I recently purchased my 2003 Honda Civic-EX Sedan, nearly a month ago now after losing my 1993 Infiniti J30 in a minor bump-up accident. I always wanted a Honda vehicle and had driven many different H...
I recently purchased my 2003 Honda Civic-EX Sedan, nearly a month ago now after losing my 1993 Infiniti J30 in a minor bump-up accident. I always wanted a Honda vehicle and had driven many different Honda's over the years, but had never been afforded the opportunity to own one until now.
I found my Civic in an ad locally and had contacted the gentleman and later went to drive the car. First Impressions, I was thinking, OK another boring Econo-Sedan. WOW, was I wrong...! I had read about the Honda VTEC system before but I now have experienced it first hand and I am very Impressed. I must say, for a tiny car with a small 1.7 Litre Engine, I guess the VTEC System really does make the difference because even with the 4-spd Automatic, it sure doesn't disappoint in any way and is still a very peppy little thing. Talk about a little Powerhouse while being gas very conscious, Really the best of both worlds. I must say, I really do think that Honda was really hitting on something with this one. I really do look forward to driving this little car every time I go out in it.
I have done some of the needed minor repairs that had been somewhat neglected and I still have quite a few more things to go on my list, before I get this car the way that I want it, but like with everything, it all takes time and money. I will say that in this case, the drivetrain is over all is very sound and is obviously in great mechanical condition.
My Civic is now 14 years of age and has now has just short of 131k miles and things will need always need doing on any vehicle. Overall, I think that thus far it has been and it will continue to be well worth the effort in the long run. After all it is a Honda.