2003 Honda Civic consumer reviews

$12,810–$13,860 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Civic Honda
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.1
  • Reliability 4.7
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Please beware and think of your bank account!

How to sound like I’m being respectful of Honda? First off I am a strong loyal Honda fan and will be for life. I have owned all types of Hondas and had the opportunity to buy a 2002 Honda civic EX special edition and a 2003 Honda civic VP (base model) for a very good price back in 2015, I only paid $2500 for both to be fair, both in great shape and low miles from an elderly couple who barely drove them, both having less than 80,000 miles on them when purchased. Seemed to good too be true. It was. I was used to driving my 7th generation accords before this purchase (2003-2007, k 24 engines ONLY, v6 were trash) and now I understand the D17 (1.7 liter) motors are absolutely garbage. They essentially took the previous b16y8 (super reliable) motors and gave it an extra .1 liter of power so to speak and somehow failed on all cylinders, literally. This motor is absolutely gutless and the automatic transmission paired too it is notorious for early failures and costly repairs. These cars are often mistaken for the old reliable of Honda civic fleets but I advise you seek out late 8th generation civics to save a buck (2009-2011, avoid 2006, 2007 & 2008 as they had block cracking issues) and if you are really low on cash the previous generation to these (1999, 2000) were better than these by a landslide. Don’t be fooled by the Honda name on the car, these are ones to seriously avoid, plus they are known worldwide as a bad generation of civics, the 2001s being the worst rated for reliability ever for any Honda model. I suggest you seek out the toyota corollas of these years but even they weren’t without their issues also. I hope this helps at least one person avoid a massive amount of issues and costs!


most reliable car i have ever owned

this car never needed brakes until 103k miles, unbelievable, she has 117k now, and running strong, i get over 330 miles to the tank around town


Realizable while luxurious

This car is a daily commute and a great gas saver. Excellent for outings and family events . Two thumbs way up honda motors I love you


Most reliable car I've owned.

Fantastic Make and Model. I kept up with the maintenance and never had an issue. I see myself purchasing more Honda Civic's in the future thanks to their incredible reliability.


A good run car

It a good car i drive it aver day to get to work and back home . i keep up on old try and manit look good


Best car I have owned with good mileage and good p

The car has everything I ever wanted in a car ....with car stereo and standard engine ...steering works fine ....noise free ....good tyre's and no gas leakage


Most reliable car I've owned.

This car is amazing, great on milage and little to no maintenance needed. The interior and exterior is in good conditions and the mechanics are great, no issues. Ideal for a someone looking for an everyday car that will be reliable and let you save money on gas.


Most reliable car I've owned

The car has all the comforts, everything is fine, nothing fails, it only has a single blow, I changed the alternator and tires everything well.


Great little car...just a little too little.

It’s a great car. It’s 15 years old now and it doesn’t even look that dated. It runs well with no major repairs. Great gas mileage. My only problem with it is the size of the interior. It is very small. In my 2 door EX coupe it’s practically impossible for people to extract themselves from the backseat. If your in either front seat, you can’t reach anything in the backseat. Other than that, it’s great.


Sad to give it up

I am a crazy honda fan. However life has me going in a different direction and i can no longer keep it. I used it to do deliveries and made money with it & went everywhere I needed to go with it.