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#4726797 - 04/14/18 02:19 PM Current Civic's reliability?
flinter Offline


Registered: 01/07/03
Posts: 476
Loc: New Jersey
Hi,

For the current 2018 Civic, I wondering what item will prove to be the most reliable of a 10 year period.....direct injection, turbo or CVT?
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#4726804 - 04/14/18 02:26 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: OH
Hi Michael,

Are you thinking of getting a new one? I remember you traded in your 2015 Civic with around 20k miles for the 2017 Elantra.
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#4726810 - 04/14/18 02:30 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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The car has a lot going for it but the issues with the Earth Dreams 1.5 engine counter all of it. I would stay away until Honda comes up with a fix
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#4726812 - 04/14/18 02:32 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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Satin,

No, my co worker is considering a 2018 Civic EXL....I still have my 2017 Elantra and love it.
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#4726815 - 04/14/18 02:35 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 07/03/05
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
The car has a lot going for it but the issues with the Earth Dreams 1.5 engine counter all of it. I would stay away until Honda comes up with a fix


I hear ya, I'd stay clear too.
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#4726816 - 04/14/18 02:35 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: PimTac]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 20909
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: PimTac
The car has a lot going for it but the issues with the Earth Dreams 1.5 engine counter all of it. I would stay away until Honda comes up with a fix


I agree. Maybe get the 2.0L non turbo Civic.

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#4726826 - 04/14/18 02:45 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: Mr Nice]
SatinSilver Offline


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Agree, if going the Civic route get the 2.0 NA engine which comes in the LX sedan. The Civic hatch comes with the 1.5 turbo standard. So beware of that one.
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#4726832 - 04/14/18 02:50 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 367
Loc: TX
Cmon guys, what are you all talking about? Yes, there was an increase in oil level with factory fill, but since I had it changed and switched over to premium gasoline fuel dulution is NO PROBLEM!!! Almost 4k with current fill and level is rock solid. No gasoline smell on the dipstick either. Switched to 5w30 but really 0w20 worked just fine and UOA is a proof to that. Just donít judge by someoneís observations! It is an AWESOME car with a great engine which requires a little extra attention. And yes, manual is a way to go!!!!!
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#4726836 - 04/14/18 02:52 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
parshisa Offline


Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 367
Loc: TX
Also, since it is TGDI, invest in a catch can. Blow by on mine is minimal but still catches some


Edited by parshisa (04/14/18 02:53 PM)
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#4726839 - 04/14/18 02:58 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: parshisa]
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Originally Posted By: parshisa
Cmon guys, what are you all talking about? Yes, there was an increase in oil level with factory fill, but since I had it changed and switched over to premium gasoline fuel dulution is NO PROBLEM!!! Almost 4k with current fill and level is rock solid. No gasoline smell on the dipstick either. Switched to 5w30 but really 0w20 worked just fine and UOA is a proof to that. Just donít judge by someoneís observations! It is an AWESOME car with a great engine which requires a little extra attention. And yes, manual is a way to go!!!!!




I agree with your observation. That has been my experience as well with the SkyActiv 2.5. But we are just two people. If Honda came out and pushed this as a solution it would have much more basis.
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#4726844 - 04/14/18 03:06 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
parshisa Offline


Registered: 05/21/17
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Loc: TX
Hereís the deal - everyone likes to see 40+ mpg and be able to quickly accelerate if needed, right? Well, thatís what turbo charging for along with direct injection. And it comes ata cost - a little extra maintenance and better fluids. If you donít feel like doing that - get yourself a tundra qith NA and 13mpg
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#4726855 - 04/14/18 03:20 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7274
Loc: Toronto, Canada
No need to make excuses, Honda put out a garbage product and they need to fix it.
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#4726876 - 04/14/18 03:32 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 823
Loc: MA USA
[censored] since 1999/2000. after 100k they are somewhat money pits!
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#4726884 - 04/14/18 03:40 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: andrewp1998]
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 367
Loc: TX
Can you name one make/model that doesnít require significant financial investment (even routine maintenance) after 100k??
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#4726886 - 04/14/18 03:43 PM Re: Current Civic's reliability? [Re: flinter]
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Registered: 05/21/17
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Loc: TX
And another thing - reliability. My previous car was ford focus. Great little car. Lease. Around 10 visits to dealer for repairs. Rack n pinion replacement at 800mi, dead battery, clutch pack replacement etc. and all within 22K. Civic - 1 visit for recall work in 18k. Non-reiable? Yeah, right
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