Honda Civic hatchback (2006-2011): owner reviews

"Space-age styling and great reliability are part of the Honda Civic's appeal: it's also fun to drive and practical, but has poor rear headroom."

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

39%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Suspension (3 cases)
  • Electrics (12 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes (4 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (2 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2 iCTDI

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Styling: Car is unique in look and still stands out from any other hatchback. Aero dynamic look is very impressive. Futuristic dashboard still looks Performance: The torque of the car will make you smile as soon as you hit 2000rpm. It doesn't have have a lot of BHP (140) but torque makes up for it specially on higher gears. Handling: Handling is not as good as previous generation but still good. Ride Quality: This is the worst part. Ride quality is very poor due to hard suspension but improves on even roads. Other bits: Rear visibility is not great but you get used to it after a while. You don't get exact MPG as Honda advertised but I am still OK with it (Average 50MPG).
Reliability

5 out of 5

Hardly anything went wrong with this car in last year.
Performance

4 out of 5

It's a decent performance from a Diesel car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
No problems from new. 100% reliable to date.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Main dealer servicing is very reasonable. However, car is thirsty. (This is obviously expected for this type of car & performance though).

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Generally pretty good - had a couple of issues a couple of years back - fixed for free by Honda. Had to replace battery recently, but can't really complain about that.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Again, no real complaints - fuel consumption is great for the performance. Parts could be cheaper.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
What can you say i have had this car for six years without any problems fair better than the much vaunted Golf.
Performance

5 out of 5

can be a little slow when accelerating
Running Cost

5 out of 5

normal servicing costs plus a set of wiper blades every 12 months

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
No real issues of note, expecially pleased with Honda response to service requirements etc.
Performance

5 out of 5

It is the best car I have owned in repsect to performance.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Happy on the maintenance side, however being a larger engined petrol car, the fuel costs can be higher than I would like.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30.5
Review
A (faslse) low oil level warning light came on after two days ownership and reset itself. Since then it has been completely reliable.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It isn't very economical and insurance is quite high but servicing is reasonable (I got the 5 year Honda Happiness deal)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Sensational car that should be a compulsary purchase for all aging bikers hanging up their leathers for the last time. Its an adrenalin rush each time i press that red starter button. Fine service package was an absolute bargain too.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type S GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car to drive on a long journey as interior is organised around the driver and seating is comfortable. Diesel engine has plenty of torque for overtaking. Downside is that paint chips and scratches very easily and the ride is a little stiff on bumpier roads. Cracking car and i'm in no rush to part with it 3 years on.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type R, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I wanted a car that provided cheap but exciting driving for a couple of years. The type r has far exceeded my expectations. Its quite quick, a pleasure to drive on long journeys and my local honda dealer has been fantastic. The only negative is the way the car rides around town. I would certainly buy another honda (this is my second after an s2000). Unfortunately honda now don't make anything that interesting!!!!

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Leeking back windown from new, 4 attempts to repair, ongoing problem with battery which goes flat after a week, numerous attempts to contact honda to find out why the battery goes flat, was informed by dealer that this is a problem with civics. All in all this renders the vehicle completly unreliable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX I-VTEC S-A, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I absolutely love it. However there are 2 problems. One is that the headrest is not as adjustable as others i have driven and sometimes i have my neck stretched forward. Also there is no rear window washer or wiper. They said it would not be necessary, but very often i find i need it. To clear snow or rain that falls when stopped at lights or to rinse salt off the screen on an icy day.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good family car, excellent engine, good interior. Let down by exterior plastics, which have had fixings break. Cost of brake discs and pads fairly high, although apart from tyres these are the only items that have required regular replacement. The biggest problem is fog lamps! They break easily and i have had to have 3 replacements at over £100 each.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The civic is a little bland (compared to my previous alfa) but is a really good performer and mostly reliable. At the third annual service (car out of warranty) i pointed out that the steering was noisy and that there was a rattle on the rear suspension. I was very impressed when the front bump-stops and a rear shock absorber were replaced entirely at honda's expense. Impressive service!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent car in general. Has three faults: poor quality paint (it chips very easily), very thirsty diesel engine (mid 30s mpg is not acceptable for this class) and no "memory" on the front seats when pushed forward to allow rear passenger acess..which is just plain silly in a 3 door.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Generally i have always been impressed by hondas and have bought this model consistantly over the last 20 years. The quality, performance and style are exemplary. I am not so impressed by their after sales care packages, particularly when you see what other manufactirers are now offering.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SI, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very nice to drive. Suspension takes some time to get used to especially if you drove a saloon model before. Interiors have upmarket finish and sufficient boot space. I wish honda can bring in some diesel options as currently only 2.2 diesel available.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
car has only done 50,000 miles i have had to replace the rear break disks fit 2 new suspension dampers both front anti roll bar linkages
Running Cost

