"THE SAYING GOES, PUT INTO YOUR CAR THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE, AND YOU'LL REAP THE REWARDS LATER.
Our Rewards received since getting our car in 1999 with 11 miles on the odometer(It was a Demo car)are:
* We only have 113,200+ miles driven in this car, and it still drives like a new car; I think this is due to our religious oil changes every three thousand miles driven, it was at the Honda shop for an oil change and related works, along with the timely check-ups for anything else that was due to change, i.e., Hose changes, all belt changes, brakes, etc...We've had no major problems with anything on the car.
* And we kept it clean inside."
"The consensus on the Honda Civic is generally that they are stalwartly durable and economical to maintain. Supposedly, if you take of the car--it takes care of you. Although I bought my EX new in 1999, and owned it for almost 16 years, I didn't find it to be extraordinarily reliable. Even though I maintained it meticulously with every recommended service, it only lasted 112k miles before the major, expensive repairs started rolling in (paint job from oxidation, radiator leaked, leaky head gasket, suspension needed work). Cabin comforts were OK for the price--although the AC was weak from day one, and the ride quality was good, but not outstanding. To be frank, from word of mouth, I expected the car to last twice as long as it did. My buddy still has an older (1998) Toyota Camry with 250k miles, that's been more reliable, and is in much better shape, than my '99 Civic. The $2k price tag required for the repair of the head gasket/valve job was the final straw--and had to sell it for almost next to nothing. Overall, the car served me adequately, but I wasn't dazzled. I wouldn't recommend a Civic, nor buy another."
Pros: "$1,500.00 GREAT VEHICLE ....CLEAN TITLE ...."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"1998 HONDA CIVIC LX FOR SALE RUNS GREAT .IN NEED OF A GOOD OWNER!MINOR REPAIRS NEEDED ....CRACKED WINDSHIELD...THIS IS A PROJECT I CAN'T AFFORD ! SHE HAS 180,000 MILES ON HER ! THIS VEHICLE WAS USED FOR WORKING ONLY !"
Pros: "I paid $16,000 for this car in 2000--what a deal!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love my Honda Civic LX sedan! 252K+ miles and still purrs like a kitten. All I've done is change the oil regularly, new brakes occasionally, new tires, spark plugs and new timing belt. The rear defrost didn't work when I drove it off the lot, new, I was just too busy to ever go back and have it repaired. 15 years later and she runs like a champ. She's also has such a classic look--she doesn't look 15 years old! I call her Sally and she has certainly protected me through the years. She can go uphill in the snow, cross mountain passes. I chained her up when I was pregnant and drove past all the cars stuck in the Seattle blizzard of 1991. Still gets 29-32 mpg. What a great car!"
"Honda Civic was purchased from an auction over 10 years ago. It had 150K+ miles, but looked good and well cared for. My husband told me not to be afraid of the mileage because it was a Honda, so I bought it for my daughter who was 16 at the time. She's now 26, was still driving the car, until I recently gave her my used Honda Accord. Anyway, the Civic has been a very dependable and easy to drive vehicle. I would keep it for myself, but I prefer a vehicle with a little more power."