Finally Honda improves fit, finish, and
build quality closer to new VW Jetta
and Passat. The 96-2001 Civics felt
cheap, and had poor
build quality. Ever had to replace a
5spd transmition in a 97 Honda Civic? I
Only gripes I have after 3000 new miles
on the 2003 is that the power steering
to heavy/muted. Honda listen up..... No
car of this price or quality should be
without ABS. In short much better than
the previous model, however Honda still
needs to sit the Civic and the Accord
for that matter next to a VW Jetta or
Passat and compare every detail.
Recomended if money is an issue.
Tight body, fit and finish
Firm ride, handles well (more German
Hopefully back to the impeccable
reliability of the pre 1996 Hondas
Intuitive automatic transmission
Lighten Power Steering a bit
Power door lock control on both front
ABS should be standard!!!!!