2001 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Not all it's cracked up to be

2001 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (1.7L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic w/Side Airbags)

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Not all it's cracked up to be
By r_berkhei on


2001 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


I bought my Civic Ex
in 2010 with 100k on the clock.
The car I find completely uncomfortable. Visibility is good, but feel like safety scores are a joke and why wouldn't they put a 5th gear in the thing! Average about 34mpg. Replaced motor mounts within the first year. Then at 50k came the transmission repair. Even though I extensively researched this car, surprise, 2001 honda's frequent tranny problems! Had to get it rebuilt twice. Then all new rotors and wheel bearings (routine I know). Then 1200 dollars in oil leaks, and now a V-tech error and an o2 code.
I use Mobile 1 and change it every 5k and always do suggested maintenance. Just feel like its a POS, "but it's a Honda!"

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live up to your "quality car" expectation!
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