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just what I needed
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By D Brown
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2001 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love Hondas. I've owned many cars
over the years and nothing I've had
compares. I got this after my '87
Accord LXi finally died. This one is
the right mix of sportiness and
practicality for me. I've never been a
4-door guy before, but with two small
kids now, it makes sense. Installing
their car seats and getting them in
and out is a breeze. A five star crash
rating, ABS, and good handling are all
pactical plusses. The roominess for
its class is outstanding. I'm 6'3" and
am quite cofortable behind the wheel.
The VTEC gives me almost as much power
as I'd like and the acceleration is
enough for me to pass with confidence.


Best Features

roominess, exterior styling (very streamlined, mine has a great window tint job, titanium is a beutiful color), trunk large enough for a sub box with two 10"s and room to spare for other things, moonroof, smooth shifting automatic, visibility...best car in class...period


Worst Features

EX model should have come with alloy wheels as opposed to cheap plastic wheel covers...a few more horses would have been nice...fuel economy good but could be better.


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Happy Owner
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By amthax
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2001 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car for the price. Replaced both
front struts at 45K miles--after
warranty expired. This is an expensive
repair and not uncommon according to
the dealership repair department. The
quality of the interior material could
be better, styling is very nice though.
Overall I adore my Civic and would
purchase again!


Best Features

Big moon roof, sporty looks, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Stronger AC, more durable material on the interior, better suspension system.


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Reliability and dependability
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By pokeweed
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2001 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The high gas mileage (35-40 mostly
highway) is the main reason I bought
this Civic LX, also because of safety
crash tests. This year's ridiculously
high gas prices make me laugh at
Expeditions and other big SUVs.
Reliability has been perfect,
replacing only a few filters, at 99000
miles. I still have original brake
pads! I'll need a new timing belt soon.


Best Features

This car's automatic transmission is much better than my 87 Accord's


Worst Features

Acceleration could be a little bit better. Better fuel gauge sensor. Much better sounding car stereos and speakers, please.


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Reliability Champ
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By edmcohen
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2001 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After 103,000 miles of trouble-free,
inconvenience-free driving, this car
seems as good as it was when new. I had
some of the same trivial build-quality
shortcomings that others have described
in these early new-generation Civics. I
did have to replace one of the rear
suspension links with an after-market
adjustable link, to get a correct
suspension alignment. (I would rather
do that, than not have independent rear
suspension.) While I covet the detail
improvements of the subsequent Civics,
I do not see enough reason to replace
this car any time soon.


Best Features

Very decent ride, handling and quiet. Great operation and efficiency of the automatic transmission--my first in forty years!


Worst Features

Just what has been added in newer ones: 15" wheels, center console, and better appointments.


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dang honda
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By yellowstoneman
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2001 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

beautiful car but it rattles more than
my 83 dodge pickup. the body is way to
easy to ding. Dealer fixed most of the
rattles but they keep coming back. test
drove a 04 accord right off the lot it
rattled. only get 32 to 38 MPG at 65 try
80 and it drops to 28. the thing is so
noisy on long drives i leave it home and
take my van. my wife loves this car but
it will be my last honda. not near as
fast as my 93 accord in streight line or
around corners. I wish i had bought a
toyota. at 56k miles it has a great
resale value but it leaves me cold.


Best Features

the body style and the deep blue color


Worst Features

elimintae the rattles and road noise. i replaced the lousy firestones wiht michelins and it still has more road noise then my ranger


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