The Civic hatchback is a brilliant piece of Japanese engineering
I had to replace the passenger drive shaft twice; nasty potholes here in the northeast.
This car was, hands down, the best car I have ever owned. Not only did it give me great mileage, around 38mpg in commuter traffic, it had enough get up and go to get me out on the road.
Despite being a small car, this model is safe, or at least a lot safer than I'd assumed. This car met its end on the freeway, when it was rear-ended at 50+ miles an hour. Both me and my passenger walked away with no damage, but the bruises from our seat belts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2005