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56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Disapointing for a Honda as i have owned them before and been very happy . Car had to have ite engine management control unit resett as the battery would be flat after a holliday and require breadown services to get it going.
Needed recall for new handbreak fitted under a recall.
Rear discs needed changing after 30,000 miles would not cover under waranty
Please see letter of complaint to Honda

I have this week paid my local Honda dealer £210 to change my rear discs and pads on my 2006 Honda Civic something that I have never had done in forty years of motoring. My complaint is that my car has been recently serviced by this dealer (24000 miles) and was not informed that the pads were wearing or any fault was evident. It is my belief that there was a fault in either the manufacture of the discs or the hand brake that was changed under recall and was incorrectly refitted.
Front discs and pads are original and I am only halfway through my second set of tyres on the front and the originals still on the rear, which must demonstrate that the car has not been driven aggressively.
Our other car is also a Civic bought new with 65000 miles covered and the only repairs carried out on the brakes are one set of front pads.
My dealer informed that to change the discs after this mileage and age was not unusual, I purchase Honda because I consider them to be a quality car to me this is totally unacceptable and will influence my purchase of my future, unless you can convince me otherwise.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Honda Civic looks fantastic both inside and out, with a futuristic but well thought out dashboard, and is easily the best-looking car in its class. Its performance is also excellent, with low fuel consumption for a 1.8 140BHP engine yet it still boasts rapid acceleration, which, coupled with its high-geared steering, make it feel agile and sporty. Its interior is well-planned and very roomy. However, its ride is overly harsh (the spring and damper rates feel ill-matched; the springs too hard and the dampers too soft to control the rebound) and its rear and over-the-shoulder visibility is appalling (in my experience, only a Lamborghini Miura has been worse!), making the optional parking radar essential. The build quality has also been disappointing, with my car suffering from several electrical faults, poor panel fit (the door skins don't lie flush for example), and it was recalled for a faulty handbrake mechanism. The front suspension bumpstops have also been replaced under warranty. There are numerous creaks and rattles from the dashboard too, indicating that it may have been over-designed but under-engineered. It's a shame my car has suffered from a number of problems as it is well-equipped and well-priced compared to its rivals, and on the right roads is a pleasure to drive. Overall, the latest generation is very nearly a great car, but I'd still class it a good effort on Honda's part!

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall a good looking car, practical and not too bad on the old wallet in terms of fuel comsuption and servicing.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The Good:
The new 2006-current Honda Civic still has that "space-ship" look on the outside and I still get a few impressive comments from passengers on the dashboard and dials. So styling is still up to date.

Performance was still good at 40-43mpg. I recently changed the air filter to a much more porous high performance OEM type and changed the spark plugs on my 3rd service and now I easily can get 45-48mpg.

The Bad:
I also had to change the brake pads to a more reliable OEM make and the bite was much more assured that the factory fitted ones it replaced. The factory fitted brakes just left too spongy.

The Ugly:
The quality of the paintwork is still much to be diesired unlike unlike my previous cars (Ford Focus and VW Polo). The stone chips do look worst on black metallic. Best to opt for the Galaxy Grey (metallic silver) if you're in the market for a Civic.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My JDM Honda Civic Type R is an amazing piece of machinery. It has all the practicality of a 4 door saloon (ok the rides a bit stiff) and all the performance of some much smaller sports cars. It is everything I expected of my first imported car and more. The only downside is the increasing cost of fuel (not a fault of the car) but as it's a bit on the thirsty side it's becoming too expensive to be a daily runner. If only Honda could make that superb V-Tec engine just a bit more econimcal, not an easy feat for a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated engine pushing 240bhp!!! Overall I love it and it will be a hard decision to sell. Honda's overall XFactor is their ability to achieve unquestionable reliability whilst pushing the extremes of performance. What a package! If you have a spare £20,000 and want an all round performance car, there's only one choice.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

On second dmf (first under warranty, second cost >ł900), rust on purchase, faulty cd on purchase, a/c relay failure in 5th year, first set of rear discs at 22,500 miles (still on original fronts though), trim replaced as loose on purchase (took paint and galvanizing off, anti roll bar drop link failed at < 30,000 miles, suspension bushes replaced < 20,000 miles all know issues. High brake disk wear from oem parts, pad formulation was most likely cause as used to be almost super glued to the wheels, not so since two years, dmf made of chocolate and poorly designed, current version iu had fitted by transmission specialist ( as honday charge ł400 more) is mk4 apparently,.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had problems wth the electric windows and window mechanism and the build quality is not that good (maybe biased after owning a couple of Audis). Paint is very thin and living on the seafront I notice rust appearing whereever the paint is wearing such as round door edges and on the underside.

