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History of the Honda Civic

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The Honda Civic has a special place in the car maker's history books: the Civic has been heralded as being responsible for making Honda better known as an automobile manufacturer instead of a company famous for their racing motorcycles. Since its debut in 1973, the Honda Civic has undergone many transformations in order to remain one of the top-selling passenger vehicles in the United States.

The Early Years (First Generation 1973 to 1979)

At the time of the Honda Civic's inception in the 1970s, drivers were moving away from their love of gas-guzzling muscle cars to more economically friendly vehicles. The Honda Civic's compact design and high fuel efficiency rating of 40 mpg on the highway gave the vehicle mass appeal. Although the initial design was compact: the first Civic had an 86-inch wheelbase and 139-inch overall length, the design of the vehicle allowed for plenty of interior space. The extra room was attributed to the placement of the small 1,169cc/50hp engine, the compact 12-inch wheels, and the front-wheel-drive configuration. Transmission types offered in the first Honda Civic models included four-speed manual or Honda's version of a two-speed automatic. The "Hondamatic" was the carmaker's first version of an automatic transmission and operated off of a two-speed gearbox.

The most successful styling of the 1973 Honda Civic was the three-door hatchback style. However, other style types from that period included a coupe, five-door hatchback, and station wagon. Standard equipment included with the early Civic was front disc brakes, vinyl-covered reclining bucket seats, and wood-grain dashboard accents. Customer upgrades offered were air conditioning and AM/FM radio.

Although the Civic was well-loved by the public, the car did have a few early design quirks that were later worked out. For instance, the 1973 Civic's turn signals were bulky and unattractive. Also, within the center of the grille, Honda placed a bulging divider that stuck out oddly.

The price tag of the Honda Civic gave the car widespread appeal. Honda was able to meet emissions standards in 1975 by the introduction of the Honda Civic CVCC. The environmentally friendly engine in this model abided by the standards of the U.S. Clean Air Act without requiring the installation of catalytic converters - therefore permitting Honda to pass the significant savings onto their customers. Honda was recognized for their design achievements on the first generation Honda Civic by winning "Motor Fan" magazine's Car of the Year Award for three straight years.

The 1980s Civic (Second Generation 1980 to 1983) (Third Generation 1984 to 1987) (Fourth Generation 1988 to 1991)

The second-generation design of the Honda Civic is more reminiscent of the body style that is known today. A major design overhaul was done on the Civic for the 1980 release year. Honda wanted a sleeker body style with a more powerful engine in place. The CVCC engines became standard on all models in order to abide by emissions regulations. The base model of the 1980 Civic had an engine size of 1,335 cc and a horsepower of 55. A more powerful version was offered to customers with the introductions of a 1,488cc/67hp engine. Options for the 1980s version of the Honda Civic included a clock, tachometer, side moldings, and radial tires. The windows of the Honda Civic went through some changes during this period too. For the first time ever, a rear window defroster was added as well as a set of rear window wipers. For the windshield, intermittent wipers were a significant upgrade compared to past models.

Due to customer demand for more room, Honda began to offer a four-door sedan version of the Civic in addition to the three-door hatchback and two-door coupe models. Besides being bigger, the new Honda Civic had a more boxy body type with sharper angles than its predecessor. In 1982, more body style adjustments were made with the addition of rectangular headlights and black bumpers.

During the mid-1980s, Honda released several new trim levels of the Civic. The Civic FE allowed for a significant boost in gas mileage with a 55-mpg highway rating. A sporty version of the Civic was released under the S line. This version had a stronger suspension than the base model, an upgraded high-performance engine, and sportier tires.

In the mid to late 1980s, Honda made some changes to their third generation Civic lineup. One standout was what was known as the Honda Civic Wagovan. The Wagovan had a design style that took components from station wagons and passenger vans. The Wagovan had front-wheel drive with a four-wheel drive push button option. Design features included rear bench vinyl seats, a large cargo area, metal bars across rear windows, and mud flaps.

The Restyled Honda Civic of the 1990s and Early 2000s (Fifth Generation 1992 to 1995) (Sixth Generation 1996 to 2000) (Seventh Generation 2001 to 2005) (Eighth Generation 2006 to 2011)

By the 1990s, many safety and style features were added to the Honda Civic in order to keep the car relevant. The wagon was dropped from the model lineup and instead of an angular body style, the Honda Civic was redesigned to appear more aerodynamic. Technological advances allowed for the addition of anti-lock brakes, power locks and windows, cruise control, map lights, and side airbags.

