2003 Honda Civic User Reviews

2003 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 34 reviews
"ride" 22 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 15 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
CONS
"power" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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jayjay0484 writes:
2003 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

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The car is reliable and great on gas.

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It is a small car.

jayjay0484
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Great Car For The Price — I love the fact that it does not break the bank to fill up the tank. It is great for singles or families with small kids . The car still looks good and runs great. You can't go wrong with a Honda.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Davee writes:
2003 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Gas saver!  Its very easy to handle and its in great conditions

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The engine was replaced.

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Its Great For A Single Couple Or Some One Whos Going To School — I like this car because it saves me alot of gas, and its very easy to drive it because its not a big car. Its a great car for a small family or for some one that goes to school/college. It will get you where ever you need to be safely nd at a very low cost. The car looks brand new from inside, has a very nice stereo with bluetooth. It runs great at any speed.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Robin writes:
2003 Honda Civic Si Hatchback Review
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very reliable and holds itd value

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doesn't preform well in winter.

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Yo — Great economical and sporty car. Only 500 built in Canada which makes it a rare car.The looks of the car is one of my favorite things about it, especially the interior. The dash is all black with carbon fiber around the air vents and center controls, the shifter is on the dash. The fronts seats are sporty and covered with a black suede material. Lots of leg and head room for passengers in the back seat and lots of storage space in the hatch with a 70/30 split folding seats. Not a very good winter car. I got stuck a few times in the deeper snow, but if you get a good set of winter tires you'll be fine.

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justinhiteart writes:
2003 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

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Reliable.  Very cost-efficient

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tint needs touched up on one window.

justinhiteart
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Reliable, Sporty Civic — Reliability, durability, and overall a great car. I purchased this car a few years ago, and it has been amazing to drive it near, far, and around. It's very comfortable, and I love having the satisfaction that it brings every day.

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Tugz writes:
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
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Fuel economy was ok...best achieved was 5.5L/100kms. Was super quiet to drive, interesting technolgy with the engine on/off feature

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Slow and boring to drive, CVT transmission sucks.......had to remind myself every time "Its not a sports car"

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Slow Pathetic And Never Achieved The Advertised Fuel Economy Rating — Had it for 8 months and put 45,000kms...boring. *yawn*

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SFDriver writes:
2003 Honda Civic LX Review
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none

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transmission, interior design

SFDriver
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This Car Is A Piece Of Crap. — Transmission failed at 30k miles. Car was driven respectfully and with city and highway miles. This car is a piece of crap. I also think the interior design is awful. All knobs on right (heat temp, fan, etc.) are round and approximately the same size. All knobs on left are square (side windows, sun roof). You HAVE to take your eyes off the road for an uncomfortable amount of time in order to make any adjustments. In my Toyota before this car, every button was different--all you had to to was feel for it, and you could make all and any adjustments without taking your eyes off the road. I will never buy another Honda again. I canNOT understand why this car has a good reputation with an unconscionable transmission problem for YEARS in ALL MAKES of Honda.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Indy writes:
2003 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

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Low maintenance

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Uncomfortable for tall people

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Utilitarian Eco-box — Inexpensive car to own. Not an engaging car to drive, it just goes from A to B and gets the job done. Not very comfortable for tall humans. Relatively easy to work on as far as mechanicals go. Wife likes the small size, I feel vulnerable in such a small cage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lee writes:
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Sporty looks (Type-R styling) low running costs, good build quality, great handling.

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speed & bhp or lack of.

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Honda Civic Sport 2003 — Not the best performance wise but in this sad country with the price of fuel and road tax becoming shocking it does for my shallow pockets. I wanted a Civic Type-R on a very small budget but the Civic Sport was the nex best thing. only major differences from the Type-R were the engine (1.6 rather than 2.0) the seats, boot spoiler & smaller wheels. but my own upgrades improved the standard Sport. build quality is great. much less plasticy inside than my prevous fords, much lower than most modern cars which leads to good handling.. but ive helped that with my own tweeks too. overall i love my car!..Type-R looks on a sensible budget!

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wizzer1979 writes:
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Its a Honda

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wizzer1979
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Its Good For What Its Meant To Do. — I hate the color. Gold . I wish it was manual transmission . It is a very reliable car . Hopefully I will be able to keep it for 500,000 miles plus . It is a very good car to commute back and forth to work in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Castor writes:
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Reliability, low gas consumption, cheap to maintain

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I can't find any.

Castor
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Unstoppable — This was my first new car, and first Honda, in 10 years only two flat tires, other than that zero problems, I can tell this car will go forever, nice presence for a car made in 2003, I would highly recommend Honda.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I ran 120,000+ miles on mine - 13" American Racing wheels & T/A tires. It handled like a slot car - got 45 mpg on hwy & 35+ in town. Had factory am/fm & needed the following: new front fenders - dea... Read More

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Its A Pretty Ight Car By Brandon

its a fun tiny car thats is very very good on gass, the car goes very good if you have a dohc integra 1.6 motor in it. it looks like it has no room, but there is alot of room when you get in it Read More

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