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Old 22 May 2006, 09:02 am
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Hey All,
I have my heart on 2006 Honda Civic. I just had a chance to test drive
in a parking lot but I just loved it. I am not a car buff and I am
looking for a reasonable commute car but seems like 2006 Civic goes a
lot further than that.

Before I buy just wanted to know from people who already own the car if
there is something I should look out for...Thanks for your
responses.......

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Old 22 May 2006, 09:31 am
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> Hey All,
> I have my heart on 2006 Honda Civic. I just had a chance to test drive
> in a parking lot but I just loved it. I am not a car buff and I am
> looking for a reasonable commute car but seems like 2006 Civic goes a
> lot further than that.
>
> Before I buy just wanted to know from people who already own the car if
> there is something I should look out for...Thanks for your
> responses.......


I just bought an '06 Civic LX.

Look out for? Poles, parked cars, ditches, buildings, pedestrians, curbs,
the usual stuff. The fuel mileage *may* be exaggerated *slightly*, but I
haven't owned the car long enough to make claim to that.

Steve


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Old 22 May 2006, 10:51 am
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Default Re: Honda Civic 2006

In article <1148306576.833034.140150@j73g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
learnfpga@gmail.com wrote:

Hey All,
I have my heart on 2006 Honda Civic. I just had a chance to test drive
in a parking lot but I just loved it. I am not a car buff and I am
looking for a reasonable commute car but seems like 2006 Civic goes a
lot further than that.

Before I buy just wanted to know from people who already own the car if
there is something I should look out for...Thanks for your
responses.......

Since you are a car buff, consider the Civic Si. If they don't have a Si
on the car lot, ask for a free booklet at the dealership. They may also
have details at the honda.com website. However, if you have a family the
four door Civic (regular model) would be a better (and cheaper) option for
you.
Jason
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Old 22 May 2006, 12:13 pm
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"Jason Johnson" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> Since you are a car buff, consider the Civic Si. If they don't have a Si
> on the car lot, ask for a free booklet at the dealership. They may also
> have details at the honda.com website. However, if you have a family the
> four door Civic (regular model) would be a better (and cheaper) option for
> you.


There are some fundamental issues with having a Civic Si over a DX/LX/EX as
a commuter/daily driver:
-2 doors
-91+ octane requirement
-ground clearance
-fuel mileage
-MSRP

Steve


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Old 22 May 2006, 12:18 pm
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actually i am not a car buff and i am looking for a commuter
car............

What I meant was if there were any known issues that people have come
across after buying the car..

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Old 22 May 2006, 01:23 pm
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On 22 May 2006 10:18:57 -0700, "learnfpga@gmail.com"
<learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote:

>actually i am not a car buff and i am looking for a commuter
>car............
>
>What I meant was if there were any known issues that people have come
>across after buying the car..


I've had my 2006 Civic LX sedan a little over a month now, almost 1800
miles. No issues so far. It handles well -- tight steering and
suspension. You can feel the road -- something I like a lot, but
others have characterized as a rough ride. Personally, I don't want to
feel like I'm sitting on the sofa in the living room when traveling
down the road.

A couple of minor things:
The audio system's mediocre. I'll probably drop in some better
speakers and a small amp in the next few months.

Some people don't like the split deck design with the speedometer
visible over the steering wheel. It took a little getting used to, but
now it seems so _right._

After three Saturns, the last of which was destroyed in a tornado, I
made the switch to Honda.

Definitely the right decision.

--Nan
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Old 22 May 2006, 07:22 pm
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"nblomgren" <nblom@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> On 22 May 2006 10:18:57 -0700, "learnfpga@gmail.com"
> <learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>actually i am not a car buff and i am looking for a commuter
>>car............
>>
>>What I meant was if there were any known issues that people have come
>>across after buying the car..


Love the car (bought an EX) but there is one thing I find annoying. The
front bar on the passenger side door tends to hide things to the front left
of the car. That becomes dangerous at crosswalks and stops. We also have a
CRV and I find the same sort of problem (too a lesser degree). Didn't
really notice it on the test drive ... and even if I had it wouldn't have
made me change my mind ... although I may have haggled more over the price
:-)


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Old 22 May 2006, 10:34 pm
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I bought an EX 4dr about 6 weeks ago. Have about 3200 miles on it and love
the car. I downgraded from an '04 TL w/ NAVI and don't think I settled at
all. It is a joy to ride. No complaints whatsoever.

<learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hey All,
> I have my heart on 2006 Honda Civic. I just had a chance to test drive
> in a parking lot but I just loved it. I am not a car buff and I am
> looking for a reasonable commute car but seems like 2006 Civic goes a
> lot further than that.
>
> Before I buy just wanted to know from people who already own the car if
> there is something I should look out for...Thanks for your
> responses.......
>



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Old 25 May 2006, 10:34 am
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If I lived where there were commutor lanes which allowed civic hybrids to
use with one passenger I would consider the hybrid. My wife's brother in
law bought a Prius and in his commute in California he saves 40 minutes per
day.


<learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1148306576.833034.140150@j73g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
> Hey All,
> I have my heart on 2006 Honda Civic. I just had a chance to test drive
> in a parking lot but I just loved it. I am not a car buff and I am
> looking for a reasonable commute car but seems like 2006 Civic goes a
> lot further than that.
>
> Before I buy just wanted to know from people who already own the car if
> there is something I should look out for...Thanks for your
> responses.......
>



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Old 25 May 2006, 10:35 am
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Unfortunately that bar is probably thicker these days for safety issues.
Your safety.... not the pedestrian you run over because of the blind spot.


"saf" <mike_safNO@canadaSPAM.com> wrote in message
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>
> "nblomgren" <nblom@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:hsv372tuk8bss4sgf736it8kdakp1ebs2q@4ax.com...
>> On 22 May 2006 10:18:57 -0700, "learnfpga@gmail.com"
>> <learnfpga@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>actually i am not a car buff and i am looking for a commuter
>>>car............
>>>
>>>What I meant was if there were any known issues that people have come
>>>across after buying the car..

>
> Love the car (bought an EX) but there is one thing I find annoying. The
> front bar on the passenger side door tends to hide things to the front
> left of the car. That becomes dangerous at crosswalks and stops. We also
> have a CRV and I find the same sort of problem (too a lesser degree).
> Didn't really notice it on the test drive ... and even if I had it
> wouldn't have made me change my mind ... although I may have haggled more
> over the price :-)
>



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