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2002 Honda Civic Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by peter_gessel

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Reviewed: 2002 Honda Civic

2dr Coupe 115-horsepower 1.7L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Why the 2002 Honda Civic?

Why Not the 2002 Honda Civic?

Ride smoothness

Fairly rough riding for a mainstream car; every road imperfection is felt and potholes are a nightmare. Can get tiring on a long trip.

Quietness

Quite a bit of road noise in the cabin from the tires; have to talk in a raised voice at cruising speed. Engine is also noisy during acceleration.

Insurance cost

Depreciation is not a problem, but insurance is very expensive considering the age of the car, I guess because Civics are a favorite target of car thieves.

Powertrain performance

Could use more power; passing on a 2-lane rural highway can be white-knuckle sometimes. Also have to rev it high to get any acceleration. Manual transmission works great, though, and engine is willing to play along as much as it can.

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