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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#10 of 114 1999 civic ex
Mar 14, 2001 (4:50 am)
Hi, I am Dave, and i have owned my 1999 Civic EX coupe, 5 spd for 2 years now. and it is what i have expected from honda. I have owned honda's before, a 1985 civic dx hatch when I sold it, it had 250,000 miles on the odo, it is still running, i also have owned an 87 honda accord LXi, 1983 chevy celebrity (the only american car i have ever owned, and it turned me away from american for life) 1991 VW jetta GL. i bought the 1999 civic after jetta started to give me hard time at 120, 000 miles.
I wish honda sold acura EL in the US, i like the styling (slightly diffrent from civic) and of course the amenitites
#11 of 114 2001 Civic LX
Mar 14, 2001 (8:35 pm)
Hi my name is Bob. I picked up my Civic 5spd w/ side air bags last saturday. I am mentally walking on eggshells waiting for all the problems reported on the Honda Civic 3 pages to show up on mine. Have not had to get gas yet so I dont know if my gauge is screwy. 200 miles and no problems. woohoo.
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Mar 16, 2001 (7:43 am)
with 125k mi. on the odo today and going strong! No problems to mention of except for a bad speed sensor that was covered under warranty. Can't beat that. The brakes on Civics are mediocre and rotors warp easily. The trick is to not step on the brakes while you 're stopped at the light and coast slowly to a stop, hit your brakes early on and let them cool off properly before coming to a stop..
BTW, get some decent tires on your Civics. I have Dunlop D60 HR 195-60 on 14x6" Borbet Type-T alloys. Handles great! have fun and always properly maintain your Civic. It will last a long time trouble free.
#14 of 114 '99 EX coupe
Mar 16, 2001 (8:31 pm)
Hi. I'm Alex and I drive a dark green '99 EX coupe. I picked it up used about 6 months ago. The paint leads me to believe it's previous owner was stalking a sand truck so a trip to the paint shop is in order.
My last set of wheels was an '85 Accord which started leaking like a sieve - oil pan, rack and pinion, struts, A/C, iffy main seal - after 168k miles of minimal maintenance. Needless to say, the trade-in was kinda thin. ;^)
#15 of 114 01-EX Coupe
Mar 19, 2001 (8:55 am)
Purchased the 01-EX about three weeks ago. Pleased so far! Thinking about the CR-V for my wife!
Anyhow, I look forward to conversing through these forums.
Mar 20, 2001 (9:08 am)
Hi, I own a 99 Civic EX coupe. I've owned my car for 2 years now (just hit 25K miles on the odo), and It's doing great. I've never had any mechanical problems (knock-on-wood) with my car, so Honda give yourself a pat on the back. On the other hand, Honda sold me a car that had flaws in the paint. The clearcoat is spotted from some sort of fallout. Honda said it wasn't covered under warranty because it was on the surface of the paint, not under it so it's not a manufacturing defect. The spots look like water drops and they cover the entire surface of the car. I noticed the spots, but it had rained earlier on the day I picked up my car, so I simply thought they were waterspots. I got screwed in this situation, and to add insult to injury the customer service were very rude. No pats on the back for Honda's customer service, I'd rather kick them in the a$$!
Mar 20, 2001 (6:45 pm)
That sounds like an awesome car- I don't think it would sell in the US, but it sounds like an intriguing variation of the Civic. How much did you pay for your car (yes, I know, it'll be in Canadian dollars)? According to the website, the cost of a Acura 1.7EL top trim (whatever it is) is approximately the same as a Civic EX here once the currency has been converted. True?
Mar 20, 2001 (8:51 pm)
It's hard to compare Canadian car prices with US ones just by converting the exchange rate. Most vehicles are cheaper in Canada if you only use that comparison.
In Canada for about the same price as the top trim Acura 1.7EL-Premium, you can get one of:
- Honda Accord LX with ABS package
- Nissan Altima GXE with ABS package
- Toyota Camry lowest trim (no options)
- VW Jetta GLS 2.0 (no options)
All the other compacts are obviously cheaper. So, it's your choice: fully loaded compact sedan with leather, etc... or lowest trim mid-sized sedan.