Honda Civic Review from Brazil

2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7 16v VTEC

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.7 16v VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance3256 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Stratus

Summary:

Reliability comes for free

Faults:

The alarm control (Honda's original) stop deactivating the alarm. But the dealer has fixes.

General Comments:

This Civic is a really good reliable car. This is the top version here in Brazil. The VTEC engine is way much better than the regular 1.7 (LX - LXL). Those 130hp are good, but sometimes I feel that there's some lack of torch.

The interior denotes a high building quality, but some of the plastic in the dashboard looks cheap.

The leather seats are comfortable, and there's plenty of room in the interior. I really congratulate Honda for making a plane legroom space in the back. The luggage space is small.

The automatic transmission does take some of the engine power, but it is very confortable to use in the day to day traffic. The automatic air conditioner keeps the interior cooled whenever we feel like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review