By LUV2ACCEL8 on
2003 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
Excellent car, this was my first Civic much improved design since the '99 model. Roomy interior and trunk. Never had any mechanical or elctrical problems. Gas mileage although listed as 30/38, in reality if you drive in the city do not expect 25-28 even with slow takeoff from red light, although its hard to judge because I always have AC on, which drains gas a lot. Interior materials are pretty good for its price, however would strongly recommend getting the after-market leather package.
Excellent overall desgn, extremely reliable. Great mileage.
More horsepower. It's kind of slow when merging with a highway RPMs often go into 7-8. Also many of the controls are not illuminated at night (i.e. side mirror controls).