Best car for the money
By VFRBEE on
2003 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
Currently I have 20,000 miles on the car with one problem with the power outlet. I'm impressed with the fuel economy which is better than I expected. Best is 36 mpg in spring & fall when AC not in use. Worst is 33mpg in winter and when AC in use. Driving is rural country roads with stop sign every 1~4 miles. Power train is refined and smooth compared to other cars I've had in this class. I was not happy with the handling, a little too much body roll. I've heard they've dialed in a little more softness into the suspension of this iteration of the Civic.
Fuel economy, low maintenance costs, holds it's value well.
Make the Civic handle like it used to. ABS should be standard on the LX.