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Although pricey in its higher trim lines, the Civic is one of the best small cars on the market. The four-door LX sedan glides surefootedly through twists and turns, and it rides relatively well. The interior is roomy and well laid out, as is the trunk. The sedan's 106-hp Four and optional automatic transmission provide smooth acceleration.
Alerts
There are 16 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
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Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
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CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
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Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
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Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
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Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
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Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
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Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2012. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2016.
Model Summary
Although pricey in its higher trim lines, the Civic is one of the best small cars on the market. The four-door LX sedan glides surefootedly through twists and turns, and it rides relatively well. The interior is roomy and well laid out, as is the trunk. The sedan's 106-hp Four and optional automatic transmission provide smooth acceleration. The EX coupe delivers a supple ride, and its 127-hp Four provides very good fuel economy, but its lower torque makes it feel less responsive. The 160-hp Si Coupe addresses that, but it doesn't offer antilock brakes.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
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Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
2-door hatchback
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • CVT
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.6-liter 4 (106 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 (115 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 (127 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Not much to say - warning light for the converter. This car is actually a 1996, which you don't give as an option”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Needs a new catalytic converter as of 2014. Engine light always on”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“it's old and the catalytic converter rusted out just at the end of the converter and at the muffler as well”

Ralph G., IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“2000 Honda Civic was not reaching necessary speed. Catalytic convertor needed replaced”

Cathy H., OH (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The "O2" sensor, which is in the catalytic converter, was plugged and lost the get up and go power. Replaced convert and it runs great”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“My check engine light came on. It was very alarming as it had never come on during the time I've owned and driven this car. I had the mechanic run the codes which told me it was the CC; he reset hoping to buy more time. Didn't work and I had the C”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust manifold has a small crack. Once the engine heats up the crack closes. I always keep the vent closed until the engine heats up. The rear bushings are worn and need to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Pipe leading to muffler developed a leak”

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Every part of the exhaust system corrodes/leaks/fails on a frequent basis”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“loose bolts / leaks”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust manifold rusted through. Replaced it at the same time as the catalytic convert”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Something continues to rattle down there...ting ting ting, rattle, ting”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

“Normal wear and tear; about 3 - 4 years of life before replacement”

David V., IN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I seem to go through mufflers very fast-getting a new one every few years. Somehow they seem to form holes or rust and need replacement”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced for 2nd time in 97000 miles”

E S., NH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“This was basically covered in the previous response. The muffler did not need to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“burned through, had to be replaced. possible that some of the associated pipes were also replaced”

Bruce B., WA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“front muffler pipe broke at exhaust manifold connection a weak area”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal wear after 10-15 years”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“too loud”

Than N., FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Muffler got a hole in it as it got rusty and it was running very noisy. Now I installed a stainless steel muffler to avoid replacing muffler every other year”

Ion C., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“This Civic model was one of the last to be made with non-stainless steel exhaust systems. Every few years, the whole muffler and external exhaust system rots and comes loose and needs to be replaced entirely”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“rattles, much noisier than previously”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed replacement including adjacent pipe”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusted muffler”

Rahim D., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Tailpipe and muffler came apart”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

“rattling exhaust pipe under the car -- repair c. $300”

David S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“this car has needed either a muffler or exhaust pipe repair or replacement every 2 years since I purchased it”

Elizabeth P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Typical rusting after a couple or three years of USge; must be replaced”

David V., IN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Replacing the muffler required replacing some of the pipes”

E S., NH (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“One end of pipe broke and dragged on the ground”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“most recently the resonator corroded in the middle and fell apart. I was driving w/so much noise I thought that the muffler had fallen off, it didn't. Car was repaired at Midas. the resonator and all appropriate parts and labor cost $482”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The pipe disconnected from the muffler. Both were then replaced”

Jon Y., WA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I can't tell you how much money I have spent on having the exhaust fixed...numerous times...I've had things welded, replaced, patched, etc”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I would say this is normal wear with a car this age and miliage”

Michael S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The only issues with "pipes" are those that constitute the external exhaust referred to before”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipe B has needed replacement twice in the life of the car because it cracked and then broke, causing leakage of exhaust”

Angela M., MD (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“They rusted out”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Wheels were realigned when I had the original tires replaced after 14 years and 20,000+ miles”

Michael G., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the front ball joints because they were worn out”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The driver side front ball joint broke (went out)”

