Bought my Civic in 2008 and had already encountered problem with the compressor. The car will vibrate/shiver whenever the compressor kick in when the car is stationary.
When highlighted during servicing, KM reply is "Its normal".
To have such problem with such high price 1.6L car is unacceptable. The reply by KM when the problem is highlighted is even worst.
Hi. I MYSELF AM RATHER DISAPPOINTED WITH e VIBRATION WHENEVER THE CAR IDLES. Got e same generic reply from kah motors saying that it's normal . For such a premium price we'd paid for it does not justfy their reasoning . Btw, i drive e 2009 1.8 civic. asdzds
You got aircon problem with your civic? Well, I own an altis and I can smell diesel and petrol through the aircon, even when the aircon is set on recirculation mode. Tried fixing it about 5 times already in Borneo motors, and still got problem! Moral of story - sometimes really your 'luck' on getting a good car. You can even get a Beemer, but 'sway sway' you end up getting a lemon of a car, we have to live with it or change the car together. asdzds
Yours a 1.6L? Different from the header... ok that's not my point :-)
I owned a 2004 civic before, its aircon compressor was more vocal than the engine, and of course accompanied by a bit of vibration. I'm not sure if the vibration you experienced is significant (like set your steering wheel dancing) or is it more of discomfort. Apparently Honda did not take care of this aspect in civic's latest installation. No matter how refined the engine is, such shortcoming is going to affect the car's quality image. And that doesn't really justify the high price KM is charging. I'm afraid they also dunno how to fix it, so paiseh and cover up by saying "it's normal". Sigh... asdzds
I have been driving my Honda Civic 1.8s for almost 2months now and I'm very satisfied with the performance. Fuel consumption is good but, not close to Honda's claim of 17km/L. The outer appearance is really good, very sporty, and classy. One of the flaws that I found is that the interior uses cheap plastic materials which are easily scratched.
Good value for your money and the best in it's class. I have compared it to all new Toyota Corolla Altis, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Optra and Mitsubishi Lancer and I choose the Civic over them. In terms of performance, the Civic is way ahead in it's class.
Overall, for me it's a great car..
Performance, Fuel Consumption, and Futuristic exterior and interior..
The interior easily gets dirty and scratched and uses cheap plastic material. Service is not so good.
Initially the gear box locked when shifted to P to D (went twice), then, the car jerks when my leg lifted from brake to accelerator (went to service centre twice also). Next, the interior (side door at front passenger side) leaks out powdery compound. My god, this Civic gives me a real headache.