Over the past 6 months I had this car it
drives nearly flawless in every way. Of
course since it was used I had to do
some minor repairs(New battery, realign
rear bumper, swap lightbulbs) To this
day I am still very pleased with this car.
Small and compact yet enough room to fit
4 grown adults. Gas mileage a big PLUS.
D16Y7 engine, which makes the car weak.
Needs to be replaced by the B16A SiR II
Engine at 170 HP. Also interior should
be wood trim or metal... not crappy plastic.
CV joints going bad, muffler rusted out
at the axle (seems very common on
civics), clutch is wearing out(prior
driver possibly). My biggest complaint
is that it has hesitated for almost a
year with no check engine light. It's
been in the shop numerous times with no
luck. Not very pleased with the "Honda
quality". Will be buying Toyota next round.
I bought my EX new in '96 and have had no
problems -- just usual maintenance -- new
battery, oil change and brakes. I just assume that
this car is going to run and it does. Now that I'm
50, I feel like I need something more expensive and
a bit more comportable --but it's really hard to give
this car up. I've even detailed it last year and it
looks amazing -- the black paint has held up really
I keep looking at Mercedes, but when I hear the
problems that my friends have with theirs -- I
realize that I got a great deal by buying this car. It
still looks and acts new.
Body styling and excellent paint job. -- cleans up
really well. Love the fold down rear seat. This car
has carried everything from grass sod to
furniture...and always cleans up with no a lot of
Wished it were a bit less noisy on long drives. New
and better tires really helped.
Great car. Gets great mileage even
when I beat on it. Took out the rear
interior and ran a 17.4 on bald street
tires at Bristol Motor Dragway. Paint
was crappy from previous owner but it
was repainted after hail damage and
Weak but fun engine. The hatch.
A little more padding on the seats. 2-
3 more horsepower. Cupholders with a
lid that will always stay down.