Overall though my civic is a pretty good car it's spacious, drives and handles well and is versatile - it's boxy design makes it great for carrying stuff around and passengers love the space. I love the column mounted gear change and feel more in charge of the car than I ever did with my Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI - just wish I'd bought a more powerful model than the 1.4i.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall pretty good. Ride quality is on the verge of uncomfortable, fuel consumption is not quite as good as I thought it would have been, there have been a few minor niggles (fuel filler cover not opening, creaky damper, both front suspension bump stops replaced, handbrake recall) and one failure - engine management light came on at the start of what would have been a 200 mile journey - all fixed under warrenty but not what I expected from a Japanese (albeit British made) car, and especially a Honda.
Saying that, I do like it, engine is very smooth, performance is good and it's been generally reliable starting first time.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had this car for almost 2 years and the only thing I've had to do is change the window wipers and the rear break pads & discs. so would say its quite realiable. Price for spare & new parts is not the best but is expected as its a japanese car. I can put in ł30 and that can last me a week. thats just me basically commuting from work and back and the gym. both are pretty close in that respect. the cost for pertrol mainly burns a hole in your wallet when on long distance motorway journeys.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My car is nearly 10 years old and the only problems I have had with it are perished rubber gaiters and I had to replace a wheel bearing this year. compared to previous vehicles I have own, I can trust my car to start first time. For the age of the vehicle, I believe 40mpg to be reasonable, especially when you take into account my driving style. I have the car repaired and local garages which have been reasonable so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

For a 12 year old car, I must commend Honda for making such a reliable car. The engine is just brilliant, the car has never failed me, even in freezing conditions the car sparks into life with one twist of the ignition key. The styling has not aged so well, but being a coupe its quite a rare sight on the roads. Something which I like. Its distinctive in a nice way.
Overall hassle free driving and minimal service costs

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
08-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

Battery went flat when left for more than 1week. Local dealer said it would be expected and I should disconnect the battery when leaving it at the airport which disabled the alarm & central locking. Honda very very slow to respond & verbally agreed. Finally another dealer eventually (1year) agreed to change battery which seems to have worked. Rattles are annoying fog light broken which is common
I hate this car

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A great little workhorse,totally reliable, running costs are relatively low, maintainance minimal, it has flown through all its MOT's, taken me to university, then work. Been to festivals in the summer, travelled all over, and never let me down apart from the time it became stuck in sand and had to be towed out (blame the driver not the car!) Honda would be my first choice of car everytime.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My Honda Civic Aerodeck 1600cc is brilliant for the money. Obviously, if I could spend more I'd be more adventurous but there's loads of room to fit stuff into and I can always rely on it to start and get where I want to go. The only 'fault' has been mine when I've, inadvertantly, flooded the engine by touching the accelerator instead of leaving all the pedals alone when starting up!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mechanical and electrical reliability excellent. needed a premature clutch replacement due to common manufacturing fault - honda paid for part, I paid for labour. quality of exterior plastics is poor, e.g. door handle trim falling off! Economical engine for its size and performance. honda parts/labour not the cheapest, but of good quality.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It gets serviced annually and has had one set of tyres and one set of brake pads. only fault was a false low oil level warning when I'd had it three days which has never happened again. I got five years servicing when I bought it and servicing costs are reasonable. insurance is quite steep and fuel consumption on the high side.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

it is the second brand new civic (other one 2006)the battery went flat when car was parked for 5 days.previous civic wouldnt start petrol pump problem(my daughter also bought a civic 2006 this also had a flat battery after being parked for a fortnight(when away on holiday)so three honda civics and three failures "not bad eh"

