2001 Honda Civic LX from North America
A good car for the money
At around 27,000, when I got the car inspected, I was told that BOTH the tires and brakes would need replacing within a few months. This seemed a bit early.
There was also an unexplained gurgling noise when I was braking for a few months. It mysteriously stopped one day. Not sure what the heck that was from!
Overall, I really haven't had any problems with the car. It's reliable and easy to handle. However, I do notice that sometimes when making turns, the wheels seem like they're not quite gripping the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2003
I have a 2003 Honda Civic. I also had a strange gurgling noise while braking. I took it to the dealership and they informed me that the parking brake had not been completely disengaged and had caused premature wear on the brake drums. In fact, my car only has 15,000 miles on it and the coating paint they spray on the drums was completely gone and resembled a brake drum with several thousand miles more wear and tear. I don't know if this is a design problem, but this is the second time I have had it in for this same problem and will be vigile about further problems.