2005 Honda Civic EXI 1.5 DOHC


Don't think twice


Nothing wrong in the car.

It was absolutely great. Yet it was not that spacious compared with some cars in the same price range such as Octavia A4 or the Mitsubishi lancer.

General Comments:

Would advise anyone to buy it if your seeking the functionality of Japanese cars with a little more prestige. The Civic was compared with the corolla, lancer & Octavia. Although it was the highest in price yet it deserved every pound paid in it. The car is far more stable than the previously mentioned cars and much more luxurious in the finishing of the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

19th Jul 2006, 11:21

I think you will find that the cars you mentioned are in the next class of car (Accord/Condeo) class, and the Honda is far more spacious than the Golf and Focus that it competes with. My Civic is great too and no faults or niggles either, why buy anything else other than a Honda? Unless you like going to the dealer.

14th May 2007, 23:01

Actually, the Civic does compete with the Corolla and Lancer here in the U.S. The Accord here competes with the Camry and Galant. The Jetta/Golf/Rabbit has such a varied lineup that it competes in both categories from the lowly GL to the mighty R32. I'm talking about price and content levels, not just interior room.

Having a Civic myself, as well as having ample driving time in all the above mentioned cars sans the Galant, I can say (from my standpoint) that the Hondas generally have the advantage in interior ergonomics and feel over the Toyotas, although the Volkswagens trump them both, at least in the GTi and R32 models.

2001 Honda Civic VTi 1.7 SOHC VTEC


A superb, unique car in every way


Absolutely nothing so far. The Civic has proved as reliable as it can possibly be.

General Comments:

The 2001 Civic is the finest car in this class.

The latest 1.7L variable valve timing engine offering is incredibly smooth, quiet and economical.

Very spacious on the inside, compact on the outside.

Only real complaint is that the Civic, especially the 1.7L, is very expensive to buy and maintain in Egypt due to the high taxation and costly spare parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2001

18th May 2002, 16:03

I agree that Honda cars sold in Egypt are too expensive to buy and to maintain, but, however, you always get what you pay for in the end. Hondas are famous for their engineering brilliance, and all have a VERY high record of reliability. VTEC engines are not only the smoothest and most technically challenging around, but also provide an interesting mix of GREAT performance and excellent economy.

Currently, I own two Civics: a 1994 1.6 Si Auto 4-door and a 2001 1.7 VTI Auto 4-door (both painted in metallic silver). Absolutely nothing has went wrong so far with both cars.

Civics are a delight to drive and to own, and boost a high image and REAL breath-taking all-the-way-to-the-red-line performance.