I bought my Civic from a family friend almost 2 years ago. At that time, the car had about 180,000 miles. She was the original owner and took the car to Honda for all services, repairs, etc. As soon as I test drove it, I decided it was well worth the $1500 they were asking. Two years later, the thing still runs like a clock and doesn't miss a beat. It's become my commuter car for work as the mileage can't be beat... I get no less than 30mpg anywhere I go and it usually averages 35-40 mpg on the freeway. It is a pretty simple, barebones car... but its VERY reliable, efficient and cost effective. Especially since gas is now over $3 a gallon!
The mileage, the comfort (for such a simple car) and a pretty good sized trunk. Fun and easy to drive.
A/C and more storage inside the car. A center console would have been great.
I bought this car 8 months ago for $1500, and it had 105,000 miles on it. Ever since then, it has broken down every 2 months. First it needed a new ignition coil. $350. Then a new axle. $350. Now the entire clutch assembly needs replacing, a new clutch pedal manifold, and it needs a new distributor (coming to about $2000). Also it has a gigantic hole in the muffler, which is very loud. clutch way too close to the floor, making it far from fun to drive. Loud motor all around, with mediocre-to-less than average pick-up. The driver seat has a big rip in it, exposing foam. Leaks a little oil. This car has been a nightmare. I guess it's a lemon, based on the other reviews here being so good
Purchased the car 6 1/2 years ago hoping
it would last 2 or 3 years. The thing is
amazing--it does what it was designed to
do. Provides reliable, economic
transportation and offers more comfort
than expected. This one has standard
transmission adding to the feel of
control over one's driving. Great in our
Colorado winters though I had to change
to tires with a higher profile than
stock. We've newer cars but this is my
Driving control, very quick response,
ease of handling--the economics and
reliability can't be beat.
None in that the car does what it was
designed to do, and more.