2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7 from North America


The perfect starter car


Because of the winter driving, hitting plenty of potholes ruined the suspension baffles.

General Comments:

This car is definitely more than what I paid for. I got it second hand and have been putting on at least 2,000 km (1,250 miles) per month since I got it, including a few multiple day trips and had no troubles whatsoever.

Handling is extremely responsive and the clutch works as smooth as silk. Suspension could be a little tighter.

The back seat doesn't have great leg room, but the trunk space makes up for that.

In the process of adding some 'enhancements' to the car and anything I want to know about the car is readily available and any specifications about it are everywhere, so finding parts is too easy and making custom parts can be done easily as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2006

2002 Honda Civic EX - With sunroof (no leather) 2.4 i-vtec from North America


Poor Quality and Reliability; Trading in for a Jeep Liberty


Everything! Air conditioner failed, after owing the vehicle for 2 years. I do my oil changes with the dealer every 6,000km. The seats and steering wheel are worn badly. VERY poor quality! It Squeels and Sqyeeks over bumps. Due to the cold in Canada, the struts have to be replaced from my pocket every year (at least once) >>> Take not that Honda won't honour the warranty (bumper-to-bumper) for any of this. I am very Upset! I bought a honda CR-V over the Toyota Rav4 and Jeep Liberty, thinking it would be more reliable, but it wasn't. Never again will I purchase a Honda... NEVER : (

General Comments:

The car is comfy on long drives. As I said above. This car is not good at all when it comes to reliability and quality.

I will trade my 2002 CR-V EX in for a 2004 Jeep Liberty. Please! Don't make the same mistake I did... you will regret buying this car. : (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th March, 2006

6th Mar 2006, 16:20

The foreign cars are experiencing the same decline in quality that comes with being a huge automaker. American companies have already experienced this and be prepared for foriegn competition to hit the same low standards.

4th Jun 2006, 16:52

My former room mate had a Civic and it was a piece of junk. I bought a Mustang at the same time he bought the Civic and the Mustang made it to nearly 200,000 miles. The Civic's CV joints went out at 50,000 and the engine blew up at 90,000.

He bought a Ford after that.

18th Jul 2006, 23:52

Are you quite sure to be considering a Jeep Liberty for a trade in? You should read some of their reviews here on this site, they certainly aren't any better according to many owners.

2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7 from North America


Honda silver certified car should be qualified!!!???


Bought the car in summer and didn't find any problem. But 5 months later found noisy window when window closed also dealer said front shock and stablizer linkage need to be replaced due to weak on right front side. When bought the car,dealer said the car kilometer a little high if it is silver certified for extra money they will check the car entirely and will replace some parts if they think necessary. Then bought it thinking nothing to worry about.

The fact is that I had to pay the expense to get them fixed because they said the problem is not covered by their warranty even speak to the president. Honda silver certified should not get this problem only after 5 months driving.

General Comments:

Car has good reputation, but service need to be improved. When purchase should be careful with their warranty, no necessary to buy any additional warranty because most of the parts are not covered, and they do not give any specific list.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th January, 2006

29th Jan 2006, 19:44

It's your fault, you want what everyone thinks is a fast car. The Honda Civic is popular, but also more likely to be seen in a crash than a Toyota or Nissan. A small accident can cause a lot of damage to a Civic. This leads to high r4epair costs. Now I see that service is also a problem. Popularity and following the crowd always has a price!