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Lovely designed car with excellent perfofmance and good ecomony but let down badly by unexpexted poor build quality relating to the tirm and finish. Although dealer fixes each problem, have had to return car to dealer on many occasions for problems that shouldn't have occured including a failed battery at only 2 years old.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic. Mine is a nondescript grey Executive automatic with leather, sunroof, climate control, heated seats and a rear wiper! It has never let me down - I service it annually. We have two Civics and a Jazz. I think Hondas are reliable, safe and trustworthy. I like the dealer and their attitude - even to older models.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

As a runabout it is a very good car and seems to be reliable .It is getting a bit long in the tooth and would like to upgrade to a more modern and fuel efficient car.Because of its age I do worry about it breaking down as we are totally reliant on a car. We have no public transport in our area.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Other than a small gearbox problem present from the factory, that the previous owner didn't bother get repaired under warranty, the car has so far been faultless. *touches wood* and it's been tracked twice. No spare parts needed, only consumables, which all seem to be priced very reasonably.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I didnt know i had a problem but on a service they found it and fixed it first time 10/10 honda well done super service fairly cheap to service and always nice to deal with, the cars a joy to own :) i was changing it at the start of 09 but did not its been that good . . A+ WELL DONE HONDA

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the cars good ,but a problem with leaving it while on holiday even just for a week and the battery drains the main agent says nothing wrong now i find subject to a recall fuse board at fault, havent recieved a letter yet family friend works for a honda dealer. booked in for nextweek

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Civic Type R - Excellent car, bought fully loaded for better resale, but probably would have preferred basic car ( too many gadgets).
Only problem was with the battery which let me down on two occasions due to a defect with fuse box which Honda have addressed under warranty,

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very over rated, back brake problems at 23000miles, new discs required. Uses 1litre oil every 700miles. No rear wiper a nonsense as car parked outside as rear view already limited by civic design. Not what I expected from Honda. Otherwise I liked the cars styling and comfort.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent build quality combined with great engines make this car perfect. Reasonably good on fuel with better comsuptionreasonably good on fuel about town better on longer runs. spare parts can be bought from cheaper suppliers rather than bying from honda.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

got the car in june 2009 just had 24000mile service in Feb 2010, only problem i had was the under tray fell off after coming back from service because the garage tech didn't tighten it up and all the bolts fell out. Would consider another Honda next time.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It's great great car with a great mix of performance and economy but at a premium. A slight sacrifice in economy for performance may have been better. Build quality is great and its much more reliable than the Citroens and Peugeots I've had in the past.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable,quick,spacious,good looking.Rear visibility not so good difficult to reverse park,annoying beeping noise when key is in ignition and worse of all, front seats move back to bolt upright everytime you fold them to get into the back seats

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Dependable, stylish, well built & stands out from the crowd. We have never got board of driving or riding in it. VW Golf build quality, without the snobery or expence. Far more interesting and characterful than a Ford Focus or Vauxhall.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Although not a hile mileage driver i think that overall my car has performed as well as if not better than expected, the build quality is excellent the reliability is excellent and the overall performance and economy is statisfactory

