2001 Honda Civic RS Sedan 1.7 VTEC
Good, reliable, attractive styling, solidly-built, but suspension disappointing
Driver's seat rocks slightly. I had it tightened once, but the problem has gradually returned.
There's an occasional clunking sound coming from the right side suspension when I go over a pothole. I've heard about problems with the struts on this model. Might be the cause.
I've been quite happy with this car, but the ride and handling is worse than the previous models.
This is my fourth Civic. Without a doubt this one has the best fit and finish. It feels refined and solid. However, the ride and handling on the previous Civic I owned (1995) was definitely better.
My car is a Ferio RS (1.7 litre VTEC), a model built for the Japanese and Asian markets.
Everything else about the car is good. I'm very particular about rattles and squeaks, and this one has few.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2005
I have the same car and am very happy with it - but curious about your comment.
I too noticed that the ride on the RS is stiffer than other Civics I've driven, but I assumed that that's because the RS is a performance version of the car, and therefore had harder springs. Because of the extra power - and since it's a JDM model - some of the internals on the RSs are different from the the regular civics, aren't they?
It would be nice if someone knowledgeable could comment on this.