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Honda Civic Sedan 2006

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  • I was averaging 70mph (65mph-75mph), Automatic Trans
  • My mistake. I've misread the sticker when you first posted the link to the picture, Steve.

    Drummer, you were right. The MPG estimates are given for this Civic, not for other cars in the class. For other cars in the class the sticker says "not available."

    So, then, 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway would be averages. And 25-35 city and 34-46 highway would be the range everyone would be getting, depending on many factors, which affect MPG.

    There's a great article about MPG in the outgoing Civic. It beat all subcompacts by a looooooong shot when tested in Canada by journalists. The new Civic has pretty much the same engine. Check this out:

    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/50-litre.htm

    and the review of '06 Civic
    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/06civic.htm
  • Thank you for the response, I appreciate it.
  • Test drove one in Ricmond VA. The seats dont go down all the way. I
    would say they go down about 80%-85%. Ride was very smooth.
    The price I was quoted was higher then MSRP. The redesigned
    interior is 9/10. Acceleration was ok.

    Anyone has any suggestions on how to get a good price?
  • any stick drivers out there ever consider getting an auto for no reason? i am a heel&toe type stick driver, but was thinking about getting the civic 5spd auto because it is 5 speeds in an auto...would maintenance of an auto be cheaper over 100k miles since you don't have to replace the clutch? but then you do have to periodically change the fluid? then again, maybe i'll pay a bit to have fun...the lower rpm at highway speeds is nice, though.

    i suppose the new 06 auto has imperceptible shifts? closest i've been in is a recent camry with good auto shifts.

    anyone have idea on when canadian dealers will receive 06 civic and if they are japanese?
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    You probably would have gotten about 48-50mpg at 60 miles an hour.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    I was told before to put dealer against dealer...make the dealers compete against each other. Get a best price from one and then throw that at another dealer and see if he/she can beat it. I also found that buying over the phone worked well for me six years ago when I bought my car. Once I knew exactly which car I wanted, I dealed over the phone. It made me feel much more powerful because I could move about faster and if some of you are intimidated by smooth-talking salesmen, this will neuter them! You don't have to walk out of the show room...you don't have to look into their sad eyes. I loved it. Also, do the research before you go to the dealer. Make sure you know what you are buying or they could just feed you a lot of crap. I've caught Honda dealers in mistakes numerous times. I assume they were mistakes. But my source of information wasn't the guy who wanted to make thousands of bucks off me. If the dealer told me something I didn't know, I'd check it when I left to see if he was correct.
    I used to live in Yorktown (about 67 miles south of you) and was putting the Newport News dealer against the Williamsburg dealer. I was surprised to find the Newport News dealer could drop a few hundred more off his price than the Williamsburg one, and they were only about 20 miles apart. So just because dealers are in the same city doesn't mean their prices won't vary. Some larger dealers can afford to make less money per sale.
    I found I was better at driving a hard bargain when I had more than one car I was considering, but I'm assuming you want a Civic here, right? Oh well...if you change your mind, try that.
    You might also check sales taxes...they may be cheaper in North Carolina...just a thought. A 2% difference in sales tax could mean a $400 difference in a $20,000 car. I'm not sure if you pay the sales tax where you live or where you buy on a car. Check out this site:

    http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales.html

    If you live next to a state border, it might be worth looking into.
    Hope this helps.
  • The civics starting out at 15K have no air, radio, sun roof, drum brakes, no keyless entry, no colored mirrors or door handles. The DX is a crappy car. The should stop making it. The Scion TC is a far better car for the price then the Civic DX and LX. Plus, the Scion has 20 more horsepower. I liked the way the Civic's looked and was going to buy one. Then I saw the price of a EX, and decided to jump to Scion.
  • Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone might know, if i purchase a new 2006 Civic LX in Philadelphia, Pa, do I pay the taxes based on where I lived or where I purchase the car?

    Thanks
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,276
    you will pay taxes based on where you live (or more accurately, where you register the car).

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Sounds like you are happy with your car.

    I'm happy for you. I presume you will have your car minimum of 2 years. Being happy everyday is better than saving few thousand and hating what you drive. At least that's my opinion.

    Was your $20K out the door or was it $20K +ttl?

    Again, I am trying hard to comprehend the pricing with Civic. I still ticked off (maybe I shouldn't) as I hear people paying $600 over invoice in N.Y. where here they are the dealers have MSRP + $1,800 market adjusted price and bad attitude (as if they were the inventor).

    Not everyone can afford a Honda. . . That is true to a certain degree. But again, with current pricing, I can afford Accord LX but not Civic EX. Is Civic trying to be like Altima and its upgrades in 2002? Maybe Accord will really move up in 2007. :confuse:
  • Has anyone seen an LX with Royal Blue Pearl exterior?
    The web can never reflect the colors well.
    On the Honda website it looks VERY DARK.
    And the Atomic Blue looks pretty light.
    But a salesman told me the colors are pretty close to each other with the
    Royal Blue being very bright.

    Anyone seen the 2 blues?