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not really had the car long enough yet, but bought because of last 7 years top spot on reliabilty reports. previous little fabia vrs was absolutely brialliant owned for 5years and no problems at all mileage of 32.700miles. None.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only have problems with the battery, if the engine isn't running but the radio is on t drains the battery quite quickly. other than that I love it! Would prefer it wouldn't use as much petrol but overall I'm happy with the car.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good, the only issue was a couple of new dampers being required, due to the very high speed pumps near my home.
I use the opposition cars at work all the time and find the honda build quality and ride to be superior.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. 2.2CTDi engine very powerful and frugal with low emissions and tax band. Had exhaust sensor failure in first year which is an unusual fault with car. It took to days to supply new part. No problems since then.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent design, fuel economy and performance. It holds the road well and is a joy to drive however the build quality is poor. There are lots of rattles, unexpected noises and the handling is not as good as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Its honda known for its reliability have had no trouble except electri fold in mirror packed up. Not had a service yet so cant comment on the cost of this but fuel wise much better than the peugeot 307 I had before.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Aircon has failed, but other than that its been faultless. not bad for a 98k mile car! Mpg is very good for a slightly older car. parts have not proved too expensive, although 9000mile service intervals are a pain.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date except number plates needed replacing and the chrome fuel cap is rusting from the inside out. Very good considering the size of engine and petrol as fuel. as long as you don't floor it that is.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem. honda's famed reliability is backed by manufacturer's warranty and dealer warranty but neither are really necessary. A bit thirsty. some spares can be quite pricey, others surprisingly cheap.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally excellent but I had a problem with the suspension and was disappointed that rear brakes required replacement. there was also a problem with loose wheel trims . Good on fuel; servicing expensive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The dealer has been unable to resolve a persistent intermittent clutch fault, which has left me unimpressed and unwilling to buy another Honda. This is ashame as I am otherwise pleased with the vehicle

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 3/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

5 Warranty repairs on fron suspension, steering rack and track rod ends. Some of it as the dealer was just replacing and hoping, some because parts ( steering rack, front suspension strut) were faulty

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good build quality,reliable,comfortable bit dissapointed M.P.G thought I would get a bit more than 35m.p.g having said that it is an Auto and will use a bit more petrol.Best car I have ever owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only problem is the poor rear window view-a triumph of style over function. Lack of rear windscreen wipers also a design flaw. Other than that the car is comfortable and reliable and oozes quality.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Exemplary reliability in the 2yrs I've owned this car. had a previous aerodeck for 7yrs also without any problems whatsoever. Expensive at main dealer prices but quite acceptable on the internet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant.Totally reliable, good performance and economy compromise from the diesel engine.Good build, well specified great handling. Only downside is The most refined diesel i have ever owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Always starts and everything works. Never need to spend much on servicing which is good - however the running costs of petrol are more than I would like! - probably not the car's fault.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Being an early model, I had a slight problem of the fuel filler cap not functioning each time. It was annoying, but was fixed after the 3rd time to the dealer and not gone wrong since.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Hybrid, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had the car for 4-5 years and never had a problem with reliability. Happy with the petrol consumption. cost of servicing is reasonable, and very little else to do except tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The Civic Type R GT has lived-up and indeed exceeded my high expectations. It is a fantastic car, well built and reliable and all at a very affordable price. Automotive perfection!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for More than 5 years

Good reliable if uninspiring car only a 1300cc engine which lackks pulling power and acceleration but I like the eco side altgough mpg was exaggerated,It still achieves 45 mpg plus

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

snappy gearbox which makes driving a more fun and interesting experience, gearstick in a good place, for a small car there is a lot of room and the build feels safe and secure.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

New battery - car 8 years old - ok. no other problems. It's an automatic so I expect slightly higher fuel consumption. don'tknow exact figures but am happy with the weeky cost.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

As I am a Student its a nice car for me to go and drive when ever I want there are some problems with it but they are age related so, all in all a decent experience of the car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

honda civic very nice easy car to own not the best for rear visibility. the fuel consumption isnt the greatest and ive had a few issues inside with seat mecanice falling off

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Honda dealer always matches prices eg full air con service ł49.99,included regas,pollen filter and de bugging of air system...always haggle and dealers great.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem with it. starts first turn of the key car just runs. Typical automatic put your foot down will drink fuel but take it easy then it drinks it sensibly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem so far. It seems to prefer the premium fuel so that costs a little more, if I done use premium it starts to get a little jumpy at slow speeds.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

willing engine
good ergonomics
very poor ride quality
very poor paintwork
poor seats
mediocre electrical components e.g. radio, climate control, cruise control

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Very reliable and keeps going with minimal problems. Required some bodywork repair a couple of years ago but passed last 2 MoTs, only requiring headlight bulbs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have never experienced any issues with my car it just goes in for an annual service each year. Part of my honda deal was 3 years free servicing brilliant.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent car, but, I do not expect suspension problems & definitley did not expect Honda UK to state ( after 1 week of having the car) "acceptable quality"

