Honda City Review from North America

2003 Honda City LX 1.7

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.7 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance37800 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


The car healed with the time


In the first 6 months:

The front shocks absorber have been changed 2 times because of leaking.

A lot of rattles from the roof. It have been completely re-pad and my car stayed at the dealer for 3 days.

Rattles from the dash: the blower fan have been replaced.

Noise from the automatic trans-axle at the second gear. It happened 3 times and stop by itself.

General Comments:

I was very disappointed in the first 6 months and I had a lot of regrets that I changed my previous car which was a civic SE 2000. In 3 years, I had no problem at all with that car.

But, after more than 37,000 of kilometers with my civic 2003 and all my previous problems fixed, I must say that I like this car.

It's comfortable, economic, fun to drive and I finally feel save with it.

Thanks to the dealer and the technicians who have been very comprehensive and always listening my complaints. The dealer also gave me 75.00$ for compensation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th September, 2004

24th Apr 2006, 09:43

I'm back to follow up on my first review. I own my car for 3 years now with 73,000 km. The trunk has to be repainted last year because of rust and that's all. I make every recommended maintenance (about each 8,000 km) and my car is like a brand new one.

Al tough the fact I like my car, I expect to change it for a 2006 civic coupe in the fall. I had a test drive with this new one and I was very delighted.

I'll come back again later in fall to give you some news about it.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review