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Basic economic "sport" coupe
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Exterior Design
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By xdprez
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is great for everyday
driving. It gets great gas milage and
is even a little fun to drive. It is
a very reliable car and is put
together very well. Interior design
could use a little help as far as
functionability. The radio/CD player
is mounted far too high and angled
upward. This is bad for anyone under
6' 4" tall. On sunny days you can't
even read the display without leaning
forward and craning your head up and
looking down on it. This is of course
not good when driving down the road.
I knocked the rating on Interior
Design hard for this because in this
day and age, the stereo is a highly
used item in everyone's vehicle.


Best Features

My favorite feature would be the exterior styling of the car. Very smooth with straight body panels for a simple yet aggresive look.


Worst Features

I am performance minded so bear with me. Lower the vehicle 1 inch and install 15" wheels instead of 14". This greatly improves handling. Stand the center dash up a little straighter for better viewing of radio and other functions.


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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By Honda Fan 2
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Well, I posted a review back in May of
2002. To update, the car STILL has not
had any problems. Yes, the road noise
is still there, and the rattles and
creaks are there. But reliabilty and
gas milleage has been very good. On all
highway, I have gotten anywhere from 39-
41MPG. But back in the city, it's been
hovering around 33MPG. Over this time,
I have gone on numerous trips, and
drive everywhere and I still enjoy
driving it!


Best Features

Gas milleage, trunk space, back seat space, transmission (5 speed), direct ignition system, handles ok, 43MPG (once), easy to read dash.


Worst Features

The shocks/struts dont match very well with those springs, the car actually lifts on high speed corners when hitting a bump. Need better tires. Brake feel needs improvement, rear disk brakes would be nice! Still needs more power.........


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kansas city rock hopper
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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Reliability
By rock hopper
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The front struts on this car went out
with in 5000 miles. Dealer advise--
"you will be paying for them soon
enough your self"
A/C system not adequate on a hot day.
FM/AM have different sound levels.
Oil filter hard to get to.
AT transmission down shifts too fast
when cruse control is on.
Sun roof rattles.
Paint job is flakey and weak.
Sheet metal dents if you look at it
sideways.


Best Features

I do not have car payments or I would defalt on them


Worst Features

Honda is a car company that is all talk and very little on the delivery end. But a Toyota and have a reliable toy. This will be my last Honda


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Great car...
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Dman7
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Awesome car for the money. I have
been plagued with interior rattles and
creaks since I purchased the car.
After about 5 times to the dealership,
they finally fixed it and called
it "pretty widespread".
Disappointing, but I still love it.


Best Features

Peppy engine with the 5-speed. Sunroof. Superior gas mileage. Unbeatable resale value.


Worst Features

Interior build quality


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Silver Paperweight
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By PDBob
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Vehicle

2002 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It’s a good car, but more like Ford
than Honda. Picked it over
Elantra for reliability and crash test
data, Elantra more comfy & powerful,
better stereo, & $3-4K less.
Handling sucks (drive a new Corolla).
Window regulators shouldn’t break from
normal use. Paint chipped after 100
miles! Only gets 25MPG! Headlights dim
when driving. Trunk dumps water inside
when opened (from lights on trunk).
Gas & brake petals too close, knee
hits steering wheel. Right foot needs
more room (have big feet, bigger
shoes). Headrest makes better door
than window, blocks rear view. Sun
visor clip too tight. Driver door
creaks. Ridiculous oil change
procedure.


Best Features

Looks Great inside & out. Comfy seats. Like the chrome door handles & silver guages. AC works well. Flat rear floor is great for backseat passengers' feet. Good quality materials. Controls work very well.


Worst Features

Assemble it right the first time. Doors should automatically unlock when pull on door handle. Allow power window operation in the ACC key position. The sunvisor clip is too tight. Needs more power! Hesitates from stop. I don't want to buy a car lift to change the damn oil!


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