2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7 from North America
Worth an extended warranty!
Driver seat started rocking at 20000Km.
One of the rubber strips on the roof fell off on highway.
Front left suspension became loose after 30000Km. The dealer changed the whole front left suspension (aren't they supposed to change both left and right in any case?).
Front right suspension became loose rear suspension started squeeking at 35000Km. Dealer will change all three suspensions.
This is my fourth and last Honda. In the past, I went to the dealer STRICTLY for oil changes. I never had any problem with my Civics.
With the 2001, I went about 7 times to the dealer in 1 year!
Bumper-to-bumper warranty ends at 60000Km. It is now at 38000Km and all suspension have been changed. Should I expect to have them changed again at 80000Km? Once the warranty is over, I am not so sure I will appreciate the bill.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st May, 2002
19th Jul 2002, 15:17
Give it time we have had our Honda for over 20 years. It will grow on you.
24th Sep 2002, 08:53
I can sympathize with your concerns with your new Honda. I have a 2001 Civic LX as well, and I have had nothing but problems, brakes, steering, even seat moldings and column covers! It seems like every time I bring it in for service, something else goes wrong. They definitely don't make Hondas like they used to. My last car was a Civic DX. I had the car for 6 years, 119,000 miles, and I never had to do anything to it, but change the oil either. Good Luck!