Last post on May 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Honda Civic, Future Vehicle, Coupe, Sedan
#27 of 37 Re: Honda should unceasingly continue to push the envelop [drivefun]
Mar 01, 2013 (12:44 am)
I just picked up my 2013 Civic Ex, and it is pretty sweet. This care definitely feels much more solid, and is apparent when you close the door shut. It does not eliminate all road noise, but it is significantly (about 60 - 75%) quieter than the previous version - I'm cool with that. I also like the fact the driver seat can be raised manually.
Regarding the comfort level of the front seats, it is firm and lightly snug the body. The rear seats while they seem deceivingly small in space from the outside, is surprisingly spaciously from the inside. I am 5'7", and leaving my driver seat as is, there's about 3 to 4 inches of knee-to-front-seat room available for me to comfortably cross my legs. Rear seating comes with 3 adjustable head rests, which gives it a luxurious look and feel. Rear storage compartments are ample. The rear center "axle hump" has been significantly "flattened" allowing unexpected room and comfort for the middle rear passenger.
I like the front console, which was designed to be simple. Most of the stereo controls (volume, bass, treble, etc.) and electronic settings (clock, lock features, language, background color, trip meter etc) are located in the iMid tech display. The i-Mid menus are well thought out and easy to navigate and doubles as the screen for the reverse camera.
More to come on the mechanical performance.
#28 of 37 Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013
Mar 07, 2013 (6:36 am)
My cousin was driving her daughter to work in her brand new 2 week old LX 2013 Honda Civic. They stopped at a 7-11 and she was reversing out the parking lot when she felt no give in the breaks and the car kept rolling backwards. She put the pedal to the medal of the brake and still got no traction or braking action. She used the emergency brake to stop the car before rolling over concrete slabs behind her. The car appears to be braking fine again at the moment after she babied it and drove it home, but refuses to drive it again. Anyone experiencing anything like this? She plans to call the dealer and report the issue.
#29 of 37 Re: Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013 [demianwulf]
Mar 07, 2013 (8:38 pm)
I have no problems with my 2013 Civic breaks, in fact it's a little on the sensitive side. There are certain quirks, like the traction control comes on automatically on start, which means I would have to switch it off manually whenever I don't need it.; and that's pretty much all the time.
Sounds like your vehicle is well within the warranty period. I would bring it back to the dealership immediately and have them fix it under Honda's tab - free of charge.
Mar 08, 2013 (9:20 am)
Haven't driven one yet but the Elantra and new Sentra are both very smooth drivers...very impressive. Will have to take a test drive to see just how well my '06 Civic has been improved...or not. Like I said, the other previously mentioned vehicles are class leading right now so the new Civic has to be that good to knock them out of their places. Time will tell I suspect but one thing's for sure, my '06 is still such a good vehicle that it's staying in the stable indefinitely! And with just over 37k on the clock, it's a keeper.
#31 of 37 Re: Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013
Mar 08, 2013 (4:17 pm)
The car was towed into the dealership, but they could not replicate the brake issue and as such had nothing to repair after doing diagnostics and other checks. My cousin is still freaked out about driving the car with her two young daughters and may even opt to return it at a loss and go with another car manufacturer since there isn't much Honda can do for her in this unique circumstance.
#32 of 37 Re: Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013 [demianwulf]
Mar 10, 2013 (2:51 pm)
Sounds pretty far fetched to me...sorry.
Even if the master cylinder failed it's a dual cylinder so she still would have had brakes on two wheels.
If there is nothing to repair, there isn't a problem in the first place.
Who knows what really happened?
#33 of 37 Re: Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013 [isellhondas]
Mar 11, 2013 (7:35 am)
Far fetched, I'm sure it sounds like it, but it happened never the less. I am writing it down here for posterity, so, maybe, if anyone has a similar problem Honda will take notice. Not that this does anything for my cause, it's not even my car.
#34 of 37 Re: Brakes gave out new Honda Civic 2013 [demianwulf]
Mar 11, 2013 (5:30 pm)
Sorry to hear that it has not been a 'perfect ride' for you. I'd be interested to know if it's recurring. I too am a new owner of a 2013 Civic (barely 2 weeks), and would like as much feedback on the car before my factory warranty runs out.
Thanks for posting demianwulf!
#35 of 37 2013 Honda Civic Brake Problems
May 08, 2013 (5:04 pm)
I would like everyone to know how American Honda handled the so-called bumper-to-bumper warranty on our brand new vehicle. Here is a chronology: 04/05/13 purchased new Honda Civic. 05/02/13 started hearing a bad grinding sound - obviously brakes. 05/03/13 vehicle taken to Chapman Honda, Tucson, AZ, to diagnose problem. Vehicle kept overnight. Got a call mid morning on 05/04/13 saying nothing wrong with vehicle. During this call we asked the person calling from the service department to please go back and test drive it again because there is something very wrong with vehice. A few hours later we were told that 3 people took the car for a drive and found no problem. We picked the vehicle up from dealer just before closing on 05/04/13. We drove maybe 3-4 miles and the car exhibited the same problem, but it was too late to take it back because the dealer had closed. The car was taken back to the dealer this week and the service manager went on test drive - didn't get out of parking lot when he heard the noise. Car left with the service department and a few hours later got a call that it was some odd problem with the brake pads (metal versus something else) and that American Honda Technical Support had been contacted and they advised to replace the front pads and resurface the front rotators. They refused to replace rotators. We called American Honda and made the complaint that we did not buy a brand new car only to have the rotators resurfaced, pointing out that we will pay the price sooner now when the rotators cannot be resurfaced down the road because the rotators had been turned the maximum time. Sometime down the road we will bear the expense to replace the rotators sooner than a vehicle that did not have them resurfaced at 3 1/2 weeks old. Who would want a brand new car with resurfaced rotators? James (he refused to provide his last name) from American Honda called back to advise that American Honda refused to replace the rotators. PLEASE TELL ME IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT WOULD BE OKAY WITH WHAT AMERICAN HONDA IS DOING? P.S. Our car is still at the service department.
#36 of 37 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Brake Problems [mcdoniels]
May 08, 2013 (9:54 pm)
Man, HondA replaces transmissions 50,000 miles out of warranty. Unless you drove at Daytona speedway,Honda should give you new rotors.