2006 Honda Civic User Reviews

2006 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 117 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 56 reviews
"ride" 45 reviews
"power" 43 reviews
"handling" 27 reviews
"reliable car" 17 reviews
CONS
"power" 20 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"gearbox" 6 reviews
"small power" 6 reviews

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David writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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Excellent handling, good fuel economy, excellent build quality, comfortable interior

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Noisy, brakes and engine only adequate, unexciting

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2006 Civic Ex Manual Sedan — The Civic is a very pleasing and practical economy car, but no more. Straight-line performance is adequate. The 1.8- liter engine needs to be kept above 3000 rpm for best results, although with a 6800 rpm redline it's pretty flexible. At town speeds below 50 mph, there is rarely a power deficit, but you will wish for more power on the interstate, especially above 80 mph. The 5-speed gearbox is good, with a relatively positive feel and low effort but long shifter throws. It does not match up to the 6-speed available in the Si. The clutch has a very short travel, which results in some rough starts until you get used to it, but is low-effort enough that stop-and-go is easy. Handling is the car's strongest attribute. The steering is extremely light, but precise and communicative. The suspension offers excellent body control through bumps and a taut, but not harsh, ride. Like any front-drive car, consistent understeer is the only thing happening at the limit, but if you drive at the limit you should not have a Civic. The stock Michelins are biased toward a soft ride and should be replaced with something better, although I have not. The excellent handling and lightweight feel make the car very satisfying in city traffic. I notice this most when I drive rental cars; after my Civic, they always feel heavy, ponderous, and reluctant to change direction or stop. As usual with economy cars, there is a fair degree of both engine and tire noise on tap, although wind noise is unusually absent even above 80 mph. Braking is adequate with the 4-wheel discs on the EX. (I would not want to buy an LX with its rear drum brakes.) The pedal will fade with repeated hard stops, and the ABS kicks in a bit too quickly. The interior is quite roomy for this class. Seats are firm and fairly comfortable, although not up to the standard of the Accord/TSX/TL. The interior materials are good for the class, but cannot match up to those used on larger and more expensive cars. As is typical of Honda and Acura, interior parts have a lightweight feel that may bother those used to Mercedes-Benz solidity (for example), although the actual build quality is good and the parts are very durable. My car has an unfortunate rattle from somewhere in the moonroof area which I have been unable to isolate but feels otherwise very solid. Thoughtful Honda touches include plenty of closeable storage, two power ports, and a well- placed auxiliary input (right next to one power port; EX only) for the stereo. Strangely, there is no sunglass holder. The moonroof (EX only) only slides; it does not tilt for ventilation. The driver's seat is height-adjustable and features adjustable lumbar support. The two-level dashboard is the car's most controversial feature, but I like it. I love the digital speedo above the wheel, although a redundant analog speedo would also be helpful. The large central tach is nice as well. Secondary controls are typical of Honda in that they are relatively intuitive but feature many buttons and look a bit cluttered. The gas mileage is quite good. Tanks have ranged from a low of 19 mpg (1- or 2- mile city trips for the entire tank) to a high of 42 mpg (driving at 50- 55 mph on the highway). Typical mileage in my almost all city driving is about 27-28. The car has required no unscheduled maintenance and only two oil changes as scheduled maintenance. I would definitely recommend the Civic to someone looking for a driver-centered economy car, provided they understand it is not a luxury or sports car and will not feel or perform like one.

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Imtiyaz writes:
2006 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

accelaration, looks and mileage

Cons

low height, hits curbs and rear split foldable reqd

Imtiyaz
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Goo Buy And Cost Effective Too. — Acceleration is best in class,after 3 yrs still no squeaks, only plastic stuff like armrest lock and visor problem. looks wise is fantastic,mileage is above average and ofcourse fun to drive.I like it.Only drawback is no split fold, and front is too low, hits the curb or pavement while parking.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Spencer writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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good

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nothing

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Hi — good performance car, good handling and acceleration and braking, hasn't needed repairs, nice exterior and interior appearance, low cost to maintain, good gas mileage, fun to drive, very reliable, lots of cargo space, and thats all i can think of

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Larry writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

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Good Quality

Cons

No reasons

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Car Worth Looking At — The Honda Civic is the best car I have ever owned. The quality of the build is excellent because it has never been in the shop for repair. The performance is very good for a small four cylinder because I have owned v6's with less power. The gas mileage is very good because it averages around 38 miles per gallon. Overall it is a very nice car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mo writes:
2006 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

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Fun to drive.

