2000 Honda Civic Limited Edition Tropica 1.4




Watch out for all the locks, doors and ignition. They normally stick. I replaced mine with new parts and keys (€500); quite expensive for a €1500 car, but it's worth it.

Uses too much petrol for a 1.4 car, but if you push it, it goes.

General Comments:

Perfect, smooth, and no noises coming from the dashboard or body.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2013

2000 Honda Civic VTi Aerodeck 1.8


Bullet proof noisy performance family estate


Nothing as yet.

General Comments:

Prior to owning this car, I had a Honda Accord 2.4 Type S or CL9 version of the Accord, and to be honest it pained me to sell it and buy the vehicle that you are reading about.

In short, the Accord was a great car, totally reliable - the only thing I had to replace in two years of ownership were the 2 front tyres. I can go on about this car, but I won't as I'm writing about my current vehicle; the Civic Aerodeck.

I had low expectations of this car, it looks like an OLD car and probably drove like a trolley. The only things that made me buy it was the engine and 'promised' reliability.

In all honesty, this car has been fabulous and has far exceeded my expectations. The engine is an awesome piece of engineering, nippy enough to 4 thousand rpm, starts singing to 6 thousand rpm, and then growls and goes mental all the way to 8400. Very quick car for what it is, BUT the downsides are the noise gets really tiring on the motorway; I mean at 70mph, the engine is revving at 4 thousand revs in fifth, and also the fuel economy overall is average, but absolute pants if you want to hear it growl. I suppose you can't have it all, and if you like the performance, it's a fair trade off.

The ride is smooth, and it soaks up bumps well. The handling is great at the front as you can really feel the limited slip differential grip, and the great thing is that the more you gun the throttle, the more it sticks. However, the rear of the car just does not want to follow, and to be honest the car does wallow a bit. This can be cured however by installing a rear anti roll bar, as is posted by many owners on forums, and apparently dramatically improves the rear end. I will look into this.

Interior is comfortable (apart from the wind/engine noise on the motorway). I recently drove a 400 mile round trip and suffered no back pain. Also, as this is an estate car, it has a great sized boot.

Overall I'd recommend this car if you have a small family and appreciate fine engineering and performance for a reasonable price. A word of warning though, check out insurance quotes before you buy as this is a group 15 car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2009

2000 Honda Civic Coupe 1.6ls


Stylish and reliable


I can honestly say with the 30,000 miles I put up on this motor nothing went wrong at all.

General Comments:

Superb car good on fuel easy to modify and get parts for.

I lowered mine 40mm all round and it handled great I must admit, my previous car was a civic and my next is another Honda.

Great boot space, good room for passengers for a coupe. as per every Honda you will not be blown away with a stylish interior bit the reliablity is amazing tyres and petrol is all this car ever asked for.

I would recommend a service of oil and filters every 5-6k and these cars will run virtually forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2007

2000 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 1.6 petrol


Great car that looks the part and turns heads


Nothing so far, but I am getting a bit of a rattle from the exhaust which I'll need to get checked out.

General Comments:

Great car. Bought it two months ago after owning a Renault Megane for two years. A lot better.

It's a limited edition Sport model, based on the Lsi, but with a couple of extras such as alloys and a spoiler. Make the car look a bit better than the standard coupe.

It has the SOHC Non-Vtec motor with 105bhp. Not hugely fast, but quick enough for driving around town and has plenty of pull on the motorway. A lot more than my old Megane which was a slow piece of crap. Also more than enough to get rid of any chavs in crappy old Novas and the like!

Has all the comforts that you would expect or need. Electric windows and mirrors, air con, alloys etc etc. Very comfortable to drive on short and longer journeys. Gets plenty of looks aswell, as the coupe isn't nearly as common as the hatchback or saloon versions in the UK. Which is a nice little bonus!

Overall, it's been a great car in the 2 months and 2000 miles I've had it so far. Heres to another few thousand good miles!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2004

9th Jan 2005, 07:51

I've just bought a Honda Civic Sport Coupe, and I also noticed a rattle on the exhaust. I looked to see what it was and it's the heat shield over the cat. It is a very good car. Honda could have done better than 105 or 103bhp, or whatever it is, as some of the other 1.6 models are 120+bhp. Overall pleased with my second ever car.

16th Sep 2005, 07:42

Well it's interesting, because I also bought a Honda Civic Coupe, and it too started to rattle at the exhaust recently, and guess what, the heat shield over the cat. convertor. So it seems quite a common fault. I think you can't fault it looks wise, performance not so sure, mine is auto, and I've been getting 20mpg? is that fair? Apart from that I think it has good acceleration, 80 mph hovering around 3500rpm which isn't too bad. I like all the options you get with the car such air cond, electric windows, alloys etc. So really I'm quite happy with the car apart from the fuel economy which I will watch carefully.