2002 Honda Civic LX Sedan 1.7 4 cylinder from North America
Cheap, noisy death trap with many quality problems
I am very unsatisfied!
Engine began to knock, rattle and tick after cold starts shortly after 30,000 miles mark. Knocking quiets somewhat after motor warms up, dealer can't find and refuses to acknowledge problem.
Car uses over 1 quart of oil every 3,000 miles.
Wimpy heater can't handle northern climates, if you want heat at temps of 10 degrees or colder, don't drive this car!
Slow Acceleration and poor torque, when passing a car on a 2 lane highway you better have at least a mile of room to spare, and say a prayer while you're at it.
Uncomfortable seats, and back seat is useless if normal sized adults ride in the front.
Fat, clumsy steering wheel makes it hard to switch wipers and turn signals without taking hands off the steering wheel.
Horribly rough ride, even for a compact. The car feels like its going to drop its steering rack and shoot the struts through the hood every time I hit the most minor bump.
Tires wear out way too quickly. I had to put new ones on at only 29,000 miles. The original owner was an elderly lady, and I know she didn't beat on her car.
Speaking of driving like an old lady, that's the way you have to drive to get good fuel economy with this car. If you want any kind of performance, speed, or passing power your mileage drops to Chevy Impala and Malibu Levels. Wimpy Honda engines need to work extra hard to get power.
Brake rotors warped twice in 20,000 miles.
All of this after strictly following Honda's maintenance guidelines.
In fairness I know it's a compact, but it's also supposed to be a Honda, the best money can buy. Well, I guess Consumer Reports and J.D. power and associates are getting big money from Honda to overhype their cars. Also there are a lot of thing you won't notice on a short 15 minute test drive. Honda used to make a better product years ago, I don't know what happened. JUNK!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2008
25th Jan 2008, 22:48
I witnessed a similar accident from my porch one night. A '92 Honda pulled out in front of an '85 Dodge Diplomat doing about 30 mph. The Diplomat plowed into the Honda, knocking the front wheels off their spindles and crumpling the front driver's side. The Diplomat sustained no damage and drove away, while the Honda was winched onto a flatbed after the ambulance carried away the driver and his screaming girlfriend.