2 out of 5

spare parts are more expensive than BMW

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
No issues at all. Never been back to the dealer except for routing services.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Economy very good and always over 50 mpg. Servicing fixed price of Ł850 for first 72,000 miles is good too.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Only issue was a new battery required. Aside that I have had no problems with any aspect of owning the car even though I stretched the service interval - a lot.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel is the major cost. Parts i've bought are battery and tyres all of which were alright price-wise.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
No breakdowns. One or two build quality issues. ( door mirror folding fault ) ( steering knock ) not sure if there is a problem yet. ( Gear box 3rd 4th syncro hubs replaced ) prior to my ownership, at 39000 miles. Gear boxes are bad. The list of warranty items replaced is relatively long for what i would expect from a Honda. Overall build quality is poor for a Honda. Still happy enough with the car though. It's not cost me any money as yet. One thing a Honda will always do, is run. That is always the main thing. It's cost cutting by manufacturers to increase profit that is the problem.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

28 - 30 mpg town and motorway, no matter how you drive. My old Mazda 3 sport 2.0 was the same. At least the Civic has some power. This is the cost of 200bhp. Like it or lump it !

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type s-gt, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great in the summer time, handles well and looks good. Terrible in the winter, slightest bit of snow (1cm) and the traction control kicks in and it doesn't move, especially up hill.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I got £7000 off the actual price of the car brand new, it was only 5months old and was a demonstrators car and came equipped with all the optional extras. Fanstastic to drive, fast enough but really uncomfortable as the suspension is solid. This does allow you to turn corners with more stability. Worst part of the car is the steering lock is so short and i always need to reverse back an forth to get out and in tight spaces that other cars simply just drive into. The car is so much fun though and looks great and can easily put up with the niggles.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The honda civic 2.2cdti is a great car. Rapid, fuel efficient & sufficiently stylish to stand out (yet not look dated), even though it is 5 years old. It blends practicality with a sense of fun, however has few minor issues. Rear visibility isn't amazing; the spoiler across the rear window wasn't the best design choice, and it has thick front pillars, restricting your viewing. Overall, a quality product.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

type r gt, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Its an all or nothing vehicle that has fantastic looks,performance and driving pleasure when used properly,now expensive due to fuel prices and not as user frendly for commuting or slower daily driving conditions,but a beautiful well made car,glad to have owned one but will go for something less thirsty next time.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It has good fuel consumption, lots of facilities like cruise control, auto wipers etc and has very good luggage space, i believe the best in its class. The only things i don't like are the limited views and the ride.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

standard, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good driving experience, good economy and performance, tight on headroom in the back. poor rear visability , expensive servicing. Poor customer service from honda. Terrible ride

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love the futuristic dash and everything is where you expect it to be. It is a practical, spacious car, but has a few faults, is access in via back doors (watch your head!) And firm ride. Honda was brave to produce such a striking car and i hope it was rewarded in sales. Rivals just looked bland. Normallly after three years of driving the same car i'm bored with it but i still enjoy the civic.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX CiDTi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A stylish marmite car, love its looks or hate it. I love it my first ever diesel and cant believe the mpg and how much it makes me smile, overtaking is a breeze would put my old cupra turbo to shame on in gear punch. Very pleased.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

type R, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car with some poor build quality issues. Drivers door trim and retaining bracket problems, and also paintwork very poor quality - it seems particularly susceptible to stone chips. In saying that, the type r is a great car to drive and fingers crossed has had no mechanical issues whatsoever, with only normal servicing as costs apart from £60 or so to get door retaining bracket fixed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car goes well, looks great and is a honda so it won't go wrong. The combination of performance and practicality at a very good on the road price was unbeatable at the time i bought it. I only went in for a service on my 2004 type r

