DIY tech with the 2009 Honda Civic LX-S (review)
The 2009 Honda Civic LX-S represents a good mix of efficiency and value with just a touch of fun, but those looking for tech options beyond the most basic level will want to look at the Civic EX and EX-L models.
We were disappointed to see that ourwas practically devoid of much of the cabin tech that we like to see on the dashboard of our test vehicles. There was neither Bluetooth hands-free nor GPS navigation. There wasn't even a trip computer that calculated fuel economy. Even the Honda Fit has a mpg meter.
The Civic is one of the most oft-modified cars in the world, so we decided to upgrade ours. Because of the heavily proprietary nature of the Civic's base audio system, swapping the receiver for an all-in-one unit was out of the question. With this limitation, we decided to go with some "bolt-on" cabin tech.