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2 of 8 people found this review helpful
Great gas mileage, everything else meh.
By paule4 on 01/25/13 18:03 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I get great gas mileage in this car... I average 30 city, 34-37 highway. I once got 40 mpg and that's going through mountain roads. The only problem is the build quality, my engine went at 85xxx then my tranny at 146xxx. I could understand the engine because at the time I was doing deliveries with the car plus it was an unbearably hot summer. The tranny it just all of a sudden gave out without any warning. I've read from other sources that many people have this problem with the early 2000 civics (bad trannies).
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Dependable Friend in the Garage
By herman_wiegman on 01/09/13 19:18 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The Honda Civic is one of the best expressions of the economy sedan. The basic concept of offering as much room as possible to the passengers, while also providing fuel economy and nimbleness is well served by the Honda Civic.
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Overrrateddd
By tom237 on 09/18/11 21:58 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have a 2002 honda civic and I bought it for raliability but the trany at 73 went out while driving in country road So I got standed for so much time having no option except towing it.Now I need a new transmission.So to me Honda is very overrated and it is not worth the price at all.Nothing different than any other american made car or better say it much worst.
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Perfect Car
By nutsnbolts1 on 03/20/11 19:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

Review

2002 that I purchased for $2K, Had to replace the cyl Head due to a Bad Camshaft, Now I'm re-ringing the whole motor at 163K. This Honda was not properly maintained, Owned by Teenager that hardly changed the oil. so I'm replacing all bearing, re-honing the Cylinders, The best part...I don't have to remove the engine, wish all cars where like this, makes my life very easy, Had it all torn down to the pistons less than 3Hours. Used Head pulled at 43k $250 Piston Rings, Rod Bearings, Head Gasket, Timing Belt, Tensioner, Waterpump $230. New Clutch $125. The Only other car I can rebuild as fast and cheap is my good ole Chevy 350. Love cars with simplicity in mind, everything else is wast a time.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Hold on to one if you can
By indylta on 01/30/11 05:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Great car. I had 130k on mine when some very poor driver ran into me and totalled it. Man, I know I had another 150k to get out of it. It is noisy at high speeds, but show me a car in its class that isn't. I drive 50% highway and averaged 37 mpg over the life of the car. I'm 5-11 with longer legs and didn't have comfort issues. My friend who is 6-5 did. If you want a reliable, efficient car that will last you until your tired of driving it and then some, stick with the Honda. I wouldn't recommend it if you are bothered by noise at >80mph (mostly wind).
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Car
By Michael Petersen on 11/18/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

Review

We bought our Honda as a 2002 closeout and have never looked back. While the car has picked up a few dings and scratches here and there over the last 8 years, it has not failed to perform. We put 1500 miles on it over 6 days this past summer while running the A/C and got 36 mpg (all before the 110K checkup). Great gas and oil car. Only issues we've had were replacing the front struts and replaced the V-Tech valve. Only complaint is the front disk pads wear all too quickly (40K miles), but other than that, it's a great car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Maximum fuel mileage and reliability
By 2620 on 09/18/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

Review

In 02 was considering Jetta, Civic, Saturn. Looking for fuel economy and reliability/longevity. It delivers! 5-speed manual 39 mpg back in 2002 and still 39 mpg in 2010. No problems whatsoever. Gas and oil changes only. New brakes at 150,000. Timing belt and water pump maintenance at 170,000. Mechanic said I could probably get another 100,000 before needing to bring it in again. It's decent in Michigan snow and ice. Road noise from rear end tires or wheels is noticeable. Ride suspension is also harsh over bumps. I feel got my money's worth. I plan to keep it another 4 years (80,000 miles) and then try to find a worthy person to be the second owner of this trusty little car.
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You Can't Go Wrong
By Nick Hayes on 08/24/10 19:11 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my Civic from a Honda dealership as a certified used car, with around 48k. Now with 90k, I am still surprised at its complete reliability and lack of problems. My civic was hit in a parking lot, and I hit a deer last summer, and not only did it hold up well but it has returned to its original form. Regular oil changes and a set of tires, and this car is easily my best investment. I have the constant itch for a sports car, but know that giving up my civic is the wrong idea.
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Hope all Hondas are this good.
By Kurt Lehmann on 08/13/10 19:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

Review

We have now put 148,000 miles on the car and have only done regular maintenance with one exception. We had to replace both headlights due to cracks and condensation. The car's 4 cylinder is very adequate though has trouble going 70 up hill, but duh. Drives well in snow if you go slowly. Hoping to get another 150,000 miles out of it. The headliner has been coming down for a couple of years, but the rest of the interior cloth has been very durable. Honda dealerships have actually been nice to go to. We've had very good experiences each time.
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Great car!
By LBlal001 on 06/13/10 21:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this car brand new in 02 and have had is since. Just got over 100,000 miles and it still drives great! And, of course, it starts right up every time without a doubt in my mind! Only minor issues with it, driver seat belt doesn't want to latch first time every time (just started this last Winter when it was really cold out), but would usually click in after two or three tries. SRS light just came on recently, haven't gotten it checked yet, but probably has to do with that. Needs new belts, but never anything serious wrong with it! Great car! Looking to upgrade to a Pilot or Odyssey now! Got over 38 mpg driving across country and usually about 29-30 around town (w/o hills)!
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