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you may have said this earlier...but, when was the fluid changed last? have you checked the fluid level? might be worth the $30-40 to change it again. cheaper than the $120 to have a possible nothing is wrong charge.


i was going to say maybe the tires get flat spotted after sitting...but, you're in south texas and i don't think that happens often there, as much as it does here. my civic will vibrate for a few miles when leaving work when it's cooler outside. once on the highway, less than a mile from work...and up to speed...within another mile or two, everything smooths out. i should mention that happens to a much lesser degree since i put the Pirelli's on. the factory ones were the ones i was referencing too - continentals.
I changed the CVT fluid about 5K miles ago. I verified the level when I changed it just to make sure it was right. Definitely not a flat spot on the tires and just had them rotated and balanced with no change. The car only sits on weekends and I use it all week for work. It sounds like my car does exactly like yours. It will vibrate for a few miles first thing in the morning and then a few miles down the road on the hwy it completely smooths out. Doesn't do it to me after work though, just first thing in the morning after sitting for 12 hours. So I'm guessing since mine does the same thing as yours I should be alright....I hope.
 

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I have a 2014 Honda Civic ex Coupe cvt. It has 122,000 miles. I use Amsoil engine oil. Amsoil cvt synthetic fluid. Amsoil antifreeze. And Amsoil brake fluid. At 75,000 my rear brake pads were worn completely. My front brakes lasted until 102,000. The only problem I have had with the car was the check airbag system light came on. I I brought it to the dealer it had about 119,000 miles. The driver side airbag inflator needed to be changed. I got the extended warranty for 120,000 miles so it only cost me $100 deductible. I change the serpentine belt and tensioner at 120,000 I love the car.
 

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I changed the CVT fluid about 5K miles ago. I verified the level when I changed it just to make sure it was right. Definitely not a flat spot on the tires and just had them rotated and balanced with no change. The car only sits on weekends and I use it all week for work. It sounds like my car does exactly like yours. It will vibrate for a few miles first thing in the morning and then a few miles down the road on the hwy it completely smooths out. Doesn't do it to me after work though, just first thing in the morning after sitting for 12 hours. So I'm guessing since mine does the same thing as yours I should be alright....I hope.
Some tires will lightly flat spot in warm weather after sitting a couple of days. Mine do, but not for long.
 

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Ending May with 46,000 on the 15 Civic and 270,000 on the 04 CRV. Recently added a 2016 Honda CTX 700 motorcycle to the collection with 5300 miles. DCT 6 speed automatic.

Hard to believe my Civic is nearing 50k already.
 

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I'm at a little over 47K right now. I'll update with my end of month mileage Monday afternoon when I get home from work.
 

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Some tires will lightly flat spot in warm weather after sitting a couple of days. Mine do, but not for long.
Yea, you may be right. I have been doing longer warm up times in the morning which has actually made a significant difference.
 

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End of month is 47,225. The vibration has pretty much stopped, so I'm thinking what fixed the problem is because the weather is warmer and I have been warming the car up longer.
 

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Last day of May with 48,500 miles. 20,000 miles in 5 months with zero drama so far. My fuel economy has dropped a bit from 35.5 to 34.8, but I think that may be from me driving the car a bit faster.
 

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Forgot to update my mileage. End of month report is 49,329.
 

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WooHoo hit 50,000! 21,000 miles in 6 months, not as bad as it would have been had I not bought the other 2 vehicles to help out. Had to replace the battery recently, otherwise just 2 oil changes and tire rotations. CVT fluid change next oil change. I really love this car, I recently had a chance to take a new Elantra for a test drive and although it was a smooth, quiet car with nice features and seemingly very good build quality, it just made me appreciate the Civic that much more. The Elantra just can't match the Civics handling, feel, ergonomics and comfort. I did like the Elantra's 6 speed auto, though.
 

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WooHoo hit 50,000! 21,000 miles in 6 months, not as bad as it would have been had I not bought the other 2 vehicles to help out. Had to replace the battery recently, otherwise just 2 oil changes and tire rotations. CVT fluid change next oil change. I really love this car, I recently had a chance to take a new Elantra for a test drive and although it was a smooth, quiet car with nice features and seemingly very good build quality, it just made me appreciate the Civic that much more. The Elantra just can't match the Civics handling, feel, ergonomics and comfort. I did like the Elantra's 6 speed auto, though.
Awesome! You might pass me pretty soon. I'm at 50,881 right now and have put 30K since last June, so I guess that will be be annual mileage until I transfer.
 

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I'm averaging out to about 40k a year, which isn't as much as I initially thought I'd be doing. I worried that I'd have like 4-500k on it by the time it was paid for, but it should "only" have around 230k...which hopefully means I'll be able to enjoy no car payments for at least a little while. The 04 CR-V is purring along just fine with 275,000 now. I have no idea what I'd replace it with, maybe an ILX.
 