In 1999, the Honda Civic Si was a popular two-door sporty coupe released by the manufacturer. This model was designed with high performance in mind with the inclusion of a 160hp engine, a front and rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy wheels, and a super tight suspension. Also, in 1999 the DX trim of the Civic offered many standard features that drivers had come to want at a low price point such as air conditioning, CD player, keyless entry, and power doors, locks, and mirrors.

During the first decade of the 2000s, the seventh generation Honda Civic came in three standard trim levels: the DX, LX, and EX. Most of the models used a 1.7-liter engine with 117hp. More space was added to the interior by redesigning the rear floor to a flat style. The seventh generation of the Honda Civic received the honor of winning Japan's Car of the Year Award.

During this generation, the very first Honda Civic Hybrid was introduced to the world in 2002. The gas/electric engine used a manual transmission and was rated at 51 mpg for highway driving. In recent years, Honda has required original equipment (OE) replacement windshields for post-2014 Civic Hybrid models. There reason behind the recommendation is that non-OE replacements may not be compatible with their latest driver-assist technologies such as collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, and driver lane assistance.

The Modern Honda Civic (Ninth Generation 2012 to 2015) (Tenth Generation 2016)

The ninth generation of the Honda Civic appealed to drivers who wanted a luxury compact car by adding in Bluetooth capability, Internet radio, rearview cameras, and Honda's Eco Assist to help better control fuel economy.

In April of 2015, Honda debuted the Civic Concept at the New York Auto Show. The current generation of Honda Civics will include some of the best styles of the past: a Si trim and a five-door hatchback as well as the standard coupe and sedan body types. Upgrades to the newest version include LED headlights and taillights, amber turn signals, turbocharged engine options, and a dual pinion steering system.

How much does it cost to replace glass on a Honda Civic?

The cost of replacing your Honda Civic's Auto Glass depends on a number of factors, including:

Model year
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Windshield Replacement
  • Side Glass (Door Glass, Vent Glass, Quarter Glass)
  • Back Glass (Also called, Rear Windshield or Rear Glass)
  • Technology Options on your glass, such as rain sensors, adaptive cruise control, etc.
Windshield Repair
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Customer Reviews

  • Elizabeth, NJ

    2015 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Perfect

    michael

    , (2017-06-12)
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  • Los Angeles, CA

    2017 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Good

    Leonel

    , (2017-06-15)
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  • Sacramento, CA

    2013 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service! Very timely, professional, and was quoted exact price!

    Diamond

    , (2017-06-22)
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  • Blackwood, NJ

    2009 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great job. Friendly. Quick. Good price. I recommend strongly!

    Joe

    , (2017-07-14)
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  • Murfreesboro, TN

    2012 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Mr. Mike was great! The glass is perfect and he even fixed where the factory had messed up. If I ever need another glass repair I will definitely use this company again.

    Joe

    , (2017-07-19)
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  • New Braunfels, TX

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent price and great service. They came out to my office and did the repair within one hour!

    Jean

    , (2017-07-25)
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  • Berkeley, CA

    2001 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great! They came on time, took care of the window and were on their way!

    David

    , (2017-07-30)
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  • Galt, CA

    2013 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price & quick service! I asked for a quote & then had an appointment the very next day at my home.

    Tristan

    , (2017-08-03)
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  • Allen, TX

    2009 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They were punctual, courteous, quick, and reasonably priced. I would definitely use them again.

    Krista

    , (2017-08-10)
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  • Paradise Valley, AZ

    2006 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Highly recommended! He did a great job. Came to my house very quick and on a Saturday early morning! He is a life saver. Thank you Cherry Glass Works!

    Mariana

    , (2017-08-14)
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  • Knoxville, TN

    2002 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    On time, courteous and professional. Price was consistent with competitors.

    Lance

    , (2017-08-18)
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  • Spring, TX

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Alex was excellent .. ever need service again I will use you again

    Craig

    , (2017-08-21)
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  • Albuquerque, NM

    1998 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very good service!

    Yueteng

    , (2017-08-25)
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  • Centreville, VA

    2003 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast response, prompt personnel. Fast working personal, go right into the task requested/needed without pausingand/or looking for any other opportunities to charge more money to desperate customer. If I have any other friends who needsimilar service and within reasonable geographic distance, I would recommend this service to them without pause knowing that they will be as much happy as me for a service well done.

    Thang

    , (2017-08-27)
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  • Michigan City, IN

    2000 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great job will recommend

    Rebecca

    , (2017-09-06)
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  • Bonita, CA

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They did a great job

    Emiliano

    , (2017-09-07)
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  • Little Elm, TX

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast service, good prices and quality of the product, very satisfied! Thank you!

    Cesar

    , (2017-09-08)
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  • Sunnyvale, CA

    2005 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    The technician was very professional. He explained the process while changing the windshield. The question and answer interaction between us was educational.

