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Old 05-31-06, 10:41 PM
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Just bought a brand new 2006 Honda Civic and........

.....on the drive home it made major knocking sounds and stalled out right before we got it home.Started it up again and still made the same sounds.What up with that???The dealer will flatbed it back to the dealer tomorrow.
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Haha.

It's funny.

It's probably one in a million. Or maybe you ran over a branch or something. Who knows?

Just be glad it happened in reasonable time. My experience with manufacturer's warranties is pathetic. Imagine you got it home for two weeks, put a thousand miles on it, and then it started acting up. Then the dealer tells you it's your fault. THAT is the more typical experience. Consider yourself lucky.
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did you test drive it first before buying?
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Probably no oil in the engine.

Should be under warranty...right?
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That's what I want to know - did you test drive it first? Everything was OK?
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Everything was ok on the test drive.
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How far did you drive it out?
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maybe couple of miles both ways.
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2006 is an entirely new platform for the civic IIRC. Not a great idea to buy the a car with an entirely new platform.
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Originally Posted by Gallant Pig
2006 is an entirely new platform for the civic IIRC. Not a great idea to buy the a car with an entirely new platform.
Oh whatever. It's a Honda. And he has a warranty.
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The 40mpg highway is what sold me -maybe you are only suppose to drive it on the highway because if you don't you get knocking noises.Should be interesting to see what they say is wrong with it.Maybe it came with a free Woody Woodpecker dvd underneath the hood-except I didn't hear the-- guess who-- part.
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Originally Posted by Gallant Pig
2006 is an entirely new platform for the civic IIRC. Not a great idea to buy the a car with an entirely new platform.
Exactly. Every car of a newly designed model is more than likely to stall within the first week and need to be towed back to the dealer. It's basic math.
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You know, I was wondering about that. I would easily buy a Honda or Toyota initial model year, but I don't think I would go through it again with a GM product.

Keep us informed on what the problem was, I was considering a civic in the somewhat near future.
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I'd ask for a new car, Honda should take that back to the lab and see what happened.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
The dealer will flatbed it back to the dealer...

At least that will happen..... Wait what the hell does that mean?
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
At least that will happen..... Wait what the hell does that mean?
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I think you have 3 days in most states to get out of a contract like that. If you do, get out, and redo it with a new civic.
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I'd like to know what the diagnosis is - could you please follow up when you know? Also - push for a new vehicle not the repair.....
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I think you have 3 days in most states to get out of a contract like that. If you do, get out, and redo it with a new civic.
Yep don't even wait for them to try and tell you it's no big deal, get out from it an get yourself another one.
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Ok-talked to the GM-he said it was a radiator hose they came loose and needed a new clamp-BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE PART IN STOCK.He is jerking my chain and I need some quick advise how to get out of this contract.
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The GM also said they can't locate another car-I must've bought the only one they made.They are really pissing me off-anyone have Hondas main number and would contacting BBB do any good.
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You can't get out of auto contracts in California even after 3 minutes. It makes enough sense you might not be able to in other states either.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
The 40mpg highway is what sold me -maybe you are only suppose to drive it on the highway because if you don't you get knocking noises.Should be interesting to see what they say is wrong with it.Maybe it came with a free Woody Woodpecker dvd underneath the hood-except I didn't hear the-- guess who-- part.
Problem is .. once you get it on the highway, you get what I would call drafting noise; you know, the type the air makes as your car drives through it. What I mean is, the car is loud when driving at higher speeds .. and it isn't because of the engine.

I own a 2005 Civic EX (basis of my claim). Perhaps they did something about this on the 2006 upgrade, I don't know. Otherwise, I haven't had a problem with it and the noise isn't intolerable enough to warrant anything drastic.

Best of luck with your problem though. Aside from the noise level (and the lack of any real power), I enjoy the heck out of my Civic.
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I was joking about the noises cuz it was knocking underneath the hood on the drive home last night-it stalled out also.I talked to another local car dealer and he said-YES-you can get out of the contract but one question remains-HOW???
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Yeah, I know. So was I. ... still, some might find it irritating enough to reconsider a purchase.

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