1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6 SOHC from North America
Did not meet my expectations of what a Honda should be
Having O2 sensor replaced at 48,500 - $350.
Lots of door dings. Sometimes I wonder if the wind will put a dent in the door.
The dome light is erratic.
The belt (s) had to be adjusted.
The chassis creaks.
The adhesive holding the door trim to the door tends to melt off in the Texas sun.
This car is slow as molasses, but I thought it was supposed to be reliable.
Ah I see now, reliable until the warranty expires.
The engine runs well though, and it actually handles very well for a car of this class.
I got mine cheap, no frills, just Air Conditioning, which could cool off faster.
There is a lot of wind noise in the car though, and every now and again the antenna cuts out, so I can't drown it out with the radio.
I will be stuck with this car for a while, so I hope this sort of behaviour does not continue. I have a real problem with Honda scheduled maintenance, basically, unless your mileage is at a multiple of 30,000, they charge you about $96 for an oil change and tire rotation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd April, 2002
4th Jun 2002, 21:14
I drive 4 hours a day so its GREAT on gas, but its so slow and the performance parts for it are really expensive. but if your good on your general maintance it SHOULD last a long time.
9th Jul 2002, 09:40
Maintenance? Go to WalMart for a $16 oil change, buy your tires somewhere like Sears or Sams Club where you get lifetime rotation / spin balancing for a one time cost - $16 per tire at Sears, included in the mounting price at Sam's. Much better than the $40 the dealer charges every time.