This is my 1st venture into a hybrid vehicle - wanting to do 'my part' for the carbon-footprint. however, with the huge battery system in the hybrid, I am concerned for the 'green effects' of recycling so much lead and acid and for the huge replacement costs at the end of the battery's life cycle (it's now 3 yrs old - but can I get 10 yrs of life out of it??)
The civic is a BASIC car for suspension and ride comfort - it has more road noise than I would care for and the ride is "not on a cloud" but comes close to being truck-like - bumps are harsh and noisy.
The interior is very nice & sleek with leather seats and temperature controls, cruise control, audio and phone controls on the steering wheel are all strong positives! Leg room for the driver is a bit cramped with the knees rubbing up against the door on the left and parking brake on the right. Rest for the left arm is precarious as the door panel is contoured such that it's not a good place to 'rest' your arm. you have to keep your arm down low on the 'arm rest'.
As for value, I rated it 'fair' as I paid at the very top of prices for 2010 Civic Hybrids - I should have shopped around a little more (even within CarMax).
Economy is very good as I am getting 45/46 mpg and for my long commute, this is a BIG plus! I encourage the reader to shop around for the best value of car to purchase price.
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