Good commuter car without any frills
Good MPG, VTEC, smooth manual shifter, shifts are effortless, but getting into reverse takes some skill and time. Cheap parts and very simple car to work on.
Rattles, good amount of wind noise, interior can use a touch up.
The following are for my car, not in general:
The CEL (check engine light) came ON after 2 weeks of ownership, granted I bought the car used and should have done a more detailed check. Haven't figured out the problem, but it seems I am going to need a tune with new distributor cap, wires and plugs. Relatively cheap fix, but still money and time need to be spent. The car is leaking transmission oil, not a lot, but a cause for concern.
I like the car and would keep for a while as my primary work-home commuting car. I expect it to last a few year, and still have very good resale value.
Overall I am happy with my Civic and would definitely buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2009