2006 Honda Civic
Being around since 1973 says a lot for a car model, especially being of foreign origin and competing in one of the most popular car categories. The 2006 Honda Civic holds true to the basic blue print that the Honda motor company has been using for decades now. It is one of the most fuel efficient cars available, has a solid suspension, superb handling characteristics, and actually is rather comfortable for drivers and passengers. On top of all that the car is more environmentally friendly than ever and remains one of the best choices for consumers looking for a small used car.
If you need something that will keep going and going, don’t just let the energizer bunny come to mind. The Civic is known for it’s ability to last for hundreds of thousands of miles. That is due to Honda’s ability to make sturdy, well engineered vehicles of the highest quality possible. Both sedan and coupe body styles are available in a great selection of trim packages. Trim available include the DX, LX, EX, EX-L, and Si. Also for sedan models there is a DX value package, and a hybrid engine available.
DX models really are basic and come with few or no power accessories, no AC, a basic AM/FM stereo and just a few other optional features. The DX value package does offer a few amenities but still lacks a lot of the higher models features. LX models come with basic power accessories like windows and locks, but not remote keyless entry. EX models are the average trim packages that offer full power accessories, CD players, AC, a great selection of interior fabrics and other optional features. The EX-L offers a great high-end experience offering full power accessories, a great stereo system with CD changer, leather upholstery, leather steering wheels, and larger wheels. Finally there is the Si which mixes luxury and sports tuned suspension. Si models are meant for great highway performance and actually come at a relatively inexpensive price.
The engine that comes on most 2006 Honda Civic models is a 2.8 liter 4 cylinder that gives 1240 horsepower. Standard on these cars is a five speed manual transmission with an optional five speed automatic being offered. The Si model comes with a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that gives an upgraded horsepower of 197 hp. The Si also comes with a close ratio six speed manual transmission that allows for optimum performance capabilities. There is also the hybrid engine that combines an electric motor with a gasoline powered one that gets between 40 mpg city and 45 mpg highway. The other gasoline engines still get great gas mileage ranging in the low to mid 30 mpg area.
Compared with competitors from Hyundai and domestic cars like the Cobalt and Fusion, the Civic has superb handling that at best is comparable from the competition. This is because of the unique suspension that delivers nimble handling with one of the most solid ride qualities on the market. The larger Accord also offers the same industry leading suspension tuning.
Consumers looking for a small car really can’t go wrong with a 2006 Honda Civic. They offer the best fuel economy and come in a great selection of trim packages and body styles. The only negative aspect may be choosing from the wide assortment on the market.…