2001 Honda Civic Coupe LX 4 cylinder from North America


Good on Gas Bad on Pocket book


Drivers side door rattle, Intermittent power loss were you can only get to 3000 RPM Check Engine light comes on then goes off.

General Comments:

Nice looking car, but seems a little tinny. Shocks are week as in you can feel every little bump in the road. Not a lot of eng. power, but its all about gas mileage if its not in the shop that is for power loss issue. I can't wait to get back into an Accord.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

2001 Honda Civic LX from North America


Stay away from post-2001 Honda!!!


Check engine light was on for the first 30,000km.

Had to replace front coil springs.

A/C broke right after 60,000km.

Had to replace front struts at 20k and 60k.

Water leaking between windshield and plastic plate.

Trunk does not close properly or bounces when closing it.

In many places, the parts don't fit quite perfectly (I should have spent much more time inspecting the car upon delivery).

General Comments:

I spent so many days at the dealer ship fighting for warranty work. I am now stuck without warranty, leaking struts, non-functioning A/C and overall, an unreliable car. The 2001 Honda Civic is a lemon, stay away from them. Service from the dealerships (both in Canada and the U.S. was awful). I'm going back to Mazda and Toyota's. Please note, my friends have pre-2001 civics and they are very reliable cars. I think the post-2001 cars are crap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

21st Jul 2004, 10:31

I agree. I'm on my second Civic in 1.5 years. Began with '03 five-speed manual transmission. Great gas mileage; lots of pep; major lemon!

First, gas gauge registered incorrectly the day I bought it. Had done research prior to buying and knew this was something to look for... anyway, the dealer fixed it.

Second, an unexplained "marble" sound behind the engine began during and only during cold weather. Dealer "couldn't replicate it". Car only six months old at the time.

Third, seat started rocking. Car nine months old.

Fourth, clutch started creaking as I pressed it down (21,458 miles). Had it greased; fixed problem temporarily. Car 11 months old at time.

Fifth, power locks squeak when unlocked. Car 14 months old at time.

Sixth, clutch creaks again and started popping when I let up on it. Car 17 months old at time. Sent me over the edge - traded in immediately for '04 Civic... hope right decision.

No extended warranty for '03.

Needless to say, I traded in for '04 Civic (automatic transmission with extended warranty).

Automatic definitely lacks in power. Disappointed with resulting gas mileage in automatic (Avg 28mpg with automatic vs. Avg 35 mpg with manual). Will track any problems, if any, as they occur. Trusting that this one will be different.

Bought Honda because "all my friends" love Honda. Reputation. I must've (I hope) just gotten a lemon the first time around. At this point, won't buy another one after the '04 Civic is paid off. Hope extended warranty will get me through the five years that I will be paying on this thing...I'm going back to Ford when this is done.

2001 Honda Civic EX 4 cylinder. from North America


Super reliable and cheap to own



General Comments:

I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX, automatic transmission, 2 door, that I bought new in Sept. 2001. It has just been great! No problems at all! I have about 53,000 miles on it now, and I take it in to the Honda dealer for service every 7,500 miles.

Among other things, they rotate the tires, which is saving me money, as I still have the original tires, and they just said they are wearing perfectly, and no need to replace them for awhile.

I took it on a long trip and got about 36 mpg. No problems with struts, seat or anything.

Gas gauge reads empty when it isn't, but that just saves me from running out of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2004