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from the boot shelf clip breaking - can't fault it. Honda servicing and repair can be expensive, but in terms of fuel use the car is fairly low cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Honda Civic Coupe is brilliant - the bodywork is not as good as the fantastic engine. If they'd run a refurb policy at reasonable cost I would go for it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent performance and economy. Styling has grown on me. Build quality is good but annoyed by noisy suspension which seems to be a common problem.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Although the electric headlight adjusters are problematic, the rest of the car has been bulletproof, especially for a car that revs to 8200 rpm.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem, never not started. The 1.6 vtec motor isnt the best for mpg but the plesure you get from driving the car makes it worth it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Hasn't had any problems, other than needing new discs, since new. Haven't had it long enough to tell. Would be 5 if the turbo wasn't so laggy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

In terms of reliability - it is almost faultless.
In terms of the brand reputation and service - excellent
Very happy with my car at the moment

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

The car is very relaible unlike previous honda civic s(all new) 3 all broke down. Not so good short journeys but very good on longer journeys.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. only had the car 8 months. Its supposed to average 67mpg but tht is not realistic in the real world. 54.7 is acceptable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

My ninth honda ,never had a serious problem. Fuel economy could be better (as claimed). ł20 tax. 3 yrs service included in purchase price.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Superb japanese reliability. Tank of fuel lasts six weeks, only regular maintenance & servicing costs, very reasonable at the main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

The reason I purchased a honda was for its reliability. I do not do the mileage to warrent a diesel so this cars running cost are fine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol

Very well put together never need to doubt reliability. Mpg range of 32-53 is very good. however cost of optional extras is excessive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable, well built and practical. Good seats and space for passengers and luggage. A bit dull to drive, but has a good engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Faultless, although parts wear out due to age. best car I've ever owned. Don't have any except petrol service insurance road tax.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliabilityn problems currently experienced. The vehicle is on a no nil servicing cost for 4 years and 4 years free recovery.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Does what it says on the tin. Super reliable. Shame you can't see out the back window of new Civics, otherwise I'd buy one.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No major problems (inlike a previous different make car) - just usual wera & tear. Not a gas guzzler - so economic to run.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic reliabilty along with superb practicality and good looks.....what more do I need. I would definitely buy again.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date. Disappointed at petrol consumption during local driving. dramatic improvement on longer journeys.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Stolid. But a good engine and a pretty good feel. Wish it had better petrol consumption, but I'm very happy with it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Good drivers car but can be more reliable with better durability on wear and tear items such as clutch and brakes.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic, only thing wrong is soft paint and poor visibility.May be a rear washer and wiper but not essential.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is practical with excellant blend of performance and economy but it has too many niggly faults to love it

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very good very reliable , suspension could be better if it had a choice of ride settings i.e. sport normal etc

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

I never had to replace any part, except wear and tear parts. Mainteance price is high, but no troubles after.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 2/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This is my third Honda. I have previously owned Accords and all have lived up to expectations. No faults.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable, unique at the time - but too many of the same car on the road now, so will be changing soon.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It's a honda - what more is there to say?. Uses a lot of fuel, but that's partly down to my driving style.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice car but has a lot of rattles and annoying sounds, could be a lot quieter.
Excellent to drive though.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Starts everytime, first time. I have a service plan for servicing and the spares are reasonably priced.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has only let us down once(battery). Fuel usagenot bad for 1.8 ltr.parts and servicing I do myself.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have had no problems since I bought it last february. As cheap to run as any other comparable car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Can't beat a honda for reliability. Parts/servicing expensive but worth it as vehicles hold value.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great car, easy to drive, easy to own,reliable,good service back up,reasonable price for service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No mechanical faults so far. Gets through fuel very quickly if you're eager with your right foot.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

great car would buy same model again if i could but not the new model that replaced this one

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Far better than expected, also run a BMW 116i and Z4. the honad is the best all round package.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

very good , only had this one for 1 month but had i previously for 3 years with no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a breakdown of any sort. Sservicing very reasonable. have not required any spares.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

