Instrument lighting is blue on most models but red on the Si's. Likewise, the rear view of each body style differs markedly. The Si models feature tweaked suspensions with 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and Si badges, along with synthetic suede seats. The ride is a little busy for the longish wheelbase, probably because of a compact suspension design. They did adjustments, but problems persisted.
We used the Today's Destinations feature to enter multiple waypoints. Performance fans who can't work a manual gearbox are shut out of the Si, as no automatic is offered. The car experts at TheCarConnection. However, on grades, the transmission's Grade Logic Control did play well with the pedal, keeping gear-hunting to a minimum and enough torque on tap to maintain momentum. The sedan's somewhat abbreviated trunk lid and high, chunky tail end add perceived mass to a tightly proportioned, smallish sedan.
A limited-slip differential is standard. The recall began October 30, 2017. Listen through a 350-watt system with a subwoofer coupe only. If you're car shopping and unsure, I can highly recommend the Honda Civic. If I drive by the mountains with this down, I feel like a champ.
Even more so than with the sedan, the coupe front end pushes the leading corners down and outward, emphasizing the wide track the distance side to side between the tires. The current crop of 2008 Honda Civics is no exception, but these days it's possible to outfit a Civic with a few modern conveniences while keeping the payments within reach. Now I am charged just about every year for coolant leakage or system failure. Found rear upper control arms causing wear. We haven't seen numbers for the Mugen, but they should be about the same as for the Si. Yes Review Date: 12th November, 2016 General Comments: 150 000 problem-free km with only routine maintenance. From there to our next stop was estimated at 4.
. The futuristic shape works much better as a two-door than it does on the four-door sedan, and so does the unusual double-decker instrument panel. A five-speed manual is standard, but a five-speed automatic mitigates the performance penalty normally associated with combining a small four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Steering response isn't quite as sharp, despite the sedan's thicker front stabilizer bar and different shock tuning from the coupe's. She got stuck with a lemon; one with many issues, big and small. The car also rides like a truck.
A wide, but not especially deep glove box resides below a cabin-wide, clam shell-like notch dividing the upper and lower halves of the dash. Although I am going to sell it in a couple of years, I will never forget my first car. And I wonder if I truly needed a replacement. The natural-gas version is least familiar to consumers, but it's worth a look if you live in a region with lower natural-gas prices. The automatic is fine, but Honda's known for light, quick-shifting manuals, and this one's no exception.
The base Civic sedan uses a gas-powered 140-horsepower, 1. It gets hot and will start cutting out. Whether you're in the driver's seat or one of the Civic's other seating positions, the 2008 Honda Civic is a perfectly enjoyable way to travel. Inside are synthetic suede sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; 350-watt stereo. There's little symmetry in organization or shape of features and interfaces. The '08 Civic's handling and suspension are often singled-out for their refinement, offering exceptional ride quality for an economy car. It's a fine powertrain for entry-level buyers, with good power and relatively quiet operation.
Although we like the full points-of-interest database, this navigation system doesn't offer any advanced features, such as live traffic. They Honda dealer told me that there was a factory bulletin about the problem. First time to replace brakes. I was without a car for 2 weeks while they repainted those sections they did not provide a loaner nor cover the cost of a rental. Save for a lower body character line, drawn slightly higher on the coupe than on the sedan, the sides of the Civic are more slab than sensuous. The blue color faded and silver spots appeared. The Mugen Si sedan carries an even tauter suspension and 18-inch wheels, with more body add-ons and a sport exhaust system.
The Si models come with electronic stability control and larger front disc brakes. Finally found antifreeze seeping from engine block wall. Damping rates are increased between 8 and 24 percent depending on whether we're talking front or rear, jounce or rebound , and the wheels are actually 27 percent lighter than the 17-inchers on the garden-variety Si. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-334-6632 -. There is no center stack to speak of, which otherwise might tie together the dash and the floor-mounted controls.
Six-footers will connect with the headliner. They come only with a six-speed manual transmission. In even base cars, height-adjustable seats leave great headroom for tall drivers. A helical-type, limited-slip differential enhances traction in angry driving situations. The dash itself has an unusual double-decker style; the tach lies in the usual spot framed by the steering wheel, while the digital speedo rides atop it on a recessed crescent.