Purchased about a year ago with 187k
mi, needed new clutch and clutch master
cylinder leaked. Driver's window upper
forward seal has gnarled up from the
sun so window is difficult to close and
produces wind noise. Otherwise regular
maintenance is all this car needs. It
has a smooth response and predictable
handling. Everything but the window nag
still works. At 198k and 11yrs age I
expect it to drive another 100k without
major issues. Look for quiet tires when
replacing them. Previous owner was
original and had no problems, despite a
front end crash repair, just kept up
scheduled maintenance. It is not
powerful, if you want a faster Civic
buy the Si trim.
It is tireless and predictable, just
keeps on working.
Make peace with the noise level.
Cruise control overreacts, speeding up
inclines and slowing down declines.