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2001 Civic sedan
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By KJ
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2001 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Great gas mileage car, very reliable. Weak front ends, but other than that great car. Love the gas mileage - 36 mpg.


Best Features

Leather


Worst Features

18" wheels, tires, exhaust, intake, and a little lower


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Beware of Transmission Problems
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By JasonM
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2001 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Transmission had to be replaced at 63,000 miles. Do your research online and you'll see that the 2001 Civic (and the V6 Accord) have the transmissions go bad frequently well under 100,000 miles. Additionally the SRS light may go off due to faulty seatbelts (mine did). Lastly, as is often the case for Honda, the brakes need to be replaced a bit more frequently than other car manufacturers. This is all coming from a die-hard Honda fan with multiple Civics. Go ahead and get a Honda, just don't get a 2001 Civic (2002 wasn't much better).


Best Features

Gas economy.


Worst Features

Should have put a tranny cooler in this thing. It's also not much fun to drive.


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Extremely Reliable
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By BRIAN
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2001 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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This vehicle has been great! Other than regular maintenance I have just had the struts replaced. I bought this car new in 2000 and Its still running strong it has over 130000 miles now. I get great gas mileage and the car has adequate power. The steering and brake pedal are too soft. The fuel Economy and the sunroof are nice. I wish the sound system was better, even on the top of the line ex the stereo only has 4 speakers. I highly recommend this vehicle!


Best Features

Sunroof, great gas mileage, exterior Design.


Worst Features

Softer seats, tighter steering and better sounding stereo. A V-6 option would be nice.


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2001 Honda Civic LX Automatic Sedan
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By MotorStreet
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2001 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The Civic is overall a good car, but the 2001-2005 Civic wasn't a really a good Civic. This version was a little too boring and the 4 speed automatic in our car makes it irritatingly slow and the reliability wasn't as good as expected. It hasn't been mechanical problems, but problems with quality. The plastics felt flimsy all along and the seats got worn out and small tears. Another issue is the shocks, which wear out and make the front end bounce under braking and acceleration. The brakes aren't good either, they take a long time to stop the car and the LX doesn't have ABS. These Civics are dependable economy cars, but the 2001-2005 versions don't impress in enough other ways.


Best Features

Gas mileage, small dimensions, strongish engine, and good rear seat space.


Worst Features

It needs a better transmission, safety is a problem, really needs ABS, and just isn't interesting.


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116k and still going
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By KevinML
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2001 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased my Civic 2/04 w/42,995 miles. Been very reliable and great on gas, I get 37MPG overall. Change oil w/Mobil 1 synthetic and rotate tires every 3k religiously. Dealer for other scheduled maintenance according to manual. Very meticulous. Now I need new cat converter, new electronic load distributor and new seal for manifold leak. Total $2k. In addition I need new strut up front (replaced once when I bought car). Just as a warning to others. I didn't see these repairs noted in other reviews. This is first time car has needed serious repair. Overall, still a great car.


Best Features

Reliable, great on gas, handles well. Great car for the $$


Worst Features

Better insulate from road noise. Rotors need to be machined every 25k. my '95 VX seems to have been built better and more reliable (if that is possible!)


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