Very happy with the Honda
By bmondoman on
2003 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
Fun to drive with the stick shift. I drive 65 to 70 mph hwy & get 34 to 36mpg-70% hwy. Door lock froze & broke. Noisy bushings in front steering when parking-too expensive to replace. 1st set of tires wore away in 10 to 20 thousand miles. Loud cabin on the hwy. Plastic cover over dash gauges cracked twice. Car is good in the snow. Very reliable. Nice steering. Interior detail very nice. Trunk holds golf clubs and more. Quality detailing. No shoddy moldings. Nice map lights. Stereo sounds good w/good controls. Power to pass people on Hwy. Accelerates easily to enter freeway. This is my 4th Honda.
The shifting is very smooth. Honda automatics are not so smooth, but the manual shift is very good.
How about gauges for tire pressure & current mpg. I'm always putting air in the tires.