I purchased a 2010 Honda Civic Sedan in January and honestly it’s okay, but no gold star. I’d been a loyal Nissan customer for years and decided to try something a little different this go ’round. I’ve had 3 Nissan Sentras and a Nissan Altima and I’ve driven a Nissan Pathfinder many times.
I was expecting a Honda in the low-end price range to at least “feel” as good as my Nissan Sentra, but it doesn’t, but maybe that’s just a me thing.
Okay, so I get my Honda Civic home only to find out the gas mileage is not great. I’ve read some reviews that say the gas mileage is exceptional, but not mine. Then again, I do mostly local driving and very little highway driving.
Maybe it’s just me, but the exterior of this car feels cheap, but I guess in the low-end price range, I got what I paid for.
Twice the panel over the front left wheel has popped up and almost off for no reason (no, I didn’t hit anything). I had to snap it back into place.
I find the drive of this car somewhat sluggish and the acceleration is not great. Don’t even think about pulling out onto a busy highway into traffic unless you’ve got a whole lot of leeway. This car also does not like hills, so if you live in San Francisco or some other hilly terrain, don’t even think about it. It also has several blind spots in the front and back.
On the upside, it’s a decent-looking car – a bit non-descript, but decent nonetheless. It has a nice dashboard that’s user-friendly and it’s comfortable with a good-sized back seat and reasonable trunk space. It handles well in the snow and it’s relatively easy to handle overall as far as steering and control go. The interior is roomy and I’m tall for a female (5’9″). I’ve had people in the car up to 6’3″ and they were comfortable also.
Whenever I come to a slow stop in this car, the brakes make this annoying rumbling sound as if I’m driving over cobblestones. None of the other cars I’ve owned ever made that noise with or without anti-lock brakes.
The radio and speakers are okay. No complaints there. I wasn’t expecting a Bose System.
This car is also missing common features which come standard and free in most cars in the same price range ($15,000 to $25,000). I know, I know…it’s a cheap car.
The reason I purchased it was the price, Honda’s reputation and the fact that it had a good crash test rating.
The front end of this car is a bit low, so you’ve got to be cautious when going in and out of driveways or over ramps.
Obviously, I’m not expecting to have the quality, features and grace of a Lamborghini, but sheesh.
I want my Nissan back! Well, I really want a Lamborghini Gallardo, but I’m being realistic.