2004 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Tough Act to Beat!

2004 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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EX Coupe (1.7L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Tough Act to Beat!
By cidarcca on


2004 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


I spent several months researching all cars in this class and chose the 2004 model even though 2003's are cheaper. It's got great reliability, resale value, and exceptional build quality. Also, it's got comfy seats and a real smooth engine/transmission combo. The 2004 EX model upgrades make it more distinctive (new alloys, front/rear lights & bumpers, antilock brakes, stereo & sound insullation, driver's seat adjustment, new center console) plus the new Magnesium color looks great! The power moonroof eats up a lot of headroom but I'm 6-1" and can still fit but it's a little snug - thank goodness the driver's seat adjusts up and down!

Best Features

I highly recommend the mud guards - it gives the car a finished look, and pinstriping is good too (skip the spoiler - looks better without it and you'll save almost $600). Also, get the trunk liner. All are cheap. Dealer was great.

Worst Features

Low-end torque is needed. It's also a little loud when cruising at 3500-3800 rpm's (70-75 mph) but after two months I'm finally getting use to it. The power band is good all the way up to 5000 but don't do it too much or the engine will likely wear out faster.
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