Deb B., IA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Ball jionts wore out. Replaced by me”

David S., ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“actually this car is a 1995 model civic del sol. you did not provide a category for 1995. the answers I'm providing apply to 1995 and NOT 2000”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Replace rear control arm bushings”

Michael G., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Upper control arm bushings”

David C., AL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to have front passenger side repaired twice”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

“Steering unit leaks”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Old needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“rear struts at 130000 km”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Strut is broken front right”

Rahim D., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Right Front Strut started leaking (will not pass next inspection in August/September unless repaired)”

Carol C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Broken bolt on strut. Replaced strut and lower control arm”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“torn boot on steering linkage”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“It was the original rack and pinion that came with the car and had wore out”

David C., AL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace rack and pinion”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“Thumping noise. Front wheel bearings had to be replaced multiple times before it was corrected”

Anonymous, MO (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“125000 replaced wheel bearing”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint is pealing”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint has been chipping at top of doors where window meets door for quite some time. Also at edge of hatchback where window meets door”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“My paint is peeling off”

J C., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“the coating is peeling and the paint is fading on the roof of the car”

Jill R., MD (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint has peeled off in many places, exposing primer”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Significant peeling of clear coat on front fender”

Jonathan K., BC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint is peeling and fading on the hood, the roof, and the doors”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The clear coat is peeling off on the hood. I feel this is a painting defect”

Michael S., NJ (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Roof paint is fading/ coming off with every wash. Roof is now almost white and the car is dark green originally. Hood paint is cracking”

Jeff B., CO (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“widespread peeling on roof of clear coat, overall fading of clear coat peeling on the bumper covers”

Roger B., VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Clearcoat peeling in several places”

Jonathan K., BC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint has come off of the entire front end of the vehicle exposing the dard undercoat”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on roof and top of trunk has disappeared in certain large areas. Car would still be nice looking if not for these obvious defects”

John C., NY (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

“Can't complian about the rust after 16 years!”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“body turning into rust bucket”

S R., QC (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad rust with metal peeling off above rear passenger side wheel. Comes after body work that followed a 2006 accident affecting the passenger side of the car. I'm told the rust can't be fixed for less than what the car is worth now”

Alfred W., PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“car is severely rusted”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“both rear quarter panels rust typically in front of the rear wheels badly”

Ralph G., IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor rust issues. They were patched and repainted”

David S., PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Fuel leaks

“fuel lines underside rusted out”

S R., QC (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Have had the car in for service twice and they have attempted to fix the leaks but have been unsuccessful”

Richard G., FL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“slow drip, mechanic says not serious, just track it”

Callie W., WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil pan leak was repaired less than one year ago, so recent leak was still under warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“oil pan”

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Leaking on seals on engine. Manageable by replacing oil during regularly scheduled maintenance visits and by placing an oil drip pan under the car”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“possible oil sending unit leak”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“More wear and tear”

Anonymous, NV (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Age and mileage related oil leaking. Problem persists even after several attempts at repair. No other significant issues with the car after 17 years of daily driving”

Anonymous, LA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Most damaging for environment. A quart leaked or burned every month”

Claire O., MN (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The car is old and is leaking oil. Likely from gaskets”

Andre B., GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Oi leaking from underneath the engine. It could be a seal but it is so slow I just check the oil and add when it gets low right now”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“oil pan gasket fail resulted little oil leak”

Shinzo O., FL (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The car had three oil leaks, two in the back of the engine and one toward the front. They were repaired in the last six months and are no longer leaking”

Anonymous, NM (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I love my civic, but it has been using up oil...and leaving stains under my car. The car is old and the repairs are more expensive than i can deal with, so I've been patching things up with my trusty mechanic”

Laura S., VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a problem with oil burning off at a slow rate. Need to add oil periodically and change oil more frequently”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the problem that troubles me most. The engine light goes on intermittently . My trusty mechanic finds nothing wrong when he looks at it, and says i should not worry but bring it in if it stays on for long. A little scary. The car is old, and has never given me ANY problems at all, so am ascribing the problems now to old age”

Laura S., VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“A/C compressor has died and will cost $700 to fix”

Elizabeth P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“only repair to system in 14 years-it was blowing hot air”

Laurie D., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“It needs to be replaced for the 4th time due to it leaking”

