"I am a Honda lover. I bought this car in 2006 , it had 46,000 miles on it. I have driven it for 6 1/2 years with no problems what so ever. I have changed the oil in it regularly, put new brakes on it and a new battery. That's about it.
It's so easy to drive and I hope to drive it for another 100,000 miles. Get's great gas mileage and has never given me one problem.
Pros: "Keeps its value, DURABLE!!, Phenomanal drive"
Cons: "Passanger seat is hard to reach release"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love my sweet little civvy. It always gets me where I need to go especially since i have long commutes and travel often. The gas mileage is fantastic and the coupe interior is perfect for keeping me comfortable but awake for those long drives. This car is a trooper because it always starts (unless I left the lights on!) and and keeps on going. Bottom line is that I shed tears the day a stupid girl t-boned my innocent little civvy into a curb I parked next to and broke my door and both my axles. These cars may not be the most luxurious or fastest, but as far as getting what you've payed for you need not worry. You will get all you spent plus a love for a machine like no other."
"The only reason I didn't give this car a 10/10 on everything is because the cabin is small (my fiancee is 6'6" and he's squished!) and it rides a TAD rough- but of course all of these things are to be expected in a smaller car. Great MPG and awesome turning radius; this little car will last you forever if you take care of it!"
"This is a very nice and reliable car. It's so reliable that I passed it down to my daughter.I have the peace of mind knowing she is getting where she has to go safely. This body style is timeless and it's a fun car to drive. The only monies that I have invested in the car is general maintenance. I recently took the car in for an oil change and the mechanic said it's in great shape!"
Pros: "great price, great fuel economy, drives smooth"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"excellent car for the person looking to save some of that hard earned money from poring into your gas tank. i have had this car for half of it's mileage and have only had to change the starter in it. i even have the same tires that it had on it when i bought it, and they're still full of tread. an amazingly reliable car."
"This was a great car! We bought it new in 03, and it was very spunky and sporty to be an economy car. The fit and finish were far superior to a Toyota sub-compact we used to own. Civics feel like little sports cars and are a lot of fun on twisty roads. Parts breakage has been minimal: cv shaft, two wheel bearings, exhaust leak, and a broken door lock; the majority of these mechanical issues have been within the last year or two. The interior has held up well over time. The car is getting a little tired now, but I would not hesitate to buy another Civic. This was the first new car that I bought that I really loved."
"Was worried about buying hybrid technology in 2003,but wanted diamond lane access for my commute. Glad I took the gamble. Best car I ever owned as far as reliability and cost savings. Honda has been great about standing behind it. They replaced the battery unit at 100k. No problems since then."
Cons: "probably not great for a really tall person"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"That was the cable that opens the gas tank flap snapped. It was still under warranty so that was an easy/free fix.
Other than that, no problems EVER. I don't even have to do much to it. The inside feels intuitive and I can fit in small spaces without feeling claustophobic driving around in it."
"We have just hit the 150k mark on our Honda Civic and are having a nightmare. The biggest is the transmission, which is going out. This is a huge problem on the 01-03 civic's so beware. Recent repair bills have been timing belt, camshaft sensor, TDC sensor, brakes, and struts. The car is a great gas saver and a 5/5 overall until we got slammed with problems between 145 - 150k. A little under-powered but an acceptable trade for mpg performance."
"The only complaint I have is that because it's so small, the front passenger seat and back seats can feel very squished, especially when there are people in the back seat. The gas mileage is awesome on this car. I have had it for 6 years and I absolutely love it."
"I have owned a 2001 Honda Civic LX since 2007. I have been extremely happy with my purchase. It is wonderful to know I am driving a safe, reliable car that requires little else than regular maintenance, is awesome on gas and looks very nice as well. I would not hesitate to purchase a similar car in the future."
"The 2004 was a great civic and I loved how the lights looked before they switched the design in 2006(?). This car has been reliable through many a Maine winter and I've never had a single problem with it for 120000 miles."
"I purchased this car w/salvage title, at approximately 20K miles. Average 34-38 mpg, drive 200 miles/day. It has never left me stranded, and I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Have owned Honda's for years...they're the best!!"
"I purchased this car in 2003 brand new. I have owned it for close to 8 years and have NEVER had a problem...ever. Most people think it's only a couple of years old! I never took it in to Honda for the recommended service, but do get oil changes regularly. I have 134K miles on now and believe my car has at least another 134K miles left in in. Overall, you can't go wrong with the purchase of this vehicle."
"I bought my 2001 Civic DX brand new and it's been my daily driver ever since.
I've taken it everywhere (snow, mountains, desert, city) and it performs well. It's not the best snow car and it's not the fastest car but it keeps up with traffic and simply goes and goes and goes. I'm very hard on cars and this thing has taking ever bit of abuse beautifully. These things are made to last.
I've just replaced it with a sportier car but I know I'm going to miss the reliability and incredible gas milage of my Honda Civic.
It's a great car for a small family, a student, or commuting, or just getting around town and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for reliability and affordability. If you want a race car though, it's not the car for you."
"We bought our Honda Hybrid in 2003. It was a good running car until the IMA light came on at 107,000. IMA means an issue with the the battery pack, the charging of same or something of this nature. Well, we were told our we needed a battery pack, which would have cost $3,500, remanufactured. Well, Honda gave us a 90/10 split, so we ended up paying $315 for the remanufactured battery pack, which is guaranteed for three years and 36,000 miles since we paid a portion of the the cost. If Honda had paid 100 percent of the cost, the warranty would have been good for only twelve months and 12,000 miles. We are lucky to have Honda cover the cost, but unlucky to have a vehicle whose operating life is limited to an additional three years and 36,000 miles. At the time, the vehicle will have 143,000 miles on it, and will need a new battery pack, which could run anywhere from $3,600 to $6,000 (estimated for a new battery pack, if it is possible to get).
I have saved money on fuel, since I got 42 miles per gallon with a poor battery pack and higher mpg when the battery pack was newer. But the cost of replacement of the battery pack makes the savings a moot point, considering the cost of continuing to replace battery packs.
Other considerations include the rough ride of the car and the intermitant rattle from the air bag compartment on the passenger side of the car."
"Bought this car (LX Auto 4 DR) new in 05. 5 years later absolutely no problems or repairs...just replaced battery and tires. Great mileage, handling, etc. However, when we put 2 teens and 2 adults in the car and run the AC, gas mileage plummets, in fact, we do better loaded down in our bigger cars - 2005 Accord AND in our 1995 Toyota Camry Station Wagon. I would love to buy a new Civic but may never have the opportunity since this car may run forever."