2008 Honda Civic User Reviews

2008 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 153 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
"ride" 68 reviews
"fuel economy" 59 reviews
"power" 56 reviews
"handling" 27 reviews
"speed" 21 reviews
CONS
"power" 20 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"seat" 6 reviews
"small power" 6 reviews

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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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Better than average gas mileage.

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Lacks in power due to small engine with electric back up.

1simplecat
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Great For The Commute To Work — This car is a great improvement in gas mileage from my last car. The increase in MPG alone is about as much as a car payment. Rides and handles well. Good value for a used vehicle. I imagine this would have been a great ride new.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic EX-L Review
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Reliable, solid, roomy for a small car, controls, comfort, ride, gas mileage, quality build., fun to drive, fold down rear seats

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Road noise

Jakeaddair
25

Almost Perfect — This car hasn't had a repair performed in 7 years and 70k of mixed driving. If this car had more road noise isolation it would be perfect. Easy ingress-egress, the driving position is great, controls are simple and well placed. Power is ok but at 38-40 mpg highway driving it strikes the perfect balance. It is as solid, rattle and squeak free as the day it was delivered. Handling is excellent. The interior is designed with high quality materials. The leather seats look new. I paid $23K for this car new and it's worth $10 to 11K today. For a small economical car I find it difficult to believe there's anything better.

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2008 Honda Civic EX-L w/ Navigation Review
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look and feel of the car and reliability

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size

Cattweetsi
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Reliable Sleek And Stylish Car — look and feel of the car with internal lighting, sunroof and digital speed display is awesome. Of course being Honda it is very reliable, safe and have good resale value. Navigation system of this car is also really good. f

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic Si Review
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The above stars are in relation to other sport compact cars. This is really one of the best cars I've ever owned. Reliable, fast, handles very well. Love the short throw shifter, and the engine response is instant, a very fun to car to heel toe.

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Low end torque is a minor issue, but thats part of the fun of this car, keeping it in its power band pays off

sunavo
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Great Sports Compact — The above stars are in relation to other sport compact cars. This is really one of the best cars I've ever owned. Reliable, fast, handles very well. Love the short throw shifter, and the engine response is instant, a very fun to car to heel toe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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Fuel economy. No maintenance issues. Comfortable. Roomy. Reliable. Handles great.

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None

peytonhallquist
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Couldn't Ask For A Better Vehicle — For a family sized sedan, Civics are stylish while being comfortable. It got me to Virginia and I was comfortable the entire time! They have little to no serious maintenance issues and only went to the shop to get routine oil changes. The money this car saved me in gas was incredible and most definitely saved me thousands of dollars after switching from an SUV. While not being incredibly sporty and fast, my Civic was a blast to drive and I would most definitely recommend these vehicles to anyone looking for a fun vehicle with great fuel economy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic EX-L Review
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Fuel economy, reliability, comfort, handling, sound system

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Cabin noise

tabaleigh
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Great Car — The most reliable and fuel efficient car I have owned. The interior is larger than one might expect, and comfortable. Great handling and visibility. Very good sound system. Convenient features like steering wheel controls; easy to see gauge cluster; heated seats; pass-thru back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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Excellent MPG.

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Small for family

devindrae
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Mr. Civic — The honda civic is a great commuter car. I currently have 94K on the odometer, treat the car like crap, and have no issues. Just oil, gas and go. At 30+MPG how can you go wrong with the civic ?

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Looks good, rides smooth, dash

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A/C issues, visor broke

Tonyas
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White Suit, Black Shoes — I simply love this car, just wish I wasn't experiencing problems with it. I've got a cracked visor, broken A/C, and recently replaced fuel pump. Running about 63,000 miles on this car shouldn't present all these issues. I've also heard of other potential problems with this car including a possibility of a cracked engine block as well as abnormal and premature wear on the tires due to insufficient quality of the cars arms.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Civic Si Mugen Review
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Its a Real Mugen!!! Nothing Need to say. Just like how it is built.

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Get pull over by cops easily.

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Best Honda Civic You Can Find In The Us So Far. — Excellence Style, good handling, mugen spoiler, mugen body kit, mugen wheel, mugen muffler. Best Honda Civic in the US ever. only 1000 made. If you can find one and you want it, go ahead and get it. You wont be disappointed.

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2008 Honda Civic EX Review
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Very reliable, comfortable and economical - I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil and run Continental ExtremeContac tires - average 35-36 MPG on highway - runs strong on long trips on cruise control at 70-75 MPG.

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Air conditioning has been only complaint - have spent $350 recently and problem not solved - cuts on and off - blows weakly when it does work - some reports say this is endemic with Civics and there is talk of a class action lawsuit against Honda America - did not have that problem with previous Hondas - disappointed but not ready to give up on it yet.

OldeSchool
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A Great Car With One Exception — Made the mistake of buying black but that is my fault - body and interior look good - wheels look sharp - again, something must be done about Civic A/C's - if not my next car will be Subaru or Toyota - that would be a shame!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Classy Car By Caddyohlala

I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

Madison By Lamster

Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime Read More

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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