Kevin C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The air conditioner lasted about 9 years and then died so that summers in the car are very hot. It cost too much to repair the air conditioner so I just suffered for 2 or 3 months each year”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“AC does not function;heat is fine”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“had to be replacesd”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The A/C compressor died 8 years ago and is only available used and no guarantee that the used one will work”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“needed repair, fixed it, works fine now”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“it died”

Richard L., CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Air conditioning no longer works. It likely needs to be recharged. I've never had this done”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Weak / inadequate cooling in spite of compressor replacement. Fluid leakage which even when fixed seems to need coolant replacement each season”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“The Blower motor was getting noisy so I had it replaced but now the blower motor that I replaced it with is noisy as well. I will have to get the one replaced as well”

James B., MN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Not cooling sufficiently. Refrigerant leaks - A/C valves had to be replaced”

George R., TX (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“A stainless steel pipe failed and caused the refrigerant leak on last summer. Now, again there is a leak as the AC won't provide cold air”

Ion C., ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace the compressor and had subsequent leaks”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“No heat or fan”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“since the car was purchased in 2000, the antilock kicks in when the car is going over rough road or just a bump in the road. Honda has refused to acknowledge the problem and has refused to fix”

Rick S., TX (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Fell in the potholes this winter, the disc stuck, break pad was gone to the caliper, only one side”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes lost tension progressively over a weekend. Would be flooring the brake and it was difficult to stop. Was approx $400 to fix”

Dana P., MA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“My Honda Civic is actually 1997,but that option was not "available! It is a "creampuff", and the brake repair was minor---needed new seal”

Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Just repaired brake pads-no drum or rotor damage. first brake job in 7 years!”

Laurie D., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes seem to need attention every year”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“We just had to replace the brakes because they were worn”

Ann G., CO (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

“Brake lines had rusted and leaked fluid. We limped it to the mechanic, using some remaining brake function and the emergency break. The mechanic blamed it on 15 years on [winter salted] Pennsylvania roads”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The car is actually 1996 model, and the brake line got air in it, so you need to "double break" before the brakes work. Tomorrow I am getting a new car and giving the Honda to the Kidney Foundation”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“front brakes jsut wore out - it was time”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I got the rotors replaced about 8 months ago after the car kept making a "thunk thunk" noise while breaking. It took a long time for the mechanic to identify the issue. Now 8 months later, the breaking noise is back (same wheel)”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotor keeps breaking down”

Moe M., CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“Actually it's a 1996 Honda Civic. Had break shoes replace,d bad job, constant grinding sound”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes squeak”

Claire O., MN (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“More of a whistling noise coming from engine area and very hard to point where it is coming form”

Moe M., CA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“door does not stay latched”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Even though it got TOTALLY stuck, and after it was repaired, the passenger side window has NEVER able to open & close smoothly & quickly anymore since last year! WHAT A BUMMER!!”

Kyoko E., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The passenger side door handle does not "snap" back into closed position on its own, which makes it impossible to latch door unless the outside handle is pushed down manually. Also, hood cable breaks”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“All locks have failed on 4 doors, except passenger side door Bad wiring harness design”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“the rear driver door handle became unattached while the door was in child lock mode, so the door is unUSble now”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear driver's side exterior handle connector keeps breaking. Has been fixed twice and is broken again”

Jeff B., CO (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger door latch broke. Can not open passenger door from outside, only from inside”

Christopher B., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“I have a 1995 Honda Civic EX (there was no option for that - I could only go as far as 2000). My sunroof won't open (it's stuck). It's been a FANTASTIC car! It just has a lot of issues now. The tachometer doesn't always work either”

J C., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“door lock wore out and had new one installed. But now I have 2 keys, one for this one door & the other for the rest of the car”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“When rolling down window by hand, window handle broke off. Could not raise or lower window without replacement”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side window motor broken and replaced. Passenger side electric door lock not working”

Allen M., KY (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver's side window has gotten stuck in "down" position (in winter, of course). Window often sticks”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Motor died in the driver side window and had to be replaced. It died again three months later, but was a wiring problem so the mechanic fixed it gratis”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The ddriver side window will not close in cold weather”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water leaking into trunk”

Margaret R., OR (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Water was leaking into the trunk. I bought the car used and the previous owner lied to me about an accident that caused body damage. Had to have all the leaks plugged by a body repair shop”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Rain water leaks into trunk”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Water gets inside and floors are wet after sitting in rain”

