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Favorite car ever! Will keep it for a long time!
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By sass
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2003 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Simple, straightforward car with good interior/exterior lines and aesthetics. Handles great! Gets great gas mileage. Good hatch opening into trunk when back seats are down allows you to haul many things.


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Honda reliability is not just a catch phrase
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By stingrey13
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2003 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Honda reliability is not just a catch phrase it's real. I just purchased this car. For a 13 year old car I have to say it's humble, slightly under powered but cost effective commuting car. It's nothing fancy, but it will last in years to come. BEST part of this car is the low maintenance fees. Newer Honda's don't have fuel filters and have instrument clusters that constantly tell you to take them into the dealer for maintenance. Honda figured out they were building their cars too reliable. There will never be a new Honda like these older Civic's.

12/12/17 As an update, my Civic is still going strong. I hope to start saving for a slightly newer Honda. Many people I know are firm believers in other cars like Corolla's. My mother purchased a Chevrolet that has given her non-stop issues. But my Honda Civic remains strong

6/13/18 Still running Honda strong, my poor Honda has been attempted stolen twice. They are unfortunately on the top list of cars stolen still. If you buy a older Honda, I strongly recommend installing an alarm system if you don't have one. Have only had one reliability issue with the radiator, otherwise amazing.


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Canadian SE Special Edition model
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By duke_wa
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2003 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Just bought this Civic 5-speed manual transmission SE model.
It seems very practical and comfortable.
Everything works and the car is 10 years old.
Seating is comfortable, driving view is excellent, power is adequate with the manual transmission.
This one was in excellent condition and I hope to keep it for the next 5 years.
I really like the biege and brown interior.
The dash is a nice quality, it doesn't look cheap.
Also easy to park and the rear seats fold flat.
The clutch is very intuitive as well.


Best Features

Engine, 5-speed transmission, size, quality, economical.


Worst Features

Wouldn't mind power windows on my model, but I'm fine with the crank windows, one thing less to go wrong. A driver's right arm rest would be nice, too.


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Honda is the Best
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hondaisbest3
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2003 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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I have been told million times how good Hondas are.
I have experienced it myself now.
I purchased 2003 Honda Civic in 2004, It has been 7 years now with 172,000 mileage and this CAR still runs like brand new.
Civics just don't break.
I have been driving this car ALOT but still it's really good. NO serious/Major Problems.
After driving Honda Civic, I will never ever think of buying anything but Honda.
All my friends who purchased Fords had too many engine & transmission problems with their cars.
Honda is the Best.


Best Features

Reliability, Cheap on Gas, Civics just don't break


Worst Features

Premium Audio System, More luxurious interior such as heated leather seats, etc


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Ok for first 120K
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By hawkmud99
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2003 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Original owner with 130K on this car. Have never missed any preventable maintenance.
Transmission need to be replaced at 80K(under extended warranty).
Only replaced a calliper until 120K.
Since then, I've had to replace bushings, trans mounts, & O2 sensor.


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