2000 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 6 of 10

2000 Honda Civic Sport Si 5 door 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A nippy little can that looks more than it is

Faults:

The upholstery on the doors has come loose.

General Comments:

Nice sporty looking car, but without the additional costs of having a flashy car.

It is very nippy around town and on short journeys, but as it has only got a small engine lacks acceleration when traveling on motorways.

It is also roomy inside and I manage to carry 3 adults bikes in the boot with the back seats down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2004

2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles

Summary:

A reliable and good first car

Faults:

Nothing is wrong with my Civic. It runs perfectly smooth.

General Comments:

This car can be a great money saver when it comes to filling gas. It will take you at least 30 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2004

19th Dec 2005, 10:17

Hey, just have a question. Need help!! My civic check engine light came on just last year and I only have about 60,000 miles on it, and my wife ran over a pot hole and then soon after that, the fan coolant fan stopped (well it is on all the time so I unplugged it) and no not using air conditioner. Can anyone tell me or help me what the problem is? When it gets cold does anyones Civic cruise control work?? Mine doesn't work, but it does work when it is worm, is it do to the check engine lights or is it do to the fan not working?? Don't know what it is, could me an O2 sensor?

2000 Honda Civic LX 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Reliable with little problems

Faults:

Okay car when bought used in 04'. Only problems are driver door lock makes a horrible sound when locking or unlocking, its automatic locks. Passenger seat will not move up or back, back passenger door will not open from outside. Only broke down when my battery went dead. Not very good gas mileage.

General Comments:

Other than what has gone wrong, I will give this car to my 16yr old, when I get a new suv to replace it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2004

2000 Honda Civic VTi 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A superb engine in good all round car

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. It gave faultless reliability over 20,000 miles of hard driving.

General Comments:

What an engine! 170 bhp from just 1.8 litres, yet smooth, refined and utterly reliable. It was perfectly tractable and quiet in normal driving, yet provided superb performance and excitement when asked. 0-60 in less than 8 seconds and I've personally seen an indicated 140 mph (on track). In the VTEC zone (5800 - 8500 rpm), more than capable of frightening many supposedly faster cars (as I regularly did!) and what a great noise!

It gripped and handled very well, if not quite up there with the best handlers in it's class (eg 306 GTi), but also had good ride comfort.

It was also comfortable and well equipped with very reasonable running costs given the performance. Only a high insurance group (15) let it down.

My only criticisms would be that just occasionally, you felt the need for more mid-range torque, and secondly, the car was crying out for a sixth gear to calm down it's busy cruising nature (over 4000 rpm at 70 mph!)

Performance, reliability, build quality, practicality- a great all round package. I've regretted selling mine ever since!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

21st Feb 2006, 10:09

Further to my original review above:

My brother in law bought the same model on my recommendation. It is a 1998 car that he has had for almost 3 years. Although the car is now looking pretty dated, particularly the interior, he has been just as pleased with his as I was with mine.

He has replaced various items such as brake discs, suspension bushes etc through simple age and wear & tear (his car has covered 85k miles), but aside from these and regular servicing, he too has experienced total reliability, and believe me, it gets driven hard!!

He is replacing it in a couple of months with the newer shape Civic ('01 on). Which one? Well of course- a Type-R!!

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 49 reviews