Great Car for Normal People
By dude on
2004 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
Great car to drive around in. It is not a luxury car so there will obviously be plastic and road noise. Unlike other cars (ex. - Toyotas), it feels like you are driving a car on a road, not a friggin cloud designed for senior citizens. Mileage is great at 33 mixed, but a 5 speed auto would have been awesome. Reliability (in both hot of Mojave desert and cold of Midwest) is awesome with 80k miles with only fluids, brakes, and tires replaced at my convenience. Those of us past puberty will find the stereo good enough to pass drive time. VTEC gives good power as long as you are willing to go pedal to metal. Plan to keep to 150k
Reliable set of wheels. Not jammed pack with useless crap features. Moral superiority driving other owners to / from repair shop.
Minor - would like trunk open on key chain, sunglasses holder, and 5 speed auto like newer civic ATs