It’s been almost exactly 19 months since I traded my Audi A6 4.2 for a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. In my last update on the car – after only 100 days – I commented “So far, I’m really pleased with the change.”
Nothing’s changed. I’ve now got over 23,000 miles on the car, it’s been in for service (oil change, tire rotation – cost about $80 each time) twice, and continues to be just what I need for getting around.
Mileage lifetime to date is now about 43 miles per gallon – this car actually gets better mileage as it’s driven and, probably more signficantly, as the driver learns how to stop being such a lead foot!
All in all, this car turned out to be a great choice for me – even if not perfectly ideal in the creature comforts category (the position of the handbrake handle against my right leg is something I’ve learned to grin and bear!).