2003 Honda Civic consumer reviews

$12,810–$13,860 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Civic Honda
98% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.8
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This is the car version of mid-80’s Toyota pickup

In other words, IMO best economy car ever made. The Toyota pickup from the 80’s to me is the most amazing vehicle ever. If there is a 2nd place or a small car equivalent, it’s the 7th gen civic. I have an 03’ LX sedan with Manual Transmission. Bought it with 75k and it has 180k now after 10 years. It hasn’t ever broken down or failed to start and it hasn’t received any repairs. I maintain my civic myself and it’s not perfect (have to add oil sometimes in between oil changes and one time my clutch fluid ran out and I lost all pressure due to super slow leak) but other than normal wear it’s the best machine I’ve ever owned. A lot of these cars are 5-speed, I highly recommend the 5-speed because it makes the car a lot of fun to drive. Even though it’s a slow car, the manual trans combined with smooth, responsive handling and a light curb weight make this car surprisingly enjoyable to drive in the city day in and day out. Not a good car for the freeway. Good for college towns like where I live and there are a lot of streets but not a lot of freeeway driving. I used to own a dodge SRT-4 and this Honda Civic literally handles as good maybe better than that car if you have aftermarket wheels and tires on the civic. I imagine the automatic is a pig probably not fun to drive.


Very nice little car,solid, great handling.

My 2003 civic ex is the best little car I've owned,handles great, i have 117k on it,its a 4 spd auto,great on gas, never had issues, just regular maintenance,like wipers,oil change,breaks tires, but overall great drivetrain, love it,highly recomended.


Best car I've ever owned for so many reasons.

This vehicle I find is aerodynamic, for its shape and has an engine that wont give in. Honda is like a brother, it's there when you need it. It gives back in so many ways.


Best economiclly affordable vehicle.

I think, or I should say I believe that there is nothing driving anond on the road today that can perform and hold up on it's own like the Honda civic, and accord.


Most Reliable Car and Great Value

This car met all of my needs. Great gas mileage and I love the sunroof and updated radio. Interior is kept very clean. Friends love the car too!


Most reliable car I have owned

This car was all I need for my transportation very comfortable and suitable I really liked selling it because I need the money but it is in perfect condition


Great commuter car

I bought this car used. I was very happy with its performance and the gas mileage was amazing. I was able to comfortably run errands in it. It was a little small for a family of 5, but the times we all road in the same car weren?t often. If you are looking for a commuter car or just a smaller, reliable car, this is the car for you!


Best beast on the road very fast honda v Tec rules

I bought this car at lute riley honda from joe Harrell.this cars a 2003 honda civic ex 4 door with the v Tec motor.not one real problem.runs like she has 10 miles on her.she currently has 185495 miles unbelievable!!!!!keeps on running better every day.I'm in heaven I'm never selling this car I my buy a nother honda but this one stays in my garage!!!!!permanently mine!!!!


Reliable Car

Love everything, was maintained super clean. Had one problem but we knew about it before purchasing . Otherwise extremely satisfied, I can not complain at all.


Cheap and reliable

Low horsepower, great gas milege, safe to drive and reliable...perfect car for commuting to work or a new driver. The car is cheap to maintain, but after putting over 100k miles on, it still runs like Day 1.