Comfort

KinyuKinr's Comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
Overall average:
4.4895
89.79%
Average score from Driver Power
Comfort:
4.473
89.46%
Average score from Driver Power
Practicality:
4.811
96.22%
Average score from Driver Power
Ride quality:
4.284
85.68%
Average score from Driver Power
Ease of driving:
4.608
92.16%
Average score from Driver Power
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Awesome, the free reving 2.0 iVTEC in the Type R is great, the noise is epic. Giving it some beans always brings a smile to your face... even on a bad day.
Around town she is good, pulls well with low rpm and shifts smoothly. Clutch is light and easy to use, seats are a little hard on long (6h+) trips but this car was not built as a grand tourer.
Overall very happy with the Honda CTR, boot space is great... two people all out camping kit in the boot and back seats is just right. Features on the GT model make it a comfy ride in all conditions.
Using the performance takes its toll on the fuel figures, but you dont buy a CTR to count the pennies!

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
09-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for Less than a year

A 1.3 with the perfomance of a 1.6 Fuel consumption depends how you drive it, drive it gently and get about +65mpg, drive it hard and I get about 42mpg. I have just had 1st service after 8 months of traveling through France, Belgium UK and Ireland and have averaged 48mpg. Very comfortable car for my long legs, with fairly low noise level. Split level dash works well. Boot space not bad for a saloon car could be better if the back seats folded down. Generaly I think it is nicer than the Insight. and I prefer it to my wifes B class Mercedes

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great looking design which still gets admiring remarks great three years on. Very practical and adaptable interior but quite claustrophobic and plastics can mark easily and aren't of the highest quality with too many squeaks and rattles. The engine's combination of performance and economy is outstanding and is coupled with a slick-shifting box, but the handling is a disappointing combination of harsh ride quality and sloppy cornering. I've been really pleased with the dealers and their excellent service with reasonable costs.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Still love the looks but car is let down by poorer than expected fuel economy, poor ride quality, not as expected build quality and niggling practical issues. ad reflections onto windscreen at night, lack of rear visibility and vision being obstructed by wide A pillar and unswept windcsreen are most obvious.
The car can only be rated ok as the radical looks are let down by the mediocre driving experience, too much body roll on 16" wheels despite rock hard suspension- how did they manage it?
Could do better.

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
08-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Underpowered and does not reach the fuel consumption targets claimed by the manufacturer. Limited boot space and seats do not fold flat making the car less versatile than normal saloons. The car sits very low so it is possible to "ground" on the front when exiting driveways. On hills it gets noisy as the engine has to work very hard to maintain speed. Overall a well put together car that is let down by its lack of power - better off getting a mid size turbo diesel car.

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its a good looking small family car, but economy is not as good as I thought it would be. Its comfortable over long distances, 600 miles in 12 hours, and the rear spoiler I LOVE, as it blocks following cars headlights, I can't see why people complain about it. The dealers are the best around and give excellent customer service. My car is 34 months old and has 114,000 miles on the clock and is still going strong. I-shift gearbox ok but takes some getting used to.

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Civic Type R. Harsh ride but great handling a performance make up for it. Petrol is not the cheapest but only had to replace the front tyres after 34k so relatively cheap to run. Would buy another but might wait ti see if a facelift model comes out. A few warranty repairs which surprised me from a Honda. Especially when the car goes in they then diagnose the fault but don't have the parts in stock resulting in a second trip to the dealers.

Comfort:
5/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For age and mileage this low range 1997 civic is very nippy for a 1.4. the only faults with the car at mot time was rear suspension bushes and fuel emissions (lambda sensor) which were fairly straightforward to repair. it's comfortable and all in one piece. quite a bit of road and air noise starting to be noticeable around the door/window seals. Battery would not re-charge after accidental discharge (my fault) and had to be replaced.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My Honda Civic does what I expect it to, without setting the world alight. It looks good, performs well, is practical and is generally reliable. The only issues were noisy suspension that I reported at the last service. This turned out to be a bent shock absorber at the rear and worn bump stops at the front. Despite the car being out of warranty, Honda sanctioned their replacement free of charge.

Big thumbs up to Honda!!

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I'm a Honda fan and have had a number over the years. That said, I have been very impresssed by the Civic which is surprisingly quick and nimble. It's also much more pratcivcal than its body shape suggests. it's very stylish, in my eyes, although I know that its shape is not universally liked.

I also drive a Jazz for commuting to work purposes but would have no hesitation in driving another Civic to replace it.

