2004 Honda Civic Coupe User Reviews

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    Best Honda Award — Very great car I have had many memories in htis car and they continue to grow. I think this car will last me forever and a day.

    Pros: Great gas mileage, Great to build memories, Will last forever, etc....

    Cons: pretty much... slow

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    Good Little Car — this car is excellent minus the numerous times it went in the shop for transmission problems.

    Pros: reliability, comfort

    Cons: transmission

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    2004 Honda Civic Coupe Si HatchbackReview
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    A Worthy, Fun Contender For Anyone Who Needs A Family/practical Car That's Fast And Fun. —

    Second vehicle. Performance: in isolation, excellent. Contextual, not so good. It's not a 'hot hatch' in the conventional sense, but is certainly fast enough to provoke serious license-losing territory- this is a genuine 140mph car with a few choice mods. The engine, despite being fairly highly-strung at 80bhp/litre, has a low compression ratio and has a fairly lazy power delivery, along with a disappointingly low redline- 6,800rpm. It's strong through the gears, and is never short of a bit of torque. Build quality- it's indestructible. This car has taken a lot of punishment, from off-road jaunts to high-speed runs, with haulage for gigs and frequent friendly taxi uses. It's survived, and still looks great. The only issue- weirdly- is some slight pilling on the doorcards. That is truly churlish to bring it up on, though! Appearance... it's a subtle car. Most people don't figure that it has a reasonable amount of power, and as such it can surprise a lot of the morons in all-mouth-no-trousers cars. Inside, it's actually a really nice place to be. Cruise control, automatic air conditioning, half-leather seats and blackout dials ensure it's relaxed, comfortable and classy. It's a huge improvement over the pre-facelift models. Soft-touch plastics and a comfortable, open atmosphere all add to a distinctly modern feel. It's not the cheapest car to run, but it performs similarly to my old 206 1.1 for petrol use... which, considering it has 100bhp more, is a serious achievement. It utilises VTEC-e, which runs the engine on 12 valves below a certain amount of throttle input. If you really, really feather the car, 45mpg is entirely possible. Typically, I get 33-35mpg. Average motorway cruise is 37mpg. Town is significantly worse. Servicing costs are pretty normal, which is great considering it uses Nissin brakes. Tyres are easy to find. The car has done 90,000 miles and still has the original clutch & exhaust system. Tax is a fairly stiff £220 per year, but it's not as bad as some. CO2 output is something like 178g/km. Fun factor- yes, this car IS fun! It's not razor-sharp like a Type R. It's more a cosseting Gentleman's Express that can turn its hand to a backroad if you want it to. It pulls cornering speeds that I would deem suicidal in other cars. The traction control only cuts in if you really, really overcook things, which is nice. ABS isn't intrusive either. The handling is also fairly neutral, it's difficult to provoke understeer and lift-off oversteer is rare. According to friends, they've seen it cock a wheel under hard cornering- 8 inches off the ground! Always the test of a good, fun hatch! Overall, it's a great car. It's practical, you can take the family in it, the rear is astoundingly large (bigger than the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class of the same era), it's fairly quick, it's fun to drive, it's good on fuel, it feels well screwed together and you get the sense it was made by people who genuinely like cars. The suspension is surprisingly forgiving, seeing as it handles well. A lot better than a lot of 'posh' hatches, i.e. Audi A3 & BMW 1-Series. On that basis, what's not to like? I only give it 4 stars because it's a decent all-rounder. It's not exceptional in any one area, except spacious qualities, and I know there are cars that drive better, or get better economy, or are faster. However, finding all these qualities in one car is very difficult. This is a fantastic compromise.

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

    Pros: Spacious, elegant, fast, drives well, economical.

    Cons: So much potential but impossible to improve one area without ruining others!

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    2004 Honda Civic Coupe Si Hatchback Review
    Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Acura RSX Type-S better.
    "The front fascia is cleaner and lower."
    Would Buy Ranked 2004 Acura RSX Type-S better.
    "better value, rarity in comparison."

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    I love this car. It's very comfortable and looks sporty. I put an after market audio system in it though because I like to bump. I think it they could have thrown in some more features though. Like so... Read More

    Great Affordable Economical Sports Car. By rickydoyaljr

    This is a great fun car if you and one other person are riding around town or going on a road trip. A little too small for a family, but great for teen drivers considering safety, reliability, and eco... Read More

    2011 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

    Madison By Lamster

    Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime Read More

    Easy To Maintain, Lots Of Sporty Styling And Great Engine To Back It Up. By Benjamin

    I loved the performance and feel of this car. It was cheap to maintain and not expensive to insure. The k20z3 engine was nothing short of spectacular and if you were inclined to, you could easily tune... Read More

    2010 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

    Great Car By sifellah

    it has a gorgeous red color , great in gas , very comfortable very cheap to maintain its not a luxury car i perfor if it has leather sear i feel very safe in the car it handles really good brakes ... Read More

    It Is A Reliable People Mover By Tommiez1

    It is sleek, nice styling, great gas mileage, very reliable, great stereo, Stylish wheels, great color, handles great, very fun to drive, like a go-cart. The negatives are really not a comfortable rid... Read More

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