    Thanks!!
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    The Accord is not moving up in 2007. There will be a new Honda out by then that will be smaller and cheaper than the Civic for people who find the Civic too expensive. It will compete with cars like the Toyota Echo and Chevy Aveo instead of Corolla and Cobalt.
  • I am interested in buying a 2006 civic EX manual transmission w/o navigation sedan, and wondered what should I consider a good price? Mark Roberts Honda quoted me 416 over invoice, but they are really far away; I'd have to add $320 for a plane ticket, plus a 14 hour drive back.

    What would be a reasonable deal out the door (w/o calculating interest)?

    $18,000 + tax, title, & tags? I think my local dealer wants to quote me $18,250 + tax, title, & tags.
  • First of all the Accord is a car I already have, and I paid 22,234 for it brand new last year. (05 EX V6 Coupe) The Civic had a dealer price of 20900 which is a long way from 9000 difference someone argued on this site and my fuel mileage is 32MPG on the hiway, which I compared to the Civics 30/40 numbers. Accords can be bought at around a 2700 dollar discount at this time and Civics are being sold over MSRP and will be for a long time as long as gas stays high. One can buy a Accord LX four cyl. for about the same price as the dealer overinflated price,of the Civic, and I say that the Accords both fours and sixes are a better value and bargain than the jacked up prices of the Civics. Also, first year cars built in the USA are open to problems not encountered in later production. And do not forget that the Accords have a much better suspension than the Civics. I am just going to keep my Accord. By the way Accords run to sixty in the high 6's, and the Civic auto is around 9,5 according to several publications.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,276
    I have seen both. The Royal is dark, but not excessively so. Certainly you won't get it confused with black.

    Tha Atomic is lighter, but still at least a medium blue IMO. Darker than a baby/sky blue.

    both do look nice, and the Atomic isn't too "boy racerish".

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Thanks!
    I really didn't want a dark, more navy, color of blue.
    Appreciate it!!
    :)
  • Did you ever get you question answered ? You posted on several forums? Here is an answer : midnightcowboy, "Honda Accord Owners: Future Models" #338, 16 Sep 2005 9:18 am

    Good Luck Honda makes great NAVs,

    MidCow
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    I have owned 3 Civics and 1 Accord in my lifetime (and also own a '99 Integra & '04 CRV currently).

    I love Civics for their gas mileage, their reliability and many other reasons and was looking forward to purchasing an '06 EX to replace my '01 EX coupe. I 'm beginning to change my mind though.

    Many people here are right. The sticker on the Civics is getting out of hand. I don't understand why. The dollar is weak against most currencies. They should cost less if it's assembled in Japan and if 30% of the parts come from Japan. In addition Corollas are still reasonably priced. You can get one loaded with ABS, alloys, etc. for $16K or less if you know how to deal because they 're dealing on them big time.

    I paid $15.4K for my 2001 EX coupe 5sp. which was about $100 above dealer invoice, back in the summer of '01. That was the first year out and I was still able to get a great price (sticker was $16,995 first year out). My sister paid $16,100 for an '02 Civic EX coupe auto which was invoice. I can see an '06 EX coupe/sedan being around $17.5K but $18.5-20K? You can get a 4cyl. Accord LX Coupe/sedan for under $20K.

    My friend got an '05 Accord LX coupe (4cyl) for just over $19K (manual) + tax. And in case you didn't know, Accord Sedans cost $400 less than coupes.. '06 Accords haven't gone up much and sticker is $21K on an '06 LX sedan. "Value package" Accords sticker for $20K including dest. charge. Those can be had $18something. You can get them for thousands less than sticker. I drove my friend's Accord LX Coupe and it's very peppy. Blows my '01 Civic EX away (even when my Civic was new and faster). It's very torquey (160ft-lbs) and 166hp. Not bad for a 3,000lb car. I saw a road test of an '04 EX Accord 4-cyl. 5-sp. and 0-60 was 7.7sec! The Accord LX is 75lbs lighter than an EX so they 're even quicker. Not sure how the automatic Accords are but they can't be that bad. Plus they 're bigger, roomier, and gas mileage is rated 26/34 for manual.

    If everyone could hold off a few months in buying a Civic I bet we 'll drive the price down and maybe we can get them for close to invoice in the winter or next spring.

    I probably won't be buying an Accord for my 160mi. daily commute. I prefer a Civic for the gas mileage, but for someone with a short commute or that doesn't drive a lot (like <15k/yr.) I 'd highly recommend you test drive an Accord (LX) with no add-on options to keep the price down. It rides very nice and it's 2.4L engine is pretty smooth and quiet.
  • obie2obie2 Posts: 20
    Anyone know the exact invoice for the 06 Civic EX sedan (no Navi) The 05 MSRP and invoice were about 9% different. If that is true for the '06 then the invoice would be around $17,400. Just an educated guess. Matt
    '05
    MSRP 17510 (not including $550 destination fee)
    invoice 16003
    ---------
    dif 1507---9.4%