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type S GT

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
I've always loved Japanese cars, they're unrivalled for their potent combination of quality, reliability and price-point. Admittedly, no manufacturer is perfect and whilst Hondas do get problems, few are major. My current Civic Type S GT has been hassle free for the past 6 years of ownership, it's now reaching 9 years old. Saying that, it did develop a mechanical fault that failed the MOT and another that was put on as an advisory. It had its MOT failure 08/2018 and failed on a worn ball joint in the suspensions control arm, which cost £250 to repair. The advisory was for misting around the top of the strut of the same suspension as the control arm, suggesting the strut is leaking slightly. Other than this I can say it has been near-fault free........ there are however, a few minor issues. 1 - It rattles inside: it seems to be a common Civic 'trait' to have vibrations, creaks etc in the dash. 2 - The turning circle is appalling, but you get used to it. 3 - The ride quality is dire. Civics are well-known for harsh ride quality but I must say this one is abysmal. You feel every imperfection that exists on our dilapidated roads and doesn't get better with lower wheel sizes or higher tyre profiles either. Mine came with 19" optional extra wheels on and that was harsh. In a bid to reduce tyre costs and increase comfort, I put the standard fitment 17" wheels on and it still felt the same. 4 - The clutch has a squeak. Not the actual clutch but the bushings on the pedal, the noise is really annoying if you're sitting in silence. Note: WD40 does not work for this, maybe a silicone oil will. Other than those issues, I can happily say it has not left me stranded or embarrassed me in public and apart from the MOT failure, it hasn't cost me more than I expected to pay to run a car. Honda's official combined fuel consumption figure is 43mpg but I get 38mpg driving carefully – around 320-340 miles per tank. Many people complain about the bar that obscures the wiper-less rear window personally it hasn't bothered me because I know how to drive.
Reliability
Top-notch but I'm annoyed by the control arm fault.
Performance
Rather nippy and responsive and will go if I ask it to. Reported to do 0-62 in 8.9 seconds, quick enough for me and sounds angry when you run revs through with a light exhaust tone.
Running Cost
Not great on fuel but for a 1.8 petrol, I never expected it to be back in 2009. Road tax is a government swindle at £195 per year.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Had a couple of minor issues with the brake discs, which needed replacing at 24,000 miles and CD player that had to be replaced. Both items carried out under warranty.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

They are OK

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
I was a Bit disappointed with honda service I had an intermittent squeal on rear brakes Honda Chester 2 times and Reading 1time both said it was safe to drive it was dust between the pads and discs 3time it needed pads and discs
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Thought it would be better than it is

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Surprisingly practical despite being the type-r. Fuel economy wasnt as bad as feared and i regularly get well above the book average mpg. Unfortunately the car has been judged against my last car (350z) and i miss the noise, power and rwd. But for £10k and low miles i think its good value although the 19" rims ruin the ride (butlook much better).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type R, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
For a hot hatch it delivers the goods. I get 300 miles to a tank, which isn't bad. Reversing can be a bit of a pain due to lack of rear visibility. Other than that, it is as expected ie excellent.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type S GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love it, i have the reassurance of the honda reliability in a sporty but practical car, for me it ticks all the boxes. This is the third honda i have owned and cannot see me buying another brand.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

es, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I think this is the best car i have ever owned. the seats are comfortable and the engine is really responsive if a little gruff at high revs. it still turns heads after 3 years and as fior reliability its up there with the best.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sr, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its less efficient than the last model i had that was the same but its due for a service so maybe they can tell me if anything needs tweaked. i love the boot space, interior styling and versatility of the back seats. that said i think not having a spare wheel is a stupid idea, and i dont like the back window with the light in the middle and no room for a rear wiper. overall ive had hondas for over 10 years now and ive never been disappointed.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great reliability, good to drive, plenty of power. Great practicality, good design features. Ride and handling a little disappointing, but not too bad. Different to the norm in design and style.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

iCTDI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

New
Review
The honda is fine, nothing more, the paintwork however is a disgrace with lots of chips, had it not been a company car i would have taken it back. Blind spots at the rear quarter of the car are awful and rear visiblity (out of rear window) is bad. Interior trim and build quality are not what you would expect from honda. By far my wifes vw touran is better which we have now had for 6 years. I will not buy a honda in the future and will most deffinately stay with vw.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