Comfort:
5/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Model is a FN2 civic type R. The car has been fantastic - I have a strong preference for Japanese manufacturers due to the build quality and performance in comparison to competing manufacturers. The Type R is an incredibly comfortable and practical car, with great performance - i'd recommend it to anyone, in fact, a friend has since bought this car based on my experience.

Comfort:
5/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good car spoilt by lack of rear vision, no rear wiper, poor radio, poor instrument vision ( can't see certain warning lights), harsh ride, expensive servicing, noisy road noise, noisy engine, heavy cluch action, notchy gearchange, poor side vision due to Windscreen uprights, strange rattles and squeaks from dashboard, excellent looks but wont buy another.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
3/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good looking car with sporty looks. Very comfiortable, good performance. Incredibly poor rear visibility, due to the non existent rear wiper and spoiler across the middle of the rear winow, spoil the overall pleasure of owning the car. Terribly hard ride too! Honda really need to improve the rear visibilty and ride before I would purchase another Civic.

Comfort:
5/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car to drive, well put together apart from two niggling faults. Noisy rear suspension when first driving off after being parked. System check light illuminating intermittently for a couple of seconds on initial start up. Returned to main dealers (3 times) Honda say nothing wrong!

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car with light and easy to use controls. But spoilt by terrible ride quality, paintwork that chips so easily, poor windsceen wipers and poor dipped headlights. Build quality is also poor with too many rattles that have had to be cured using adhesive tape!

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
1/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A good blend of performance, economy and practicality. Lacking some features and creature comforts. Reliable but the electrical power steering is a weak point. Ride is unforgiving and seat / steering wheel position could be better. Handling is impressive.

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
3/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For practicality and versatility the Civic is way out in front of its rivals. It maybe a little hard on the ride but you get used to that, as you do to the rear view. The only thing I would change would be the Handsfree interface with the mobile phone.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

The top of the range 2000 Civic auto with leather upholstery is as good as any small family car and it is far better than the cheaper models in the range. It rides as well as our Rover 75 which proves this fact. Honda service has been impeccable.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

We also currently own the Civic type R which has proved both reliable and practical therefore with the additional features that the EX has, it seamed like the sensible option, as it has more usable space than my previous Car which was the Saab 93

Comfort:
5/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Civic is a very practical car. Clever Seats make it versatile. Not many other cars have rear seats that fold flat. Boot is spacious and I love the Dashboard, something really different from the usual. Well done Honda for being so brave.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Having driven mostly Golfs from a Mark 2 - 5, the Civic is a better car in most respects. However the Civic is let down my cabin creaks and groans, the paint quality (too thin) and the finish on the alloy wheels pit too easily.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Comfortable car with quite satisfactory mid range acceleration for overtaking and quite economical to run. Not too impressed with rear window design, but with rear seats down large space to transport larger items.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
3/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic design, reliability and use-ability, still looks great after 3 years, but the ride quality badly lets it down, with very harsh rear suspension not being able to cope with the poor quality british roads.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
1/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car in terms of looks and practicality - performance from the 1.8 engine is on par of 2.0 engine cars in same class. Some niggly problems - squeeking clutch pedal, suspension - no major breakdowns.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have never broken down anywhere or in any condition. In terms of fuel its a bit heavy in city, and the suspension bushes need regular replacement, have had owned civic for 3 yrs prior to this one.

Comfort:
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its a very good car but the model I got underpowered (1.4) will get a more powerful model next time. the rear windscreen takes some getting used to. but all in all I am very happy with this car.

Comfort:
3/5
Ease of driving:
3/5
Ride Quality:
4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Aside from rattles, harsh ride and lack of rear visibility when parking I think the car is excellent. Strong, economical engine (2.2CDT-i), handles well and an very good motorway cruiser.

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Diesel Civic is the best car I've ever owned.It looks great,it drives brilliantly and it's very practical.It's pretty much is all things to all men (well to this man anyway).I love it

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
5/5
Ride Quality:
3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good build quality, very good engine bearing in mind its a diesel, poor rear vision, (now use mirrors) poor ride, but overall very happy with it.

Its a Honda---it will be well built!

Comfort:
4/5
Ease of driving:
4/5
Ride Quality:
2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Honda civic comes up with decent practicality and sharp handling nice looks and a great cabin but all of this is overshadowed by unbearable ride quality and uncomfortable seats.

