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Old 09-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm thinking about buying a 2007 Honda Civic but minor cheap interior quality aside, I have serious concerns about the long-term reliability of this car ( at the 100 k miles upwards range) especially with regards to the automatic transmission problems and the transmission requiring a replacement (expensive cost).

I"m also reading this forum and notice a lot of problems with the tranny though I note that most of them are coming from the US.

I was wondering if this is still a present issue or if Honda have done anything to address this. Note that I"m from Canada so hopefully they don't have these problems here.

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I"m also reading this forum and notice a lot of problems with the tranny though I note that most of them are coming from the US.


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my '02 civic was made in canada and the tranny took a shiznit at 70k miles (it was an auto), so don't be so sure canada makes better trannies than the US.

and IMO, honda's auto trannies are not exactly the best built, though their manual trannies are quite the contrary
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You'll always have problems with moving mechanical parts that take a lot of wear and tear.

Some people are lucky, they don't have a problem. Others, seem to have lemons.

With a community of over 20,000 you'll find people with all sorts of problems, tranny, lights, interior, visors, paint, etc. etc. etc.

I had a 78 Firebird, not one tranny problem, My 95 blazer rocked until it hit over 200,000km, tranny went then the rear differential.

If you treat your vehicle right, proper maintainence, it will last for a while, no one can promise any vehicle will have no problems what so ever. (too many variables in making parts)

I've had my 06 Honda now for a little over a year, besides the arm rest coming off the rear right side a bit *fabric pulled*, so far *knock on wood* no major mechanical problems. I expect to do the brakes soon, and some other usual wear and tear fixes. Everything else is covered under warranty.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You'll always have problems with moving mechanical parts that take a lot of wear and tear.

Some people are lucky, they don't have a problem. Others, seem to have lemons.

With a community of over 20,000 you'll find people with all sorts of problems, tranny, lights, interior, visors, paint, etc. etc. etc.

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Most people will not make a thread "I've got NO problems". So countless people don't have problems and those few that do make the noise and thats what you hear. But I too am leary of the tranny.

Check on the cost of Honda care extended warrenty. I got 6 year 120k bumper to bumper for 1000.00 USD.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I believe all auto trannys were build in Japan. Mine was. ex coupe 06.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe all auto trannys were build in Japan. Mine was. ex coupe 06.
Not so much. Most of them were built in 3rd world countries. Mine was built in Indonesia. It says so right on the window sticker.

As far as a 100K miles reliability, who the hell knows? Take it for a spin and in 100k you tell us.
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