2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7 4 cylinder from North America
I never want to stop driving this car
A/C no longer works, although it just needs to be recharged.
Interior light is out.
Tripometer reset button doesn't work.
That's it. Really.
First off, full disclosure, I'm a Toyota guy. I have owned basically nothing but Toyota's all my life, because of their reliability.
However, I have to say, I love my 2002 Honda Civic Coupe. It's black. It's sexy. And best of all... It's exceptionally fuel efficient.
I do have one complaint though. The LX/DX model is underpowered. I know this is an economy car, but I had the privilege of driving the Si model before buying the LX. The Si engine should have been included in all models. It's 127 HP (compared to 115 HP for the LX), and you can definitely notice the difference. The Si had great acceleration, whereas the LX/DX engine can be sluggish at times, especially when you have passengers or heavy cargo. So if you're looking for a little more performance, I would recommend the Si model.
There are 3 basic things I love about this car: It's very fuel efficient. It is super reliable. It looks sexy.
As mentioned, I have a black 2 door coupe. It's 2013, and there's no rust to be seen, anywhere. It looks sleek and executive-like. I absolutely get checked out when pulling into the mall or grocery store or beach or wherever. This car is sexy for a compact car.
I won't touch on the reliability too much. You can read that in other reviews. All you need to know is that it's probably going to be the most reliable car you have ever owned.
I LOVE HOW FUEL EFFICIENT THIS CAR IS! This is the main reason I love this car. On a mix of city/highway driving, I get about 35 MPG. On the freeway, I definitely get 40+ MPG. It's hard to believe that this car is fun to drive and still very fuel efficient. I actually feel bad for the owners of pickup trucks and full size vehicles sitting beside me in traffic. When I think of what they must spend on gas just to sit idle in rush hour traffic... I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
One other point I should make... I was flat out shocked at how much cargo room was in my Civic. This is a "compact" car, but the trunk can handle a shockingly large amount of cargo.
Anyway, to wrap up... I plan to own this car for as long as I possibly can. It's sleek. It's sexy. It's cheap on insurance. It handles great. It is very inexpensive to run and maintain. Unless you have a huge family... Why would you want to own anything else?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2013