Very reliable tin can
Catalytic converter rusted through at around 50,000 miles.
Alternator died at 75,000 miles.
Shocks were virtually non existent after 80,000 miles.
Sometimes the CD player will reject a CD, so you have to take it out and put it back in a few times before it will play.
Manual transmission pops out of third gear, and has trouble going into reverse.
I have started this car on many sub zero days without problem.
Engine always stays cool.
Incredible gas mileage.
Never any major mechanical issues.
Very little maintenance needed.
Will get stuck in any snow at all, DO NOT DRIVE A CIVIC IN THE SNOW, IT'S HORRIBLE AND DANGEROUS. THEY HAVE NO CONTROL.
The brakes are a joke! They are very weak.
And slow, very slow. This car really does need a bigger motor; it only has 124hp. Honda really should have given these more like 160hp for some decent power getting on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2010