Last post on Oct 03, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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Honda Civic, Future Vehicle, Coupe, Sedan
#43 of 49 Re: 2013 Honda Civic Brake Problems [jipster]
Jul 02, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Man, HondA replaces transmissions 50,000 miles out of warranty. Unless you drove at Daytona speedway,Honda should give you new rotors.
I would have normally just read these blogs (I'm usually on the accord blog) and not said anything, but when I read the 50k miles out of warranty all I can say is: REALLY? REALLY? Then why did they have to have class action suits against them to fix faulty transmissions? They didn't fix them "out of warranty", but extended the warranty to 100k miles as a result of the class action suits. The replacement transmissions (I had three of them in my accord) get 3/36 warranties.
FWIW - a guy in Huntsville, AL, had a new odyssey with a bad transmission (very common in the odyssey's too). He took it in with just a few thousand miles on it and they put a rebuilt transmission in it. He was so angry that he had his own website on the issue for awhile. I agree with you, I would not want the rotors turned. Typically, you can only turn them (the new, cheaper ones) once before having to replace them. That has just happened on your civic.
#44 of 49 Re: Does 2013 Honda Civic has excess oil consumption issue? [jessger]
Jul 02, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Hi, when I google the web, I saw 2012 civic si has this issue, and honda dealer told me that 1 qt per 1000 miles is normal which surprise me, just wonder anyone experience or hear this issue in 2013 civic or accord?
Consumer Reports just had an article about new cars consuming large amounts of oil. They seem to think it's the synthetic 0-20 that is the common factor between all the oil consumers. IDK what your civic uses, but if it's 0-20 synthetic that could be your problem.
#45 of 49 upgrading my 16" steel rims to 17" alloy?
Jul 13, 2013 (10:36 am)
I've got a 2010 Civic lx with the stock 16" steel rims and hubcaps. Now that the original set of tires is due to be replaced I'm thinking of buying off craigslist a set of Civic 17" allow rims or 16" alloy rims. My biggist gripe with the Civic is the road noise.
Does anyone know if the 17" rim would make the road noise more or less pronounced? Do you think the extra inch provides much? 16" alloy seem like purely a visual upgrade, which is ok, I just want to hear if anyone thinks the 17" rim is worth the upgrade and would it quiet down the ride?
thanks for the feedback
#46 of 49 Re: Does 2013 Honda Civic has excess oil consumption issue? [jessger]
Jul 20, 2013 (5:17 pm)
honda told you one quart of oil for every 1,000 miles is normal?
so, if you drive 4,000 without adding oil, the engine would run dry of oil?
no way is that normal. I don't know a car on the road, that's built today that burns oil when it's running correctly.
#47 of 49 First Tank MPG
Aug 31, 2013 (7:48 pm)
My new EXL is just 4 days old and we just took a trip over the mountains and back - my mpg just under 35 miles to the gallon. Nice pleasant ride - happy with my purchase so far.
#48 of 49 What's the widest tire I can use
Oct 03, 2013 (12:07 pm)
My civic takes 205/55R16, but I got a great deal on brand new 225/60R16. Will this work, can it work, how can it work?
#49 of 49 Re: First Tank MPG [vosyer]
Oct 03, 2013 (4:34 pm)
I have my EX since February, it stated with 34+ mpg with an initial road trip, then stayed between 30 and 32 for my daily commute to and fro work. During the rainy days, it's about 29 mpg. And I check my tire pressure every other week.
Unless you plan to have people tailgate you, don't count on getting 34 mpg for the long haul. You'll be lucky if it stays over 30.
I feel the 2013 Civic's engine is not as fuel efficient as Honda claims to be. The body probably needs to loose a few more pounds or the engine move to a variable timing gear like the Corolla. I continue to favor 2013 Civic's design over 2014 Corolla's though.
Before my next purchase, I'll probably do a lease, and determine if the mpg continues to languish, I'll most likely switch to the Corolla. Sorry, by $$$ matters to me, not to mention Corollas come in more competitively priced than the Civic; and I'm open to other options with reduced list price and increase mpg.