    '06
    MSRP 19060 (not including $550 destination fee)
    invoice 17400(est)
    ----------
    dif 1660-----9.4%
    Every dealer I've talked to offered to take the added mark up off. Still think they will be below MSRP soon. I will wait for better price. Love Civics (this will be 4th) but my 2001 EX was 13700 before tax & lic. I did buy in July of '05, but that is a big difference in price to me. My 5 speed '05 Corolla w a/c was $9,995(before tax & lic). Maybe I should just buy 2 more of those! All that aside I drove the'06 Civic and do like it!
    Undecided in Cal, Matt
  • micwebmicweb Posts: 1,617
    I don't like the Civic pricing any more than you do, but I got a great deal on my 2003 Civic - way under msrp and overallowed my trade in addition - and a lousy deal on a Scion xA (strictly list price and underallowed my trade). And that lousy Scion deal was at Longo, one of the largest Toyota dealers in the world.

    So I think in three months, right after Christmas, aggressive dealers will be discounting Civics by 7-10% off msrp, while giving great $$$ on trade-ins (relative to published trade in values).

    This is Honda's way of avoiding public debacles like rebates and employee pricing. They look arrogant and overpriced on the surface, but if you try to work with a good dealer you will be amazed.

    On the other hand it is hard to beat the tC's $16,000 price...can't argue with that.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    I saw two Royal Blue LXes, one with ivory interior and one with grey. This was in bright sunlight. I thought the color was very sharp and rich, not too dark. I especially liked it with the ivory interior, which has a two-tone dash similar to the Accord and expensive European cars, with black on top and ivory on the bottom. But then I like tan interiors in general. The grey wasn't too bad though.
  • Thanks!
    The dealers in Texas aren't doing more than $300 below MSRP. And I checked out the Mark Roberts dealership in OK that someone mentioned on this board a few days ago. They are quoting 16,791 instead of the 17,860 MSRP for a 2006 Civic Sedan LX Automatic. I want to order from them and know I want blue but it needs to be sharp as you say and not too navy.
    Thanks for all the help!!
  • I have requested quotes from four LA area dealers on an '06 Civic Coupe EX with manual trans. The only one to respond so far offered $450 under MSRP for an auto trans. When I pointed out the mistake I got a new quote... at $350 under MSRP... for an auto tranny again. So I pointed out the error again and am waiting to hear back. They seem to be a little slower getting back to me this time.
  • Does anyone know if the HX will still be made in 2006 and beyond? It seems like the HX is the best deal going - you get hybrid type mileage but you don't pay the extra money that hybrids command.
  • I test drove an 06 Civic EX sedan automatic today. I'm generally impressed with the car. It was easy to find a comfortable driving position and all controls are logically located and easy to reach. Plenty of room to get comfortable, not cramped at all. The dash is futuristic, but I think it would be easy to get used to. Personally I have no problem with the digital speedometer and it's location. I would like to try it at night to see if it is distracting at all. And I would hope that the defroster is strong enough to keep the windshield clear, it's a big piece of glass. The wipers are nice heavy duty pieces, they should be fine for snow use.

    The engine noise is fairly loud under hard acceleration, but the car is generally quiet while underway. It rode nice and the handling was fine under normal driving. I didn't get to push it all to see what the handling would be at above normal speeds. I also didn't exceed 60mph. It tracked straight with no drift. Very easy to drive and a relaxing car to drive. The sliding armrest is nice, the stereo is so so. There is some reflection of the dash on the windshield, but it wasn't a problem.

    All in all, a very good car that should have great gas mileage. I was quite impressed as I am not a small car person. I still want to drive an 06 Mazda so I an compare them.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I like it too, but pricing is quickly going up.

    Then again, Chevrolet asks nearly $20,000 for the top trim Cobalt. But it comes with leather. (cheap leather, but its still leather)

    They'll discount though. In 3 months or so, a loaded EX-NAV model could probably be bought for a few hundred over invoice.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    But is that sales taxes or excise taxes? When I buy a car I pay sales tax up front and excise tax when I register the car. I think there may be a difference. Sales tax would go to the dealer who would, in turn, pass that on to the government. Anyone want to jump in on this?
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    Nope...I don't see it. There were two reasons I didn't like the HX 1. It was only in a 2-door and 2. It didn't have ABS. Actually the second reason was why I bought the Accord instead. Well, let me restate that...I loved the HX! But I couldn't buy it because I told myself ABS was not something I would compromise on. Also, at the time I bought my Accord, you couldn't even get cruise on them.
    But if you look at the gas mileage of the new Civics they are pretty close to the HX. The old HX got 35/40 with the automatic and a 1.7 liter 117horse engine. The new Civics get 30/40 with an automatic and a 1.8 liter 140 horse engine. That's only a 7% decrease in combined driving with a 20% increase in power. Considering the increase in horsepower I wonder if Honda just didn't adapt the HX engine, increase displacement, and bump up the horsepower. Highway mileage is identical.
  • The $695 security System... Is it an actual 'Honda' alarm system? I had a salesperson tell me that if I get an aftermarket alarm put on I would be voiding the warranty. Does anyone know about this?
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