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I'm averaging out to about 40k a year, which isn't as much as I initially thought I'd be doing. I worried that I'd have like 4-500k on it by the time it was paid for, but it should "only" have around 230k...which hopefully means I'll be able to enjoy no car payments for at least a little while. The 04 CR-V is purring along just fine with 275,000 now. I have no idea what I'd replace it with, maybe an ILX.
Before turbos and CVT's were basically mandated by Obama, a million mile Honda was realistic. I highly doubt that's possible now. I have not quite 75K on my 2012. No issues but good gas mileage. Original floor mats are good and it's clean. Best car for the money I've ever bought. Best economy car engine ever made, IMHO.
 

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There is a 2006 R18 Civic that made it to 1 million miles, though it wasn't on the original engine, but the engine was replaced (at something like 375k) only because the owner had a low mileage spare engine laying around that he scored for cheap off of eBay. He said the original engine was still running great and he kept it. That second engine got the car from 375k to about 1.1 million before possibly blowing a head gasket. The other million mile Hondas were F22 4th and 5th gen (90-97) Accords.

One of the reasons I chose my 2015 was because it was the last year for the original R18 from 2006. No turbos, no gas direct injection, etc. When researching, it seemed that the 9th gens had the absolute best reliability ratings.

Mine does have the CVT and I don't know what the fate of these Earth Dream CVTs will be, however, I have dug and dug the internet and I just can't find anything. R18 blocks cracking from 06-09, transmission problems in 7th gens, engine issues in 2016s, etc. all day long, but CVT failures in 2013+ Hondas? I just get crickets. I found ONE report of a CVT failure in a 2013 Accord. Most of the transmission issues reported were in regards to the autos in the V6s.

I also researched the CR-Z, Insight and the Civic Hybrid since 1998 which all had CVTs, and found some issues with the earlier ones in the 6th and 7th gen Civics, but still very little and the average mileage was about 180k. Nothing in the 8th gen Civic hybrids and only one that I remember for the CR-Z. But I believe the 2014 Civic uses a revised design, coined "Earth Dreams" generation of CVTs.

Quite a few 1st gen Insights (2000+?) with high mileage (500k+) on their original CVTs.

In any case I'm at 50k on the 2015 and I drive it 75-80+ on the highway 95% of the time at 40k a year, so we'll see.
 

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Whats up! I’ve read this forum a bunch of times since I bought my civic, just never made an effort to join Lol three years and one month ago I bought my first Honda Civic, it’s a 2013 LX automatic and I’ve never been more impressed with the car as far as reliability in my life. It had 27,000 miles on it when I bought it and it currently has 113,000 now with zero issues.
 

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Whats up! I’ve read this forum a bunch of times since I bought my civic, just never made an effort to join Lol three years and one month ago I bought my first Honda Civic, it’s a 2013 LX automatic and I’ve never been more impressed with the car as far as reliability in my life. It had 27,000 miles on it when I bought it and it currently has 113,000 now with zero issues.
I like those numbers with the flawless reliability. Keep us posted!
 

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There is a 2006 R18 Civic that made it to 1 million miles, though it wasn't on the original engine, but the engine was replaced (at something like 375k) only because the owner had a low mileage spare engine laying around that he scored for cheap off of eBay. He said the original engine was still running great and he kept it. That second engine got the car from 375k to about 1.1 million before possibly blowing a head gasket. The other million mile Hondas were F22 4th and 5th gen (90-97) Accords.

One of the reasons I chose my 2015 was because it was the last year for the original R18 from 2006. No turbos, no gas direct injection, etc. When researching, it seemed that the 9th gens had the absolute best reliability ratings.

Mine does have the CVT and I don't know what the fate of these Earth Dream CVTs will be, however, I have dug and dug the internet and I just can't find anything. R18 blocks cracking from 06-09, transmission problems in 7th gens, engine issues in 2016s, etc. all day long, but CVT failures in 2013+ Hondas? I just get crickets. I found ONE report of a CVT failure in a 2013 Accord. Most of the transmission issues reported were in regards to the autos in the V6s.

I also researched the CR-Z, Insight and the Civic Hybrid since 1998 which all had CVTs, and found some issues with the earlier ones in the 6th and 7th gen Civics, but still very little and the average mileage was about 180k. Nothing in the 8th gen Civic hybrids and only one that I remember for the CR-Z. But I believe the 2014 Civic uses a revised design, coined "Earth Dreams" generation of CVTs.

Quite a few 1st gen Insights (2000+?) with high mileage (500k+) on their original CVTs.

In any case I'm at 50k on the 2015 and I drive it 75-80+ on the highway 95% of the time at 40k a year, so we'll see.
A million miles on an R18 should be very possible if cared for properly. I don't know about the transmission. I hope Honda masters the CVT unlike Nissan hasn't. I also hope the new Honda tiny DI turbo engines last but I would bet serious money against that. So stupid to f... up something that works so well. It's called politics. Drain the swamp and VATIO.
 
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