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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2471 of 5207 Honda Civic EX 1996
Mar 21, 2003 (8:23 am)
An excellent vehicle. Perfect. Mines is doing 150000 km equivalent to 93750 miles. It's 6 years old.I probably got a lucky one. The vehicle drives perfect. I have no problems other than oil changes, plugs. I have changed disc pads twice. I do a lot of running in the rough. That's why this vehicle is proven. I changed the transmission oil at 120000 km. Imagine that. It is supposed to be changed at 50000 km. I did not know.The vehicle is miles ahead od Nissan and Toyota.
If you do get problems , sort them out. You will never regret it.
I will close my eyes and buy Honda again. i am looking at the Accord. It's a good vehicle. maybe the dealership is lousy but you can't go wrong.
So if you all are doing say 20000 miles you have a vehicle to give about 80000 miles again.
I spend my money and service regularly.
I use Mobil 1 syntec and change oil atb 10000 km.
I use the racing plugs.
I have Falkens 205/50 R 15 tyres with 15" rims.
Treat your vehivle like your lady and you will get the benefits.
What about the RIDE. Excellent.
Shocks--Top of the line.
This vehicle is used on rough, bumpy roads with potholes etc etc .
Take care of it.
#2472 of 5207 maintenance question
Mar 27, 2003 (11:38 am)
I am due for my 20,000 mile maintenance on my civic. typically I take it to the dealership for oil changes/maintenance, cause they give the oil change for free if I do maintenance there. But this time, it is $180 for oil change, rotate tires, inspect, etc.. Which seems like a bit much? Should I take it there, or just go somewhere else? And if I go somewhere else, do I need to specify anything about which kind of oil/filter? What other things should I get done also? Will they know to inspect the cooling system hoses, axle shaft boots and all the other stuff honda says they do at the maintenance? Thanks so much for any help.
#2473 of 5207 Trunk Closing
Mar 29, 2003 (5:10 am)
My former 2001 LX coupe had no trunk problem. The trunk would close firm and secure with two fingers! Same with the doors.
When you go to the dealer, you should be talking with the body shop manager. Some, (not all)service people are just talking heads.
For comparison check out the showroom model.
Don't be afraid to go elsewhere. You didn't buy a Yugo, so service you be as good as the vehicle.
#2474 of 5207 Does anyone else have this "problem"?
Mar 29, 2003 (9:50 pm)
I have a 2003 4-door Civic LX.
Every time I (or a passenger) unbuckle the seat belt and let it loose to rewind into the door pillar, the belt rewinds too fast and the seatbelt buckle either scratches or leaves a small pit on the plastic door-side pillar.
I don't know if this is a defect or if I just have to hold onto the buckle and make the belt rewind slowly.
Does anyone else have this problem on their Civic sedans?
Other than that, I am very pleased with the car.
Mar 30, 2003 (12:22 am)
My friend's Lexus RX300 seat belt did the samething, it hits the door or window or whatever is in its way. Just take a easy when you release it.
Enjoy your car!
#2476 of 5207 head gasket problem
Apr 02, 2003 (9:55 am)
It's 1992 with 150,000kms. The rad was changed last year. The car is overheating. Canadian Tire said that the problem is related to the head gasket. Does anyone (with a similar problem) know how much it will cost to repair.
#2477 of 5207 Radio Display Code: "CLEAn"
Apr 02, 2003 (10:35 am)
I have a 1994, Civic, Sedan, Auto and the Radio/Tape display says "CLEAn" every time we put a Audio Cassette to play. Does this mean just to put a Head Cleaning Cassette or something else. Please let me know. Appreciate your help.
Apr 02, 2003 (1:45 pm)
After my 93 went through a rad, 2 headgaskets and 1 cylinder head in less than 2 yrs (had 125kms), I ditched it for a new Protege. Try this trick: the problem hasn't re-appeared since
Apr 02, 2003 (5:00 pm)
Yes, the seat belt, when released, rubs between the driver's armrest and the driver's seatback. As a result, the rubber on the armrest has become worn, not to mention that the belt will not retract properly because it binds in this narrow passage due to about a half inch of clearance. This seems to be a problem with the coupe only.
While on this subject, has anyone noticed a whistle sound when driving over about 30mph with the window down. This noise comes from the seat belt anchor on the B-pillar. If you put you finger over the slot (through which the belt slides) you eliminate the whistle. Obviously, no one at Honda drove the car with the windows down in the design stage. A simple redesign of the shape of the anchor would have solved the problem. One of the many slip-ups of this 7th gen. of Civic.
Apr 02, 2003 (8:37 pm)
My Protege was noisy, buzzy, unsafe, and rattled to death when cold ... ditched it for 02 SI and a 03 Accord and the problem has not re-appeared.