In December I took my 2006 Honda Civic in to my local Honda dealership after receiving a letter about a recall. As it turned out, the issue could have been fixed for free, so to kill some time we walked around the lot.
I had been kicking around the idea of getting something newer as my car, which I loved, was starting to have some problems. As my husband and I walked around the lot coated with a fresh layer of snow and ice everywhere, a very friendly and non-intrusive man came up to us just to introduce himself. I explained while we were there, he smiled and began to walk away. I told him I had absolutely no money to put down that day, and didn’t raise my payment too much, if my car (that was currently in the shop) would work as a trade, I’d be interested that day. He smiled and explained he thought we could definitely figure out something.
He asked what I would want in a car, and for me, my 2006 Honda Civic (coupe) was an EX. I definitely wanted an EX again. EX-L (leather) would have been great, but I was completely fine with cloth. As it turned out, I could have done a lease-to-own option that turned out to be a great opportunity for me and I ended up purchasing pretty much everything I wanted.
Today, I have a Black 2013 Honda Civic EX and I absolutely love it. The only thing I didn’t like so much were the wheels, which I knew would grow on me and they have.
The car, and all Hondas, have a few features on all models, even the base models. Bluetooth capabilities and the rear back-up camera are some of my favorite features.
The bluetooth in particular is a very safe feature. I can make/take/end calls through my steering wheels. I can also change my music, skip ahead, etc. And it always picks it up so there is no connecting or re-connecting each time.
It also has a eco-feature to help the car get better gas mileage. Then on the speedometer, which is digital, it has these 3-D like bars that go from blue to green. If you are in the green you’re getting the best gas mileage and if you’re in the blue you it’s not so great.
And I love how put together the car feels. It was a brand new car and it feels so put together and safe. I absolutely love it.
It’s been a harsh winter here in Indiana and I couldn’t have got this car at a better time. It has been a freaking workhorse through some of these huge piles of snow and ice. I know my other car wouldn’t have made it through what I’ve had to drive through this winter, but the 2013 Honda Civic has been fantastic. I was worried at first if financially it was a bad decision, but now I know it was the best I’ve ever made. I love it!