Comfort:
2/5
Ease of driving:
3/5
Ride Quality:
1/5

Running costs

KinyuKinr's Running Costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
Overall average:
4.4895
89.79%
Average score from Driver Power
Running Cost:
4.383
87.66%
Average score from Driver Power
V-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My car suits me perfectly & i'm glad because I spent months choosing a car. I'm very picky about my car I like to keep it clean & everything working. I use it day in day out to commute to work everyday. It has total reliability whilst being rather sporting & stylish to look at, It always stands out from the crowd. It has a VTEC engine which gives great fuel economy, & fantastic performance from only a 1.6. The interior is well built & hard wearing & all the controls at in easy to reach places. For only a small 3 door hatchback is has huge amounts of space inside the cabin with plenty of storage locations.

The best about the car though is the smile it puts on my face whenever I get in it, & go for a drive just for the fun of it.

Running costs:
5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I paid a lot o extra money to have the best alloy wheels option sand image pack.I bought Honda because of residuals and reputation for quality. The dealer hasn't managed to stop the dashboard/windscreen rattle in 3 years. Also the alloys started to bubble and Honda are now fighting a warranty claim because the wheels have some kerbing. How this could be connected to the bubbling issue in the middle of the wheel rims is a mystery. and they won't explain why. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. Both my Hondas are due for replacement and they won't be getting my custom at a time that dealers need to shift metal.

Running costs:
5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Civic Type R is a lot of car for the money. It's not the most comfortable on longer journeys but that's not what I think it's best at, or designed for. For a hot-hatch it's very practicle, I can get my mountain bike in the back (and now push chair too). Also it has ISOfix - something not all 'family' cars have as standard. Excellent fun to drive, even after nearly 5 years of ownership. Would I change it? If I can find anything with the same amount of fun/power/drivability/cheap servicing costs maybe...

Running costs:
5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Slipping clutch at less than 30,000 miles - told due to excessive wear but will not be coverd under warranty, hard suspention, knocks and creaks had to have new break pads all round before 30,000 miles. Bad blind spots due to front windscreen pillar thickness. Rear window has no wiper and though self clearing it only clears at speed so no use for reversing out of th edrive in a morning or from a car park.
Nice styling, lovely dashboard, very flexible rear seats very willing engin and fuel economy not bad.

Running costs:
3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had one instance where the car completely broke down and was not drivable due to it losing the memory for the gear selection so it was stuck in reverse gear, which means on this car that you cannot even start the engine. The reason I am not getting great fuel economy is because of the type of driving I am doing, ie mainly short journeys in traffic. when I use it on a roads or motorways it is very economical.

Running costs:
4/5
1994-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Has just passed it's mot clear!in the 11 years I have had it. harry honda has been wonderful.have only ever had to have tyres changed.1 x new battery1 x new alternatorgreat reliable car, despite some lumps and bumps now. Just need to replace some front lights. other than my mot and those other bits which needed to be replaced, the biggest expense is petrol and tax - which increases every year regardless.

Running costs:
5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Beautiful engineerd deign with a great engine and gear box...50mpg and sub 9sec 0-60mph...brillant dash...speedo brilliant for quick change to km from mph..handy for regular trips into km southern ireland..from NI...so reliable and those magic seats are increditable
for space...no aeriel is handy for garage parking....heated leather seats..are now an essential luxury!

Running costs:
5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Has covered 125k miles ......so reliable like the mercedes e class it is probably over engineered.....I tested a new civic....in co parison ...my engine and gearbox as slick as new. My only expense in almost 7 years has been petrol...no oil needed between services, tyres and brake pads......I have a quick fit deal that replaces pads for life as long as I own car.

Running costs:
5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had problems with the starter motor and Mass Air Flow sensor, which the dealer fixed very quickly under the extended warranty. The Civic is roomy, comfortable and easy to drive. It cruises well on motorways and still manages to be enjoyable to drive on country roads, while returning a real-world average of 46 mpg even with my heavy right foot.

Running costs:
5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

We have never had a breakdown, it has sailed through its mot on both occasions that I have put it through, we have only ever had 1 puncture and even at that it gave us enough time to get to a garage to have it repaired. Mainly just putting ł40 of fuel or sometimes ł60 a month apart from that nothing else oh a full valet ł20 a month.

Running costs:
5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Styling still stands out though possibly dating. Lots of interior room for size of car. Not a drivers car, interior plastics cheap and mark easily. On side I have had some excellent service from the dealer. Shame I don't like the car - looking forward to changing it this year - it's not been an enjoyable 4 years!

