• GasGuzzler avatar GasGuzzler Posted: 1/18/2013 3:04pm PST

    I commend Honda for building a Natural Gas vehicle. But the value is just not there with this 2012 Civic. It is a lackluster car, with cheap interiors and a lack of power. If it was $19K @ 0% financing for the Nav + Leather (not available now)+ $3,000 gas card, then I would consider.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 11/30/2011 12:05pm PST

    Make me wonder why (aside from HOV access) you would chose the CNG versus the Civic Hybrid. The Civic Hybrid has lower CO2, Lower sticker price. Longer range, more trunk space, and the cost of fuel is nearly identical at $1100 per year (EPA). I just don't get the CNG value proposition.

  • mattsoca avatar mattsoca Posted: 12/1/2011 6:44am PST

    I would tend to agree with you when you look at things on a personal level. If you are to look at things globally, I'd ask which is better: buying oil in the worldwide market (I don't give a #*$*# about where we buy our oil from: our demand alone sets the price in the market and that price is by which foreign, unfriendly, oil-rich countries prosper) OR using the vast CNG resources the US has domestically?

  • johnnymars avatar johnnymars Posted: 2/18/2012 3:05pm PST

    US has plenty of cheap natural gas just waiting to fill up your tanks. So let's get on the gaswagon and fuhgettabouttit when it comes to oil. Oil is the reason war-criminal Bush invaded Iraq, so the sooner were off the oil addiction, the better for pocketbooks and for world peace.

    What about safety issues? Is a collision likely to explode the gas tank?

  • fb_100000864701315 avatar fb_100000864701315 Posted: 5/23/2014 7:38pm PDT

    Honda didn't take benefit from the higher octane-equivalent ratio of CNG, and that's kinda pointless in a dedicated-CNG vehicle. Anyway, since CNG is basically composed of methane it can also be sourced from renewable feedstocks instead of drilling for the fossil reserves, and biomethane is already commercially-available in Germany and Sweden. On a sidenote, aftermarket bi-fuel gasoline/CNG conversions (or tri-fuel when applied to a gasoline/ethanol flexfuel) are popular in many markets in South America, Eastern Europe, Asia and certain parts of Africa. Maybe they're not widespread in the United States just because Obama and the EPA envirofascists are in bed with the Arab oil sheikhs.

  • fb_785354826 avatar Johnny Posted: 4/15/2012 10:18pm PDT

    Why do manufacturers continue to add expensive requisite options to cutting edge cars that push the cost into the stratosphere? How about a cheap natural gas car for the masses? Take a lesson from the early VW Beetle "peoples' car," Honda!

  • fb_1250598090 avatar Jack Posted: 1/24/2013 7:10am PST

    The acceleration could be solved by making an electric/natgas hybrid? Or perhaps the crazy air assist booster?