What can I say, I love my Honda Civic HX Coupe. I bought this car after owning two domestic lemons and could not have been happier over the past nine years. Gas mileage is exceptional, I easily get 40+ mpg on every tank of gas. I learned how to drive manual transmission on this car, so it has definitely been put through some stress and still, she runs like new. For the first 8 years of ownership, this car was virtually maintenance free except for regular oil changes. I have replaced the tires, plugs, window regulator and muffler, but all of these things are minor. Honestly, I could not have ever asked for a more dependable car. It will be a sad day when I finally have to trade her in.
I have had it for a year and I have saved lots of money on gas. I have only had to do normal maintenance on it! I have peaked up to 46 miles a gallon, but stay around 39-44. (I don't pass 2500 rpms) It has treated me very well and hasn't hurt my pocket book too bad. I would recommend the standard only, it has saved me from a few tight spots that an automatic wouldn't. It has a weak engine, but it is easy to manipulate with a standard and handles well. Remember though, this is a compact so it isn't the smoothest ride nor the roomiest, but I don't mind it.
Love the gas mileage!!! I my self can work on it as well. The CVT makes all the difference.
My windows keep derailing!! it isn't hard to fix, but keep tools in the trunk, you can fix it in a half hour if you know what you're doing. Don't get power windows!
I purchased this car because I wanted a reliable commuter car. Something I could put a bunch of miles on and not worry about anything but general maintenance. I'm pleased with my purchase. I average around 39 mpg. I changed out my standard air filter and added a K&N for a little better breathability. I added A/C for $800 from my Honda dealer, as it does not come standard. This is not the fastest car out there, but I bought it for it's economy--not performance. Besides that, I love my car!
My car; a 2000 Honda Civic HX coupe w/
CVT (Continuously Variable Automatic
Transmission).--After more than 2 years
I am still in love with this car! It
handles great- quick and responsive!
Excellent fuel economy- I average
37mpg! Good ergonomics- all the
controls fall easily at hand. The
CVT never searches or lurches, and it's
much more fun than a traditional
automatic. I've never had a single
problem with this car!
The C.V.-transmisson: it's seamless!
When driving up a steep hill, you can
select the 'S gear', and the car will
FLY up the mountain, easily passing
any 'sport hostility vehicle' that gets
in your way!
1)Make ABS standard for all models. 2)
Have the CVT availabe in the hatchback
& sedan in all trim levels.