Honda Civic 2006 Review: Model, Price, Specifications, Problems, Hybrid Version & More
Find out the model, price, specifications, problems, hybrid version in our comprehensive review of the Honda Civic 2006.
When you think the Honda Civic 2006 is a rival to Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Passat, Ford Focus, high appreciation should be given to its designers for making it a real difference, especially when the Civic had achieved a great reputation for steady and safe, rather than exciting and elegant, before the eighth-generation model was debuted in 2006.
In this review, Naijauto.com will help you unmask all aspects of the Honda Civic 2006, let's explore!
1. Honda Civic 2006 Review: What you get
The Honda Civic has become the mainstay of the manufacturer since the 1970s but most of its variants seem to be conservative. But the eight generation put the past behind with a striking appearance - an adventurous looking and a futuristic interior.
The eight generation put the past behind with a striking appearance - an adventurous looking and a futuristic interior
The Honda Civic 2006 interior is considered as the most attractive point of the car as it offers a roomy cabin with a large cargo space. However, when it comes to a comparison with the Volkswagen Golf, the Civic’s legroom and headroom are more cramped and the smaller rear doors also make it feel slightly sealed, as well as limiting the driver’s visibility.
The rear seats are very useful, not only having foldable seatbacks but also bases which are like a cinema seat as flipped up to create an ideal depth compartment for carrying tall items. The Honda Civic 2006, especially the five-door version comes with a significantly larger than most of the family cars in the segment, making it a practical car for all buyers.
The rear seats are very useful, not only having foldable seatbacks but also bases
Some may complain about the layered instruments of the Honda Civic 2006 as the speedo is blocked by the steering wheel and there are numerous buttons on the steering wheel but this can’t prevent the Civic from being a favorite sedan.
Some may complain about the layered instruments of the Civic as the speedo is blocked by the steering wheel
The car is available in both 5-speed automatic and manual transmission and comes equipped with an independent suspension system which received some criticism. Speaking of its performance, the Honda Civic 2006 showcases a quite good accomplishment with a fine handling capacity and an acceptable grip level. However, the ride is a little precarious and less comfortable than expected. This is a considerable disadvantage of the Civic 2006, so the driver should concentrate and be careful while driving on both the highway and town roads. And there will be a bit tyre noise as the car is running. Even though, this somehow makes the Honda Civic 2006 driving experience a little sporty.
The Honda Civic 2006 fuel consumption is approximately rated at 8.0L/100km.
The Honda Civic 2006 showcases a quite good accomplishment with a fine handling capacity and an acceptable grip level
Honda Civic 2006 Model: Engine types
Being outstanding in the Civic lineup, the Honda Civic 2006 Sport boasts a 2.0 L, 114 kW DOHC i-VTEC engine which is capable of cranking out 188 Nm of torque and 6200 rpm at 4200 rpm.
Being outstanding in the Civic lineup, the Honda Civic Sport boasts to be powered by a 2.0 L, 114 kW DOHC i-VTEC engine
In comparison, the smaller 1.6 L VTi-R engine can produce a surprising 118kW at 7600 rpm but it doles out less torque than the 2.0 L - just 148 Nm at 7000 rpm. Offering less torque makes the driving experience with the VTi-R less strong and more difficult to control with many times changing gears.
The car is also available with a 103 kW 1.8 L powertrain, in addition to the petrol-electric Hybrid installed for the Honda Civic 2006 hybrid model.
Engines of the Honda Civic 2006 models work in a conjunction with either a 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
All engines of the Honda Civic 2006 model work in a conjunction with an optional model for a 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission
2. Honda Civic 2006 Problems
The fuel consumption is one of the top concerns and worries of most Honda Civic 2006 owners. The engine is operated by diesel which drinks a plenty of oil (sometimes over 1 L per 1000 miles). So be cautious if the oil level turns low, especially when the HondaCivic 2006 isn’t equipped with a warning light to notify drivers of the car’s fuel situation.
For diesel engines, dual-mass flywheels and clutches may need to be replaced at about 80,000 miles, so be careful with the cars around this mileage and timely replace them if you don’t want to pour hundreds of Naira for these components.
Honda Civic 2006 8th electrical problems, blink signal problems
It could be lucky for some Honda Civic 2006 owners as this year model was not adorned with a diesel particulate filter, so you no need to worry about an expensive replacement. There are no big faults with diesel engines or transmissions, but if you intend to get an automatic variant, make sure that you will have a test drive with it because the i-Shift of Honda is an acquired unit.
3. Honda Civic 2006 Review: Reliability
Although this Civic version has more bugs than expected, most of them have been repaired under warranty or resolved as part of a continuous development. Therefore if you find out evidence proving that the Civic you are looking for has been maintained carefully, it should be a reliable partner. It is alsonamed in the list oftop 10 most cost-effective cars in Nigeria.
4. Honda Civic 2006 Review: Advice for used car buyers
When buying a used Honda Civic 2006, there are some things that you need to look for carefully.
Gaskets around the rear windows and headlights may be damaged, making the former instance misted and the boot carpet wet.
The fog lights are located at the front bumper’s outer edges where is easy to damage. And the cost for this part is also not cheap at all, so you should ask the seller to replace before you drive home the car or discount the vehicle’s price tag as well.
Listen for the hissing and vibration from inside, and check the seats’ condition as the bolsters on the side can wear. Also, make sure the paint is in good condition because it is vulnerable.
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In order to achieve real power, quietness, reliability and fuel economy, the i-VTEC 1.8-liter engine has made some progress. Speaking of the specifications, we do not recommend the Honda Civic 2006 S model as it is not decorated with CD player, alloy wheels or an air-con. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic 2006 SE comes equipped with all standard features or a Honda Civic 2006 ES which is added a panoramic glass roof, cruise control and dual-zone climate control. The top-spec Honda Civic 2006 EX also has an up-to-date sat-nav system.
In the Civic lineup, the Civic Type S and Type R are recommended for those who focus on the sharp and firm drive with sports suspension.
In the Civic lineup, the Civic Type S and Type R are recommended for those who focus on the sharp and firm drive with sports suspension
8. Honda Civic 2006 Review: Verdict
Through this Honda Civic 2006 review, perhaps you have already had your own thoughts. It’s time to draw a conclusion. The Honda Civic 2006 is truly a good car for any kind of lifestyle with such great features and a great performance. After finishing reading our Honda Civic 2006 review, however, you find this car not worth buying, jog your memory that: you’re sitting in a good vehicle.
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