Today is 365th day of my ownership of 2017 Civic Hatchback. 365days - 1yr - 16,000mi on the clock! figured it's a good opportunity to share my experience with this car for those out there that are currently in the market for a sedan.
Car was purchased brand new and had roughly 20mi on the clock (with around 5-8 that I've put during the test drive). Car was pre-ordered since I opted for a manual transmission (never was a fan of CVT and never will be I guess) and was supposed to arrive in April. Sales guys called me early in Feb and told that they got one with the color I wanted (polished metal metallic) but with black/biege interior (LX trim). Since I didn't care much for the fabric material Honda used in these generation of Civic (fabric is horrendous, total junk) I opted for leather upholstery by Katzkin. Two days later in the dealership signing the check and here I am driving it home.
. Perfect combo. Engine has plenty of power and torque which paired with manual trans is really, really fun to drive. Clutch is super soft and transmission is easy to operate. Car is completely stock with the exception of oil catch can installed at around 4k.
2. Gas consumption
- I've been tracking all fill-ups and based on fuelly app my average in 16K mi is 37.1 - can't ask for me. And I'm not babying it at all.
- comfortable and very solid interior. No rattles and quite enough. Basic radio with dial knobs that works perfect for me. Katzkin leather is super soft and comfortable and held up very well.
- the looks are subjective but I find it very attractive. I finally did full paint correction and ceramic coated the car so I think it looks awesome.
- car has been back to the dealership once for recall work. That's it. 3 oil changes done by myself. No issues whatsoever.
I can continue talking about the car but I'll just wrap it up - I love it and it gives me smiles every time I get behind the steering wheel. Hope this helps someone out there trying to make a choice. Few pictures are a must. Cheers