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Good overall car
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By Brian
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2001 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has been quite reliable, never stranding me anywhere. It is somewhat sedate, but that has kept me from getting any tickets in it. This is a benefit in the cost of ownership, which had been very reasonable. I got 96,000 km out of the original tires, the brakes last forever, and oil changes are cheap (compared to my diesel f250). It has had a few minor issues, but I will cover that in the suggested improvements.


Best Features

Economy has been pretty good, with a combined mileage, but mostly city, of about 33mpg. Cost of ownership is low.


Worst Features

The transmission does not like to kick down to first once it is already rolling. It tries, but hesitates, and seems to have trouble between gears. Had to replace the shocks way earlier than I should have. I have gone years without changing the CD, but it is now not ejecting properly...


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Beware of Transmission Problems
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By JasonM
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2001 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Transmission had to be replaced at 63,000 miles. Do your research online and you'll see that the 2001 Civic (and the V6 Accord) have the transmissions go bad frequently well under 100,000 miles. Additionally the SRS light may go off due to faulty seatbelts (mine did). Lastly, as is often the case for Honda, the brakes need to be replaced a bit more frequently than other car manufacturers. This is all coming from a die-hard Honda fan with multiple Civics. Go ahead and get a Honda, just don't get a 2001 Civic (2002 wasn't much better).


Best Features

Gas economy.


Worst Features

Should have put a tranny cooler in this thing. It's also not much fun to drive.


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Extremely Reliable
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By BRIAN
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2001 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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This vehicle has been great! Other than regular maintenance I have just had the struts replaced. I bought this car new in 2000 and Its still running strong it has over 130000 miles now. I get great gas mileage and the car has adequate power. The steering and brake pedal are too soft. The fuel Economy and the sunroof are nice. I wish the sound system was better, even on the top of the line ex the stereo only has 4 speakers. I highly recommend this vehicle!


Best Features

Sunroof, great gas mileage, exterior Design.


Worst Features

Softer seats, tighter steering and better sounding stereo. A V-6 option would be nice.


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2001 Honda Civic LX Automatic Sedan
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By MotorStreet
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2001 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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The Civic is overall a good car, but the 2001-2005 Civic wasn't a really a good Civic. This version was a little too boring and the 4 speed automatic in our car makes it irritatingly slow and the reliability wasn't as good as expected. It hasn't been mechanical problems, but problems with quality. The plastics felt flimsy all along and the seats got worn out and small tears. Another issue is the shocks, which wear out and make the front end bounce under braking and acceleration. The brakes aren't good either, they take a long time to stop the car and the LX doesn't have ABS. These Civics are dependable economy cars, but the 2001-2005 versions don't impress in enough other ways.


Best Features

Gas mileage, small dimensions, strongish engine, and good rear seat space.


Worst Features

It needs a better transmission, safety is a problem, really needs ABS, and just isn't interesting.


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Honda's reputation comes through
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By Nate
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2001 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Good reliable car. With regular maintenance and responsible ownership, I've never had any major problems. Great gas mileage! Seems to be built well, and is easy to fix and modify if necessary, both internally and externally. I hope to continue driving this car for years to come.


Best Features

Great gas mileage. Very reliable. Easy and relatively cheap to fix. With standard, responsible maintenance, has and should continue to run for a long time! Fairly comfortable, and somewhat fun to drive.


Worst Features

Would be nice to have rear disc brakes and a little more power, but the newer models have those features already.


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