Running costs:
3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I think my Honda Civic is quite a good car, thou I always said that it should have a rear wiper. I'm looking forward to the next Civic that is suppose to be coming out, I read in your magazine (KinyuKinr) in August 08 that a new Civic modle was in the pipe line, but I'm still waiting.

Running costs:
5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I have a highly modified car and its just done 127k miles and never missed a beat. Well I can get 400 miles out of a tank if im careful (ł62 a tank on super unleaded) but if I drive it like it was designed to be driven then I will be lucky to see 250 miles.

Running costs:
3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I am pleased to say that it has never let me down although I have only done 44,000 miles since new - and it still looks like new. I had it serviced at the honda main agent until the ghuarantee expired and have it serviced each year at a local garage.

Running costs:
5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had it for a year, service was breese, the only issue was with a faulty a/c relay that I changed myself for ł20. The car is not very economical and honda parts are known to be expensive. however besides a relay I hadn't no mechanical problems.

Running costs:
3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car since I purchased it 18 months ago, having covered 18000 miles. It is quick, practical and economical, averaging 51 mpg in that time. The only downside is the excessive roadnoise on poor surfaces.

Running costs:
5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date, mechanically sound and drives perfectly since day one. Very economical for a petrol, managing 49 mpg on a long motorway run. can be expensive on fuel when driven hard due to it being a vtec engine even though its a 1.4.

Running costs:
4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

FABULOUS car - immensely practical and economical - let down by poor electrics and intransigent manufacturer. Power steering ECU failed during warranty and again just out of warranty. Manufacturer refused warranty / goodwill repair.

Running costs:
5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have never had a problem with this car or my previous honda civic. it starts every time. I don't know the mpg but it is very economic and with regards to spare parts has only ever needed (so far) things like wiper blades.

Running costs:
5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car is 6 years old and still feels like a brand new engine and gearbox. wouldn't expect less from vtec. I know there is better economical cars to be had but I think the car is a good compromise for performance and economy.

Running costs:
3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Owned the car for 5 months so far with no problems. Obviously due to the car being very sporty the mpg is not great. as I don't drive it too much then this isn't too much of an issue. if I used it daily then it would be!

Running costs:
3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Going by my previous honda accord that I had for ten years with out letting me down once. I think that is a good reason why I've another honda. All cost are within the warranty period and extra three year payment plan.

Running costs:
5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems as of yet, however uses more than other cars owned. think this is due to vtec burning oil. Fuel is expensive as the car drinks alot, however a common car so parts are fairly priced.

Running costs:
3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, only had to replace wear and tear items. doing work privately means parts are inexpensive. Great mpg, averages around 50 around town. can get 70mpg by sitting at 60mph on motorways.

Running costs:
4/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Very pleased with the car, it still has its original exhaust after 7 years and 99000 miles! Aircon heat exchanged is leaking and needs replacing but I haven't got around to doing it yet.

Running costs:
5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Outstanding package with exceptional style and a good driving experience. The only criticism would be the paint has a tendency to
chip and lack of proper spare wheel as standard.

Running costs:
5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no issues other than wear and tear items. Had to change headlight due to minor accident, and had to buy through honda directly as no replicas made which was very expensive.

Running costs:
4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Have driven honda civic's for 10 years, all have been exceptionally reliable. Fuel economy better than expected, no other running costs other than 1 litre oil in 23500 miles.

Running costs:
5/5
2006-reg Hybrid, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never misses a beat. recalled for battery re-calibration by main dealer at no charge. Reasonable mpg. servicing not cheap. though occasional special offers help. free mots.

Running costs:
4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Parts from the dealer can be expensive, e.g. recently the air con relay failed, so I sourced the part on ebay for half the price the dealer quoted and fitted it myself.

Running costs:
3/5

Performance

KinyuKinr's Performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
Overall average:
4.4895
89.79%
Average score from Driver Power
Performance:
4.311
86.22%
Average score from Driver Power
Handling:
4.412
88.24%
Average score from Driver Power
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

After 42 years driving this is my first Honda - as expected it is beautifully built and I don't expect it to go wrong (but it's early days yet). I hope for the next Civic Honda ditches the spoiler in the middle of the back window, fits a rear wiper & fits proper rear door handles - present disguised handles are nasty black plactic and awkward to use. More paint and trim colours would be welcome too. Otherwise the Civic is a distinctive and practical car and decent value.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is the Type R model. I drove a friend's Civic Type R, and fell in love with it - I am just as happy as an owner. I would definitely buy another Type R in the future.
I love my car so much that I will not be selling it; once I need a new 'every day' car, the Civic will go into the garage and become my weekend / occasional car.
I feel proud to drive the Civic Type R, and would happily recommend it to other young (early 20's) drivers.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
09-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for Less than a year

