2004 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Good for trips

2004 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Value Package Sedan (1.7L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Good for trips
By sjc355VT on


2004 Honda Civic Value Package 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


I love this car on trips, but I should've gotten a 5 speed! I live where we have 8% grade mountains that I sometimes have to go down in winter. Most economy cars even in automatic have a 1st gear option that you can manually put the car into. This does NOT! And the fact that there are no ABS brakes means pumping the brakes on straight-aways then hoping you don't slide across the corner off the mountain. It's scary. I love this car, but that is reason enough for me to get something with 1st gear as an option. Also on dry straight-aways I tried it in 2nd gear and it didn't stay where it should - it picked up speed! Hello!

Best Features

Great mileage. Nothing will break with crank Windows. Trunk and passenger space. Comfortable place to put feet when driving.

Worst Features

In the automatic version put a 1st gear manual option. Why bother with 3rd, most people would need 2nd and 1st, especially going down snow covered mountains!
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