The Little engine that could
By Freddie Kwok on
2001 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
I brought this car brand new. Right now, this car has 132K miles. I never have any mechanical problem with this car. I usually take this car for long road trip. For instance, I would drive from Camden, Maine to Key West, Florida with this car. I usually get 42 MPG on highway (I-95). 40 MPG from Pennsylvania to Kentucky (Appalachian mountain man) No one cuts me off. I am usually the one that does that. Now, this car has really small engine, but timing is the key, you gonna know when to press the gas pedal and turn your blinker when you are doing 80 mph on the highway.
Responsive steering wheel, it is really fun to drive. It saved my life for many times on I-95. No kidding. I have Bidgestone Potenza tires to compensate the lack of ABS in my car. It worked.
I have issues with the suspensions of the car, but hey it is an inexpensive car. Make this little car tougher Honda!