2002 Honda Civic User Reviews

2002 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 90 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 43 reviews
"ride" 28 reviews
"reliable car" 23 reviews
"power" 23 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
CONS
"power" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"expressway" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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hmdinunzio writes:
2002 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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affordable, reliable, low maintenance, great gas mileage

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luxury, loud on the highway

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Reliable, Low Maintenance, Great Car! — My parents bought my sister and me this car when we teenagers. Back when it was brand new, it had great acceleration, handled very well and impressive gas mileage. Almost ten years later, with 145,000 miles on it, this car is still running very well for what it's been through and is reliable, cheap to own and still gets great gas mileage. It's been such a great car over the years as I drove it throughout college and have taken it across the country several of times. Besides needing a couple of new sets of tires, I had to replace the right front axle a few years back (reckless teenage driving) and replaced the timing belt at about 110,000 miles, which is typical with Honda's. I can't complain about this car and would definitely recommend it to a friend who needs something reliable, low maintenance, cheap to own and to last a long time. This car has survived lots of miles and two teenage drivers. I've never once had to say that I hate my car. I am loyal to Honda for all of these reasons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
2002 Honda Civic Si Hatchback Review
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It was fast when i supercharged it, handled like a crazed demon with all the bars

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I had to supercharge it... it should have come with the k20a2 off the bat.

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Civic Si-r Supercharged With All The Goodies — The first car i owned under my name. It was such a nice build quality, never broke, never went to get anything fixed once that wasn't my own fault. It needed more power; i added a supercharger. its only flaw was the stupid Ivtec on the intake cam. Honda power! it looked great! i miss it!

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Ricardo writes:
2002 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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the looks and the fuel economy

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it is super slow!!!

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Nice Car But Slow As Hell — the car overall looks good. i like the style and the body lines. BUT, if you want performance, this is NOT the car you want. Although it is fun to drive, it is very slow and the suspension somewhat loose. The price and fuel economy are both great. The backseat can feel small for adults but it is comfortable for children.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
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Excellent reliability, good mileage, a solid car for the money

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Original tires among the worst made in recent decades.

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Good, Solid (albeit Uninspiring) Transportation. But Get New Tires. — This is actually my wife's car that she bought new, 2 years before we became engaged. Obviously this is not a fast car and not a luxury car. It's a compact car for someone on a budget. But it fills that role VERY well. Its reliability has probably been the best of any car I've been associated with. After 6+ years and 55,000+ miles, the only unscheduled maintenance has been a tightening of the belts. The a/c was making a strange whooping noise occasionally, but it works perfectly, so that was a very minor annoyance... The room is adequate. We have a baby now, the car seat is in the middle (of the rear bench, obviously), and there's still room for people to sit on the side - not comfortably, but they can make it. The performance is what you'd expect for the money. Not great. I've been a little annoyed sometimes trying to merge out of a cloverleaf. It understeers like a front-driver usually does. But none of these are terrible flaws - you get what you pay for, and if you're even looking at this car you obviously don't want high performance. It's just a good compact sedan. One black spot on this car: the original tires were HORRIBLE. Just check out tire rack if you want to see some awful reviews. They wore poorly, provided marginal traction even on dry pavement, and were terrible in wet and snow. By now, though, it should be almost impossible to find any original tires on this car - they will have long since expired.

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CivicReppin904 writes:
2002 Honda Civic LX Review
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Reliable, Good gas mileage, easy to work on, good handling, bumpin factory radio.

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If you try do anything, people call you a ricer; if that matters to you.

CivicReppin904
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Great, Relible Car. Especially As A First Car. — Great first car! 5 stars for that alone, haha. It has a 1.7L 4cyl engine- pretty fast...for a 1.7L 4 banger, lol. Only had 19,200 miles on her when I got her and only has 23,500 right now. It is very reliable, but I got from my grandmother, so it sat a while. So, it's probably getting an allignment very soon (in the next day or two: 1/9-10/11). It is also not fully loaded-only had a cassette player, no rear cup holders, etc. lmbo. Great gas mileage at 32 MPG or so (averaged: city & highway). Very comfortable cloth seats, good quality build; vinyl on the dash though. Factory radio hit hard, but I have a Kenwood KDC-MP445U in it now, and it has 2 12" MTX Audio Subs w/ a MTX Audio TNA-251 amp & a MTX Audio EBC- all which turn other people's heads. They're like "LOL RICE!..Holy S#!T, nevermind!" or "Lol grandma-OMG that Civic just made me spill my soda!" haha. Bangin sound system in an economy car- awesome. Hell of a fun for me, especially as my first car, haha.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jerry writes:
2002 Honda Civic LX Review
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Everything

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Its slow

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My Honda — This is the best car ever! Well almost, its not quite as good as my future TL typpe-s. But as far as a college car, its great. I get about 43 highway and 34 city. If i do both i get between 34 and 40. One time this summer i got 50! It has cost me almost nothing in service, i had to replace one compnent. thats it! i will never sell this car. It may be slow now but when i get a k20 and a gt30 turbo this will be an extremely fast car!

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Nathan writes:
2002 Honda Civic LX Review
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Good body style. Comfortable interior. Looks small but is quite roomy inside. Tall people can actually sit in the back. 5-speed Manual  is the way to go.

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A little noisy on the highway but that's partially my fault. They didn't build them to be soundproof.

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My Civic — Slow starting out in first gear, but I can beat some V6's off the line. Great handling. You can't go wrong with getting 35-45 mpg depending on where you drive. Have had to bring it in once to get the struts fixed. Custom exhaust from headers back and an AEM v2 air intake on it help with mileage and give it a little bit more HP.

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Melissa writes:
2002 Honda Civic EX Review
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dependable, good gas milage

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Excellenty for someone single, not for someone with children

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Dependable Stylish Civic — This is a wonder vehicle. It has served me well over the years. It still gets great gas milage (32-36 mpg) after 6 years. Only a few blemishes in the paint from rock chips over time. I have only had to complete the normal maintance schedule on it. Besides new tires and a battery. The only downside is it is not a family car. With two children now it is not feasible for two children in car seats. In the process of search for a new vehcile for this reason. However I still plan to keep the civic because of its realiabilty.

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Candice writes:
2002 Honda Civic LX Review
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Gas mileage, freeway I got 35mpg. Great looking. Extremely reliable! Will go on forever

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One of the more sought after cars for theft. Is slow at first, but this can be fixed.

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The Most Fun Car You Will Drive With Great Gas Mileage And An Affordable Price — The most fun car I have ever driven. Acceleration is great if you work on it. It has great gas mileage - I have 70k miles on it and I got 35 MPG on the freeway. The appearance is really nice especially the white color and tinting. I haven't had to do any major repairs just routine services. The only downside is it is one of the three most sought after cars for theft so I would recommend an alarm system. But because the car is inexpensive you can buy a great system. Would definitely recommend. Great gas mileage, great reliability, friendly staff, great looking and affordable - what could be better?

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RJ writes:
2002 Honda Civic LX Coupe Review
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Easy to drive and amazing gas mileage on the hwy.  I was getting like 40 mi to the gallon.

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None really, unless you want more power.  Car was a little underpowered.

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Great Daily Driver! — This car is awesome if you are looking for something that will get you from point "a" to point "b". It was the first car that I owned and I miss it, but got a better car in its lieu. Power windows and locks and a functional dash all make this car pretty awesome.

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

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2009 Honda Civic Reviews

We Loved It By zheka78

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