ex, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The car has proved to be quite unreliable. Numerous trips to the dealer to rectify problems although the dealer has been excellent. I have now written to honda to complain about a slipping clutch which is a known problem on the civic diesel. Very disappointed with the reliability of a car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The thing i will say is that the some honda dealers are bad at customer service, but some are amazing, like fleet autoway. The only thing i dont like about my car is the rear visibility or lack of it, and if honda did an mpv like an s max or something similar i would be staying with honda. The engine is unbelievable. Not the most frugal, but for effortless driving and overtaking, it cant be beaten. Just to reiterate, fleet autoway really are the best garage that i have ever had to deal with in my life!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type S GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Really good car let down by poor suspension resulting in terrible ride quality. Far too much road noise in the cabin. Paintwork is delicate with numerous stone chips. Build quality poor with creaking plastic mouldings and rattles. Dipped headlights poor. Windscreen wipers poor.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Nice looking car, honda is getting better to make stylish cars. But quality is no longer what it used to be when it comes to this car maker. I have owned more civics and was every time impressed with the reliability until i got this new model. I am chocked how bad it is build, and that they cant get even the simple things right. - bad rear breaks ( changed discs 2 times in 4 years, and 3 times break pads) - poorly fitted front windscreen = squeaking - lot of trim rattles - very weak paint that results in too many stone chips - replaced rear dampers when it was only 3 years old - loose bump stops on the front dampers - now also problems with gearbox when selecting second gear. Too bad that honda has improved on design, but forgot the quality which they used to be known for.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.8 I i-vtec petrol 5dr manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Excellent car. I've had it for 9 years and in that time the thermostat sensor went and a suspension link bar and tail light bulb failed. Other then that been it's been a perfect runner. No errors on the dashboard. I bought it in 2009 and kept the service history up to date. Sold it in 2017 with 139333 miles on the clock.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable car
Performance

5 out of 5

It never let me down on performance even though it's 11 years old.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Slightly expensive on petrol for short runs. I was getting 35mpg when driving carefully.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic car to look at & great to sit in & drive along the country lane but too much jerking when gear changes in auto mode, sometimes does'nt pull away quick enough - wish for more power & smooth pulling eg for overtaking & going up the hills.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Car is ok but not in the same league as previous cars (jaguar, rover, mercedes). Very unhappy with dealer - lot oif talk about 'exceeding expectations' but doesn't even come close!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Move away from twin wishbones was bad. Dual mass flywheel not a good system. Otherwise it still beats most other family cars for economy, comfort, rook=m and performance. Hard to replace unless by better so looking towards next civic.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
An excellent all round package. Not quite perfect but can be forgiven for its great practicality, especially with regards to the rear seating. Very intuitive dash layout that is very easy to use.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

type s, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good and bad. harsh ride, flimsy interior that rattles and squeaks, bonnet very prone to stone chips, build quality a let down. But very reliable, nice to drive, decent economy and performance, loads of kit, great dashboard.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I drive a honda civic es from new. I think that my car is well designed, comfortable and fun to drive. I am obsessed with the styling of it and it's a trend setter for all other cars in its range. I love the futuristic dashboard and i do not feel they should change it. The car is perfect. People say visibilty is a problem due to the spoiler but i cannot see what the issue is as it has not blocked my view. The car is just perfection.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car. Has been very reliable for the use it has had. The best part of the car is the practicality and engine. I have not seen a car in it's class or other classes as practical.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The suspension system is useless and now have rattles and the dampers do not dampen the road bumps, it's a known problem but honda refuse to do anything about it. I beleive the shock absorbers have callasped but they have refused even to look at the car. All we got was waffle that the suspension is not independant and only supported by dampers. So going over bumps just shudders throught he cabin. Never again buy a civic.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.8 si, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Ive worked for many manufacturers in the past but i must say and this is agreed with by many of my customers that i'd never driven or owned a honda before, but when i did for the first time i was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the car, the build, performance, reliability, economy and best of all the practicality of the civic, and other cars in the range