Despite what J. Clarkson & Co. say about Hondas and Hybrids in particular, I believe this is a brilliant car. It drives and feels like a luxury saloon. It is frugal. Its tiny engine, coupled with the battery drive, gives it surprising acceleration & performance. CVT auto is soooo rela.
I don't care about 'speed', I just get a good feeling knowing I am doing something, however little, for the environment. Honda's best kept secret!

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have an EP3 Civic Type R which i will have owned 5 years in Feb 2010, it has never gone wrong once, not one single thing has ever broken, worn out or failed, it has been 100% reliable in all the time i have owned it, i didnt buy the FN2 Type R as i was quite disappointed in its performance and kept my EP3, im still glad i did as it's still a delight to drive and its reliability has been trully amazing....

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

07 type-r is a gem. Appreciated by the majority of the motoring press, but dreadfully by a popular overweight balding tv presenter. As a result the majority of the public don't appreciate it for what it is. A fine peice of engineering. I currently own both ep3 and fn2 and as an everyday sports car, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever, the 07 type r is in a different league.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car is our family's lifeblood. I have a 5 yr old boy & my wife has ME so it means we can get to wherever we want to go without the need of public transport. If I did not have my car then my wife & son would be mostly house bound. They are my life & to make them happy & safe I take them in our car to wherever they need taken. Therefore our car is also part of our family.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall a very good car. Practical, fast and economical. Exceeded my expectations. Fantastic engine. Only minor gripe is tha the suspension could be a bit less wallowy when driving enthusiastically on windy roads. I would definately buy another. On my recommendation two of my colleagues bought the same vehicle.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Civic is stylish, practical and with the 2.2 icdti engine, efficient yet has excellent acceleration. On the negative side a creak/rattle has developed and one of the stereo speaker appears to be distorting at a low/medium volume level. Braking not as good as expected but overall a good all round car.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from servicing and normal maintenance purposes the car has been off the road for no more than a day at any time. it starts first time every time. Given the fuel consumption noted above, reasonable tax costs and good insurance costs the average running costs are more than reasonable.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic car - exceptional handling, braking and performance. Very awkward to open and close centre console when driving. Could do with a rear window wiper. Have learned not to trust fuel computer as it is not the most accurate.
Overall though I can live with all of the above.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a Honda before, partly because they just didn't appeal & partly because other cars appealed more at the time.
But this Civic has not only met my expectations, but in areas of practicality, performance, economy & sheer pleasure of driving it easily surpasses them.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good quality build & strong performance, handling & reliability.
Not quite as well made as the Jazz but the Civic stands out from the crowd & is all about why I buy Honda ( 2 of my daughters own Civics too)
The dealer is good too-I used to be in the trade, so I know!

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

i own a civic type R so i expected to have the running costs.The only fault is the front seats do not return to the same position as they were in when somebody has to get in the rear seats but overall very pleased with build and performance of the car

Braking:
2/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

absolutely fantastic car in every respect.love the performance of the engine, with very good fuel economy. it also looks amazing.handling is very good also.there is nothing i can criticise about this car.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not one problem. 80k miles feels brand new. vast improvement on my experience with 90's vw's. Type r model means expensive tyres, brakes and worse mpg however it is very good for a performance car.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Honda Civic Type R is incredibly good value for money. Speed, performance, good looks, practical for my two children, wonderful servicing people. My one down point is there is no where for my maps.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car, but poor rear visability slightly harsh suspension,fantastic accleration. Great performance and economy, still looks good in the car park with great interior and boot space.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car that is very easy to drive but spoilt by awful suspension. Paintwork chips very, very easily. Windscreen wiper performance poor. Dipped headlights performance poor.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable, but had problems with the brakes. Very reasonable for the type of use. it is mostly used for commuting of less than 5 miles with occasional longer journeys.

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Honda's automatic i-shift has not lived up to expectations. Much prefer automatic gear box. Very jerky, when reversing you shoot backwards. Will not purchase another.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
2/5
Performance:
3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never broken down, serviced only every 2 years, then just filters. Spare parts not bad and pattern parts available (wing morrors). fuel consumption dissappointing.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never failed to start so far, never broken down, survives well on annual service. Annual mot and service, occasional new tyres, replacement brake pads and shoes.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great performance from the 158bhp 2.0litre engine and better reliabilty and economy that my previous car (2002 Mini Cooper).

