Written on: 25/06/2010
do not ever buy a Honda IMA. ive had nohing but trouble and all honda do is deny there is any problems.
window has coming off its guides at least three times.
IMA battery went flat so car wouldn't start. after two hours it came back to life. tock to honda who couldn't find any faults.
i made a big fuss and then all of a sudden it needs four computer updates.
biggest mistake ever. IMA system never worked right since.
can get no more than 40mpg IMA system boost hardly ever got enough power... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
I have had my 2004 honda civic ima for 2 years. i got the car with 50k on it in 2008 it now has 113k on it and has never had a falt.
the car returns between 50mpg and 60mpg.
i work for a warranty company and theas cars dont go wrong. the only problem i have been able to find is that some people in the us. have found that the 144v ima bat has over heated. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2007 by surreypuma (1 review written)
Have read many bad comments recently regarding hybrids and how they are not good cars, so now I'm going to put the record straight.
My best tank mileage to date in my Honda Civic IMA 1300 is 691 miles, this was an average of 67.2 mpg doing 25 mile round trips mainly on B roads, basically Leatherhead to Gatwick airport. Average tanks I get around 600 miles at a cost of around £45 to fill up.
Couple this with the tax and group 8 insurance this car is fantastic and would recommend it to... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2007 by RobBuckland (31 reviews written)
Got this car to replace a diesel Mondeo and try and cut costs. We have three young kids and two booster seats and a big car seat fit in the back no problem. The only thing is the boot is relatively small (and I agree with another reviewer, I thought there was a trim panel missing on the boot lid and took it back to the dealers!) and rear seat doesn't fold due to battery.
To drive, it just feels like a normal 1.5 saloon with a couple of extra dials! It's not the fastest car in the world but... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2006 by Sam101
Very pleased with my Honda Civic IMA 1300 overall, it's excellent for city driving, economical and absolutely reliable. In London this car cries out for an automatic version, which was made when I bought this one but not available in UK. Has good build quality, even excellent in some respects. Very comfortable for driver & passengers with leather seats as standard. Climate control as standard is a nice touch. It's environmentally friendly so road fund licence now dropped to about £40,... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2005 by paul dg (1 review written)
We've owned our Civic IMA since new from 1 Mar 04. Prior to that we'd owned mainly diesel cars so we were used to getting 50+ mpg. The average mpg according to the trip computer is 48.1 mpg since new. This is mixed driving, long and short journeys, sometimes with just the driver, other times with a full load. On occasion we've managed just over 60 mpg on a tankful of fuel. The car has been serviced once at 12,500 miles and this cost just over £120, quite expensive for what is not much more... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2005 by PaulHowell (5 reviews written)
As a company car driver, I find the Honda Civic IMA 1300 ideal. I previously had a people carrier but the emissions on the civic are so low that you even get a 1% bonus below the minimum tax bracket.
Also, at purchase time the Government paid £1000.00 towards the cost of the car, and you do not need to pay congestion charges.
The car itself is very nicely finished, nothing looks like cheap plastic. I have owned it for nearly 2 years now and have had no problems at all.
The engine is designed... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2004 by Hudd3 (1 review written)
We are a family of four including two lads under 10. Our Honda Civic IMA was purchased as a second vehicle to run around locally and provide a back-up to our MPV in case of emergency.
At the time of purchase we wanted a cheap car to run that would be reliable yet provide comfort. We were not too concerned about boot space or its ability to cover long distance and wanted an environmentally friendly vehicle.
The Honda Civic IMA was selected and we have been using it for best part of a year... (read more)
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