2003 Honda Civic EX Coupe 1.7 VTEC
I call it
Nothing. The car is flawless.
I love this car!
This car is spirited and fun to drive. I have a 5-speed, and the car is strong in every gear up to the red line.
The ride does tend to be a little busy on roads that are less than smooth, but I think this may be due to the sporty-handling nature of the car.
I bought this car because I wanted something more fuel-efficient and with lower payments than my Xterra. I have been pleasantly surprised with just how strong a performer my Civic Coupe is.
There are two quibbles I have with the car:
-gas mileage is a little less than what I expected. I average about 26-28mpg. I expected to get at least 30mpg. This low figure may also be my own fault since I am somewhat of a leadfoot.
-The car is expensive to insure! My six month premium went up by almost $200 dollars compared to my Xterra. My agent claimed it was due to the Civic being a year newer than my Xterra and because the Civic has high theft rates.
Overall, this is a fun little car, with much more performance than you'd expect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2004
14th Feb 2004, 15:15
Give you car some time. Some new cars do not get their full gas mileage for 3000-4000 miles as the engine is still breaking in. Good luck.
14th Mar 2004, 12:10
I have a 2003 Honda Civic and I think its one of the best cars I have ever driven. I just recently added a Magna Flow Exhaust systems, with catback. It gave it a huge addition of horse power to the car. I still need to do a lot of things to it. Nobody dis the Civic one of the greatest cars out there.