Very practical and spacious too.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A brilliant car, let down only by limited rear vision and a weak handbrake - it rolls backwards when parked on a hill so has to be left in gear.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The civic has been excellent only a battery fault has blotted its copy book near the end. Can be a little hard on front tyres and brakes.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

simply put for £5,500 i cant think of any performance car that can perform this well and be so reliable at the same time, perfection!

Braking:
3/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

pleased with my car and would definately purchase another honda civic and other models.it looks good and overall performance is good.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
3/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable and good all roud performance. Not a great deal of room passenger side for tall people on long journeys

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
3/5
Performance:
5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I have always been very satisfied with the cars performance. I fill the tank about every four too five weeks.

Braking:
4/5
Handling:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Stunning looks, excellent dash layout, comfortable seats, frugal, great performance, doesn't like poor roads.

Braking:
5/5
Handling:
5/5
Performance:
5/5

Reliability

KinyuKinr's Reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.

A debut Driver Power outing for the ninth-generation Civic sees the family hatchback perform strongly in some areas and much weaker in others. Running costs are excellent day-to-day, reckon drivers, while it’s extremely spacious, as well as being reliable.

Where it falls down is on matters of performance, handling and ride – by and large, this is not an especially enjoyable car to drive, surprisingly. That said, a recent facelift should rectify some of these problems for subsequent surveys. Time will tell. 

Overall average:
4.4895
89.79%
Average score from Driver Power
Relialibity:
4.757
95.14%
Average score from Driver Power
Build Quality:
4.615
92.3%
Average score from Driver Power
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Disapointing for a Honda as i have owned them before and been very happy . Car had to have ite engine management control unit resett as the battery would be flat after a holliday and require breadown services to get it going.
Needed recall for new handbreak fitted under a recall.
Rear discs needed changing after 30,000 miles would not cover under waranty
Please see letter of complaint to Honda

I have this week paid my local Honda dealer £210 to change my rear discs and pads on my 2006 Honda Civic something that I have never had done in forty years of motoring. My complaint is that my car has been recently serviced by this dealer (24000 miles) and was not informed that the pads were wearing or any fault was evident. It is my belief that there was a fault in either the manufacture of the discs or the hand brake that was changed under recall and was incorrectly refitted.
Front discs and pads are original and I am only halfway through my second set of tyres on the front and the originals still on the rear, which must demonstrate that the car has not been driven aggressively.
Our other car is also a Civic bought new with 65000 miles covered and the only repairs carried out on the brakes are one set of front pads.
My dealer informed that to change the discs after this mileage and age was not unusual, I purchase Honda because I consider them to be a quality car to me this is totally unacceptable and will influence my purchase of my future, unless you can convince me otherwise.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Honda Civic looks fantastic both inside and out, with a futuristic but well thought out dashboard, and is easily the best-looking car in its class. Its performance is also excellent, with low fuel consumption for a 1.8 140BHP engine yet it still boasts rapid acceleration, which, coupled with its high-geared steering, make it feel agile and sporty. Its interior is well-planned and very roomy. However, its ride is overly harsh (the spring and damper rates feel ill-matched; the springs too hard and the dampers too soft to control the rebound) and its rear and over-the-shoulder visibility is appalling (in my experience, only a Lamborghini Miura has been worse!), making the optional parking radar essential. The build quality has also been disappointing, with my car suffering from several electrical faults, poor panel fit (the door skins don't lie flush for example), and it was recalled for a faulty handbrake mechanism. The front suspension bumpstops have also been replaced under warranty. There are numerous creaks and rattles from the dashboard too, indicating that it may have been over-designed but under-engineered. It's a shame my car has suffered from a number of problems as it is well-equipped and well-priced compared to its rivals, and on the right roads is a pleasure to drive. Overall, the latest generation is very nearly a great car, but I'd still class it a good effort on Honda's part!

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall a good looking car, practical and not too bad on the old wallet in terms of fuel comsuption and servicing.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The Good:
The new 2006-current Honda Civic still has that "space-ship" look on the outside and I still get a few impressive comments from passengers on the dashboard and dials. So styling is still up to date.

Performance was still good at 40-43mpg. I recently changed the air filter to a much more porous high performance OEM type and changed the spark plugs on my 3rd service and now I easily can get 45-48mpg.

