2008 Honda Civic Top Comparisons

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2008 Honda Civic EX-LReview
tabaleigh writes:
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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

Pros: Fuel economy, reliability, comfort, handling, sound system

Cons: Cabin noise

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2008 Honda Civic LXReview
devindrae writes:
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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

Pros: Excellent MPG.

Cons: Small for family

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2008 Honda Civic LXReview
Tonyas writes:
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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

Pros: Looks good, rides smooth, dash

Cons: A/C issues, visor broke

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2008 Honda Civic Si MugenReview
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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.

Pros: Its a Real Mugen!!! Nothing Need to say. Just like how it is built.

Cons: Get pull over by cops easily.

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2008 Honda Civic EXReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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2008 Honda Civic LXReview
Jonathan writes:
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Great Car — I love my Civic! I drive it every day to and from work. I love the manual transmission and it keeps it fun even as I get great gas mileage. Price was right too so that's a huge plus. Would certainly buy again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage and reliability.

Cons: Ride is a little loud and not the best for long road trips.

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2008 Honda Civic LXReview
sendth writes:
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Best In The Market — There is little one can complain about this car. Is comfortable on front and rear seats. The slight limitation of child seats in the rear still is better than other cars in its class and even others considered to be mid size. Will recommend and buy this car with eyes closed any time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Fuel Economy without the expensive hybrid costs, Comfortable, reliable and smooth.

Cons: Access to rear seat thru trunk is a little limited for wider objects.

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2008 Honda Civic SiReview
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A Tiger In A House Cats Body — I like everything. Nothing is really bad about it from my point of view. But im a gearhead. The main issue i have personally is that i cant kill my urge to customize it...thats the only way that this car really gets expensive. Yes it takes premium/super unleaded, but it gets good enough MPG that its maybe a $2-$3 difference at fill up. I love it and at this point wouldnt trade it for anything else. It fits me needs and wants to a T and i couldnt ask for better.

Pros: Great car with lots of go.  Like Jeremy Clarkson said about the European Type-R, its like a pensioners terrier, you open the door and its over your shoulder and out the door.  It Has great fuel economy for the power and the sedan (which i have) has great cargo capacity as well as plenty of room for passengers.  The engine is a proven engine, strong, reliable and easy/cheap to maintain, although if you own an Si, chances are your not going to want to take the cheap route to maintenance.  Price for power and versatility and overall fun drive is really good.  Its hard to find a car that hits in all the areas with high marks like this one does.

Cons: None really.  A few issues with the clutch pedal and 3rd gear synchro on the 08 model but those arent a big deal and can generally be fixed or remedied fairly simply and inexpensively.  The only other thing is that this is a cat that isnt for people who have never driven a manual transmission.  They dont come in an automatic trim and can be jerky and touchy for a first standard.  Me having had most of my cars standard anyway, this was no problem. In fact, i welcomed it.

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2008 Honda Civic LXReview
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Mr. Dependability — My Civic is a reliable, efficient, and stylish vehicle. With gas prices heading no where but up, this is a great choice. It is also a very dependable and low maintenance vehicle which will easily give you 200,000 miles if just minimally taken care of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage, very reliable, and good power.

Cons: A little small for families with older kids.  

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2008 Honda Civic DXReview
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Sorry Gas Pumps — Great car and super on gas - needs a little more room for a family of 4. Drives like a sports car, handles road well. Would have opted for the Civic SI for a more horse power. Great for around town or highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 40 miles to the gallon!

Cons: Hard to get in & out of

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Israel

My Honda Civic Sport is stylish and economical. Great car !! Read More

2020 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Guru5N6KT

Love the car. Great gas mileage, its peppy makes getting on the freeway easy. Only complaint is could use more USB ports. Read More

Review By dkrenfer

The car was a super great deal and that was why it sold before I could make up my mind. It was one of those “to good to be true “ deals. That is why I hesitated. Read More

2019 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Guru9CNRB8

The vehicle is in excellent shape and very clean. The price was fair and reasonable. Very low mileage. Smooth ride. Read More

Review By Ken

Good review and a good value of the car ! Read More

2018 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Damon

I got a new car this past Wednesday. Civics are outstanding vehicles and are real great on gas mileage, especially the EX and EX-T models Read More

Review By Jessica

I love my car. Seats a little low but ok Read More

2017 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Kristie

It is missing cup holder in the doors.... thats a nice feature that dont take up room cuz the door storage is already there. Also missing your pressure monitor so you can monitor air pressure from b... Read More

Review By Kimberly

No seat lumbar. It hurts your back to go anywhere. Around town , its awesome but on a 3 hr trip, it will kill your back. Read More

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