Cons

Not the mosy powerful car in the world.

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2006 Civic — I love this car. It has great handling and the car is reliable because it is a Honda.The only rattle in the car right now is the glove compartment shakes every now and then. Honda did a great job in designing this car. It looks nice and clean cut. I would recommend this car to a friend because of its reliability, performance, and the fact that it it is just fun to drive around. The car gives great gas mileage so you can travel around a lot more. Especially with gas prices so high.

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Kyle writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

Safety and fuel-efficiency.

Cons

Hand-break intrudes on leg room.

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Safe, Fuel-efficient, And Sleek. — Overall I am very pleased with my car. We were able to get it for the invoice price. The car boasts a number of safety-related features which I am very happy with. For example, the speedometer is right below the horizon. Side-impact airbags are also standard, which is nice. Good gas mileage too - 32 city - 38 highway. The look is also very sleek, which is always good in my book. The only thing I don't like is the hand-break design which intrudes into the leg-room of the driver when activated.

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Sherman writes:
2006 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

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-Looks excellent
-Performs excellently for what it's intended for

Cons

-Front wheel drive
-Little crevices that pocket water, so that after I wash my car and think I'm done the drying stage, more water leaks out.
-May draw police attention
-I'm afraid to park this in the shadier parts of town. To me it looks too good.

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Hot Commuter — I bought this car with the sole intent of commuting. I figured that if I'm going to keep something for a really long time, I might as well customize it. Aside from the aerokit (skirt package), I was not satisfied by what HFP (Honda Factory Performance) had to offer in terms of parts upgrading so I looked around myself for my own cosmetic upgrades. I thought the HFP spoiler was more than ugly, so I got installed an aftermarket one. I didn't feel like paying for overpriced and average looking HFP wheels, so I found some aftermarket ones as well. Put that all together and I got one hot SEMA Civic inspired ride. Even though I occasionally take it autocrossing for fun, I am satisfied with it's performance as a commuter vehicle and feel no need to upgrade the suspension, drivetrain or engine. Having the guts of an Si would be nice, but I don't feel like paying for 93 octane in this day and age. Overall, I cannot think of any other car that I'd prefer to have. This car is the one for me.

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Harry writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

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Reliable, looks good, gives pep when you need it

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Nothing

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2006 Honda Civic — For a daily driver type car, performance is good and gives a peppy "kick" when you want more spirited driving. Build quality is excellent, as expected from a Honda. The car looks great! Fuel economy not too good in city driving, but can hit 13km/L with highway driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marcel writes:
2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

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attractive, solidly-built

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Initial price, simple mp3 player

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Maintaining A Solid Reputation — I have driven this car for nearly three years and over 60,000 miles and it still feels new--it is a very solid car for a non-luxury make. While the engine is small, (1.8L,140hp) the manual transmission allows this car to get up to speed when it needs to. The small engine also leads to great mileage -- as much as 38mpg for straight highway driving although I typically average in the mid-30's. Best of all, after three years, I still have trouble taking my eyes off this car.

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Mike writes:
2006 Honda Civic Si Coupe Review
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4

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6 speed manual transmission, 8200rpm redline, limited slip differential, sport suspension, fantastic looks

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interior build quality, lack of torque, premium fuel required

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2006 Honda Civic Si — This is a fun and economical sporty coupe. The car is quite stylish and gets a lot of looks. The performance is definitely above average on all fronts. The car has great top end acceleration above 5800 rpm and handles like a dream. Seeing that it is a high revving inline 4 engine, torque is definitely lacking down low. Don't expect to go anywhere fast until the engine really gets singing. The interior build quality is not the best, with rattles emanating from most panels at one point or another, due to the fluctuation in temperature. The layout of the controls and gauges is spot on. This car does not sip gas like the new 1.8L civics, however it does not guzzle gas by any means either. Expect 500-550kms for a tank of gas (~45L) with light driving. Bottom line, this is still an economy car and has many cost cutting measures in place, however it performs quite well with all the added upgrades and should be near the top of your wish list if you're an enthusiast on a budget.

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