2001 Honda Civic LX 1.6 from North America


Horrible buy, had bettter results with American, always loved Honda until this one, never buy again


Both wheel bearings went, but not at the same time; left one went, then three days later the right one went.

Tires wore extremely fast.

Vacuum seals caused the car to stall whenever I was at a red light or stop sign.

Transmission problems from the start.

Transmission problems through the entire time I owned it.

Very loud road and engine noise.

Sucks in snow.

General Comments:

Very sluggish performance.

Very uncomfortable.

Transmissions suck terribly.

Too plain on the inside.

Jumpy over bumps.

Great handling.

Transmission was always being rebuilt.

Syncros needed replacing more than once, twice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2009

30th Jan 2009, 14:11

You did buy a used car of 5 years.

2001 Honda Civic 1.4 from UK and Ireland


Easy and cheap to drive



General Comments:

A nice looking car. Although nearly 8 years old and replaced by a futuristic looking model, the 'old' style Civic, still holds its own. It is a sleek looking car, particularly the 'hatchback' version

Reliable. I have had this car for over a year and only go under the bonnet to check the levels etc. I had the front pads replaced when I bought the car.

Cheap to run. I put 40 litres into the tank at one time, this fills the 1.4 and lasts me for approx 350 miles. OK, I don't tear around, but for me this is still cheap motoring.

Easy to drive. The clutch is light, the ESR steering is light, the engine is flexible enough to cruise in 5th gear from start to finish. Good all round view, perhaps my only criticism would be, you can't see the front of the bonnet - but that is by no means confined to this car

Very spacious. I brought this car back from Spain with half the contents of my house there. With the rear seats folded down, you can fit the kitchen sink in! There is plenty of room in the front and rear of the car, and still loads of room in the boot with the seats up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2009

4th Nov 2009, 07:12

Good factual review.

4th Nov 2009, 15:14

I agree with this review. A good friend of mine had this same generation Civic. I too like it better than the newer models.

Anyway she loved her Civic until one fateful night when it was parked in a lot beside a VW Cabriolet. The Cabriolet burst into flames and the fire soon engulfed my friend's Civic. It was a total loss.

19th May 2010, 18:31

Since my original report in 2009, I can say nothing has changed. The car has never let me down. It only has minor replacements at MOT time, tyres, wiper blade. Still doing good miles to the gallon. My only gripe, there is a leak around the windscreen, but this could have been caused by the previous owner's phone installation.

2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7 SOHC from North America


Reliable, good performance for its engine size, cheap to maintain


Suspension was replaced by the previous owner by Tokico HP Blues all around, the gas gauge (like most Civics for this year) is rather inaccurate, the windshield is scored with rocks and lines from the wiper blades (no idea why..), the headlights are pitted and should probably be replaced, other than that, nothing.

General Comments:

This car is great, bought it to replace my 1999 Toyota Corolla which I sadly destroyed in an ice storm :(

The handling is amazing, but the body rolls a little bit, (could easily fix with a strut bar)

For a 1.7L the acceleration is great, especially due to the manual transmission and lightweight of the vehicle, which is also why the vehicle gets such amazing fuel economy.

Interior has that 'sporty look' for the EX, but the black gets really hot in the summer.

I've had no problems with this car and it gets me to school and back without any issues, so to sum up, great, reliable little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2008