2001 Honda Civic ex from North America


I completely regret the purchase of this Honda


Passenger side window molding came off.

Driver side power window switch went out 2 times.

Power stearing pump had to be replaced at 10,000 miles.

Constant problems with suspension and stearing vibrations.

Manual Shifter came loose had to be fixed.

General Comments:

The performance of the v-tec engine is wonderful and besides the appearance it is the only thing I like about this car.

I am continually trying to find out why there is a vibration and why the car handles so rough when it hits the slightest bump. I have had the tires balanced twice the alignment checked twice and the tires replaced at 10,000 miles with no results.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

7th Jun 2004, 15:14

Seems to me that all the people that have the V-TEC motors are the ones having all the problems.. I have the 1.7 117 HP jobbie in mine, and I've had nothing go wrong with it. Cheers..

18th Feb 2006, 20:41

My 2001 EX- I've had a smell when a/c comes on ever since I bought it-like dirty socks, but the dealership said they could never smell it-even though everyone else can-also more concerning is at 61k miles I'm noticing everyday that the car has trouble when shifting gears-it's an automatic. It revs high then finally catches and switches gears--again I brought it to the dealer and they said they couldn't get it to react that way with them. I'm frustrated they are able to just say its not happening and there is nothing you can do.

2001 Honda Civic LX-G 1.7L SOHC from North America


Already starting to pay for itself


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the mechanical aspects of this vehicle.

General Comments:

Dials and knobs placed well.

I like the shift to 3rd option.

Air Conditioning works quite well.

The only thing I don't like about the ventilation system is the fact you have to have the Air Conditioning on to have the windshield defogger on.

I just wanted to say that I use this car as a delivery vehicle, and with the price of gas at almost a dollar a liter, I am still making money where a lot of my co-workers are suffering.

I too have had the mysterious right-front noise when going through puddles, and was told by a mechanic I trust that it is the ABS sensor 'shaking itself dry'. The only problem I have had with the car is the window tinting on the rear passenger side is peeling off, but this is an easily remedied problem. Overall, I am very impressed by this car, and barring any unforeseen difficulties, I will be driving it about 80,000 km a year for the next 10 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

20th Apr 2005, 15:42

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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.4 (I think) from North America


A worrying problem with the front struts


I had to have the front struts replaced at 20k (2 years - I don't drive a lot). The car would skitter in turns at mid speeds (e.g., 40 mph) and started to make clattering noises when I went over even small bumps. I am a careful driver.

General Comments:

Luckily the replacement was under warranty, but this is not what I expect from a Honda. My last Civic was great, while this one is good, but I worry that this may become a recurring problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

2001 Honda Civic EX from North America


I love it even with its issues!


Driver seat rocks.

Panel behind drivers seat rattles with the stereo on, the car is loud in general.


E-break need to be tightend on a regular basis.

Head lights have blown and this is a known recall.

When down shifting to pass a slower car the trans with pop out of gear and go into neutral.

General Comments:

This is the 3rd Honda I have purchased and I do love it.

I was thinking that I was a over worried consumer till I read this page, every thing that I have noticed in my car is listed here, how frustrating!

This car is great on gas. Handles well when the weather is good, but add some rain or snow and stay in the slow lane, Tires are less than desirable and I'm sure aid in the handing.

With all the issues I have had with this car the dealer is still helpful and all I can say is thank gosh for the purchase of the 100k warranty! 1000 bucks well spent!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004