2009 Civic Hybrid Owner Reviews (6)
Darn near perfect so far.
carpied 2011-05-31 16:27:31
My '09 HCH now has 48,000+ miles on it. I bought it new in June of '09. While I can't speak for the few who have had problems with theirs, I can say that I love my car. I have a 40 mile commute each way to/from work, which is why I picked it up in the first place. The leather and NAV unit make it a very comfortable ride. I consistently get 40-42 mpg winter, and my last tank was a very representative 47+. I have gotten as high as 51+ mpg, but that was being very careful and does not normally conform to my driving habits. Regular oil changes (following the computer, NOT the mileage) and tire rotations are all I have had to perform so far. Two weeks ago the service tech asked me how long ago I had the brakes done. He figured with the higher mileage on the odometer, I must have had them done at least once. When I told him that I hadn't had them done yet, he told me that they have better than half the pads left and the rotors look great. The tires are still original with 5/32" of tread remaining.
So/so gas mileage; reliability a question
AOL user 2010-02-28 18:04:37
Bought new in April 2009. At 5000 IMA/Check engine light went on; after a lot of doubletalk dealer adjusted computer codes. This appears to be a problem-see Edmund's forum on the IMA topic. Gas mileage started in mid-40s, has dropped to mid-30s. This is a slow, small car; mileage should be better, and clearly not as advertised. Hoping that mileage gets better and IMA problems don't recur; will keep posted.
Buy the Prius not CIVIC
AOL user 2010-01-27 09:58:08
This car does not what I expeccted. First you have poor visablity to sides, sets to low to ground, you have to guess where the front end is all the time or damage the front bumper, into the wheel stops in parking lots. The fuel economy is so so, totaly empty on trip you can stretch it to almost 50 mpg. but with cargo it drops like a rock in the ocean. I averaged loaded down on trip to FL 34 highway. 750 is the max hauling, I had less than that. Around FL it's doing about 35 mpg, far cry from the sticker. It is not a fund car to drive, the braking, and in traffic is aweful, starting stopping etc.
AOL user 2009-01-08 09:34:46
The 2009 Honda Civic gets slightly freshened exterior styling, a few new features, and some new trim levels. These compact cars come in 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe body styles. Also offered is a gas/electric Hybrid sedan, as well as a sedan that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). Sedans and coupes come in DX, LX, EX, EX-L, and sporty Si trims. New for 2009 are DX-VP and LX-S sedans. The limited-edition MUGEN Si has been discontinued. DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX, and EX-L have a 140-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine.
Very Good Sweet Running Hybrid It looks Like a Car not that Prius Thing
tztw0s9zusr 2008-12-06 12:12:36
I've had my Honda Civic Hybrid one week and on the first two tanks of gas (I put on a lot of miles in my commute here in Southern California)I received 45.8mpg and 47.9mpg respectively. The car runs on the highway smoothly with no outside noise. The Nav and audio systems are easy and very nice for this car. My teens love it as they can connect their IPODS into the audio system. I bought the car for its high mileage not any Green need of mine. ******** a hybrid just adds to the good measure of the car. The engine continuously adjusts between gas and electric and you almost never notice it. Go for it if you want a real car and one that looks like a real car and not that hideous Prius thing.
Ihave the first year of this lemon. I should have bought a Prius.
AOL user 2008-12-06 12:07:22
I bought the first Honda Civic Hybrid in 2003 over the Toyoya Prius because Honda gave me a better deal and the Toyota sales person (the sales person's "daddy" owned the dealership on Long Island) was an obnoxious kid, who would not budge on price. Unfortunately, I went with the Civic. The Honda Civic is a nice looking car and fairly well built, but as a Hybrid, my 2003 Honda Civic stinks. I am getting 30mpg, which is WORSE than a regular Civic gets. I wish Toyota would take this Honda Lemon and give me a 2009 Toyota Prius as a swap. Toyota can use this 2003 Civic Hybrid as an example in their television ads on how NOT to build a hybrid. A good idea for a commercial and publicity for Toyota is you ask me.
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