wonder if these gays ever drove one? The civic drives like a dream and is extremely comfortable with regards to seating and road manners. The Elantra, was rough, could not handle road bumps/cracks of Montreal's roads. It was so uncomfortable to sit and overall wasn't as good as the civic. Ironically, I drove the Elantra to the Honda dealer for side-by-side comparison and immediately purchased the civic on the spot.
Please do yourself a favor, forget about what you read and make your own accessment by driving the new cars. I feel that many reviews are politically motivated and are biased. BTW, the Elantra was considderably louder inside that the civic, a complete opposite to what Consumer's report says.
One complaint that I do have over the first month of ownership is that the Firestone tires are sub-par for this car. When worn, I will replace with Michelins.
#136 of 224 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [master_yoda]
Aug 06, 2011 (8:15 am)
What does the sexual preference of CR's editors have to do with anything?
If the Civic is as good compared to the Elantra as you say it is, it is an exceptional small car. I drove a 2011 Elantra around Austin for a couple of days and found it to be a very smooth, quiet, and comfortable small sedan, with tons of room (especially in back for a small car). When I get closer to making my decision for my next car, I'll drive them back to back (along with others in the class).
#137 of 224 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [backy]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2011 (9:53 am)
I'm guessing it was meant to be "guys".
#138 of 224 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [kirstie_h]
Aug 06, 2011 (11:10 am)
Probably... we know CR employs only men.
#139 of 224 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [master_yoda]
Aug 08, 2011 (10:12 am)
As most of you know, I retired last year and have no dog in the fight.
I gave up on CR years ago when they started being so subjective. They are no longer the CR of years past.
I went into my old store last month and drove a 2012 Civic. I thought it was quietier and that it rode better. I noticed none of the things CR didn't like.
However, a lot of people buy into everything CR says. They consider it gospel and no doubt, this will to some extent hurt Civic sales.
Honda can't be content to rest on their laurels. They have competition like never before and they better take heed.
Aug 08, 2011 (11:41 am)
Not crazy about the loss of steering feel in the civic if that is true. Don't really care about a hard dash (probably more durable as my kids put their feet up on the dash). I am very impressed with 47 mpg highway real world. The Elantra has higher EPA numbers, but looks like the Civic is better in real driving - by a fair amount.
#141 of 224 Re: - [dudleyr]
Aug 09, 2011 (7:25 pm)
There is feel in the steering. You sense the road. I am not sure why that would be said.
#142 of 224 Re: - [dudleyr] .....real world 47, i agree, is impressive.........
Aug 10, 2011 (7:53 am)
............to this sailor!!
As the 2012 Civic Si has essentially (ratios excluded) the same 6M as my Gen7 Accord, I am looking forward to a test drive.
Premium fuel is somewhat less than positive, 47 for the Si seems optimistic and C&D indicates about 3 car lengths differential in the Quartermile.
Regret CR has opted to poor mouth the new Civic. I have admired those big red dots for Honda products since (you get the idea).
#143 of 224 Re: Civic no longer recommended by Consumer Reports [carfreak09]
Aug 11, 2011 (12:46 pm)
The previous Civic tested by CU before the redesign was the EX. This time for 2012, they tested the LX. Not a fair comparison.
#144 of 224 Re: Civic no longer recommended by Consumer Reports [delmar1]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:04 pm)
I traded in my 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid with 32,000 miles for a 2012 Honda Civic LX. I paid $1,500 plus TTL. What I lost is the 44mpg, automatic AC and disc brakes. What I gain is the worry free power train (no battery fluctuation any more), more power and 5 miles on the ODO.
The car drives better than 2009 on Highway.