The Bad:
I also had to change the brake pads to a more reliable OEM make and the bite was much more assured that the factory fitted ones it replaced. The factory fitted brakes just left too spongy.

The Ugly:
The quality of the paintwork is still much to be diesired unlike unlike my previous cars (Ford Focus and VW Polo). The stone chips do look worst on black metallic. Best to opt for the Galaxy Grey (metallic silver) if you're in the market for a Civic.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My JDM Honda Civic Type R is an amazing piece of machinery. It has all the practicality of a 4 door saloon (ok the rides a bit stiff) and all the performance of some much smaller sports cars. It is everything I expected of my first imported car and more. The only downside is the increasing cost of fuel (not a fault of the car) but as it's a bit on the thirsty side it's becoming too expensive to be a daily runner. If only Honda could make that superb V-Tec engine just a bit more econimcal, not an easy feat for a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated engine pushing 240bhp!!! Overall I love it and it will be a hard decision to sell. Honda's overall XFactor is their ability to achieve unquestionable reliability whilst pushing the extremes of performance. What a package! If you have a spare £20,000 and want an all round performance car, there's only one choice.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

On second dmf (first under warranty, second cost >ł900), rust on purchase, faulty cd on purchase, a/c relay failure in 5th year, first set of rear discs at 22,500 miles (still on original fronts though), trim replaced as loose on purchase (took paint and galvanizing off, anti roll bar drop link failed at < 30,000 miles, suspension bushes replaced < 20,000 miles all know issues. High brake disk wear from oem parts, pad formulation was most likely cause as used to be almost super glued to the wheels, not so since two years, dmf made of chocolate and poorly designed, current version iu had fitted by transmission specialist ( as honday charge ł400 more) is mk4 apparently,.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5 Practicality:
4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had problems wth the electric windows and window mechanism and the build quality is not that good (maybe biased after owning a couple of Audis). Paint is very thin and living on the seafront I notice rust appearing whereever the paint is wearing such as round door edges and on the underside.

Overall though my civic is a pretty good car it's spacious, drives and handles well and is versatile - it's boxy design makes it great for carrying stuff around and passengers love the space. I love the column mounted gear change and feel more in charge of the car than I ever did with my Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI - just wish I'd bought a more powerful model than the 1.4i.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5 Practicality:
5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall pretty good. Ride quality is on the verge of uncomfortable, fuel consumption is not quite as good as I thought it would have been, there have been a few minor niggles (fuel filler cover not opening, creaky damper, both front suspension bump stops replaced, handbrake recall) and one failure - engine management light came on at the start of what would have been a 200 mile journey - all fixed under warrenty but not what I expected from a Japanese (albeit British made) car, and especially a Honda.
Saying that, I do like it, engine is very smooth, performance is good and it's been generally reliable starting first time.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had this car for almost 2 years and the only thing I've had to do is change the window wipers and the rear break pads & discs. so would say its quite realiable. Price for spare & new parts is not the best but is expected as its a japanese car. I can put in ł30 and that can last me a week. thats just me basically commuting from work and back and the gym. both are pretty close in that respect. the cost for pertrol mainly burns a hole in your wallet when on long distance motorway journeys.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My car is nearly 10 years old and the only problems I have had with it are perished rubber gaiters and I had to replace a wheel bearing this year. compared to previous vehicles I have own, I can trust my car to start first time. For the age of the vehicle, I believe 40mpg to be reasonable, especially when you take into account my driving style. I have the car repaired and local garages which have been reasonable so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
4/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

For a 12 year old car, I must commend Honda for making such a reliable car. The engine is just brilliant, the car has never failed me, even in freezing conditions the car sparks into life with one twist of the ignition key. The styling has not aged so well, but being a coupe its quite a rare sight on the roads. Something which I like. Its distinctive in a nice way.
Overall hassle free driving and minimal service costs

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
3/5
08-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

Battery went flat when left for more than 1week. Local dealer said it would be expected and I should disconnect the battery when leaving it at the airport which disabled the alarm & central locking. Honda very very slow to respond & verbally agreed. Finally another dealer eventually (1year) agreed to change battery which seems to have worked. Rattles are annoying fog light broken which is common
I hate this car

