2008 Honda Civic User Reviews

2008 Honda Civic Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 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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    Displaying 101 - 110 of 154 2008 Honda Civic reviews.

    2008 Honda Civic EX Review
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    185

    Best In Class! — i tested this car early this year. i couldn't live with the camry any longer and thought that i could downsize. it came down to this, the accord, and the altima. this car is peppy and fun to drive, and i think that it is a great car. i would love to have one!

    Pros: i like it better than some midsize cars, good engine, powertrain, reliability, crash tests, standard abs, fuel economy, inexpensive, handling, interior comfort.

    Cons: no esc.

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    2008 Honda Civic Si Review
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    2008 Honda Civic Si — Dirt cheap. Highly reliable. Handles well. Quick acceleration. Good brakes. Manual transmission a joy. Gas mileage not as high as I had been led to expect, real-life experience of low 20's mixed driving. Build quality seems high, if not too ambitious. Fit and finish fine. I think the lack of many extras included on my old BMW 740i(!) is an advantage. Examples: Controls for hvac are simple, rather than elaborate—i.e., no separate controls for right and left side. No wiper on rear window. No stopwatch on dashboard. Good leg room for a 76" tall gentleman of nearly 260 lbs! Good fun, quite happy.

    Pros: Cheap, reliable, handling, quickness, fun to drive...

    Cons: Gas mileage no great, in low 20's.

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    The Safe Choice, But Not Necessarily The Most Exciting — I was somewhat excited to drive this version of the Honda Civic when it was new. I did get my opportunity to drive a 2006, so it kind of disappointed me and left me with a less than favourable impression of Honda. The 2007 and 2008 versions are exactly the same as the 2006 I've driven all those model years anyways. The best things in my mind from the Civic was visually. From the outside it was a good attempt by Honda to make a Civic stand out instead of being a derivative of the Accord or vice-versa. I was more impressed with the inside where a automaker finally had the courage to re-introduce the digital dash, no second guessing analog nonsense. After all I do drive a car with a digital dash, Toyota was dumb to not continue its very reliable digital dash. Its clear Honda uses 21st century technology to make this interior, the digi dash is so much cleaner and easy to read over even the good 80s digi dashes. The plastics are actually quite good too. So I did like the interior. To drive...this is where I thought the Civic faltered. Power...if you drive the automatic version you will notice the transmission sapping power for your highway driving. In the city its actually a bit too jumpy, but for those high speeds the transmission is happy to delay your reach to 100 km/h when you feel its so close to that point. The handling surprised me as well, this felt on par with the 2003-2008 Corollas only difference was less body roll, more understeer. I heard Honda made this Civic more comfort oriented than the past, that is true this was the most comfortable Honda I driven...until I drove the Fit. Steering feel...one of the rare times where the Toyota Coroll(2003-2008)a had a bit more, Toyota of course not wanting to be defeated here made a more duller to drive car(2009). Bottom line for me is, I'd take a Fit over the Civic. Very similar cars the difference is the Fit is the better performer with the only sacrifice being power, the cool digi dash and some space. In its own class...no contest the Mazda3 is my choice this is a distant second.

    Pros: Decent exterior styling, very nice somewhat advanced interior, does all the things a regular should do well on

    Cons: Automatic transmission is ready to steal the engine's power, handling is disappointing

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    2008 Honda Civic Review
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    Best Sedan Car For Pakistan — I think it is the best car available in our country in this price range. Excellen driving, very smooth and responsive. Good handling and braking system (ABS Brakes) but a bit heavy on fuel. Overall good package. New style dashboard. Introduced digital speedometer. Dual airbag. I would recommend this car for my friends.

    Pros: Performance, Shape, Acceleration, Braking

    Cons: Available colours . Only grey, white and black to choose from !

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    2008 Honda Civic Si Review
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    Sports Injected — I love this car, wish had some more power but the car sticks to the road. I would suggest this car to people who are into imports and like car that can handle. I really don't have any dislikes, b/c you can mod civic so much. I really want to change the stock rims and maybe tint it for now, have lots of ideas and not the money so, we'll see.

    Pros: Everytihng

    Cons: none really

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    2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Honda Civic Lx Review — Great car for the money and you get the eco auto rebate from the government. It is great on gas and it is still peppy. Nice car for the money. So far cost of ownership seems to be good after all its only a few months old. I would definitely recommend it.

    Pros: great on gas and performance

    Cons: Could have a few more features.

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    2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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    All About My Car: Mj — MJ, as my stepson calls her, is cute sporty 4-door sedan with a fashionable light blue color. She has great pickup for her class and she is gas efficient. The sound system, although it doesn't kickass is better than the toyota's Yaris. The handling is better than the Toyota Yaris and the NIssan Sentra. She has never broken down and I have driven her on several long distance road trips. So far, I have no complaints and it has been almost a year.

    Pros: Great Color, cute build

    Cons: None yet... still in honeymoon phase.. well maybe I would have preferred leather

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    Honda Civic Type R Gt — It is the most awesome thing to drive.the faster u go the more it sticks to the road. easy shift quick to set off and just as quick to stop comfortable ride ;on the firm side but good ,can be hard to hold if accelerating and turning at the same time the power tends to get away from u but just takes a bit of getting used 2 then its just one big game .....t ..............he xx

    Pros: everything

    Cons: chips easily on front

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    2008 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Great Car!!! — I absolutely love this car! I have the sedan, and it is the perfect size; there is plenty of room. It rides and handles great. Excellent gas mileage! (I got 45 mpg driving to Florida, about 460 miles on 1 tank!!!) It has a really small engine (1.8L) but takes off really well. I love the interior as well. The digital speedometer is pretty cool, and I love the dash. My only regret is not buying the EX. This car is really wonderful!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Nothing!

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    2008 Honda Civic EX Review
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    Civic — I love this car. THe gas mileage is amazing, for 140 hp it has great pick up nd it still has that sporty look that i like! I really wanted the Si trim but it was a little too much money and insurane for me. neither here nor there i love this car!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: I would like a little more 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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