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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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216 reader reviews for Honda Civic Hatchback.
  • 1.8 i-VTEC SE 5dr

    stephen palmer Date: 04/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    never seen so much rubbish written about this car i nearly never bought one after the mixed reviews on this site got a 08 black one no creaks bangs in cabin and im cold scotland . the dash does reflect on the screen [turn the dash down ] hardly notice it . the rear vision is restrictive but i have a transit van and can park with just mirrors . and the 1.8 vtech engine is smooth fast enough and good on fuel with normall use my last car was a megane and loads of stupid eletrical faults [drove me mad ] dont think il have any probs with the honda

  • 1.8 i-VTEC Sport 5dr

    Rudy Nel Date: 19/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ive read all the mixed reviews on this site about the civic hatch before buying the vehicle.So i based my choice that there is more good comments than bad comments for the vehicle. So ive bought the car and Ive had it for about 6 weeks now.

    Firstly the car is made by honda with the intention for prospective buyers to make a statement and be different.

    The car definatly does that. Here's my Pros and Cons List so far:

    Pros: -Its an awsome looking car and it turns heads where ever it goes. -The interior like the exterior is awsome and is like you in charge of a space with the really cool dash board display. -Easy crisp gear changing -Good fuel consumption

    Cons -Rear view is restricted but you get use to it

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    andy vickers , lincs . Date: 16/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    Have owned (via PCP agreement)since Oct 06, generally happy with the car. Being used mainly for business, the miles are now clocking up, just shy of 68,000 in two years has identified it's true characteristics. Up to approx 30,000 mile the engine drank oil at the rate of one and a half litres per 10.000 miles, this the dealer advised was quite normal and would settle down with age, my belief to being ok, took some convincing! Amazingly they are being proven correct, not put any in since 50,000 between regular servicing. The over-all quality of the Honda experience is good, service staff polite and efficient. Numerous niggles with the car, the rattles from the dash, the creaking of windscreen/glass roof joints on cold mornings.Failed front shock absorbers in 10,000, Poor brakes, this is the first Diesel I've owned/driven for any lenght of time and where-as the car goes like stink, it doesn't like stopping! New front discs fitted improved this for the first 5k of their life then back to fading. Handbrake has never held the car 100% on an incline yet - nothing wrong I'm told ! Would I have another yes,as I still love the space ship style interior, but would add a few more chice extra's xenon headlamps and lose the glass roof, being folically challenged ! The sun burns through the glass in the summer, thus an unecessary expense. From initial expectations re the Honda brand, generally the car isn't as well built as I originally believed though

  • 1.8 i-VTEC SE 5dr

    Kenneth Smith , Kent . Date: 15/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    Had car for 2 months as a temporary hire car - I am amazed that they can sell cars which are so poor. It looks very futuristic but underneath it is like a car from 10 years ago. The engine is hopeless below 3000rpm and deafening above 4000rpm. Road noise is very high. Best driven hard - keep the engine above 5000rpm and it will keep with the traffic unfortunatly the noise will quickly force you to slow down. [I found that on the autobahns above 100mph the engine is OK.] On UK motorways you need to use 2nd and 3rd gear to pass traffic. The car has some surprising features - folding mirrors that only work with the igition on, no timer for the heated rear window, no rear washwipe [understandable as there is virtually no vision through the rear window] and a switch on the drivers door that locks out all the passenger electric windows - even the drivers switches are locked out. A triumph of form over function. Honda should stick to designing motorcycles.

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