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Good car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By manfrombklyn23
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2003 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Great car! After 7 years of owning this car, I have only replaced the struts, mirrors, gas cap lid cable, change draw spring and replaced washers underneath driver seat to stop it from rocking back and forth. Besides that I have done 1 tune up, change tires twice and the obvious oil changes. I figure thats all pretty normal stuff considering I am at 93,000 miles. This car has never stalled out, overheated or not started up. I would def purchase a Honda again.


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Love it still
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By civic man
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2003 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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I got my 03 civic in may of 03. My car now has 145,000 miles on it and the only thing I have done is change the tires, brakes, and batt. The power lock does not lock my driver door anymore but not to worried about that. I still get about 32 mpg in town and 40 on the road. I could not ask for a better first car, after 7 years I would not even think of trading it. Amazing car!


Best Features

MPG, the blue dash lights


Worst Features

the only thing I could ask for is a AUX plug for my Iphone, but in 03 MP3 players were not that common.


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Still running with new parts
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bigtaka1
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2003 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my civic used in 2005 with 37K miles and now have 158K. I have been a stickler with scheduled maintenance and have averaged between 33 and 38 mpg. I go on long drives once a month and it does well, but the seats are uncomfortable and you feel every pebble and crack and on the road. I replaced the ignition coils at 120K, the clutch at 153K and the head gasket replaced at 155K, which was hard to diagnose as the symptoms lead you to think the issue is elsewhere (overheating and heater malfunctioning), and the dealership was clueless. Otherwise it has been good to me. I would recommend buying this car, but if the miles are high look for one with new head gasket!


Best Features

fuel economy, sporty


Worst Features

more comfortable seats and a more durable engine!


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Decent but not great
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By McSteve
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2003 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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This vehicle has been a pretty good day to day driver but the attention to detail is been lacking. Fuel economy is great and 7 years later feels tight and drives like new - but it is not without its issues. After two weeks of ownership, the interior fabric fell off the doors and need to be reglued. Stabilizer links failed at 80,000 km. Air conditioner failed at 90,000 km (55,000 miles). Exhaust manifold was cracked at 100,000 km (63,000 miles).


Best Features

Fuel economy, has aged well and vehicle remains tight. Made in Canada.


Worst Features

Better exhaust manifold. Fix chronic A/C problems. Seats are horrible after 2 hours of driving. I also had a '97 Civic Si - same problem - get better seats!


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Worst Car I've Ever Owned
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jmharrell
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Ditched the car as soon as I found someone to take it. Transmission went at 30,000 miles, and started to go again at 60,000. Honda was only willing to help until 75,000 and then I would be responsible for each $4,000 transmission replacement. Only got 37 mpg because it didn't have the power to maintain higher freeway speeds in rural areas above 75 mph whereas my now regular civic gets 40-50 at those speeds. Avoid at all costs!


Worst Features

Driving it off a cliff or giving it to your local bomb squad for testing


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