2000 Honda Civic HX from North America - Comments

20th May 2001, 12:57

My 2000 HX makes lots of power above 3000 RPM. Below 2500 --- forget it. If you need 5000 RPM something is wrong. Try resetting the ECU.

Also, I've gotten as high as 51 MPG in my 2000 HX. My average over the last 11 months is 44.6 MPG.

This has been a GREAT car --- economy with power --- super highway car!!!

The only mods I've done is a K&N air filter (stock air box), Mobil 1 10W/30 motor oil and Redline MT-90 gear oil. These things improved the driveability, mileage and power of the HX and I recommend them to all HX owners.

28th Jun 2001, 11:22

Hi I own a 2000 Honda Civic HX also, 13,000 miles so far with no problems. I bought it new for $13,760, $14,800 out the door including A/C.

I did not get 44 or 50 mpg, but I get 39-42.

First gear I can get like 32 MPH, second I can't get 66 MPH, third I got 105 MPH and in fourth I went like 118-120 MPH. I don't remember exactly cause I had to pay attention and this was with my friend in the car. These are all speeds that I have done and took the car to the redline 6500-7000.

I noticed my VTEC starts anywhere from 2500-3000, by 3000 it sure kicks in. Now I don't know why the guy up there is complaining besides it is supposed to be an economical car, not a sports car, even thought I will agree with him that the car could use some more torque.

If any one has info on the 0-60 and 1/4 mile for this car, please post it, make sure it is for the HX.

15th May 2002, 18:08

Hi..I own a 2000 Honda Civic HX, 2 door, with an automatic trans. I have 28,000 miles on it. I love the car... nothing has gone wrong. But I was wondering if there are any other people with the AT that notice a hard vibration from take-off. And it gets worse on an incline (like the San Francisco hills!!). Is this normal?? It sounds and feels like someone is driving a stick shift improperly. Its only from a stand still... like at a stop sign. Please help.

20th Jun 2003, 00:52

I just bought a 97 Civic Hx about 2 months ago, right before my 18th birthday. I have this problem with the car rattling when I start out and when I run at certian speeds. Its in the back around the trunk or backseat and on the passenger side. I can't seem to be able to figure out what problem it is. I don't think there's anything serious wrong. It's just really annoying. Does anyone else have this problem or have any idea whats wrong?

14th Oct 2003, 14:51

Same CVT Problem

There is possibility that the CVT is a deficient design on 2000 Honda Civic Hx.

My car has 27000 miles, and the transmision has a vibration in first gear. I brought it to the dealer and was told it was not a problem.

Now when I am experiencing it much worse, the car is 1 month over the 3 year warranty.

Have read cases over the Internet, where this may not be an isolated problem. In fact, is there a service in warranty replacement?

I was not told of this by the dealer.

This does not appear ethical by Honda. A transmission should last over 30000 miles and 3 years without major problems or replacement.

22nd Sep 2004, 08:33

The 2000 Honda HX CVT is a deficient design.

I have had the CVT transmission replaced four times and it has only 38K miles.

Honda should recall it and fix it.

This is the last Honda I will buy. I am in the market to buy two cars now, but you can be sure it will not be Honda due to my CVT experience.

I have talked to a few people who had the same experience.

13th Mar 2005, 21:00

I purchased a 1998 Honda Civic HX on my 22nd birthday (March 21, 2001) with only 32,000 miles. It was an automatic and I was a bit disappointed, but with the deal I got on the car, so I couldn't complain.

Never a problem. But transmission! Slipped 3 times but I ignored it. (54,000, 56,000 and 84,000)

Until February 18, 2005 (121,442), I totaled it. I've put nearly 90,000 miles in 47 months and I ignored the need to replace the transmission, but to flush the fluid and refill with new fluid 3 times. Never a problem.

But I would not recommend a HX with automatic to anyone. And I won't buy another HX with automatic either. But I've been fortunate because I've seen lots of HX owners with automatic would replace transmission several times and mine has been pretty reliable for me. I think it was the original transmission when I bought it.

Buy an EX, LX, or DX if you want an automatic.

2nd Oct 2007, 15:14

I agree with the whole auto transmission issues. Do NOT get the auto if you're going to get the HX. The HX is a gas-efficient model and needs to be equipped with the manual for maximum MPG. I am going to pick up a 5-speed HX. My S2000 gets great mileage for a sports car, but can't beat the MPG of the HX, not to mention the price.

9th Dec 2007, 17:13

I see here that many people have had problems with the CVT transmission in the Honda Civic HX 2000. I have this car (bought it around 36,000 miles) shortly after the transmission started surging and slipping and I had to get it replaced...somehow, the dealership made it so Honda of America paid for it. Now, I'm at about 100,000 miles and my new mechanic says its slipping and I need a new one. Does anyone know how to get in touch with the proper people at Honda of America to extend the warranty? What are my risks if I don't get a new transmission?

1st May 2009, 23:36

I have a automatic 2 door Civic. I bought it salvaged real cheap. I took it the emissions 5 times, but it failed. They said the obd2 was not ready, and I can't drive it because I can't get any more tags for it, and I can't get a licence plate, as I need emissions for it. If some one knows what I should do or just questions about it, please let me know. I don't know what to do with it.

28th Jun 2010, 23:03

Looks like no one has posted a comment in a while, so hopefully someone will read this.

I have a 2000 HX with a 5 speed. I bought it used from its original owner in 2008 with 125k miles. The car is extremely clean and in good condition. The original owner (a 36 year old woman) put a few things on the car when new; a cold air intake, lowered front end, Honda wing on trunk lid, and a stainless steel exhaust (I believe it is a 2 1/2 inch pipe).

The reason for my post is this problem (the only one so far, knock on wood). The check engine light comes on, and the car runs rough. It runs fine on acceleration, and down shifting, but when maintaining a constant speed it starts to misfire. I've taken an OBD reader to it, and it reads the error code for a cylinder misfire.

I've taken it to a Honda dealer, and they stated that it needed a tune up. I replaced the plugs, cap, rotor, and wire set, and reset the check engine light. After a short amount of time, like 10 minutes or so of driving, the light comes back on and flashes. It seems the car gets a bit louder sounding as well.

Any help from anyone? I'm leaning to believe it's the aftermarket stuff, but after calling the original owner she states she never had this happen. I also did pull the K&N air filter off, and cleaned it. Still nothing!

28th Oct 2010, 22:58

To the above. I'm not sure what to tell you, but I do know it has nothing to do with your aftermarket parts... trust me, a cold air intake or exhaust pipe would not cause the check engine light to come on. It could be a variety of problems, and also I know the sixth generation Civics were prone to exhaust problems (which would cause a check engine light).

2nd Jan 2011, 02:02

January 2, 2011 12:04am

I own a 2000 Honda Civic HX. Battery was not keeping a charge for more than 2-4 days. This had been going on for at least a month. Finally my husband replaced the battery. A couple of connecting wires smoked and now the car won't start at all. Have contacted Honda, and was told to check the reset switch somewhere on the column. Any suggestions or help please?

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