It has been fine, until I made my last payment, I have had to have the motor mounts replaced (over $500!). Now some console lights go on and off and my fuel light doesn't work anymore and the dealer said they would have to pull everything apart and charge me to find out why it doesn't work.
the garage opener and it is a honda
fix the console! what is the deal with the motor mounts, my civic with over 150K miles never had this problem!!
I had a 1998 almost identical and loved it. It got totaled, so I replaced it with the 2001. I love it as well. I think that it is extremely stylish. I love the comfort and the leather. I really enjoy the climate control system. I have yet to find another car that I would want to trade it in for.
My favorite features would have to be the climate control, the 6-disc cd changer, the power seats, and the leather interior.
One thing that I was dissapointed about was the fact that it was not available in a Manual. I think that if you are buying a V-6, you should be able to get the transmission that you want.
Mine is a 4 cyl/ automatic transmission.
Had to replace the brake system power
booster 2 wks after purchase (almost
rear ended another vehicle). Now the car
has developed a chugging noise in the
front end and nobody is able to
troubleshoot it. Sheet metal is paper
thin, paint chips very easily. The
engine has enough power, but you really
have to punch the gas. LOTS of tire and
wind noise and whinny transmission.
Overall, a slightly less than average
ownership experience and definitely not
what I expected from a manufacturer with
such reputation for quality and reliability.
tight turning circle
agile for a medium sized car
decent mileage with 87 octane gas
Not as reliable as they say.
Craftmanship is ok, but car is just too
fragile to sustain initial quality level
Honda VTEC engine with manual
transmission = highly refined
drivetrain. Just put it in second
gear and rip it all the way up to
6,000 rpm. This is not abusing the
engine - this is giving this Honda
engine the exercise that it yearns for.
Very smooth manual shifter - I can
shift to any given gear at any time
with a precision that takes my breath
High quality interior materials -
nothing looks or is cheap. No
rattles, only one minor squeak from
the seat when I do hard cornering.
Plenty of storage bins.
Mileage: 1398 divided by 42.366 = 33.0
mpg when driving easy, 27 - 28 mpg
when driving hard.
Drawback: Hard cabin air filters
6 disc in dash cd changer; Ice cold
A/C; Extreemly reliable vehicle; Good
all around ergonomics; exacting fit
and finish interior; exacting body
Center console storage is really two
bins in one - and you can open the
lower bin while the upper bin is still
High beams switch is on the steering
wheel column - it belongs on the
floorboard; Brake light switch clicks
and can be felt when activating
brakes; excessive windshield and rear
view mirror wind noise; no telescopic
steering wheel; inaccurate fuel gauge;
onion skinned thin paint.