30th Jul 2007, 11:32
I own a 2002 Honda Civic ex, It just hit 149,000 miles this week other than oil changes and replacing brakes once in awhile (we have a lot of steep hills around here) I have had no other work done on it. I live in Oregon and it rains like crazy here, my sun roof has never leaked. I have two kids and my windows have never broke like this poster claims. I don't know how he could have so many problems with one of the most reliable cars on the road. My car has been down gravel, uneven logging roads zillions of times, believe me I have been tough on my little car and it runs awesome even at 149,000 miles.
15th Sep 2007, 00:39
My sunroof is not closing. I do not have a manual anymore...don't ask why because it should be in the glove compartment. This is a Honda Civic EX 99. It seems that it is almost 10 years of age and is falling apart now. The passengers window barely goes up now, the lights don't come on when the doors open (must be a shortage-we have replaced bulbs), I mean I can go on and on, but the sunroof is a big problem as it is HURRICANE SEASON. PLEASE HELP SOMEONE.
11th Oct 2007, 19:07
I drive a 2002 Honda Civic EX, I bought the car brand new, and at almost 6 years old, and close to 70,000 miles, I have been pleased with how my car handles. This year in 2007 was the first time maintenance wise I had to take care of my Civic. The air conditioning stop working, and that's been the only thing wrong with my car. I have read some of the above comments and I can't belive what is being said about the Honda Civic, people we must remember what we paid for the car, this isn't expensive, it's practical. It's just like anything wear and tear. I live in NY, I do a lot of driving, with a lot of harsh roads, and my Civic has been holding up well for what it's worth. I am satisfied with my cars performance, and wouldn't expect anything better, I got what I paid for.
2nd Feb 2008, 05:54
I have a 2005 civic and 3000km on this baby and I never had any issues with this car.
Drives like a dream.
16th Feb 2008, 13:20
I have a 2002 civic ex that just crossed 100K and I have never had A THING go wrong with it. You guys must have just gotten lemons.
17th Dec 2009, 22:17
I have a 2002 Honda Civic EX, automatic transmission. The car runs perfectly fine. The steering feeling is really good (far better than a Corolla...). I bought the car used about 10 months ago and already driven over 8000 miles. Other than the usual oil changes, I changed the cabin oil filter and the transmission fluid (at 60k miles as recommended).
17th Jul 2010, 15:51
I have a Honda Civic 2002; the best car I ever owned. Very good on gas. Other than oil changes and tires, I have not spent a penny on this car. Money well spent.
It now has 86k miles and is running like new. American cars on the other hand only last 5 years at the most. That's the case with my other car, a Saturn Vue; a true piece of crap that has gone through 4 transmissions.
18th Jul 2010, 13:47
Our Civic was totally shot and junked at just over 99,000 miles. Before (and certainly AFTER) that we have owned only American cars. Not a one of them ever had a single problem of ANY kind before 100,000 miles. Several have made over 200,000 miles (with zero problems), and one Ford was driven well over 300,000 miles with less than $500 in repairs. That car was driven for 17 years, and several of our family's vehicles have been kept for 15 years. GM cars are IN WARRANTY for 5 years!!
Ford currently is ranked ahead of both Honda and Toyota in reliability, and in J.D. Powers Initial Quality Surveys, both Ford and GM had more cars ranked in the top three in every category than ANY Japanese car maker. The ad hype can't hide the truth: American cars are now the best in the world.
19th Jul 2010, 19:01
"The ad hype can't hide the truth: American cars are now the best in the world."
Heheh, right. Now I know when it comes to recalls, the imports are just as guilty, but when it comes to flaming Ford's, unsteerable Chevy's and... well Chrysler, I fail to see the domestic companies as being the "best in the world".
The most popular car segment in America is the mid-size sedan segment (amazing that it's not the full-size SUV segment). The Chevy Malibu is barely worth mentioning. Chrysler pretty much fell off the face of the Earth, and the Ford Fusion has had several recalls ranging from transmission failures, brake issues and UNINTENDED ACCELERATION.
And as for the hybrid mid-size segment, the Malibu Hybrid isn't even a hybrid, Chrysler doesn't have a hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid is a joke, as it's ENTIRE hybrid system is built and designed by TOYOTA. And if you don't believe that one, take apart a Fusion hybrid sometime.
The Big 3 have stepped up. They aren't the leaders yet. Until the dominate nearly every segment like the Japanese did for so long, they are not building the "best cars in the world". So far, I've only seen the Fusion as being the leader. There's a lot more than just mid-size sedans you know.
20th Jul 2010, 17:41
Ford had 3... THREE... cases of POSSIBLE unintended acceleration. Toyota had THOUSANDS spread across several car lines, as well as many other very MAJOR safety issues. As for transmissions, let's not forget that it is HONDA that started the "Transmission of the Month" club.
The Malibu is an incredibly well built car. SO well built it was top choice for the 2009 U.S. Car of the Year. At present both Ford and GM have more cars in the top three in all categories of J. D. Powers quality rankings that ANY Japanese car maker. Out of 33 car makers Toyota ranks a pitiful 21st (Ford ranks 5th, ahead of Honda).
Personal experience also counts. No import we've ever owned made 100,000 miles without very major problems. Not one of our Fords or GM's has ever been touched in the first 100,000 miles. A friend of mine just decided to sell his Ford because he is afraid he might "START to have problems with it". It only has 352,000 miles on it.