Based on 1744 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.Review this car
By betty on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "good gas mileage and roomy interior for small car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"inside door handles are not actual metal but covered in silver metal tape that cut my passengers finger. This is my first Civic I have ever owned, previously I owned Honda Acura and four Honda Accords. My civic is dark blue and it began oxidizing when it was 5 years old. The whole roof and hood look terrible. The fact that I live in Arizona is unacceptable excuse. I do keep it garaged. It is immaculate inside and no dings or dents on the body. But the lousy paint job loses some of my value."
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By MelNel88 on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good MPG -- 44 summer, 34 winter. Comfortable."
Cons: "Becomes unsaleable at 150k miles"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Bought the car in 2010, when it was 7 years old. At 8 1/2 yrs it developed a delay in the start clutch. At 9 years the "Check Engine" light and the IMA battery light were on all the time, codes saying I needed a new battery. The battery shows it charging fine, but it seems it may go at any time, and they are in the range of $2,300. Now, in 2014, (11 years), the start clutch has started to shudder somewhat. Two mechanics have told me the transmissions on these hybrids go at around 150k miles, and this car has 155, so I am going to sell it for parts. Too bad. It was a very good car with few problems otherwise."
13 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By mimi on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Jano on Friday, October 24, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "good value, reliable, easy on gas"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This has been one of the most reliable car, low maintenance and easy on gas. Very good value for the money."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By TazMan on Thursday, October 23, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good point A to point B car"
Cons: "Noisy interior, More repairs than expected"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I've owned 2 Honda Civics (1986 & 2001). In general, they both performed well. However I have yet to reach the the coveted 200k milage without major issues. My 1986 Civic had a blown head gasket at 150k which I repaired. It ran until it reached 205k when my timing belt broke wiping-out the engine. Both Civics were very well maintained following all service intervals. My 2001 Civic had it's air compressor go out (an expensive repair) at ~180k mi. Then at 194k mi, it developed a head gasket leak. No current or prior engine overheating issues. Cost quoted to repair the 2001 Civic head gasket was $1,800 to $2000... at a 3rd party shop specializing in Honda's (less than dealer). So basically, the car is not worth repairing. When I asked my mechanic about Civic issues they commonly see, I was told the head gasket was a very common failure on 2001 through 2006 Civics. That said, would I buy another Civic... maybe, but I'm also considering other models/manufacturer's."
9 people out of 13 found this review helpful