2000 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 8 of 10

2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

Finding a stock 2000 Civic Si is becoming nearly impossible, not only a bargain, but an investment.

Faults:

The headliner was not properly re-mounted after some PDR(Paintless Dent Repair) work due to hail damage, causing annoying rattling.

General Comments:

Handles extremely well at all speeds.

Rapidly accelerates with ease at any speed, however most of this car's speed and torque is found in the 5500-8000 RPM mark, an attribute that most feel uncomfortable with.

The clutch is very forgiving of new or unexperienced drivers, but packs a strong punch for the serious drivers.

The 1.6L 4cyl engine is produces 160HP. Many overlook the fact that the Horsepower to pound ratio for the Civic is much lower than that of of any other car, which is why so much power can be produced from such a small engine.

The 2000 Civic Si is a great car to buy. You get the trademark reliability of Honda, the driving comfort of a Lexus and the power of a much more expensive sports sedan at a very reasonable price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2003

6th Feb 2003, 19:38

"The 1.6L 4cyl engine is produces 160HP. Many overlook the fact that the Horsepower to pound ratio for the Civic is much lower than that of of any other car, which is why so much power can be produced from such a small engine"

I don't get how the weight of a car can change how much *power* can be produced from an engine.

Power to weight ratio is overrated, and typically used by anyone who has a car that is slow, yet weighs less than other cars. The car may "feel" fast, but some of that can be attributed to the noise the engine makes at high revs.

2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 4 cylinder w/ VTEC (D16Y8) from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6L 4 cylinder w/ VTEC (D16Y8) Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carDodge Avenger

Summary:

A durable, cheap, reliable car

Faults:

Slight window clunking noises when rolling down the rear windows.

Two tiny rattles inside the car.

The A/C blower motor makes a fluttering noise.

General Comments:

My previous car, a '97 Dodge Avenger ES, served as a decent first car. But as soon as the warranty ran out, the repairs began. So, I was looking for a low-maintenance high-MPG car to drive.

My 2000 Civic EX sedan (with 5-speed manual) serves its purpose quite nicely. By no means is this a luxury car--it's an economy car, and you shouldn't expect more. I drive my car very hard, and it has held up well without any major problems in 22,000 miles. I'm hard on my engine (I take it to redline dozens of times each day), I'm hard on my transmission (the occasional speed-shift for fun, and some 3000rpm clutch-drops at the stoplight), and I'm hard on my brakes. Despite my hard driving antics, I average 28-32 mpg on every tank of gas. I change the oil every 5000 miles, and I have not done any other Honda-recommended service to it (such as replacing the spark plugs). Honda recommends replacing the spark plugs every 30,000 miles, but I have 51,000 on the original plugs and my engine doesn't hiccup or miss.

I enjoy the practicality and the low-cost of owning this car. My main gripes however: engine has no low-end torque, and the factory stereo really doesn't sound that great. Did I buy this car for torque and a stereo? Nope. So, I live with it quite happily.

If you're in the market for one, you might be afraid of a Civic's relatively high sticker price. But remember, you won't be paying oodles of money for maintenance. Of course you can find an equivalent Cavalier, Escort, or Neon for much cheaper. But then you should expect to hear more rattles, and to spend some time and money at the repair shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2002

11th Apr 2005, 14:54

I really like my new 2000 Si, it is in mint condition. There are no aftermarket parts and no signs of being driven hard. Just like a lot of people said it doesn't have much low end torque. But I like the fact that it doesn't red-line until 8G' RPM's. It is a spacious car, and it is defently worth the money. Especially with todays high gas prices.

21st Aug 2005, 01:06

How much do you want for it? where are you located at? I'm located in Fresno, California is it a sedan, ex coupe and or civic SI ?

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