Recently I have been looking for something a little more economical for the school runs , and Civic Hybrid has seriously taken my fancy . Taken CR-Z hybrid for a test drive was really impressed with the handling and the super slick gear shifts also to note was also nice to see the fuel economy being very good. The handling kinda reminded me of my old DC2 in many ways but found it was very not suitable for what I needed it for then I have also looked into getting the Civic Hybrid for me personally I like the look of it modern lines with a hints of retro styling also it's also priced very well. Only major thing that has put me right off after reading and further looking into the car is the battery problems that the car is plagued with. When you do a video search on youtube it seems nothing good being said about the car and a majority of videos are that of the battery problems. Being a loyal Honda driver and having driven pretty much everything Honda I am very astonished to learn the lack of reliability of Civic Hybrids. Wanting to know members views , are these over exaggerated claims about the batteries dying on the Civic and most importantly is the Civic worth considering to buy for a cheap run about for the school runs or is it best to look elsewhere?