    Eduardo

    , (2017-09-11)
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  • Everett, WA

    2005 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    The two gentlemen were quick and efficient. Finished in about 1/2 hour and cleaned dash, glass etc. Nice job.

    Linda

    , (2017-09-15)
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  • Casselberry, FL

    1998 Honda Civic | 2 Door Hatchback
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent work, fast 30 min from arrival to departure

    stephen

    , (2017-09-18)
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  • Kearny, NJ

    2013 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    very professional! take only ~40 mins.

    Maocong

    , (2017-09-28)
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  • Redondo Beach, CA

    2011 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    He arrived on time and was very determined to do the best job.

    David

    , (2017-10-29)
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  • Miami, FL

    2004 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    you guys are the best them person you sent out was very professional and fast at what he does

    Samuel

    , (2017-10-30)
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  • Eatontown, NJ

    2017 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very reliable and professional as well as courteous. Would recommend them for future jobs. Excellent price and very accommodating.

    Bill

    , (2017-12-06)
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  • Rolling Meadows, IL

    2002 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Thanks so much for being fast, friendly, and efficent!!

    Donna

    , (2017-12-27)
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  • Belle Mead, NJ

    2008 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    great service, honest

    Rakesh

    , (2018-01-15)
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  • Mesa, AZ

    2003 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Job went very well and done in a timely manner. As friendly as you can be! Price was far better than the other 2 quotes.

    Jake

    , (2018-01-23)
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  • Glendora, CA

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Quick, convenient service, only been a week, but have had no issue with my new windshield

    Kenneth

    , (2018-02-13)
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  • Rahway, NJ

    2015 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service, great price and very convenient as he was able to come to my home to provide the service. I will definitely recommend his services to others.

    Tanisha

    , (2018-03-16)
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  • Baltimore, MD

    2006 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service! The service date was coordinated quickly, took almost no time to complete, and was cheaper than competitors. Highly recommended!!

    Gregory

    , (2018-03-20)
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  • Temple City, CA

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Ruben is right on time, courteous with the customer, great job on windshield. Thanks for helping me out.

    Raymund

    , (2018-03-20)
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  • Alexandria, VA

    2014 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very good. I highly recommend their services.

    Joe

    , (2018-03-27)
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  • Linden, NJ

    2003 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    very professional, reasonable price,with warranty。second day on door service

    Robert

    , (2018-04-12)
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  • Mission Viejo, CA

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    good price and service

    Chuan

    , (2018-04-29)
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  • Kansas City, MO

    2014 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Installation was great. Price was great. Crew was great. Overall very happy with the service. Wish I had been told the cowl would not lie flat without new clips. I would have ordered them prior to the installation. That's my only complaint. Highly recommend, but ask about clips if the cowl lying flat matters to you.

    Johnathon

    , (2018-05-07)
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  • South Ozone Park, NY

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast and neat

    RAJKUMAR H.

    , (2018-05-15)
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  • Marlboro, NJ

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    fixed the windshield the next day very quick with responses, fair prices, reasonable people would recommend

    Martin B.

    , (2018-05-26)
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  • Charlotte, NC

    2015 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast, inexpensive and quick

    angela s.

    , (2018-05-31)
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  • Buford, GA

    2015 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    final invoice was $20 more than quoted price, but still a deal.

    don m.

    , (2018-06-08)
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  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    2013 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Super convinient, proffessinal, fast and A+ work, Better than going to a shop and having to wait. I recomend to any one looking for a replacement Windshield like getting new glasses

    Moises E.

    , (2018-06-10)
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  • Marietta, GA

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They were on time and did a great job!

    Felix L.

    , (2018-06-12)
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  • Tucson, AZ

    2001 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Mike was awesome and did a fantastic job replacing my windshield before shipping my car overseas.

    Corey R.

    , (2018-07-21)
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  • Parlin, NJ

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service and quick. Mike (Jersey City, NJ) was just awesome .

    Mack R.

    , (2018-07-28)
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  • Denton, TX

    2013 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service! Daughter’s car was broken into over the weekend but I got a response right away when I submitted my request for repair. I wasn’t expecting to hear anything until Monday but they contacted me right away and set up an appointment for Monday. They came earlier than expected and the replacement window and clean up only took 30 minutes. Was highly impressed with everything from the website to the repairman that came. Will definitely recommend to my friends!

    Tina

    , (2018-08-07)
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  • Murfreesboro, TN

    2007 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    done a great job

    Michael p.

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • Carrollton, TX

    2011 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Awesome!

    Debbie

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Milwaukee, WI

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price and great quality windshield! Thanks for all your help!!!!

    Allison A.

    , (2018-08-18)
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