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good performance and economy. Roomiest in its class. Build quality is atrocious. Interior has numerous squeaks and rattles. Interior paintwork flakes off. Repeated failure of rear suspension. Bodywork seams separated and had to be welded but have now come apart again. Clutch judder at only 30k. Hid light starter failed at 3 months. Battery drain - flat if left for 4 days. Wheel arch trim works loose. The worst built car in 40 years of driving.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Civic Type S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good build quality and fairly economical. Good diesel engine. Below average ride and only adequate handling. Nightmare to see edges of the car when parking. Reliable Great interior and packaging inside---satisfied as its a company car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It does everything i want from a hot hatch at a price that i can afford. (i.e. The germans may be better but they cannot compete at this price break). The car is great to drive, looks good and has the traditional honda build quality and reliablity.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Have been very impressed with the honda civic. It's pretty bombproof and eats up the miles with easy. The ex model ensures that you've got all of the comforts available (sat-nav, climate control, etc). Overall an enjoyable car to drive but doesn't have the raw power and handling to really stir the soul.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall very reliable. Well engineered with very few faults other than teething problems in the first 2 years or so but all dealt with very well by honda. Honda also very good about notifying owners of recalls etc.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It has 145,000 miles in under 4 years and is still a comfortable easy to drive car. Yes faults have cropped up but the dealer has handled all with speed and efficiency. I wish i could choose another honda but our car poilcy has changed. Lindhill honda in colchester are the best dealers i have ever used in 30 years of motoring. Finding good dealers are key factors in choosing a car, compare lindhill to any peugeot dealer....No Contest.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

ex, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good engine and superb practicality spoilt by recalls for handbrake, bump stops,faulty dampers,door handle replaced,poor radio reception and more.Also Poor local dealer servicing (not sales/showroom). Overall this car was not tested enough before release to the general public.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type R, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A great car to drive. Very communicative, so you feel confident driving it. Amazing practicality too, with a huge rear bay area with the seats down. Still think it is one of the best hot hatches for performance, handling and practicality.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0litre to 3.0litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
For a manufacturer that did so well last year i am desperately disappointed with honda uk. Still awaiting further repairs so i can p/ex the thing. Honda ...the power of nightmares

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2 d i-ex

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Very reliable, only quibble is the interior velvet trim on doors and arm rest wears thin. Rear visibility is awkward with spoiler and front parking sensors should be standard to make this car equipped to the hi spec standard. Sat Nav upgrade disc is expensive, you could buy Tom Tom 700 for the same price.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent so far.
Performance
Very good with excellent low end torque, the six gears enable the power to be well disributed.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good normal servicing costs, front tyres last approx 2 years, rear 4 years. The puncture "inflation" kit was replaced by a get you home tyre. Why on an expensive car is a hydraulic jack not standard?

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46.3
Review
Repeated problems with clutch, oil pressure, dashboard rattles, seat fabric is worn too easy
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Honda parts are expensive so I've used 3rd party parts to lower costs which is saving over 60%

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Preexisting 2nd gear synchro problem, misaligned bonnet-problem still persists after 3 years. Many small trim issues, creak from chassis bolts- 1 recall for under bonnet harness. Appetite for rear brake pads. Steering rack feels a bit heavy-worn /power steering failure. Owned prelude before-fantastic car. Totally unenamoured with my civic -dealership technically not upto scratch-overfilled my engine at 1st service-never ran the same since- would like to get rid of car-although no one would buy my car as it feels like its got 120,000 miles on clock.paint quality-worst I've ever known.Car does feel solid and brakes are amazing-gear change quality when warmed up-excellent .
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Low running costs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
Second model of this Civic I've owned, i.e. 7 years in total and not one problem. Awaiting delivery of new model.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No repair costs in 7 years. MPG ,considering performance, excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
in the time i have had the car i have never had any major repairs
Running Cost

