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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Carlosdariela writes:
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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5

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Great car, excellent gas saver car.

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Carlosdariela
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Best Car Ever — I like this car because runs like new and save gas as I had never saved in my life. great, great, great, great. This car has been a great car for family and friends. If I have the opportunity of have another car like this I would have it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1simplecat writes:
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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4

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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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Jakeaddair writes:
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
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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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Cattweetsi writes:
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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sunavo writes:
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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peytonhallquist writes:
2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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Fuel economy. No maintenance issues. Comfortable. Roomy. Reliable. Handles great.

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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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tabaleigh writes:
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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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devindrae writes:
2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

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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 ?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tonyas writes:
2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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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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Fazil writes:
2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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aero dynamic design, small steering, wide dash board

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low body weight

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My Mechine — aero dynamic desin, small steering wheel same as racing car, wide tyres, high road grip, good seating after all good fuel consumption suit for young eneration. digital speedo meter and cute dash board. and comes in elegent colours. superb interior

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