I purchased this civic at 10 y/o (in 2007) with 145,000 miles. I replaced a Ford coupe, at first I was skeptical about the transition to Honda nameplate. Very easy and fun to adjust to the civic, easy to love. The car was very clean, good engine (evrything original). The only repairs needed so far: a radiator replacement (just over $100), brake service overhaul (ouch: $400), alternator replacement (about $100). Routine servicing has included a new set of tires ($245), new battery ($55) and the usual periodic oil changes (at around 5k miles; $23ea), and a autotrans flush ($85). I am currently clocked at 192k (happy) miles! Cant wait to break 200k I know it will...
Fun to drive (drives much better than expected, doesn't feel or act like its age: 12+ years), the fuel economy 32+ real mpg (my avg highway speed: 80). Honda resale value. Easy to maneuver size: light & agile on its feet!
More style and features to the Spartan interior (that's because I have the barebones dx series), I guess more passing power.
I have been driving this car for about nine months. I have to say it is quite premium. It looks very nice, is easy to work on, and is fun to drive. Like other reviewers, I really like the lack of power steering and the driving feel it brings. The car is easy to work on and has a lot of tuning potential. Also I get well above 35 MPG in the city.
Beautiful red exterior.Tuning potential. Gas mileage. Reliability. Fun to drive with 5 speed.
Not the quickest car on the road. All the interior and exterior pieces are held together with plastic clips.
I have driving my car for over seven
years and have only had it in the shop
for a major repair one time. I must say
that this car has got me through high
school, college and beyond. It is a
wonderful first car for young drivers
because it looks sharp and is relatively
inexpensive. I will never buy another
car except a Honda in the future, but I
plan to keep my Civic forever.
It is cheap to maintain and to fill up
with gas. I have not had to put a lot
of money into my civic and I am at
My car did have a problem with its
oxygen sensor which was common on the
1997 model, but I did have to replace
the alternator which was kind of
expenseive, but that was after six years
of driving it. Other than that, regular
upkeep such as brakes, tires etc.
The only problem I had, was the radio &
CD player. The CD player is a 6-CD
changer in trunk. The connecting cable
becomes loose at the radio & makes the
CD player fade in & out. This has been
repaired 4 times & is now starting to
act up again. The rest of the car has
been great.I realy like the fuel
economy, it averages 42-HWY. 33-CTY.
Also the AC will freeze even the hottest