4 out of 5

about town about 34mpg . on a long run i can get about 45mpg at 70mph, reasonably low insurance. combined i think quite good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No breakdowns, but certain parts such as front anti roll bar joints are wearing sooner than expected.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts from franchised dealers are expensive compared to motor factor parts suppliers.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great styling and interior, genius dashboard. Bags of room in the boot and for passengers, a strong engine and light gearbox. Ride is crashy, and the terrible radio sounds like am on fm! Paint chips too easily. Plenty of power, and economy has averaged 46mpg over 37,000 miles. A real curates egg of a car, but definitely not boring like a golf or astra. Still looks stunning, as family hatchbacks go.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type R GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic performance and hugely practical boot with the easiest folding seats i have ever seen. Beautiful styling inside and out with great seats. Not as well screwd together as my previous car but that was a lexus. Bills are manageable although the vtec obviously can hammer the fuel iif you are pushing on. A very firm ride but you don't buy a type r if comfort is your highest priority. Fantastic all rounder.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
At its core, the civic is a superbly reliable & desirable car. It is let down by poor paint & a few teething troubles, but after 103,000 miles i still find it hard to be tempted by anything else on the road.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
My civic is the first car i've had from honda and it will not be the last. The 1.8 is a very quite a powerful engine, but also very economical. The car reports that i am getting 40-44 mpg. The car itself is very nice to drive, the handling is very good however maybe the brakes could be a little more sharper. Overall i am very impressed with the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Type S GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great styling, very refined diesel engine, quick and efficient. Only the slightly hard ride lets the car down but then again my car has 18" alloys and it handles excellently - guess you can't have everything!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

civic type r gt, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I think that the civic type r is one of the best drivers car on the market for the money. Sorry to say, this is another example where the e.u. has put the boot in for all of us drivers!!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ex, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great package- easy to drive- reversing easy with rear, must have camera on this model-ride needs to be sorted and i-shift gear box needs to be up graded to give smoother changes

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love the car, but it had a recall on the handbrake, it needed a software re-flash when just out of warranty which cost me £100 and the clutch died at 23,000 miles (fortunately honda replaced it foc) so not greatly impressed with build quality (buy british! Really?). Also the dealer tried to get me to replace the brake pads because they were 60% worn - what was wrong with the other 40%? And the drivers' floor mat wore through in 18 months and the dealer wouldn't split a set to replace it. Front tyres only last a year (and i do less than 10k miles per annum) because you need soft grippy rubber or the car handles like a pig. It's a classic case of 'could be great' but just falls short.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Type S GT, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Honda dealers very poor. Doubt honda approved checks were done. Within a month had steering rack and temperature sensor replaced under warranty. Within 3 months i needed new front discs and pads and within 5 a new bumpstop, these not covered under warranty. Had service and bumpstop replaced at boston honda and they knocked my tracking out, i complained within a day and they told me i had to pay! Eventually got them to rectify when i showed them the dodgy tyre and brake reports they gave me after every visit - apparently my tyres grew 3 mm of tread in a 3 month period and my rear brakes which were 'serverly worn' on one visit apparently were only at 50% the next. I now don't trust the entire lincolnshire network, had a poor experience when viewing cars at lincoln and i bought the car from grantham where the honda approved checks were seemingly not done. The car also has intermittent problems with windscreen wipers not reseating in the correct position, folding mirrors don't work in cold weather and if you have the heater on warm the cd player stops working as it gets too hot. Other than these faults i have actually enjoyed owning the car so far. It looks great and the fuel economy is very good for a petrol, easily achieving around 43mpg. The engine power is decent too. Great cabin layout but poor sound system. As much as i like the car i wouldn't buy another as i don't feel hondas are built as well as they used to be, and their local dealership network is poor

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall very good. There are a few niggling design issues 1) it has no rear wiper - which it desperately needs 2) i have a young child and it is not possible to look when putting him in his child seat because of the angle of the sloping roof The only problem i have had with the car was a dealer error after a recall. It took the dealer 3 attempts to find that they hadn't connected the electrics in the drivers door correctly and it was draining the battery. Build quality otherwise has been excellent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall, i really like it, apart from one or two drawbacks. Suspension is a bit firm, but as a sport was what was available, that's to be understood.Rear Visibility not great. Rear brake discs getting pitted. But it handles really well, has a great engine, great acceleration and very good economy. It's a joy to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Si T, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is the second civic and i still love it,it brings a smile to my face verytime i drive it. I got it because of the extras already on the car compared to others and the different styling.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Si, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great looking practical family car with brilliant emissions/economy linked to 1.4 engine & i-shift transmission. Top reliability and service back up as you would expect from honda and good value too. Pity about the poor rear visability but i can live with that.

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