2nd civic I have owned and not had any problems. Pleased with mpg, service costs reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Significant problems with stalling that garage had great difficulty solving at 3+ years old

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had to have clutch changed by manufacturer in 2011. known problem??. Heavy on front tyres.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable and fairly economical, combined with good performance for a car in its category

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An excellent all round car with high build quality, good performance and fuel efficiency

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Apart from a poor steering circle it has proved to be a good reliable English built car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very pleased with my car but the lock is rather awkward when turning into small spaces

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Honda reliable so it's faultless. Fuel and tyres cost a lot but overall its not bad.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only 2 months old but no problems. previous honda owned for 8 years with no issues

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Does exactly what it says on the tin with more character than most Japanese cars

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had any reliability issues with this car. High road tax, high fuel cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had a problem free 100,000 miles of motoring over 3 years. Enough said.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Gearbox suspension electrics paint trim all given me problems. Very poor mpg.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very unreliable, too many problems especially for a Honda! Very disappointed.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Typically honda. The car is still new so I hope it will get a little better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Best car I have ever had for lack of faults etc. Seem fairly reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Good solid car rust starting,engine still runs well done 130,000 miles,

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I looks good (& different),drives well and I always enjoy getting in.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1994-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem with it. Seems to be cheap,prob because its old.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

overall a good reliable car considering it is now nearly 8 years old

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

This is my 5th honda and I have always found them very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No faults or non starts or breakdowns. No unexpected surprises.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Odd fault but no breakdowns. Main dealer sevicing is expensive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very pleased with the car only tyres and servicing required,

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Some parts dear but no used only service items.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very pleased but visability is not good and needs rear wiper

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

does what it sais on the box day in day out with no hassle.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable. economic however build quality could be improved

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great build quality, tiring to drive, poor ride quality.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

3rd honda owned with no major problems. Been acceptable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very nice and comfortable and best of all very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Utterly reliable; very practical but not very exciting.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

May not win any beuity contest but very reliable. Good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. No problems. just yearly service costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Automotive mild cheese - reliable but oh so boring.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

One of the best I've owned for reliability & style

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

practical, good looking & extraordinarily reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Except for intermittant crackle on radio it is ok

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem. If your carefull it is fine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Honda have dropped the ball - not a reliable car.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It can sometimes become jumpy to drive when cold

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only thing I have had to replace is the battery

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only problem is a lumpy light throttle delivery

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent styling, reliability and performance.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I have only owned this car since 23rd. Dec 2009

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Attractive,reliable and economical family car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Ultra reliable, easy to live with, lovely car!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never had a problem. Service costs a bit high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

100 pct reliable. As cheap as I could expect.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems apart from tyres and wiper blades

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never broken down in 75000 miles. Aren't any.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I have never had any issues with reliability

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliable and trustworthy, fabulous styling!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Different, you have to put with its foibles

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

practical,reliable,cheap to run.good buy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Faultless. Cost of diesel only downside.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

reliable, family friendly and economical

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good, value for money and reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, fun to drive, very practical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Reliability 4 out ofc 5. Satisfactory.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

good build quality and value for money

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Service every 5000 miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very few problems at all. Reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

nice car ,spoilt by bad quality build

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Great,couldn't do better if it tried.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Total reliability so far. Exceptable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Typical Japanese quality ! Fantastic

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable, Roomyand economical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Stylish, reliable and practicable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

All round reliable car.And quiet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent car for the money spent

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good solid stylish reliable car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

does just as i expected it would

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

looks good handals well excelent

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very reliable and solidly built.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's stylish wel equipped car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Not bad for a family workhorse

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

impressed overall for the cash

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

been a good car no problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

good reliable work horse.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable and trouble free

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

most unreliable car i own

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great car for the price

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent Reliability

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable & Economical

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for More than 5 years

Very very reliable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable but boring

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable. N/a.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very reliable car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

value for money

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good but flawed

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Quality, style.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Typical Honda.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Its a Honda

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very happy

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very Good

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very good

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very Good

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Love Vtec

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5