2002 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 7 of 24

2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

This car is a great value and very reliable

General Comments:

I bought my civic as a cheap alternative on gas, I am very impressed with the mileage I get. In normal city driving I get 29 mpg and approximately highway I've gotten as good as 36 mpg.

For the size engine it is surprisingly quick, until you get to higher speeds, but I have problems with highway passing.

The cabin isn't as comfortable as it could be. The back seat is kind of cramped except for children, and the driver seat is the only one with a arm rest.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2007

2002 Honda Civic SE Sport 1.6 VTec from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Reliability is the key in this car

Faults:

After purchasing the car, I noticed on long motorway journeys there was a noise coming from the passenger side like a whistling sound. I took to a dealer, was told it was normal, then I drove it through a car wash and noticed water coming through.

Got it repaired after waiting 1 week for a seal to come in, then noticed they fitted it on the wrong side. I went back and another week went by.

Rattles from the windows, but I have noticed this from other Civics as well.

Door panels and (outside) door hinges vibrate too much when music is at 20, making the car seem 10 years old.

A musty smell comes through the car when the air recycle button is active; not pleasant when going through high carbon monoxide tunnels; would honestly prefer that smell.

The leather interior does make the car more desirable, but if the radio is off, noise creaks will sound quite annoying. Fixed myself with WD40.

General Comments:

For a 1.6 SOHC (single over head cam) it's very smooth to drive, although the gears can seem stiff at times when the engine is cold.

The clutch is very soft, not ideal for me, but other people who have driven the car prefer this.

No engine problems to date.

Considerable amount of noise from the tyres on normal roads, and not the most quiet engines when in high gears. 3000rpm from a passenger perspective sounds like you're doing 5500rpm.

One good thing is that when VTEC kicks in, the engine changes tone, forming a whirling sound overtaking similar specification cars or higher, such as a BMW 318, Golf 1.6 fsi, and more.

Whether I drive this car hard, hitting 6500rpm, or hitting 3000rpm, I have the reassurance that when it comes to the next day, the engine will pur on start.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2007

2002 Honda Civic Vti-Oriel 1.6VTec from Pakistan

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6VTec Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

I would love to buy another one of these!

Faults:

When we got the car, it was a few niggles here and there... Nothing major.

But we soon found out that the heater radiator was punctured badly, had to replace the whole thing.

One of the back doors creates a little bit of noise, but too much.

General Comments:

Superb driver's car, Excellent acceleration and handling, nice interior and appealing look.

I would recommend it to anyone who is considering of buying a reasonably priced old car. One of the best of it's class.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2007

2002 Honda Civic civic Si from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carHonda ford ranger

Summary:

Don't know

Faults:

My water pump went bad at 38000 miles, a $400 part.

General Comments:

I love the car, But breaking down soon after warranty up and price of repair $656.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd November, 2006

16th Dec 2011, 08:50

Giving it 1/10 in reliability, only because the water pump went bad in 4 years! What if the engine blew up, therefore -20/10 indeed.

2002 Honda Civic Executive SE 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Reliable, efficient, just a dull ride let's it down

General Comments:

Personally I find the looks a bit rubbish, but I bought the car for reliability and it hasn't put a step wrong!

Excellent value for money.

Slightly woolly handling, lack of response from the steering. Perky 1.6 Petrol engine though.

Great executive features, such as heated seats and mirrors; loads of room, and fantastic interior for the dosh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2006

18th Feb 2007, 07:24

I find the 2002 Civic Executive is comfortable and spacious, loads of leg room both front and rear, with a large boot.

Leather seats that can be heated is a boon, off the floor gear stick gives loads more room in the front, and the excellent built in Sat. Navigation is a great asset. This particular Honda is ideal for comfort, reliability and an economical drive. Just one draw back is the fact this is quite a heavy car, larger than the normal hatchbacks, so there is a need to put the foot down as with a 1600 engine is rather slow pulling away.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 78 reviews