9th Apr 2006, 10:20

I have a 2001 Honda Civic DX... Having a problem with the wind noise comeing from the driver side window... when I checked the stripping everything seems fine... any solutions out there please?

9th Apr 2006, 17:22

The 2001 Civic was a first model year for that particular update/refresh. Generally, Civics do not experience these types of problems when they're updated or an entirely new model comes out. For some reason, this was not the case with the '01. Even Honda, apparently, is susceptible to problems. Still though, I'd put a first model year Honda up against ANY first model American make.

22nd Apr 2006, 13:08

2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe: This is my first Honda. I bought it for my daughter to try a Honda as they say it's a reliable brand. I have always had Nissans, and Toyotas. This is the worst Japanese brand ever. I've had a Mazda too and I think it was a better brand than Honda. I think Honda's quality and reputation for well built cars is gone. I've had so many problems with this car-the tranny had to be replaced, the car squeaks a lot. The front end is so brittle it rattles and breaks with the slightest road bump. I will never buy another Honda ever again. I just bought a 2005 Nissan 350Z and a Infiniti G35 coupe and I love them a lot. The quality and built is excellent. I am now looking into buying another car and it will probably be a Nissan Or Toyota made. NO MORE HONDAS FOR ME.

23rd Sep 2006, 10:51

I have a 1999 Honda Accord. It is 2006 now, I have 70,000 miles on it and it looks like new. This is because I take care of it. The Transmission was shot at 30,000miles and the front drivers seat mechanism was recalled a couple of years ago. Since Honda got their hands on the car.. It has been replaced 4-5 times and still needs to be replaced. Unfortunately HONDA cannot fix my car properly, and after having bought 6 new Honda's...I can assure you THIS IS MY LAST.

23rd Sep 2006, 21:40

After 135,000 miles of no problems with my 99 Accord, I can assure you it is not going to be my last!

6th Dec 2006, 07:16

I have a 2001 Civic Ex as well. The car ran great for 4 years or so and then I had to have the Tranny replaced at 70,000 miles. At the time I had the Tranny replaced I had two ball joints that were trashed, drivers side CV joint, and my sway bar was a mess. All this as a result of driving to and from work and being very nice to the car. Honda isn't in my future!

6th Dec 2006, 11:06

245,000 miles on my Honda Accord. I can tell you that a Honda will be in my future. Nothing but preventive maintenance on this hotcake.

7th Dec 2006, 15:39

2001 Honda Civic LX 110,000 miles. At about 105,000 a humming/grinding sound began to appear.

Now 110K my tranny is slipping. I thought Honda's were better than this. Will Honda work with me to allow me to afford a new tranny??


7th Dec 2006, 16:59

Consider yourself very lucky to have gotten over 100,000 miles on your Civic. Ours blew the engine at 90,000 miles (after numerous other major problems) and was sold to a junk dealer. Hondas are GROSSLY over rated.

8th Dec 2006, 09:25

My neighbors Civic (an American built one) just hit 230,000 miles with the original timing belt from 90,000 miles. His has to be the worst condition Civic on the road I have seen, yet it still runs. I think you guys bought your car from New Orleans or something; or East Saint Louis.

10th Jan 2007, 21:04

I have a 2001 Honda civic ex. My transmission has been slipping very bad recently. I will soon have to have the transmission replaced. I am very upset at Honda and the transmissions they make.

10th Jan 2007, 22:06

Honda and Toyota are NOTORIOUS for bad transmissions, (as well as a lot of other major problems), and dealers usually refuse to fix them. Sorry you got taken in by ad hype.

10th Jan 2007, 22:45

Correction: my neighbors Civic was built at the Canada manufacturing plant.

3rd Feb 2007, 14:06

HI! I have a 2001 Honda Civic. I too bought this car NEW right after a divorce. I have three children. I bought my car because of the "reputation". I knew being a single mother I needed something reliable. Reliable is the last thing I would call my Honda. The problems started with the interior roof coming apart immediately. I properly maintained my car and still was forced to REBUILD the transmission at 85,000 miles. This was done in October 2006 at a grand total of $2600. Honda recommended I replace the transmission instead of a rebuild for $5400. No thank you. Honda was not sympathetic with my situation. Since then, I have had NOTHING, but problems with this car. I am now looking at about $800 more dollars for suspension work. What a big mistake I made trusting Honda's reputation. I have recently learned that the transmissions in my type of car was faulty between the years 2000 and 2004 according to my mechanic. Honda denies this. I hope more people investigate thoroughly before purchasing one. Lisa.

7th Feb 2007, 01:15

I bought my civic new in August of 2001. At about 100,000 miles I had to rebuild the transmission. A year and a half later the transmission went out again and I still haven't even finished paying for the darn thing. This time I will put in a new one instead. Other than that, I love the car.

22nd Feb 2007, 23:14

I bought my 2001 Honda Civic EX, new in June of 2001 in Tucson Arizona. It now has 117,000 miles on it. The performance has been flawless! The car has never needed any service other than basic maintenance. The brakes lasted till 100k, the clutch still performs as new. The car is still in beautiful condition- mechanically and cosmetically. Timing belt is due and a few other things, but everything is still in good condition. I am surprised that so many have had less than favorable experiences. I feel this is the best car I have ever owned, hands down, and will be buying a new 2008 Civic SI soon. Hondas are absolutely the best built cars, this is my second one the first was a motorcycle that performed equally. I am a male, and do take very good care of my vehicles.

24th Feb 2007, 11:53

2001 Honda Civic EX 2 doors with automatic transmission, purchased new and now has 56,000 miles as of Feb 2007.

The automatic transmission went out at 55,000 miles in Jan 2007, replaced with a used transmission.

The stock suspensions is really lose compares to my brother's stock 2004 Civic LX sedan.

18th Mar 2007, 15:34

I bought a 2001 Honda civic and 2 months after the 3 year warranty ran out and 27,000 miles I had to replace the transmission. Well anyway, the dealership replaced the transmission for me, but I think they replaced it with another defective one. I gave the car to my nephew as a graduation gift. I thought he would get many years out of it and now it is only 6 years old with 62,000 miles and the transmission is already going out again. I really thought Honda had a good reputation because I know of two people who have Honda's and they have not had any problem with theirs. I think they made a lot of lemons back in 2001. I know one thing after this I don't think I will ever buy another Honda civic.