Reliable when the parts are all working
When I first bought the Civic, it was horrible. The car had bad bearings and a sticky transmission. Now the tie rods on the car are pretty shoddy, the car often pulls hard to the right when driving faster than 50 mph. But the whole point for me was to attain the car for the shell. I was planning to put a ZC motor and a turbo kit on it. Raising the HP from a muscular 95 to a not bad 210 HP.
Parts on this car are pretty cheap. Almost every part is attainable through the junk yard at almost 70% cheaper than at a Honda dealership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2002