1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6 SOHC from North America


Pefect for first time buyer, have to crawl before you learn how to walk


This is my first car, its slow, but for a civic its not bad, the following things that are wrong with it are pretty small, other than that the main thing I love about this car is the ability to take a 40mph turn in it like nothing. I recommend first time student drivers to purchase one, they'll look cool driving it and parents won't have to worry about them racing and crashing since it only has 127 hp at the crank!

First thing I noticed was an irritating rattle by the back seat speakers still have not had it fixed.

Cruise control light went out.

Cup holders really suck, barely step on it and your drink is all over the floor.

Driver side window motor went out at about 85k miles.

Steering wheel is showing some pretty good wear, probably from the sun.

Some weather stripping on the drivers door and on the moon roof has fallen off or is getting ready to.

Other than that it's a-OK!

General Comments:

Some minor problems.

Handles pretty good for an economic vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2005

1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6 Gas from North America


I'm horrible to it, I'm glad it still loves me


Nothing has gone wrong with the car unexpectedly. But I have been stranded a number of times, just because I don't have time to fix it.

General Comments:

So far, I'm terrible to this car. I don't race it, but I don't take care of it either.

Everyone that reads this review will be terrified.

The first time I changed the oil was at 39,000 miles. Not 3,900. But that was at Jiffy Lube and they didn't fill it up with new oil, so I drove it until the second time, which was last month at 87,000 miles. Yeah, 48 THOUSAND miles on 1 quart of oil.

It shocked me that the car was still running. Not only that, it was running fine.

I just changed the air filter, 87,000 miles, and the brake fluid for the first time.

The car still has the original 7 year old: Spark Plugs, Battery, Transmission oil, Tires, and anything else I didn't list above.

Now that the scary part is over, I have to say that this car is great. I thought the car was dying (during the time it had 1 quart of oil), DUH, because the gas consumption was fairly high at 27 MPG. But I couldn't do anything about it. Well, needless to say, when I myself did the next oil change, it came back up to 40. It still purrs like it was new.

Currently it seems like only 2 of the 4 pistons are firing because of the spark plugs, but that will have to wait until I get another day off.

When all four pistons are firing, it's a quick car, but feels like my old Metro. A tin can.

I like this car a lot, it's been around my life for a while, and it's still going. I'm not sure how, but it is.

I'm glad I bought a Honda, because if I had anything else, it would have disintegrated under the same circumstances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2005

6th Jun 2005, 08:10

Oh My goodness... this just goes to show the reliability of Honda's. But why oh why did you drive for so long without an oil change?? That will kill any car.

1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L from North America


A slow, reliable, rattle box


Dash Rattles Terribly

Car Shakes Violently

Another Dash Rattle When AC is On

Rear Deck Lid Rattles

Suspension Squeaks

Poor working AC

Tranny Feels Notchy

3rd Gear Syncro is going bad.

General Comments:

If you want a slow car that will pretty much run forever, this is the car for you. As long as you can stand all of the little quirks and problems it WILL run forever. It just won't run like you want it to.

I regret buying this car and plan on selling it sometime soon. The only thing I have really enjoyed about it is the gas mileage. Thankfully, the car has atleast held its value well so I can sell it for almost what I paid for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2004

4th Dec 2004, 04:36

I have a 99 Honda Civic EX and I don't have any of the problems with any rattles of any kind. Yes the car is a bit slow, but mines an automatic, but it's not too bad.

26th Mar 2005, 19:13

I have an automatic as well, I have not had any of the problems you have, but one thing I do agree with you on is yes the back panel does rattle a lot.

1st Feb 2009, 19:24

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I just bought a 99 Civic EX, and yeah it rattles, especially from where the radio is, but mine hauls ass and it's an automatic, so I don't know what's wrong with yall Civics, but mine's great. I can't wait to see how quick it gets after I do some modding.