1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe 1.6 gas from North America
Overall this is the best, funnest-to-drive car I've ever owned
Changed rotors and pads to new OEM-type at 47,000 miles. Cost: $300. Original rotors were warped and so they pulsed when braking. The new ones are perfect after 12,000 miles.
I'm on my third set of tires. They always wear unevenly. Admittedly, I drive the car in a "sporting" manner much of the time.
The seats are typical Japanese -- not very comfortable for cross-country drives, although I've seen worse.
Fuel economy is EPA 32/38 mpg, but all I ever seem to get is around 30 mpg in mixed driving. That's 7.8 l / 100 km for those outside the USA. (I doubt this car was ever available outside the USA.)
Road noise is considerable at 75 mph. Even so, I've done several cross-country drives and would not hesitate to do one again. The car is dead reliable.
I love the suspension on this car. It seems to keep the tires in contact with the road surface, even when cornering hard over uneven pavement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2006