27th Feb 2003, 13:19

It doesn't at all sound like your car is "unreliable" I mean, I didn't hear anything in there about you being stuck on the side of a highway anywhere, or that you cranked and cranked before calling a tow truck, so what are you complaining about... the heat in Texas?

20th Sep 2003, 19:41

I don't know about those who are complaining about power, but my 120hp hatchback takes out mustangs and cameros left and right. I even beat a wrx all-wheel drive turbo charged. still it has never let me down. I get over 320 miles per gas tank with after market parts. that's more mileage than most cars.

14th Dec 2004, 11:39

I've owned a 96 Civic DX for 5 years now. It was purchased used with about 35k miles on it. I must have got lucky or something, but all I've had to do since then is brakes, battery, tires and that was all done just a few months ago. Now I'm at 104K miles and this week getting timing belt and valve adjustment done. I always change the oil every 3k miles and that's it. I live in Colorado at about 7,ooo feet and being a avid snowboarder my Civic been everywhere in the high country through the years. Even at 10,000 or 11,000 feet she keeps zooming along, often loaded with passengers and gear. I'm not sure why Texas/sea level driving would be and worse.

6th May 2009, 19:45

I actually drive a Honda civic CX hatch... and I hate it with a burning fiery passion. it's a manual car and given, it's 10 years old, but we've replaced the exhaust system 4 times on it and it's STILL dragging on the ground and rattling. My transmission is going out so it doesn't go into 3rd gear anymore and 4 and 5 are starting to stick. A chip is on in the car, apparently, because I can't tell how much gas I have unless it's empty or full and the latch on the hood is broken. I'm ready to bury the darned thing!

18th Jul 2011, 16:23

Don't go with a $16.00 WalMart oil change - they have settled a few (very few) lawsuits because they forgot to replace the oil after they drained it out. I remember reading about a family vacation that was ruined due to their negligence (blown motor). Go to a regular mechanic, or a Pennzoil Quick Lube.