Honda Civic Reviews from Mexico

2007 Honda Civic EXS 1.8 SOHC

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

I won't buy Honda again!

Faults:

Both sun visors had to be replaced under warranty; a common problem on forums.

Back up light not working; bulb does not work anymore.

A/C compressor changed when the car was 4 years old.

This new compressor has just stopped working now, the coil is the problem. The car was not so heavily used due to work trips, and had an effective mileage after the change of only 5000 miles. Seems that besides taking a lot of horsepower of the engine, the A/C is badly designed, just do a Google search.

Tires and brake pads replaced before three years.

Have an easy foot and commute a lot, no stop and goes, mainly highway, and the car has 62,000 km.

General Comments:

I previously had a Sunfire, which I had to sell as soon as possible, because it disappeared and the market value went down incredibly low.

We had a Hyundai Accent 2005, and to this date, it works as if it was out of the dealership, not even a gas charge on the A/C. It was the car that made my decision to switch to Honda, but I will never get a Honda again. My mother used to have an Accord 2003 4 cylinder, and the O2 sensor faulted (Google, another common problem) and the light in the center console went out (there's a service bulletin about it). She changed to Toyota...

Should I remind those Si owners about the faulty manual transmission?

Honda seems to take out defective cars, and the expected fixes seem to be cheaper than fixing the actual root cause.

Bottom line : I WON'T BUY HONDA AGAIN!

And Honda watch out, the new Hyundais are way hotter than the new Civics. I'll get one as soon as I get the A/C fixed and sell this garbage piece of Shivic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2012

2003 Honda Civic LX VTEC 1.7

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission VTEC 1.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance1500 kilometres
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Excellent quality for the price

Faults:

The brake pedal clicks sometimes. A Honda technician told it may be the switch which opens the transmission (it lets you move it out of the Parking position when you press the brakes), but unfortunately it had not made the noise when visiting the dealer.

General Comments:

Just a great car, with excellent driving feel which I qualify as addictive. The only weak point is that Honda could have done a better job in noise insulation.

The engine responds quickly, and the gas mileage is excellent, even in a city where traffic jams are part of everyday life. The steering and the brakes feel safe and accurate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews