2001 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 9 of 34

2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.7L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

Another defective first generation vehicle

Faults:

The transmission failed completely and without warning at 118,000 miles. This occurrence is a market-wide problem for 2001 Hondas. The company is doing little to relieve the $2000 cost to me to repair the problem that is arguably a manufacturing defect.

Cloth headliner in interior cab has detached from roof.

Headlamps fog easily.

Paint is prone to scratches and dents from minute sources.

General Comments:

Overall, the car has been reliable and cheap to maintain. The transmission, however, should have lasted at least until 150,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2008

2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.7 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Loving it

Faults:

This is "Silver Bullet" to be continued... From the beginning, on May 5, 2005, when I bought the car with 43,599 miles, it had three things wrong with it. Fuel related, power window, and dome light.

After that, nothing -- so far.

Just wish the door handles weren't black.

General Comments:

Could have needed a new engine if the engine blew up when I was driving from Tennessee to Colorado (about 24 hours), and on my way back to Tennessee, stopped in Arkansas at family's house and found my oil cap unplaced. Said I only lost 1/4 quart of oil. Of course, I wasn't happy about this, but Honda took care of it with a blink. So the engine was fine.

Got rearended twice, January 07, repaired then September 07, repaired.

Other than that, I continue to love this car! Added rear spoiler and tinted windows, so it does not look like "I borrowed my mother's car, so I can't stay long" -- it now has my personality, which I'm happy about.

OH! I also added a FACTORY keyless system. I was going to go for an aftermarket one, but the remotes looked so ugly, so I returned it and bought a system on eBay for $95 while Honda wanted $355. I asked Honda to install the system, they refused because I did not purchase the system from them. Screw 'em. So I got the installation direction from a website and did the installation myself... *light blinks* YEAH!! I did it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2008

2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6140 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-3

Summary:

Expensive

Faults:

Transmission went at 95,000 miles. Cost almost 4 grand to fix.

General Comments:

Not a bad car, very reliable, expensive parts and service. Fast and sporty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2008

2001 Honda Civic Si 1.7 Vtec from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Good, reliable transportation without ANY driving passion

Faults:

Driver's seat bushings wore out twice in 60,000 km

Part of driver's seat internal frame broke

All four struts were faulty.

General Comments:

Good seats, but the dash and console was sourced from Mattel

Great on gas, poor on passing power

WORST suspension! Rear end seems as if it's hinged to the front on bumpy roads, and jackhammers over imperfect pavement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2007

2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Slightly less reliable than a Civic should be

Faults:

Automatic transmission went at 95,000 miles.

Right strut went at 40,000 miles.

Left strut went at 95,000 miles.

Power locks went at 80,000 miles.

Water Pump went at 95,000 miles.

Breaks went at 40,000 miles.

Air Conditioning Temp sensor went at 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

It was an OK car, nothing more or less.

Suspension is pure junk, front and back.

It was not as reliable as I expected a Honda to be. And it has very little power, even with some after market modifications.

I could handle all of the problems except for the transmission going out at 95,000 miles. That really made me angry with Honda. Got a used one for 1500 bucks and it seems to be OK.

I would not buy one of these 01 Civics again. Maybe a newer one, but never this model type.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th August, 2007

2001 Honda Civic Si(EX inU.S.?) 1.7 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired11800 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Decent and reliable transportation without the love

Faults:

Front and rear struts replaced under warranty at 20000 km

Seat would rock in it's track, fixed once under warranty, and once by me just after warranty expired. Not happy about it since it did it most of the time the car was covered and was never fixed properly.

General Comments:

This car has been reliable, but in the same way that a blender is reliable... it does it's job, but it's not very inspiring.

Suspension quality is TRASH. Rides rough and handles sloppily despite 17 inch rims & rubber. Stock 15 inch wheels rode slightly better, which is to say poorly, but handling really went south then.

Lots of road noise.

Interior materials are a little substandard, seats are good, but dash and door panels are more Sunfire than Integra.

I'd gladly give up 5 mpg for some more (any?) torque. Motor's got nothing below 3500rpm, but to make up for it, at least it has next to nothing at redline.

I like the exterior styling, but had no idea they had the technology to apply paint this thin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 115 reviews