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Fantastic Commuter!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By honda_life
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2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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My '02 Civic LX Sedan is the most reliable car I have had. Got it for free from my father with 145,XXX miles, since my other car broke down. It does FANTASTIC on gas mileage. I can go to eastern Washington and back on less than 1/2 a tank. I have had no needed repairs. I wish I would have gotten this as my first car.


Best Features

I love the manual. Very responsive. The sound system in it is phenomenal for a factory sound system. Everything is set up for driver convenience.


Worst Features

The only improvements I could think of would be the road noise.


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Great gas mileage, everything else meh.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By paule4
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2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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


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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.


Best Features

The best feature is the overall nimbleness of the vehicle and the flexibility of the engine. This car is great fun to drive. It feels light and responsive, so drivers don't feel intimidated or disconnected, rather they feel in control and involved.


Worst Features

The engine compartment is cramped and this leaves very little room for the home mechanic or frugal owner to affect many repairs. The replacement parts from the dealer are also very expensive (e.g. a replacement Honda alternator is >$500 at the dealer). The vehicle also is made of thin body panels which results in many dents and dings. Unfortunately making these panels more robust would sacrifice the great nimbleness of the vehicle. One improvement that may have been addressed in later models is the noise and vibration abatement. The 2002 model year does suffer from much "buzz" in the passenger compartment which can be tiring after an hour in the driver's seat.


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Overrrateddd
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By tom237
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2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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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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Interior exterior design


Worst Features

Fix the transmission problems


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Perfect Car
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By nutsnbolts1
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2002 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Save ton's of Money with This one, especially,High MPG no car payment and low liability insurance. Low Maintenance Cost! A Honda is actually cheaper to own than a Hunday. If I bought me a new one I would also have a ~400 a/mo car payment plus Full Coverage insurance + Gasoline


Worst Features

Hondas are great cars, Civics are the most basic but the most reliable and user friendly. I would suggest a supercharger or Turbo like Mini Coopers. for lack of Get up n Go Performance.


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