2001 Honda Civic
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Not too shabby

by from Chula Vista, CA on July 8, 2016

I bought this car used with 90k miles on it. I believe if the previous owner took better care of it, I would not need to put so much money into fixing it. The a/c doesn't work, all my brakes are sho...
I bought this car used with 90k miles on it. I believe if the previous owner took better care of it, I would not need to put so much money into fixing it. The a/c doesn't work, all my brakes are shot, the ceiling is losing its adhesive, it leaks oil, the front passenger side window has always had problems even after fixing it, and a partridge in a pear tree. It does get great gas mileage (28-30 combined) and if you fail to close your door all the way, you could literally push it closed with a single finger instead of having to open the door again. When I first bought this car, it was totally worth the minor details that needed to be fixed. But as I stand here writing this review, these details seem to keep appearing. I thought I would get 200k miles out of this car, but now I wanna sell it before it hits 100k. I put myself in a terrible position and you shouldn't do the same. if there's multiple things wrong with it, it ain't worth it. Maintenance is cheap, I get it, but get something worth spending your money on.
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One of the best!

by from Springfield, MO on June 18, 2012

This standard 4 door is a dream. Start off with 40mpg on the highway, (42.4 if you hypermile), large amount of headroom (I'm over 6'1"), and a huge trunk for "stuff", this car is a dream to own and dr...
This standard 4 door is a dream. Start off with 40mpg on the highway, (42.4 if you hypermile), large amount of headroom (I'm over 6'1"), and a huge trunk for "stuff", this car is a dream to own and drive. And you can pick one up on cars.com for less than $5K. No brainer!!!
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Amazing Vehicle!!

by from Mississippi on June 11, 2011

I have the 2 door manual civic and I absolutely LOVE it!! There's really nothing at all bad to say about this car! It has a surprising amount of roominess and the power combined with amazing gas milag...
I have the 2 door manual civic and I absolutely LOVE it!! There's really nothing at all bad to say about this car! It has a surprising amount of roominess and the power combined with amazing gas milage makes this the perfect car for me! I'm 16 and this is my first car, it's also the first stick shift I've ever driven, and I gotta say, VERY good first impression! It's amazingly fun to drive and the savings on gas are just incredible!
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Most reliable

by from on December 24, 2012

Best car for gas mileage, reliablility, and price. Even price for parts are great. This car is perfect for a new driver and/or an everyday commuter.
Best car for gas mileage, reliablility, and price. Even price for parts are great. This car is perfect for a new driver and/or an everyday commuter.
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1st owner not the last honda

by from Ventura CA on July 16, 2012

I got his car as my very 1st from my mom. We've had it since day one and it's never had an issue. typical maintenance (timing belt tires etc ) but not necessary for the 1st 10 yrs. It was our family c...
I got his car as my very 1st from my mom. We've had it since day one and it's never had an issue. typical maintenance (timing belt tires etc ) but not necessary for the 1st 10 yrs. It was our family car for vacations and we could make it from home to Vegas (5 hrs) and home to my aunts (8 hrs) on one tank. Perfect teenager car or "soccer mom" car. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.
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A Mixed Bag

by from Eastern PA on September 24, 2006

I broke the family mold when I bought the first Honda among 5 Toyotas. In all honesty, the Civic has been a mixed experience. The Good: Lots of features for the money, an excellent sound system, po...
I broke the family mold when I bought the first Honda among 5 Toyotas. In all honesty, the Civic has been a mixed experience. The Good: Lots of features for the money, an excellent sound system, power everything (except for the front seat, grumble). Decent styling for an econobox, generally reliable, but see below ... Power train has a lot of torque yet actually delivers the promised 30-32 mpg while meeting ULEV specs. Roomy back seat and a generous trunk given the car's overall size. The Bad: Drives like a brick, even after replacing the OEM tires (twice!) Stability in wet weather is questionable, a concern I've heard from other Civic owners. I understand Honda revamped the front end for 2002, however. Overall reputation for reliability has been compromised by a failed power-steering unit at 37K miles; dealer insisted that the problem was caused by poorly-maintained local roads despite the fact that I'm a careful driver (granted, roads here are crummy) and that other owners have had similar failures. Would I buy another? My jury is still out.
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Very good car

by from Suburban Connecticut on July 19, 2009

I average 32 mpg while driving both highway and city. This car has 123,000 miles with no engine problems and I had the timing belt changed at 90,000, and a major done also). Couldn't have had a better...
I average 32 mpg while driving both highway and city. This car has 123,000 miles with no engine problems and I had the timing belt changed at 90,000, and a major done also). Couldn't have had a better performing car.
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Great Base Car

by from In the Hills, Arkansas on April 1, 2009

To start off, I've had a sedan LX automatic for about two years now, got it used. As a general overview, it's a little zip around car that gets good gas mileage. That being said, this car is reliable...
To start off, I've had a sedan LX automatic for about two years now, got it used. As a general overview, it's a little zip around car that gets good gas mileage. That being said, this car is reliable and you're not likely to have any problems with it as long as you are somewhat civil. The handling around corners is great, and it's a really nice car to have in a packed parking lot. The acceleration isn't that great, and it can be annoying going up steep hills, but the car is light enough that around the city and level areas it doesn't seem so bad. If you're after more performance out of the engine, there are plenty of performance parts available, as well as body kits and other customizations. The interior isn't as roomy as it could be, but unless you're 6'+ tall, you're probably not going to notice. The dash is easy to read, and it's comfortable to be in the car. There is a bit of road noise, and you'll notice that a bit more on the DX and LX, but it's not so much that it's noticeable. This car is a little low to the ground, and anything around 10 in. or taller will probably hit the car if you don't watch out. Overall, despite the lack of acceleration, it's a lot of fun to drive, and it's a great everyday car. Keep general maintenance up on it and be semi-civil with your driving and this car will last a long time.
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GOOD CAR TO HAVE!

by from CHICAGO, IL on February 13, 2015

I recently survived a head on collision in this car (8-29-14) a 4DR EX. We had bought it in 2001 new. Would have kept it for life but this accident killed it. By the grace of God I lived. The SRS (air...
I recently survived a head on collision in this car (8-29-14) a 4DR EX. We had bought it in 2001 new. Would have kept it for life but this accident killed it. By the grace of God I lived. The SRS (airbag light) had been on a few years but my mechanic said the bags will still deploy in an accident. They did and while I suffered 11 broken ribs, collar bone, and ankle as well as multiple lacerations (glass breaking), the Civic did it's job a protected me until it's last breath. Got full value on it from my insurance company. The only issue I had was about 3 months before the accident had to put a new transmission in for 3k, but every way the car was perfect! Air, radio, CD all worked up until the accident. Had 135k on it.
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Trans fail at 90,000

by from philly on January 8, 2016

Bought the car new, been taking care of the care like a baby but the transmission still failed at 90,000. never buy one because its not worth it.
Bought the car new, been taking care of the care like a baby but the transmission still failed at 90,000. never buy one because its not worth it.
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