Purchased as my first car, my Civic may
have to be retired pretty soon.
Purchased at 92k miles, currently
150k , it seems pretty young, esp. for
a Honda. I've had radiator flushed,
and checked (along with hoses) for
leaks, had the thermostat replaced
three times in two months, no coolant
leakage, overheats regularly. Due to
nearly non-existent residual value I'm
going to buy a replacement and tear it
down to attempt a ressurection. It
HADn't given me many problems the
entire time I owned the car even with
sometimes inconsistent maintenance. I
would recommend the model to a
potential buyer but beware overheating
Holds more storage than its small body
lets on. With a manual transmission
the car has plenty of power for most
applications due to low weight. Cute
body creates warm fuzzy feelings.
LOOONG cruising gearing (102 in 3rd).
I've met several others with the same
overheating problem online in cars of
varying model years. If that one
problem would stop I would drive this
car indefinitely (until another chronic
or terminal problem came up)
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