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5 Practicality:
5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A great little workhorse,totally reliable, running costs are relatively low, maintainance minimal, it has flown through all its MOT's, taken me to university, then work. Been to festivals in the summer, travelled all over, and never let me down apart from the time it became stuck in sand and had to be towed out (blame the driver not the car!) Honda would be my first choice of car everytime.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My Honda Civic Aerodeck 1600cc is brilliant for the money. Obviously, if I could spend more I'd be more adventurous but there's loads of room to fit stuff into and I can always rely on it to start and get where I want to go. The only 'fault' has been mine when I've, inadvertantly, flooded the engine by touching the accelerator instead of leaving all the pedals alone when starting up!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mechanical and electrical reliability excellent. needed a premature clutch replacement due to common manufacturing fault - honda paid for part, I paid for labour. quality of exterior plastics is poor, e.g. door handle trim falling off! Economical engine for its size and performance. honda parts/labour not the cheapest, but of good quality.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It gets serviced annually and has had one set of tyres and one set of brake pads. only fault was a false low oil level warning when I'd had it three days which has never happened again. I got five years servicing when I bought it and servicing costs are reasonable. insurance is quite steep and fuel consumption on the high side.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

it is the second brand new civic (other one 2006)the battery went flat when car was parked for 5 days.previous civic wouldnt start petrol pump problem(my daughter also bought a civic 2006 this also had a flat battery after being parked for a fortnight(when away on holiday)so three honda civics and three failures "not bad eh"

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Lovely designed car with excellent perfofmance and good ecomony but let down badly by unexpexted poor build quality relating to the tirm and finish. Although dealer fixes each problem, have had to return car to dealer on many occasions for problems that shouldn't have occured including a failed battery at only 2 years old.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5 Practicality:
5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic. Mine is a nondescript grey Executive automatic with leather, sunroof, climate control, heated seats and a rear wiper! It has never let me down - I service it annually. We have two Civics and a Jazz. I think Hondas are reliable, safe and trustworthy. I like the dealer and their attitude - even to older models.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

As a runabout it is a very good car and seems to be reliable .It is getting a bit long in the tooth and would like to upgrade to a more modern and fuel efficient car.Because of its age I do worry about it breaking down as we are totally reliant on a car. We have no public transport in our area.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Other than a small gearbox problem present from the factory, that the previous owner didn't bother get repaired under warranty, the car has so far been faultless. *touches wood* and it's been tracked twice. No spare parts needed, only consumables, which all seem to be priced very reasonably.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5 Practicality:
4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I didnt know i had a problem but on a service they found it and fixed it first time 10/10 honda well done super service fairly cheap to service and always nice to deal with, the cars a joy to own :) i was changing it at the start of 09 but did not its been that good . . A+ WELL DONE HONDA

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the cars good ,but a problem with leaving it while on holiday even just for a week and the battery drains the main agent says nothing wrong now i find subject to a recall fuse board at fault, havent recieved a letter yet family friend works for a honda dealer. booked in for nextweek

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Civic Type R - Excellent car, bought fully loaded for better resale, but probably would have preferred basic car ( too many gadgets).
Only problem was with the battery which let me down on two occasions due to a defect with fuse box which Honda have addressed under warranty,

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very over rated, back brake problems at 23000miles, new discs required. Uses 1litre oil every 700miles. No rear wiper a nonsense as car parked outside as rear view already limited by civic design. Not what I expected from Honda. Otherwise I liked the cars styling and comfort.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5 Practicality:
3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent build quality combined with great engines make this car perfect. Reasonably good on fuel with better comsuptionreasonably good on fuel about town better on longer runs. spare parts can be bought from cheaper suppliers rather than bying from honda.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

got the car in june 2009 just had 24000mile service in Feb 2010, only problem i had was the under tray fell off after coming back from service because the garage tech didn't tighten it up and all the bolts fell out. Would consider another Honda next time.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It's great great car with a great mix of performance and economy but at a premium. A slight sacrifice in economy for performance may have been better. Build quality is great and its much more reliable than the Citroens and Peugeots I've had in the past.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable,quick,spacious,good looking.Rear visibility not so good difficult to reverse park,annoying beeping noise when key is in ignition and worse of all, front seats move back to bolt upright everytime you fold them to get into the back seats

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Dependable, stylish, well built & stands out from the crowd. We have never got board of driving or riding in it. VW Golf build quality, without the snobery or expence. Far more interesting and characterful than a Ford Focus or Vauxhall.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Practicality:
5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Although not a hile mileage driver i think that overall my car has performed as well as if not better than expected, the build quality is excellent the reliability is excellent and the overall performance and economy is statisfactory

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5 Practicality:
4/5