(Closed) NWR: Anybody have a Honda Civic?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Fiance has a honda civic and he is SUPER anal about cars. Like to a point that it drives me crazy. He has worked at a car shop, and him, his dad, and brother all work on their own vehicles. His car has over 150,000 miles on it, if not more, from driving back and forth to college every day, etc. when we lived 45 min away and it still seems to have plenty of miles to go!!! Of course he takes very good care of his vehicles, but I would say, from my experience with his car, that it will definately last as long as you take care of it! Plus they get good gas mileage! The next time I buy a vehicle I will definately let him tell me what to buy because he knows SO much about cars. If a Honda Civic is good enough for him (and trust me he is suuuuper picky and only wants vehicles that will last {he hates my car and thinks it’s junk-it’s a Chevy lol} then I think it should be reliable for you!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a 2007 Civic, and I like it.  Haven’t had any problems with it and I’ve had it since 2009.  I would like it to be sportier and go faster, but I had a car like that and was constantly stuck with expensive repairs (ahem . ..  looking at you 1.8 T Jetta).  So does it have features that make me swoon like my old car?  No.  But it’s very reliable and gets pretty good gas mileage. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My Civic was the only car I had and I miss it.  It was the perfect size for me and very reliable and like others have said, good on gas.  My older model didn’t have a lot of space but it had enough for me. Do they last?  Mine only had about 50,000 miles on it but it was a 1998 model so I say mine lasted pretty well.  It’s still going but we moved really far away and decided to only take one car.  

Post # 6
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317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually just bought a 2012 Honda Civic today! I test drove a few other cars and I liked the Civic best. My husband has had Hondas before and loved them. 

Post # 7
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just sold my 2004 civic. It had 220,000 miles on it. I never had to replace anything but brakes and spark plugs. And to be very honest I probably got an oil change every 6k miles. I always got such great gas mileage. So it was great! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@missapis: Go for it. Civics are reliable, and sturdy little things. I’ve got an ’05, it’s been wrecked three times, and still running like a tank. My landlord owns two of them, one is a ’93 and the other a ’92. Just give ’em a little love, and little oil and they will last you forever.

ETA: I’ve only had to replace the brake pads since I’ve owned it, the rotors are totally fine. It’s super easy to change out the brake pads yourself too. If you need any info, there’s a lot of good Civic forums out there to draw from. It’s also way cheaper to replace the brakes yourself, as opposed to going to a dealer.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always hear great things about Honda Civics. I would prefer to have that over my cobalt. 

 

@FunfettiCupcakes: Haha! My hubby is the same way about Toyotas! We just brought a new 4-Runner. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a civic a few years ago. It was an okay car for what I needed it for but I bought it because it was waht I could afford and it was okay on gas mileage. That being said, I don’t think it could have gotten out of it’s own fart. I like driving fast and I’m also a classic car fanatic sooo I’m never going to be satisfied with something that takes like…90 seconds to go from 0 to 35. haha. But really it’s a decent car and it got me where I needed to go. 

Post # 12
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Future Sister-In-Law has a 1999 Honda Civic with like 150,000+ miles on it and it still runs like a champ. In recent years they’ve had to put some money into it but considering the age and mileage, that’s to be expected. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh, make no mistake, this is definitely not a performance car. Those tend to eat more gas, and require a lot more care. Civics are great for commutes, brutal ones at that. But really, these little things can be fun, and will run FOREVER.

 

@Kate2012: XD That’s the most hilarious description of a civic’s movement capablity I’ve ever heard. It sounds just like something my Maid/Matron of Honor would say, he’s such a nutter!

Post # 14
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834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@trugem: I’m sorry you drive a Cobalt. My mother almost got one, I’m soooooo glad she didn’t. She got a little Hyundai instead. Hyundai has come a remarkably long way in the last decade.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a civic for over 10 years. The only reason I got rid of it was because it needed repairs in order to pass emissions that were going to cost more than it was worth at that point. I got a Hyundai when I replaced it because it was cheaper and honestly, now that that car is 5+ years old I miss my Civic so much. It aged much better.

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