Driven the car to San Diego from Bayarea and to Reno. Gas mileage 33- 37 MPG is comparable to Civic Hybrid 41 MPG (had 04'Hybrid). Do not bother to purchase Civic hybrid cos it will not get even close to 45 MPG let alone 50 MPG. Sold it and bought yr 2000 for the better power and better driving experience than my other 4-dr 01' EX. Not sure bout Civic EX 2002-2008 version of Civic.
EX power & heavier/smooth handling feel than 01' EX. Interior design superior than 01' except it doesn't have an immobilizer.
Poor noise-insulation from road/exterior. May 1 2 consider anther car for long distance drive. Careful w/ seat belt. Was faulty due to faulty unable-to-release-retractor while driving in the desert;had to cut the belt as it tighten. Paid $300 to replace; should have been taken care by Honda manufacturer
I bought this car new and it has been well worth the money. It has never needed repairs just minor routine maintenance. The gas mileage is great and the reliability is awesome. 160K miles and going strong. I will keep this car until it just wont go any longer, I'm thinking 250K miles easy.
Have owned this Car since March 2000. In my 8 years of ownership I have replaced the oxygen Sensor at 32,000 miles a battery at 33,000 miles and that's it. It runs beautiful and averages 35 City & 39 Highway MPG's. I had changed the Spark Plugs at 20,000 miles to Iridium Plugs, they improved mileage. I keep the car garaged and the finish is perfect and car runs perfect now at 35,500 original miles. I had taken several trips from Florida to Ohio and had registered as high as 41 MPG on several trips. If you need a reliable car and can find one of these with low miles, grab it. They run great and handle perfect on the road.
Great mileage (35/39) Smooth Engine (1.6 L) 4 speed Auto (Shifts smoothly) and great handling at highway speeds (70/75 MPH) Car tracks straight at highway speeds with little or no steering wheel correction, a Gem to drive.
Actually this year model needs very little or no improvements. Paid $14K for it and A/C, Auto Transmission, Engine and everything that came Std. with the car works great, no complaints.
I love this car! It goes in the snow quite well and gets great mileage. I've had this car for seven years. Problems have problems with the trim (inside/outside) heat shield keeps falling off-power windows seem to be questionable and manifold was found to have a crack in it within one week of the 80,000/8 year and was fixed for free by Superior Honda of Uniontown. The service from the dealership has been excellent. The A/C seems a little sluggish to me but all in all I expect to have this car for at least another 8 years so long as the snow and salt don't do it in first.
gas mileage-handles well-comfortable reclining seats(tho it would have been great to have a bench seat option too-maybe one that split and reclined-reliability-drives well in snow and last but not least-the service at the local Honda shop has been A+
I would have liked manual windows, more rugged trim, and dents too easily