2011 Honda Civic User Reviews

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    2011 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Buy One Of Your Own — The car is Great. I am pleasantly surprised with the performace of it going from a 6 cylinder down to this car. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The interior and exterior scream sexy. And since I work for honda it was only appropriate.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its sexy.

    Cons: Not the Gas mileage

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    75

    Best In Class — I've had four different Hondas and each one of them was stylish, fun to drive, reliable and had great gas mileage. I have also seen first hand how well these compact cars are built. My niece was in an accident with her civic. The car gave way and it crumpled in all the right places keeping the engine out of the passenger compartment and preventing her from suffering life threatening injury.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great interior space for this class. The trunk holds groceries and a wheelchair. The gas mileage is great for an all gas engine. It has quick pick up and snugs the roads handling. The dash and controls are easly accessible and make sense.

    Cons: There are really no cons with this car.

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    2011 Honda Civic Si Review
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    The 2011 Civic Si Sedan: A Car For The Practical-minded Enthusiast — First, some background information. I drive my Si 14000 to 15000 miles per year. My commute to work is a handful of miles on mainly straight roads, with lots of traffic signals. Overall, I average 26 to 27 mpg. The Si has been through rain, snow, ice, flooding, and every other condition that New England weather can produce. It has even been driven through foot-deep water without any problem. Despite a few weaknesses, I have bonded with this car more than any other. What I like about the Si Sedan is its mix of performance and practicality. It gives you a respectable amount of horsepower (nearly 200), and yet sips fuel conservatively. I average about 26 mpg in mixed driving conditions. The Si can seat 5 adults rather comfortably, which is impressive for a car in its class. It is much more spacious than previous Civics. The trunk is absolutely enormous for a compact car, and can hold many a grocery bag. You could drive the Si like any normal Civic, shifting below 3000 or 4000 RPM, cruising along quietly, and be perfectly happy using it that way. However, there are a few reminders of what lies beneath the hood. When you encounter an onramp or a curvy back road, you can actually feel the Si urging you on, wanting you to take it to its limit. This car grips. You can throw it into corners and make it dance back and forth between under- and oversteer. Even when it appears to be close to the limit, squeezing the accelerator produces more mind-boggling cornering grip, thanks to the limited-slip differential. The Si's handling is not without fault. At slower cornering speeds, it has a slight sensation of numb softness. There is noticeable body roll, so transitions can be tricky. However, all of that disappears when you push it hard. Chrome tip aside, the exhaust is a masterpiece. At idle, it emits a deep, baritone growl, thanks to a tuned resonator. Driving with the windows up, the hum of the exhaust is just audible enough to make you smile. With the windows down, you'll be grinning ear-to-ear. Give it partial throttle and let off the accelerator between 2000 and 3000 RPM. You will be greeted by a seductive symphony of snapping and popping backfire. Give it full throttle all the way to redline, and it howls fiercely. The number one reason for buying this car is the engine. The K20Z3 is the paragon of Honda engineering. With all aluminum construction and an 11:1 compression ratio, it produces nearly 100 horsepower per liter and revs all the way to 8000 RPM. VTEC, Honda's variable valve timing system, kicks in at 5800 RPM by switching to camshafts with high valve lift and duration. From that point on, the car transforms into a street racing machine. The engine note can only be described as a beautiful, DOHC Honda snarl. Everyone who has driven a twin cam Honda knows that sound, and this engine produces one of the best examples. Below the VTEC switchover, the car is quiet and civilized, but between 6000 RPM and redline, it begins to roar loud enough to turn many heads. The best part about the engine is that it will go on reliably for hundreds of thousands of miles. The biggest shortcomings I have observed in the Si Sedan are as follows. It doesn't like to behave properly on cold mornings. The acceleration and transmission are jittery and jumpy, more so than in any other cars I have driven. This lasts until the engine begins to reach operating temperature. The front seats are creaky, and the driver's seat has an active safety mechanism in it that squeaks as you move and go over bumps. If you rapidly accelerate (throttle to the floor), and then switch to quick braking, the engine RPM 'hangs' in place for a few moments, before dropping down to idle. This is because of the cam phasing and electronic throttle programming in the car's ECU. I've been told that it's completely normal, and it's part of the reason why fuel economy is so good. It's just something you have to learn to live with. In summary, the Civic Si is not the best at everything. It does not accelerate as fast or fit as much furniture as a GTI. It does not handle or brake as well as a BRZ. What it does instead is give you the best mix of all categories: performance, practicality, fuel economy, and value. I would definitely recommend this car.

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    - superb engine sound and exhaust note
    - grin-inducing acceleration
    - neutral and balanced handling
    - excellent interior space for class
    - decent fuel economy (21/29)
    - holds value

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    - quirky electronic throttle makes engine RPM 'hang' for a few seconds when switching from rapid acceleration to deceleration
    - jittery acceleration and jumpy gearbox on cold mornings
    - squeaky front seats
    - pillars on either side of windshield severely limit visibility
    - interior materials not up to usual Honda standards

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    The Civic exemplifies automotive excellence and blends fun with efficiency and practicality. Precise steering, a solid chassis, and a well-tuned suspension provide both a compliant ride and sweet handling. Sedans and coupes get a 158-hp 2.0-liter four or a 174-hp 1.5-liter turbo four paired with a six-speed manual or a CVT.
    Handling Ranked 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ better.
    "Smooth drive, especially on turns"
    Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ better.
    "Better overall style top to bottom"

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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

    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

    2009 Honda Civic Reviews

    Best Economical Car By pursuitautosales

    I traded my v-8 truck in for my Civic, the gas money I saved going 60 miles one way alone paid my car payment. Never had any major issues with the car. would buy again, and again, and again! Read More

    Great Basic Car For College Students By jae0803

    I really like the interior dash board design. The blue gauges aren't as harsh at night as the green ones on my Cadillac. Great gas mileage and repair costs are very manageable. I'd recommend it to a f... Read More

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