"Works Great for Me"4.5 starson by YurokCA
Pros: Gas Milage, Comfort, Quiet, Voice Navigation / Radio / Climate Control
Cons: No Bluetooth for my phone
Summary: I purchased my Civic in June '07 and three months and 10,000 miles later I still love it. Yes, I average over 3,000 miles a month, sometimes more. I was paying over $620 a month for gas in my Jeep Wrangler before I decided to switch. Now gas is about $230 and my car payment is about $480; so for $90 a month I get a new car, with air conditioning, navigation, XM Radio, voice navigation, and a quite ride. I average 38 MPG and normally drive 85 MPH on the highway, so I'm very happy with my gas milage. If I drive the speed limit all of the time, which I've only done on two tanks of gas for a comparision, I average 48.2 MPG. I just finished a 10 day trip to Oregon, LA, Mojave desert, Las Vegas and back home to San Francisco (2300 miles), and averaged 34.7 MPG with the mountains, deserts, and full-time air conditioning. You lose power if you need to climb 6% - 8% grades for more than 10 minutes because you are out of battery life on the 4 banger engine is working by itself. I was still going 68 MPH, but that's about it. In the desert, I put it in cruise control at 104 MPH, full air conditioning and had a cool, fast ride from Mojave to Las Vegas with no over-heating or anything. In the past I've had a Pontiac Sunbird convertable, Silverado 4x4, Jeep Lerado, and a Jeep Wrangler. Eventhough I loved my Wrangler and put over 480,000 miles on it in ten years, it doesn't come close to my Civic Hybrid in comfort, gas mileage, and gadgets like the voice navigation / radio / climate control system.