2002 Honda Civic dx-g 1.7 from North America
An economy car with good performance
Front struts started to leak, they were replaced under warranty.
Clutch pedal noise, In the process of being fixed.
Tie rod end became loose, fixed under warranty.
This car almost feels like my old Mazda Protege touring edition, the engine is a little loud, but gives quite good performance for an economy car as well as returning good gas mileage around 550-600 km in the city per tank full.
The interior layout is well thought out and comfortable, some say the seats are a pain, but I found them firm yet comfortable.
Service intervals are quite good, long life coolant, platinum plugs, and an 8000 km per oil change interval.
The ride is a quite firm and not as good as my old 96 Civic.
The engine loves to rev 6800 RPM red line good for a 100km/h in second gear. Passing power is good also at least with the manual.
The exterior is attractive not handsome like some cars, but definitely not ugly either. The metal is a little thin and does dent quite easy, but what do you want for a lightweight car.
Overall for an economy car and for the price I paid, I would say this is a very good car for people who still enjoy driving, but don't want to pay a fortune in gas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2003