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.

General Comments:

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

2002 Honda Civic LX 2.0 from North America


I wish that it would go faster that around 96!!!



General Comments:

This is a good car, but the only thing that is messing with is that everybody's civic goes over 110mph but my only goes to around 96mph. Please someone tell me what maybe wrong with it because the people at the dealership says that nothing is wrong with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2003

23rd Nov 2005, 11:47

Your speed problem is due to the overall size of your wheel compared to the others.

24th Nov 2005, 21:26

Why do you need to drive that fast in that car? You own a basic 2002 Civic which is just a cheap, plastic car designed to get good gas mileage and be reliable. Driving any faster than that fast on the street is only going to leave your car in a million plastic pieces, and no the airbags won't save you either at that speed. Its not a sports car, nor does it even have the horsepower or handling of one. If you are trying to race your civic at a race track (which I doubt), buy a sports/performance car and use your Civic for daily driving. I'm 20 and that's exactly what I did, and I've never been happier since.

2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0 i-VTEC DOHC from North America


A very good, solid ride for an economy car price


None so far. I learned how to drive a manual tranny vehicle with this car, and it still runs very smoothly, despite the minor abuse I put it through initially. Honda's reputation for reliability certainly holds for this car.

General Comments:

This would be the third car I have driven for daily use, and so far, I have been very impressed with Honda's choices creating the flagship Civic.

The 2.0 liter i-VTEC engine churns out a nice 160 horsepower, giving it decent acceleration, and more bang than the other Civic trims. Or most other cars on the road, for that matter.

Good handling is also a plus for this car. It eats up tight turns (which I don't encourage anyone to do) and zooms away with ease.

However, I can't shake the feeling that it isn't as nimble as it should be. Several factors such as the above-average clearance height or the poor choice of tires by Honda could be the culprit. That, or I'm biased by my last car- a '93 Integra GS- which is a great-handling car as well.

The appearance department is a toss-up, however. Its my opinion that it has a nice, aggressive exterior, with a roomy interior. It has, in fact, gotten many compliments from my friends, family, and coworkers.

On the flip-side, on some angles, some people think it looks like a shrunken mini-van. So, look at one carefully before you cast your verdict.

As said before, the interior is very roomy, and unlike most hatchbacks, it can sit very tall people comfortably. The bucket seats are very nice as well.

Other accessories suck as the speakers, moon-roof, ac, and others are set up very well, and aside from the side airbags, they all come standard on all Civic Si's.

The best news of all is that many Civic Si's are still on the dealership lots. You might be able to find a 2002 model, like I did, and get around $15.9k for it, as opposed to the sticker price of $19k or more. Honda has other incentives for the Civic Si, so go check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2003