2001 Honda Civic LX from North America




So far, nothing has went wrong with the car for the last 5 years. It has been EXTREMELY reliable.

General Comments:

I am a college student in Washington, DC and I drive to Arkansas for holidays to be with the family. Two weeks ago, I drove down to Arkansas and was thinking about how many I might have done the driving - and realized I've done that over 20 times! I went to college when my little Civic had 64,000 miles, and it is now at 118,000 and I live on campus, and did a very little of driving in DC because I use public transportation most of the times. So most of the miles was done because of driving back and forth. If I had to drive to Alaska tomorrow, I'd hop in my Civic and drive to Juneau!

Of course, owning a 9 year old car, it can become boring, and sometimes I find myself searching for a newer and cooler cars, but when I actually think about getting rid of it, I couldn't! In a week or two, I'll be driving back to DC, of course, I'm taking my Civic! :)

My next car is going to be a Honda! I think I'd go for Accord or Element next time!

Speaking of Element, I always thought it was a really ugly car, until I met my boyfriend who has 2004 Element, I started driving it. It's AWESOME! So I'd own an Element if that happens! :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2010

18th Sep 2012, 23:04

As of January 11, 2012 - my little Civic was traded in for a 2006 Honda Accord EX-L, V6, 6 speed with built-in navigation. I love my Accord, but I also find myself having buyer's remorse sometimes, because I miss my Civic so much, still.

The Civic was actually easier to drive than the Accord, and it shifted through gears better than the Accord! The Civic had 127,500 miles.

I would have another Civic, but it would have to be a Si, since I don't think I'd be able to go back to a LX with a weak engine after having a fully loaded and powerful engined Accord! But I love my Accord!

2001 Honda Civic SiR Gasoline from North America


A great little city car


Suspension bushings (front and rear) - Known issue with Honda, and they fixed it even though the car was out of warranty.

General Comments:

It's very reliable, especially if you keep up with regular maintenance.

Very good on gas.

The dealerships are always very helpful to diagnose any problems, and fix it promptly.

The trunk is huge for such a small car. I've been able to get so much stuff in it when moving or on long roadtrips, etc.

It's really easy on the wallet. It has always been a great car, and has only had the usual wear and tear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2010

2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L vTech-e from North America


The definition of reliable


Cigarette lighter went out (owner inflicted).

Check engine light stuck on (due to modification).

AC compressor clutch failed at 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

Great, worry free car. Picked it up with low mileage, and put this car through EVERYTHING.

Snow, rain, ice, hail, mountain driving, 1000 mile round trips, you name it, it didn't even faze this car. Oil changes were irregular, but always synthetic. Drove it reasonably for about the first 50,000 miles, then proceeded to flog it mercilessly until it was put out of commission at around 130k miles (not the car's fault).

Modified it slightly with cat-back exhaust, cold air intake, 17" wheels with low profile tires, and iridium plugs around 40k miles. Performance was good for what it was.

Was in 3 accidents, drove away from all three. Rear ended by 04 Mustang Cobra at 70k miles, spun into snowy ditch at 100k miles (drove out), and finally finished by a truck's bed full of fence parts emptying on the car at high speed, after which I drove it 10 miles home with fence post speared through the radiator. Only reason I don't still drive it is my insurance company deemed it totaled (only needed a new radiator to drive).

Never once took it to a garage for anything outside routine maintenance and cosmetic repairs (accidents). Zero mechanical repairs.

Sipped gas, I estimated between 35-40mpg on some trips (both pre and post modification).

Absolutely a blast to drive. Quick, responsive, and predictable in all driving conditions; was honestly much easier to manage than my AWD in heavy snow.

I wholeheartedly recommend this car to anyone looking for a fun, safe, worry-free commuter. You won't regret it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2010