2003 Honda Civic 1.7L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Buy one for reliability

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Buy one for reliability
By carterpuma on


2003 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


I struggled with constant repairs on domestic cars for years before purchasing this car. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Bought at 47K miles in 2007 and now have 120K. In that time only ONE thing has ever gone wrong and that was a sensor that only cost $150. It just blows my mind how reliable this thing is. This car is such a smart choice and can be found for under $5K atm. Will be one of the best vehicle investments you ever make.

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Gas mileage 28-30mpg city/38-40 all highway in ohio weather, Reliable, great looks inside and out, strong resale value

Suggested Improvements

Underpowered, kind of loud, not the smoothest vehicle
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By thwipp89
on 06/26/13 01:02 AM (PDT)

totally agree with you in regards to virtually no repairs and reliability/dependability of this civic. i had the same issue you had with my domestic cars before this- tons of money spent on repairs. my '03 civic has been a dream in comparison. i bought mine new and actually feel i've got my money's worth out of it and then some. never thought i'd say that about a car i'd owned. it's been a great investment, as you say. on the negative side, i also agree with you on cabin noise- it's a bit on the loud side. underpowered? maybe slightly but i'd rather make a little sacrifice there and have better MPG. the new civics have 140 HP vs 128 the old civics have...but i haven't driven a new one to compare.

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