2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7 SOHC vtec from North America


The Civic is still going strong


The back seat had a clip break causing the bottom part of the seat to lift up. The front seat rocks slightly, but this isn't a big deal.

General Comments:

This is the third Honda I have owned. The others being a 1988 Accord and a 1991 Civic both of those cars were highly reliable and cheap to operate. So far this car seems to follow in the footsteps of the other Honda's I have owned and would recommend one to anyone. Other than the seats it seems to be well built. It is also great on gas and not too weak in the power department either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7 non Vtech from North America


This car is not meant for speed, its to get you from point A to point B


This car is great. Although I have heard from many 2001 Honda civic owners that the struts go bad. I have started to experience this problem. It began at 90,000 miles.

Honda has a recall on the light switch to turn on the headlights. it seems a fuse burns out and Honda changed it for free.

The headliner is starting to sag in the back. not a big problem.

Changed stock tires because they were horrible.

Transmission "pops" out of second sometimes to a horrible grinding sound. But they are all minor problems I paid 8,000 for the car and I am very happy!!

General Comments:

Overall I love the car. It is a civic so I can pimp it out and do to it my liking. gas mileage is great 38 on the highway and I think 32 in the city. it is not very powerful because like I said before it lacks a v-tech, but it still puts out a potent 115 horsepower.

The four doors are ugly, but the two doors look very sporty. Many people who write to this website about the 01 Honda civic say they are very disappointed. however I am a very happy Honda owner and I will stick with them my whole life. however it handles like a mini-van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2004

16th Jul 2009, 20:14

I purchased a 2001 Honda Civic LX in 2004. It was a certified used vehicle and I thought this would be the last car I purchased before retiring. I am so disappointed in the car and would never recommend the brand or model to anyone, ever.

I had to have the load detector replaced at about 76,000 miles and today, at 81,000 miles, I needed to replace all four struts at an enormous expense. The service rep said that this has been a problem with this model for a while. I called the customer service lady, who was not pleasant at all, and expressed my dismay, and she could have cared less. I have put too much money into parts and repairs of issues that are not your every day problems. Has any one else had these problems? I would love to hear your solutions if you could address this. Thanks bunches.

2001 Honda Civic LX 2.0 VTECH from North America


The car is definitely a great buy for I ts price range


The car's interior fan is weaker than it was upon purchase.

The rubber valance piece under the front clip fell off around 12,000 miles.

Rear wheels are sagging out wards after 100,000 miles.

The stock car alarm seems to go off after leaving the car unlocked for more than 30 seconds then re-entering the vehicle.

Once a month the stock Honda radio security system trips and makes you type in the pass code. This seems to be from the plastic cap over the positive battery terminal, trapping condensation.

The left front window came off its guides and fell into the door.

The power windows have trouble powering themselves up wards on rainy days.

At exactly 120,000 miles the front brake's need to be heavily serviced even when the car has been driven carefully. New pads and rotors are definitely in order.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable, I've yet to experience any major problems.

The car is rather comfortable, but the seats take along time to get used too. Everything on the interior of the car has a smooth operation.

The stock sound system has a great overall sound quality, but there is an annoying spot when setting the volume between quiet and blaring.

The car does not seem to lack power, but definitely is not a v6. It's no sports car by any means, but rather a good economic car that gets 35 mpg. The car does not struggle in passing other cars on the interstate and it handles quite well even at speeds over 110 mph.

The plastic spark plug cover with plastic screws, seems to be rather fragile. Luckily with the stock platinum spark plugs you won't be dealing with that problem for awhile.

Changing the oil on this car is no laughing matter, The oil filter is in the most inconvenient spot to possibly get to. Pay the extra 30$ to get it done at a drive through service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2004

6th Oct 2005, 22:28

Well, to start with, you should change the Cabin Air Filter, then your heater will blow harder. As for the struts going, at 90k miles, they should have already been replaced, should they not have? And the brakes... please tell me you have had them serviced other than the 120k mile mark? Sounds like you should be thanking your lucky stars you bought a Honda and also thanking someone for watching over you.