What is a 2007 Honda Civic’s life expectancy?

What is a 2007 Honda Civic’s life expectancy? My sister loaned me her spare car while I’m between vehicles, and I’m kind of tempted to just take this one off her hands.

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The 2007
Honda Civic
has a potential life expectancy of 150,000 to 200,000 miles with proper maintenance.
If you were to put 14,000 miles on a 2007 Honda Civic each year—the average for United States drivers—you could expect it to last 10 to 14 years.
Consumer Reports gives the 2007
Civic a 3/5 reliability rating, and RepairPal gives Honda Civics as a whole an “excellent” reliability rating of 4.5/5.
  • Reduce your average mileage if you can—letting your Envoy sit completely idle for long periods can cause various problems, but cutting back on your mileage where you can while still regularly driving it can help it last longer
  • Keep up with routine maintenance like oil changes, tire rotations, and brake servicing
  • Make essential
    car repairs
    early—before they become more extensive (and expensive)
  • Go easy on the gas—gentler driving practices like more gradual turning, braking and accelerating will reduce wear and tear on your Civic
  • Practice safe driving habits to reduce your risk for accidents (and having your Envoy’s lifespan cut short)
One final tip: as you continue looking after your 2007 Honda Civic, make sure it’s set it up with the right
car insurance
MORE: How to make your car last longer
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