2002 Honda Civic Max 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Dashboard rattles, creaks and buzzes have not been resolved despite numerous dealer attempts. Dealer now no longer Honda franchised. Honda say go to different dealer, but different dealer refused to accept car in as they could not hear fault when I delivered it warm even though I told them fault mainly occurs when car is cold.
Also, last dealer introduced additional buzzing, traced to damaged coin box in dash - cannot now obtain they say, and new dealer say not their problem. Honda UK most unhelpful, unsympathetic and don't return calls - have said there is nothing more they can do.
Heavy vibration from gearbox resolved by replacing 3rd/4th gear unit and selector fork - took numerous visits before they agreed to repair it.
Totally unsatisfactory response from Honda.
Most unsatisfactory through constant dashboard rattles and buzzing when driving to work every day almost. Honda UK now say unable to help as they only work through their dealers, who have refused to accept it for their attention when cold.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th February, 2005
21st Mar 2006, 14:56
Thanks for the review. I have recently bought my wife a Civic 1.6 Executive. Her previous car was a Mitsi Colt which after 7 years of trouble free bliss still felt solid and brand new, never the slightest rattle or squeak.
The Civic is a different matter. It has never broken down, but has developed a number of very annoying rattles and squeaks and is beginning to feel loose and cheap. I have a suspicion as to why - the Colt was made in Japan but the Civic is made somewhere slightly closer to home. I am disappointed.
22nd Mar 2006, 12:46
I have one of the early Civics of the generation that has just been now superseded. It was made in Japan, and that has lots of rattles and squeaks.
I think these cars are not designed to survive our British pot holed roads!
9th Jul 2008, 04:03
Well I've got to defend the Honda Civic Max. I love it; no rattles bangs knocks etc.
As a Ford man for many years, I took the leap and bought a 2nd hand Civic and it drives like a dream; very good on fuel, likes the the way I drive, and I trash my cars to death, due to the amount miles I have to travel... and no I do not drive like a boy racer, and my last ford lasted me for 7 years. And I hope the honda will do the same.
19th Oct 2008, 07:03
Must say just bought a Civic Max 2001, and it seems absolutely brilliant! No noises, extremely quiet and smooth to drive. Spacious interior too.