our next review today is once again a request from the same user here on FA, it's another used car review and honestly?, this will have to be my last used car review until I have my driver's license because it will soo much more useful if I had a license and can drive some used cars in order to effectively do a proper review on one.
this time I'll be reviewing the 2007 through 2011 Honda Civic if I remember correctly that is what I was requested to review.
if there's one thing nearly all of us know about Honda Civics especially for a certain some of us out there who love cars and auto history, is that Civic is more than just a reliable means of transportation, it's a timeless classic to us no the year or model, allow me to let you in a little bit of history about the Civic, first introduced in July 1972 as a two door model and later a three door hatchback in September of the same year, the Civic became a big a hit especially in North America, selling nearly 33,000 cars, by the end of it's first generation?, Honda sold over 155,000 Civics in the United States alone, to this day it's still a monster seller on the global market with North America being one of it's biggest selling markets thanks to it's super reliability and efficiency, and today, I'll be reviewing one of those generation Civics via the 2007 through 2011 models.
of course like every other Civic before them and like current gen Civic, 2007-11 Civic is front wheel drive, petrol (gas) driven, and powered by a 1.8 liter inline four cylinder engine.
they come equipped with a standard 5 speed automatic transmission, get up to 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, and yes it of course can seat up to 5 five people media clip here.
all the LX model both coupe and sedan come with these features as listed, first the safety features:
electronic brake force distribution (for a smooth comfortable stop
front seatbelt pretensioners (choke I can't...breathe cough)
passenger head restraint whiplash protection system (neck crack X_X)
4 wheel abs (your tires will thank you for this one)
rear door child safety locks (because there's no telling what your might do with an unlocked door swoop! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!)
ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes (the usual kind of brake setup for any car)
daytime running lights (why would you want to have your lights on in daylight?)
engine immobilizer (I seriously don't what that is, I never heard of it)
rear center three point seat belt (cause a center lap belt is not enough anymore)
child seat anchors (cause you don't to see your child fly out the window when you make that quick sharp turn screech! swoosh!)
dual front side mounted airbags (cause your face is your money maker and wouldn't want to smash it)
front and rear airbags (because there's never such a thing as overkill on safety)
passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation (whenever your kid wants to sit up front)
rear height adjustable headrests (because neck aches are not an option)
remote anti theft alarm system (good for protecting your car...or just playing pranks "HONK! HONK! HONK! HONK! Kent Fox: EEP!! O_O tail floofs up)
two front headrests and three rear headrest (to me they're more for comfort as they are for safety)
tire pressure monitoring
emergency trunk release (because the dead bodies you put in the trunk may not be as dead as you thought)
while the safety features outnumber this next list of features, they are essential for entertainment especially on long road trips, the in car entertainment features:
element antenna (whatever that means)
speed sensitive volume control (I seriously don't know what that is, I never heard of it)
auxilery audio input and usb with external media control
160 watt audio output
4 total speakers (standard on lx and lx-s models)
auxilery audio input (available on lx coupe)
6 total speakers (available on lx coupe)
the next features is a long laundry list of comfort features, because no one wants to take a long road trip feeling with a soar back or even a soar bottom:
remote trunk release
air conditioning (for any polar bear or artic foxes that like their Civic icy cold when on the road)
cruise control (of course)
cruise control on the steering wheel (because keeping your paws on the wheel is important)
front reading lights
front and rear door pockets
retain accessory power
rear floor mats
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
dual vanity mirrors
interior air filtration
leather steering wheel
manual rear seat easy entry
front door pockets
of course no car today comes complete without the power features as listed below for the 2007-11 Civic:
one touch power windows (zzzzzz choke! cough! hack! Kent!, did you roll the window up on yourself while you had your head out again?, for pete's sake what is it with k9's and wanting to stick their out of car windows and then getting themselves stuck?)
remote keyless power door locks
and there are your three instrument features too:
low fuel level warning (insert mad max clip here)
and a tachometer (insert of course meme here)
but wait, there's more:
six way manual driver's seat adjustment
height adjustable driver seat (perfect for if you're Yao Ming or as tall as him)
four way adjustable passenger seats
rear ventilation ducts
the rear seats of course can fold down
and then there's your wide color variety too for both interior and exterior:
your exterior colors:
polished metal metallic
atomic blue metallic metallic
alabaster silver metallic
crystal black pearl
tango red pearl
urban titanium metallic
royal blue pearl
your interior colors:
black premium cloth/cloth/leather
now that I got nearly all the features covered, I'll come to the price now.
originally when new the sticker price ranged between eighteen and a half thousand dollars to nineteen and a half thousand, but today should be able find these cars online or at the dealer for practically pennies on the dollar, they make perfect first cars for those who like cars but yet are on a budget too and the aftermarket parts for Honda Civics of almost any year should you want to soup up and trick one out are super plentiful with practically variety to choose from, and speaking of souping up a Civic, there's one other model I haven't quite mentioned yet.
the Civic is a car perfect for any kind of budget you have in mind, but for those who have the enough budget for this particular model built for sportiness and racing, can opt for the SI model (wwooww), this model is perfect for who likes a car made for racing but yet can't afford the Type-R model.
it has all the premium features as well as some features to give it the sporty prowess it deserves, and comes complete with the standard 197 horsepower.
the SI as well as Type-R are two Civic models that are in a class of their own and I may give them models their own special review sometimes later down the road because they're just that great.
and that pretty much concludes this review on the 2007 through 2011 Honda Civic.
I hope this review was helpful for you in your car shopping spree and a little advice?, be sure to ask for the carfax first before buying that'll help you find the best used Civic for your dollar that'll be in the best shape possible.
and now I'll see you guys in the next AutoSkunk review.