Honda Civic Classic News

2013 Honda Civic EX: Driven
2013 Honda Civic EX: Driven

The Honda Civic was extensively refreshed for 2012, yet amongst most of us who keep tabs on new cars and how they drive, it was met with a collective “meh.” There wasn't anything overtly wrong or half-baked with the new and seemingly stark and more conservative Civic; it just didn't...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
2012 Honda Civic Ultimate Guide: Reviews, Gas Mileage, Videos

While the launch of the all-new 2012 Honda Civic was slowed somewhat by the after-effects of the Feburary earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 2012 model cars are now in dealerships. Gas mileage has gone up pretty much across the board, with the lowest figures of 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Car Buying Guide: Know You’re Getting A Good Deal

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, the most frustrating issue my customers faced was not knowing if they were getting a fair and reasonable deal. It was this not knowing—this black-hole of uncertainty—that created such anxiety, it transformed making a final decision to...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
2012 Honda Civic: First Drive Impressions

By this point, the Honda Civic compact is an American institution. The newest generation, all new for 2012, builds on the car's traditional strengths--sporty roadholding, good gas mileage--but faces increasingly stringent competition from new entries like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The 2012 Honda...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Negotiating Your Car Deal: Be Prepared To Stand Up and Walk Out

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, one of the biggest mistakes I saw my customers make was not allowing enough time to find the vehicle they wanted or negotiate its price.  If you expect to walk into a dealership, pick out a car, and then negotiate the best price—all in...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Honda Civic Versus Toyota Corolla: It Comes Down To Price

I need a new, affordable, fuel-efficient small car. My choice is between the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Which one is better? You can’t go wrong with either the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Both are considered to be at the top of their competitive class of economical, small cars. They...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Honda Civic Versus Toyota Corolla

I need a new, affordable, fuel-efficient small car. My choice is between the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Which one is better? Two of the most highly-rated small sedans on the market today are the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The Honda Civic was introduced in the 1970s and continues to be one...Read More»

2007 Honda Civic
Why You Should Consider A Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Vehicle

When my daughter informed me that her Toyota Matrix was too small for her growing family, I found myself extolling the virtues of certified pre-owned vehicles (CPO). I knew her budget didn’t warrant a new car, and didn’t want my daughter and her young family riding around in just any...Read More»

1997 Honda Accord Cpe LX
Hot Wheels: Older Civic, Newer Corolla Among Top Theft Targets

Don't ever think that what you're driving is too plain or unattractive to be the target of thieves. Its ubiquity might actually make it a more likely target. That's one of the lessons in looking at the annual list of most-stolen models from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Older Honda...Read More»

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT Angular Front Exterior View
Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part III

Car dealers serve a useful function, even though some can be a pain to deal with. One area of useful service that many car buyers are thankful for is the fact that dealers take trade-ins. This saves many car buyers the time, effort, and aggravation of trying to sell their old car on their own...Read More»

2003 Honda Element
Recall Alert: Honda Recalls 383,000 Vehicles Due To Shifter Problem

Honda is recalling approximately 383,000 older Accord, Civic, and Element models due to a problem with the ignition interlock. If the mechanism becomes worn out or damaged, it may be possible for drivers to remove the ignition key when the transmission isn't in park. The issue could cause the...Read More»

2006 Honda Civic Sedan
Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Summary)

Car dealers have a bad reputation for good reason. After working as Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I liken the business to a shark tank where only the strongest survive. This leads to an approach where car dealers and their sales staff use tricks to get more money out of customers than...Read More»

Ford Th!nk Flags
Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Part III)

Car dealers have a bad reputation for good reason. This series of articles is dedicated to a long list of tricks that car dealers use to get more money out of customers than they want to pay. As an ex-Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I saw first-hand how subtle some of these tactics can be...Read More»

2002 Chevrolet Impala LS
Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Part II)

We’re looking at tricks that car dealers use to get more money out of customers than they want to pay. This compares to being upfront and transparent in their business dealings. Part II describes the specific trick of using a supposedly independent trade valuing source to buy a trade for less...Read More»

2009 BMW M3
Help! My Check Engine Light Is On

If you own a reasonably late model vehicle, at some point you are going to experience the little yellow "check engine" light illuminating in your gauge cluster. Just as the book A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy notes: “Don't Panic.” While possible, it’s highly unlikely your car is going to...Read More»

Natural Gas Hybrid Camry
Two Tales Of Texas Tell Different Stories About Big Oil

We all know that oil is a limited resource. We also know that America is hugely dependent on the stuff, and that much of it comes from foreign sources, which puts the U.S. in some awkward positions, politically, economically, and strategically. Most of us also know that emissions from gas-powered...Read More»

2003 Acura TL
Honda Adds 378,758 Cars To Its Airbag Recall

In November 2008, around the same time that Big Three automakers were making repeat visits to Washington to request federal support, Honda began having troubles of its own -- specifically, troubles with airbags in the 2001 Honda Accord and Honda Civic. The company immediately issued a recall for...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Driven: 2010 Honda Civic

Heated leather seats, a nav system, voice-activated Bluetooth, a moonroof, and XM satellite radio, all on a Honda Civic? Are you kidding? If you've known the Civic as a source of inexpensive, economical transportation in the past, it's easy to think that on first glance at the feature set of our...Read More»