2005 Honda Civic 1.7L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Blew Head Gasket in Early
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2005 Honda Civic EX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

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Blew Head Gasket in Early Life, Great Reliability After
By mrsheng on

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2005 Honda Civic EX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)

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I purchased this vehicle used back in 2008 when it had around 30K mileage. My car was particularly unique because it had dealer installed custom interior seats and door panels (black faux leather vinyl). As far as reliability and build quality, I rated it 3 out of 5. My car blew a head gasket at 40K miles. I don't know what caused it, but my only guess was the thermostat. After much research online, it was a common problem. I wonder if Honda had irregular thermostats installed in their Civics. Anyways, after I took my car to the dealership for repair...the car has been working great ever since. 115K miles going strong and engine still sounds great.
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