I bought my wife this 2008 Civic LX to replace our failing minivan. Overall, we are very pleased with the car. It will be an adjustment when we load the family up for a road trip as space is at more of a premium now, but we are looking forward to the much improved fuel mileage. The Civic is surprisingly roomy and accommodating for four people. It has adequate power and is and is a very well-mannered and easy car to drive. My wife likes the great visibility and how easy it is to park.
Best decision I've made in a while
2008 Honda CivicMimi - Jacksonville, Fl06/23/2011
OK, it's not flashy & head turning, but it's solid & dependable. I'm glad I've got cruise control, otherwise I could get into trouble. It's quiet-no noises & squeaks. In short, it runs great & I anticipate enjoying it for a long time. It's comfortable even on long drives & the adjustable seat is perfect for my petite stature. Everyone I know, including my mechanic, are impressed with my choice.
I love my car, I use to only be a Chevy girl but this lil Civic is a great car. It's made very well, it's smooth to drive, it's great on gas and it's really cute. There is only one thing I dislike about it and that is the radio is built into the dash so you cannot change it out but other than that I will more then likely own another civic. The Civic is up against the Cobolt in the Chevy class and the Cobolt is an horribly designed car all the way around. I give two huge thumbs up to the Honda Civic...
2008 Honda Civic Overview
The ubiquitous Honda Civic is the gold standard of compact cars. Honda doesn't disappoint with the 2008 Civic, and delivers the agility and fuel efficiency American drivers have come to expect from this popular model.
Features & Specs
The 2008 Honda Civic wins praise for its cabin and well-designed amenities, including standard features like power windows and door locks. The 2008 Civic LX comes equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, CD audio system, auxiliary jack and a folding rear seat. The Civic EX adds alloy wheels, a sunroof and available navigation system with satellite radio. The new EX-L edition adds leather interior with heated seats and mirrors.
Design & Performance
The 2008 Honda Civic is equipped with an engine that provides above-average fuel economy for the its class and delivers the fuel-saving acceleration to match. With higher trims, the story is completely different - the Civic Si feels better to drive and its larger, more powerful engine excites with audible revs. Offering seamless integration between steering, suspensions and brakes, the 2008 Civic has lots of pep and is sporty to drive.
Powertrain & Engine
The 2008 Honda Civic lineup includes five main trim levels: DX, LX, EX, EX-L and Si. Performance varies depending on the trim level. The standard 1.8L four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 140 horsepower at its base trim level. The 2008 Honda Civic can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Fuel efficiency is remarkably high regardless of transmission type. The 2008 Civic Si earns more horsepower with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
The 2008 Honda Civic earns stellar commentary for its improved interior, delivering comfortable seats and an easy-to-use display within a surprisingly spacious cabin. The 2008 Honda Civic blows its competitors out of the water with improved refinement and a handsome appearance.
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