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2003 Honda Civic

Honda Civic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.7 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 127 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Honda Civic

  • If you're shopping for a small car and you skip the 2003 Honda Civic, you're doing yourself a tremendous disservice.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engines, roomy interior, reputation for durability, impressive crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Antilock brakes not available on DX or LX.

  • What's New for 2003

    A host of minor changes bring the Civic into 2003. On the inside, all models gain improved seat fabrics, rear adjustable outboard headrests and new four-spoke steering wheels. On HX, LX and EX Civics, you'll find improved gauge illumination. There's a new center console for LX and EX, and a CD player is standard for HX and LX. On the outside, the 2003 Honda Civic has freshened taillamps and new wheel designs. Also, there is a Hybrid Civic available for the 2003 model year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Honda

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

I loved everything about my 2003 Honda Civic, however, at 11,500 miles, my transmission gave out and I had to have a new one. MY driver's side seat also had to be replaced a couple of times. The seat tracks on this particular Honda had not been alined properly from the factory, and when I had it to the dealer for the 9th time they replaced the seat. However, it did not make a difference. I like everything from the ergonomics of my honda to the performance, but the problems with the trasmission and the seat were reason to rid myself of that lemon.




Honda civic

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

The Honda Civic is safe and reliable. It is especially practical for new drivers, with every safety feature available. It's fun to drive and easy to maneuver. I recommend the Honda Civic to anyone and everyone.




Honda rocks!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

This is my 3rd Honda. I have never regretted buying one. Low maintence, good gas milage, fun to drive...fast when you want it to be. I love my Honda!




Quints ex

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

flawless...yet lacks that distinct personality you find in the domestic makes that have suspect reliability and quality issues (I.E. ford,chrysler,gm) however over the year I've owned the honda its looks have grown on me...




Love my civic

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

i love my little civic. it has performed wonderfully and has more power than i expected. i shopped around A LOT for mine and, like others, had the best experience from the internet division of my local dealer. not only was i able to avoid dealer expensive (and unnecessary) dealer add-ons, but i got a great price (below dealer invoice) without haggling.




This car is sweet!!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)

My '95 Honda Civic DX was totaled. I decided the Honda Civic was still the best bang for my buck. The engine is so smooth, I can't tell it's running when I'm waiting for my order at Sonic. I have taken it through some paces at speed, and while it isn't a Ferrari, It handled well and I am confident in its abilities. Passing or using the fast lane in Houston is no problem, because the engine has great power in the upper gears (3-5). The seats are reeeaaally comfortable. There isn't much road noise, and the stereo works just fine. All in all, I have overwhelmingly positive comments.



Full 2003 Honda Civic Review

What's New for 2003

A host of minor changes bring the Civic into 2003. On the inside, all models gain improved seat fabrics, rear adjustable outboard headrests and new four-spoke steering wheels. On HX, LX and EX Civics, you'll find improved gauge illumination. There's a new center console for LX and EX, and a CD player is standard for HX and LX. On the outside, the 2003 Honda Civic has freshened taillamps and new wheel designs. Also, there is a Hybrid Civic available for the 2003 model year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
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  • 35
  • highway
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