2006 Honda Civic User Reviews

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Users ranked 2006 Honda Civic against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2006 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Our Awesome Go-cart! — We love this car! It has both a sporty stylish look, but is also very practical in its gas efficiency. The overall handling is well this car drives is smooth. We feel extremely safe driving it. We would purchase one again at a later time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This Civic is the most cost efficient car we have owned.  It will get around 38 mpg.  It's reliable and drives well.

    Cons: We haven't experienced any cons yet.  For our families needs, we were wanting a larger sedan.

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    2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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    Reliable — I love the gas mileage, handling, looks and reliable for the most part. I did have to put a new engine in due to a mistake that my local repair shop overlooked, but since then it has ran great. I recommend it for first time buyers and those who travel a great deal.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great on gas, sharp looking.

    Cons: Pulley tensioner may go out on certain vin numbers and if your local repair shop doesn't pull up the TSB and get it straight to Honda, it could be a costly fix with a new engine replacement.

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    2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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    Sporty Ride And Great Gas Mileage! — I loved the economy aspect...better gas mileage than I expected and I love that it's a 4-door, too, with reasonable leg room in the back PLUS a nice sized trunk! We just put window tinting on it a few months ago, and it we really loved the way that cooled down the car in these hot summer months.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: GREAT gas mileage - 33 city/38 hwy, clean, well-maintained, and a sporty ride

    Cons: Low to the ground, so hard to get out of for an old lady.

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    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid w/ Navigation Review
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    Awesome — The car is great especially for commuting to & from work. its also compact so you can squeeze into places easily. The drive is awesome, you can speed up quickly, just watch yourself because before you know it you'll be driving 20-25 miles over limit & not notice!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great on Gas!!!!

    Cons: None

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    2006 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Awesome!! — Very convenient when it comes to parking. Knowing that I am a woman, parking can be quite intimidating sometimes. Hahaha... I like the silver color too. It's not too obvious when you have scratches. It's just too compact when it comes to bringing family abroad. Overall, this is the best car I have so far to commute to work. Gas mileage efficient too.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: trunk is actually spacier than expected, easy parking at downtown or tight spaces.

    Cons: too compact for family

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    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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    A Perfect Fit For Only A Few Drivers — Okay so there are a lot of trade offs with this car. I went from a v8 Bronco to a v6 Accord, to a v4 Civic. You can feel the difference. My loving friend nicknamed my Civ "the Weed-whacker" for a reason. VVVVRRRROOOOOMMMMM!!! and you go nowhere if the battery is low. Okay so this car is different for one major reason that breaks down into smaller pieces. It's a hybrid!! But you already knew that. The thing is that when I bought it I knew I was going to be making a lot of trips across Denver with it and didn't want to spend my entire paycheck on gas. No one bothered to tell me some little hiccups I would be having with this car. 1. The battery. Some models have had recalls on them. The '06 model is the only one in the five or so years worth of recalls. Also a good thing to mention is that when you stop at a stop light or a stop sign, the engine turns off. No idling! It makes for a scare for some passengers but it's kind of funny to watch them freak out. When you take your foot off the brake, the engine automatically starts back up and you can easily keep pace with every other car you're driving alongside (with a few exceptions talked about below). 2. The charger. NO you do not plug it in! However, when you coast or step on the break it charges the three batteries that are under the back seat. Genius! If the battery power starts dying, the engine charges it so you're using all gas instead of part gas/ part battery. You can and will notice a difference when stepping on the gas. Hence the VRRRROOOOMMM!!!! and you go nowhere part. Try as you may, if you're starting at the bottom or in the middle of a hill and going up you will probably be passed by a 100cc motorcycle for the first two or three small blocks. 3. Fair weather. If you run the AC you will get bad mileage. Simply because the battery will be drained and all your gas will be used A. Driving and B. charging the battery up. If you run the heater you will get bad mileage. The heater doesn't drain the battery as quickly as the AC does but it does make my mileage go down a ways. So about the mileage. You may have also heard that there is a class action lawsuit against Honda for false advertising on the Hybrid. True, and it is in court sometime in fall 2012. Since there are so many factors involved with the type of gas mileage you can get,it isn't right that Honda advertised these cars as on average getting 40 mpg in town and 47 highway. If you drive like a lead foot you will get bad gas mileage. Don't gun it (if you even can). Here is what I get: in town: 38-40 depending on how far I have to drive. Short trips only, bad gas mileage. (Short trip equals 10 miles or less) So don't take it garage saleing! Highway: 47-50mpg. (on flat/ semi flat highways with mid to no traffic). Mountain driving on freeway (Colorado Rockies, not hills) uphill:36mpg downhill: 56mpg. Snow: HELL NO! Again, I live in Colorado where I have snow galore one week and none for the rest of the month. Since actual clearance of this car is no more then 5 inches, I do not recommend this car in snow. I bought this car for a real deal. It was a lease car so it only had 17k miles on it and bought it for only $18k. It handles really well and has a tight turning radius. I like the room it offers in the front seat, back seat is a different story. Fairly little cargo space since the back seats don't fold down from the trunk and some room is taken out of the trunk for the batteries (housed under the back passenger seat). Overall I would recommend this car to someone who is looking for the fuel economy in an area where you don't have to make a lot of short trips. Pizza delivery drivers should stay away! The autostop feature when you stop at stop signs and lights is different and unique. I would urge a prospective buyer to try it out for a month before committing.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Overall I would recommend this car to someone who is looking for the fuel economy in an area where you don't have to make a lot of short trips. Pizza delivery drivers should stay away! The autostop feature when you stop at stop signs and lights is different and unique. I would urge a prospective buyer to try it out for a month before committing.

    Cons: False advertising for mileage if you drive like a lead foot! Can't gun it.

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    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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    Flexible And Easy To Drive Car — This car has the ability to save money because it is a hybrid car. On the high way, it can make above 50 mpg which is very high in relative to the other cars. Well maintained. You will like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is a great car to drive. I like it so much

    Cons: Because I have three kids, I have to find a bigger car.

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    I Love This Car - It Has Been A Very Good Reliable Car. — The car is my commute vehicle. It works as advertized. The gas mileage is great. I have never had a problem or issue with the car. It is gutless but I have saved thousands of dollars $$$ in gas. This is probably the best car that I have ever owned.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: MPG, Dash, Navi

    Cons: Gutless

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    2006 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Decent But Noy Outstanding Car. — Bought this car new snd drove it to about 60,000 miles. Not a lot of power but it's a small car. Junky sun visors break after a few months. Disappointed getting 27 mpg from a Small civic. AC blower broke at 50,000 miles. No other problems. Liked my 98 Honda Civic much better but still not a bad car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Appearance

    Cons: Visors break often

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    2006 Honda Civic EX Review
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    Great Car — This has been a great family car for us. 70000+ and going strong. Great handling, braking ans suspension. Excellent gas mileage. This is certainly a fun car to drive. It handles all of our luggage with ease when we go on trips.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks, fuel economy, reliability

    Cons: Power

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

    i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

    I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

    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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