Review used Honda Civic: 2015-2018
Honda has long been known for building high-quality prestige cars packed with technology.
The front wheel drive is one of its most popular; It is a key product of the company’s product line since it was introduced here in 1973, and the eighth generation model introduced in 2006 continues that tradition.
While it is a small model, the eighth-generation Civic is longer and wider than its predecessor.
This range is comprehensive and covers most facilities from mild to wild, as well as clean and green.
It includes convertible and sporty convertible cars; There was a hot hatch, and even a petrol / electric hybrid.
What was offered in the eighth generation is diesel option; That will come until the ninth gene model then replaces it.
The convertible cars dominate the eighth generation, they are made in Thailand, the cars are made in England and hybrids from Japan.
The VTi sedan is an entry model within range. It has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with a manual transmission or automatic transmission.
It is well equipped, and comes with standard features including air conditioning, four-speaker audio, MP3 connectivity, CD player, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking, legroom for driver, wipers interrupt, cruise control, there is a tacho, the steering column is adjusted tilt and reach, and it has a cloth border.
VTi-L is a step forward in luxury; It also has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine and also a manual or automatic transmission.
It offers more in the way of standard features, including 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control and in-dash CD platters.
While VTi-L promises luxury, Sport is one of the drivers.
It comes with additional performance of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine and a manual or automatic transmission.
Sport is similarly equipped with VTi-L, but has 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, steering wheel and leather seats, and has multifunction steering wheel and electric sunroof.
Honda also offers a petrol / electric hybrid model within the eighth generation.
It is manufactured in Japan and is equipped with small gasoline engine with the support of electric motor, suitable for auto CVT.
List of standard Hybrid devices in parallel with VTi-L, but also with transmission line display, regenerative brakes and rear spoiler.
On the family’s hatch, there are five-door Si and three hot Type R doors.
Si comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and selects a 6-speed manual gearbox or five-speed automatic transmission.
It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, six-speaker audio with CD head, air-conditioning in two areas, cruise, wipers, automatic headlights, fog lights, onboard computers and Multifunctional leather steering wheel.
The three-door Type R hatch comes with a hot 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox.
It has a full sports kit, including 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tips, tacho, sports seats with suede trim, rear spoiler and sports pedals.
Eighth generation Civic did not have features like Bluetooth, so it is possible to synchronize an iPhone or Android device; It has no sat-nav, or touch screen.
Parking is due to feeling; no reverse camera, or parking sensor, and no parking assist system to assist the driver.
Larger than its predecessor means the eighth generation Civic is more spacious inside.
Five-door cars and tunnels were declared five seats, and could be in a five-seat, but in fact four were more comfortable. The Type R three-door hatch is a four-seater.
For the most part the interior is neat and tidy, but the space-time dash has handled quite a large amount from motor writers.
With a 325-liter capacity, the boot is good in size, and the rear seat folds up in addition to the car’s cargo capacity.
There is a lot of storage around the cabin with cupholder at the front, and the bag in the back of the front seats and doors.
Most eighth-generation citizens have a single-axle four-cylinder engine on 1.8 liters, featuring the Honda VVT (Timing Valve Timing System) for optimal power and torque.
At its double peak, it puts 103kW (138 hp) at 6300 rpm and 174Nm at 4200 rpm.
It runs on conventional unleaded petrol 91-octane and Honda claims to do an average of 6.9L / 100km.
People who test sugar at the time of launch think it’s a bit lazy and need to be urged to extract the best.
For better performance, there’s the Sport, which comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 114kW at 6200 rpm and 188Nm at 4200 rpm.
It prides itself on VVT and speeds up the freedom to go up to the high fringes, where it has done its best.
Its engine for the Type R hatch zip is also a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with high revs with VVT, but it also has a variable lift valve.
When working at maximum levels, it produces 148kW at 7800rpm and 193Nm at 5600rpm.
Backup for the engines in the car is a five-speed manual transmission, or more commonly, a regular five-speed automatic.
Optional manual transmission in the hatch door is six speeds.
Motivation on civil roads is safe and sound; It has no bad habits and no unpleasant surprises in the store if you are caught.
The 1.8-liter engine, while not excited, smooth and flexible, and combined with an automatic transmission with its adaptive program makes driving even more pleasant.
Independent front and rear suspension ensures the Civic is forgiven and stable in all conditions, even if it’s not as sporty as some competitors.
The ride is smooth and supple, and there’s little road noise to ruin the inner calm.
The Civic list of safety features in the eighth generation is very long and comprehensive.
A range of airbags topped with passive safety features; They include dual front airbags, head airbags for the front and rear seats and side airbags for the front seat occupants.
In addition to airbags, each of the five seats has a seat belt and a front seat belt with a front tensioner and memory height adjustment.
There is also a range of active safety features, such as ABS braking, emergency brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, traction control and electronic stability control.
It is imperative for cars to have ISOFIX racks for car seats until 2014 but the Civic has them before.
Any common problems?
The owner said that the Civic achieved the position. In many cases, they continue to return to their Honda dealers to re-register when it’s time to move their vehicle.
Few reported on any mechanical problems, most said that the reliability of their cars was perfect, and there was nothing wrong with them.
It reports a general report, not only from the owners, but also the trade in general appreciate the Civic.
One of the few complaints related to paint, it seems soft and certainly easily scratched, this is important to keep it clean and regularly polished.
Honda is noted for its use of advanced technology, its cars are built to high standards and they need regular maintenance to keep them working at their best.
Most notably means regular oil changes. Old mud oil will only harm a finely crafted car like Civic, so change the oil regularly to keep it clean.
To assist in assessing how a car has been handled by previous owners, ask for a service record that shows it has been regularly maintained.
Honda recommends that you maintain Civic after every 10,000km, or every six months, more often than some other products, but sticking to that routine means driving more reliable in the long run. .
Single camshaft engines above 1.8 liters use timing belts, which need to be replaced every 105,000km; 2.0-liter dual cam engines use time series and don’t need to change them.
Honda didn introduce price limiting service until the eighth generation is no longer in production, so it does not apply, but the service cost is reasonable and any qualified mechanic can work .
Field experience indicates that brakes often need to be replaced between 40,000 and 60,000km, depending on how the Civic is controlled and tires usually last about 70,000km before needing replacement.
When it comes to warranty for 3 years / 100,000km, whichever comes first.
Honda recalled the Civic in 2007 to check that the stop light switch, which was easily damaged, could result in the stop light not working.
More importantly, the 8th generation Civic is affected by Takata airbag recall, anyone thinking of buying one should contact the Honda Recovery Center on 1800 789 839 to set up their actions. need to do.