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Old 16 Dec 2012, 03:31 am
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Default Honda Civic 7th Generation reliability and faults?

The 7th Gen Honda Civic have caught my eye on the used car market. But, I've heard that some of them have had big problems with expensive servicing. I will be getting a 5 speed manual, does the faults with the transmission only occur with the Auto, or manual as-well?

Also, can anybody provide some insight as to how this car handles on a daily use? easy to live with or a pain in the ass?

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Old 16 Dec 2012, 03:47 am
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From what my friends etc tell me about the newer Hondas most of them would rather own and drive the older models so yes many ppl don't like the new models.Some ppl claim that Honda has gone down a lot in how much they care about quality controls when manufacturing their newer vehicles.I in fact own a 96 Civic and I really don't like the newer models of today although tho newer models may have more space etc.In my opinion I'd much rather own a 2003-2005 or even a 97-96 or later model Civic if I was ever to buy another one.I believe you really can't go wrong with driving any Honda especially the older models bec their good on mileage, drive okay and are usually low maintenance.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way if your buying a used car you really should shop around and check online etc for any consumer reports, plus check the car right out, look and check the tires, suspension, look under the car for any possible leaks, check under the hood, check all belts and fluids, listen to how the engine sounds when idling, and after it's warmed up, take the car for a good stop and go city drive and hwy drive, find out how the car handles and if the wheel alignment is good etc.Take the car to a mechanic not connected to the seller and have a full safety check and over all check up done on the car before ever agreeing to purchase it, plus check out insurance rates ahead of time. Don't shy to wheel and deal on the price and any possible warranty coverage etc bec it's still a buyers market out there and like always it's buyer beware .The last thing I can suggest to you is check all the car's work history, car fax etc before purchasing any car and try to have a owners manual and factory service manual handy so you can maybe save some future expenses and learn about every car you own.
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