2008 Honda CivicNewHondaFan - Middle of nowhere, IN10/07/2008
I purchased a Honda Civic EX-L after having terrible reliability problems with my previous car. I have been more than thrilled. It drives great, has fantastic gas mileage, and looks good too. My s/o who drives a BMW wants to borrow it all the time too! I love the leather interior and all the features. The heated seats will be fantastic in the winter.
My only complaints? There are some annoying squeaks and rattles, and the A/C fan is quite loud.
08 Honda Civic EXL Coupe
2008 Honda CivicMaury - 7080909/30/2012
Great car, Again, Great Car
Only thing I wish it had on it would be a rear-window wiper
2008 Honda CivicVH - Virginia02/28/2011
Nice styling, refined features, comfortable leather, dependability and great MPG. However, the integrity of the paint leaves one to wonder. Seems just a small scratch takes the paint off with it, unlike other autos I've owned throughout the years, including an '04 Accord, that had much thicker clear coats. People don't care if they ding or scratch one's car these days so this leaves the doors vulnerable due to the location of side molding, which is lower than other autos on the market. Same with the interior plastic - seems a bit cheap as this too can leave behind small scratches.
The parking brake is in an awkward position; right knee rests against it rather than the middle console, which is annoying when driving on long trips.
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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