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Qualtiy concerns
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kelseyparker
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Vehicle

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


Review

Great gas mileage (40 mpg highway) and
fairly decent drivability are the only
good thing about this car. Had nothing
but problems. Was in shop 5 times after
only 4 months driving. Had to replace
front and rear shocks, remove dash and
insert foam to eliminate extensive
rattling (still rattles). The whole
bloody car rattles. Gear shifter pops
out of gear, brakes make horrible
metallic pop when first used, clutch and
brake pedal squeak like rusty door
hinges, etc, etc. Serious quality
control issues.


Best Features

Great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Focus on final quality. It makes no sense to make such a good engine and put it into a cheap plastic rattle trap. I had an '86 Honda that had fewer problems when it was 12 years old.


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Good Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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Reliability
By FlyGuyRyUCI
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a great little car. Gets great
gas mileage and and keep up in
traffic. And Civics have a reputaion
of being very reliable. I do wish that
it had a little more power and handled
a little better in the turns but this
car is not a sports car. I just
sometimes wish it were. I would have
gotten an RSX if i could afford it at
the time because I want a little more
performance out of my daily commute


Best Features

Sunroof and the large trunk. Lots of room for all my stuff.


Worst Features

A litte more power and a not so soft suspension.


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Basic economic "sport" coupe
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By xdprez
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is great for everyday
driving. It gets great gas milage and
is even a little fun to drive. It is
a very reliable car and is put
together very well. Interior design
could use a little help as far as
functionability. The radio/CD player
is mounted far too high and angled
upward. This is bad for anyone under
6' 4" tall. On sunny days you can't
even read the display without leaning
forward and craning your head up and
looking down on it. This is of course
not good when driving down the road.
I knocked the rating on Interior
Design hard for this because in this
day and age, the stereo is a highly
used item in everyone's vehicle.


Best Features

My favorite feature would be the exterior styling of the car. Very smooth with straight body panels for a simple yet aggresive look.


Worst Features

I am performance minded so bear with me. Lower the vehicle 1 inch and install 15" wheels instead of 14". This greatly improves handling. Stand the center dash up a little straighter for better viewing of radio and other functions.


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update
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Honda Fan 2
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Well, I posted a review back in May of
2002. To update, the car STILL has not
had any problems. Yes, the road noise
is still there, and the rattles and
creaks are there. But reliabilty and
gas milleage has been very good. On all
highway, I have gotten anywhere from 39-
41MPG. But back in the city, it's been
hovering around 33MPG. Over this time,
I have gone on numerous trips, and
drive everywhere and I still enjoy
driving it!


Best Features

Gas milleage, trunk space, back seat space, transmission (5 speed), direct ignition system, handles ok, 43MPG (once), easy to read dash.


Worst Features

The shocks/struts dont match very well with those springs, the car actually lifts on high speed corners when hitting a bump. Need better tires. Brake feel needs improvement, rear disk brakes would be nice! Still needs more power.........


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kansas city rock hopper
Performance
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Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rock hopper
on

Vehicle

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


Review

The front struts on this car went out
with in 5000 miles. Dealer advise--
"you will be paying for them soon
enough your self"
A/C system not adequate on a hot day.
FM/AM have different sound levels.
Oil filter hard to get to.
AT transmission down shifts too fast
when cruse control is on.
Sun roof rattles.
Paint job is flakey and weak.
Sheet metal dents if you look at it
sideways.


Best Features

I do not have car payments or I would defalt on them


Worst Features

Honda is a car company that is all talk and very little on the delivery end. But a Toyota and have a reliable toy. This will be my last Honda


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