Anonymous, DE (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“water leaking into trunk during rains. now that weather is warm, have started trying caulk in some areas around rear windshield. first attempt had no affect”

R M., NJ (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“When it rains, water leaks into the trunk of my car. It forms a distinct pool of water where the spare tire is, and has dampened other items I keep in the trunk (papers, gym clothes, etc) to the point of causing mold to form and having to throw away”

Madeleine J., CT (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Mystery source water fills up tire well”

Callie W., WA (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal wear of rubber gaskets, etc”

Anonymous, NV (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Trunk is leaking consistently now”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Water is entering somewhere and causing mildew”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Mystery squeaks/rattles from front end. Due to age of vehicle”

Andre B., GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was never a "quiet drive." However, in the last 12 months, it has gotten louder”

Anonymous, NM (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“I bought my car in California, where smog requirements are very different. I now live in NY. Getting replacement parts put on the car can be a challenge”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Emissions control device over gas tank had to be removed and cleaned manually. High labor charge”

L M., CA (2000 Honda Civic)

“Engine service light. Problem seems to be in the evaporation recovery system”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“catalytic converter”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The catalytic converter failed, I had to replace it in order to pass my Illinois emissions test”

Joel B., IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“This is a 1998 model (your drop-down box only went to 2000). I never really had any problems with the car in 17 years except for a warning light on the dash.The car repair guys tell me it isn't worth messing with and the car still runs just fine”

Kathleen W., FL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“its one of the devices in the fuel evaporation system”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

“fuel injection gasket was replaced”

L M., CA (2000 Honda Civic)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Dealership took care of problem”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“the sensor failed”

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The check engine light is on. There doesn't seem to be a problem with the emissions but it comes on regularly and stays on until it is reset”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“only one time, as we were driving the antifreeze came out and the engine overheated immediately after”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

“It occurred because there was a crack in the head gasket”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda over heated and I stopped immediately. Had car towed. One mechanic said I needed new engine but did not replace at that time. Replaced radiator, thermostat, engine still continued to over heat. I decided to put in engine with 10,000 miles on it”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Leak in hose or flange”

Douglas L., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“After replacing stock engine at 90k miles, I've replaced radiator, thermostat and fan motor and still overheats. I've put more money in then the car is worth”

Christopher B., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Overheats due to loss of coolant in engine”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace it. it was the original radiator. pretty good”

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“replace”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

“12v plug pulled loose from it's attachment hole”

Allen M., KY (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“The security lock locks all 4 doors, however, when unlock is pressed, it only unlocks the driver's door. All three of the other doors have to be opened with the button on the driver's side door. The dealership said that it couldn't be fixed (and oh”

Madeleine J., CT (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Car will not start using code to start engine”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Dashboard light backdrop stopped working altogether - still diagnosing. Not light bulb failure - possibly the dimmer switch failure”

Edward M., OH (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“one of the rear doors has to be manually locked. when I lock/unlock the car from the drivers door, this door lock sticks”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“Transmission torque converter failure fault code keep popping up even after reset numerous time and transmission shop did not find any issues with the transmission”

Anonymous, HI (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

“Driver Side Front window will not close completely (need to have regulator replaced)”

Carol C., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

“Seem to always have this problem from day one”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“My well-maintained car simply stopped with no real warning while I was thankfully on a residential street (and not an interstate). The car was towed and the original alternator was replaced. Runs well now”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace battery that had a bad cell”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic CX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Distributor failed and engine stopped, requiring a tow. $800 in repairs”

Douglas L., CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace distributor, electronics failure”

Allison D., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“in the winter, it takes a long time to start the car. one time we tried starting the car for about 10 min, nearly depleting the battery. after a jump, the engine would shut off every time i stopped at a light”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“spark plugs were only in 2 years. got a check eng. light, 2 of the plugs were seized in head. had to use an easy out to remove them”

Allison D., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

“Started went out. The part was expensive and harder to obtain than expected. It took three days for the shop to get one. I couldn't get one any faster”

William W., WA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The starter failed after 16 years. Pretty good, to be honest”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Clutch was starting to slip and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch just wore out.replacement clutch and flywheel parts $200 labour done by self”

David S., ON (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Standard clutch replacement, an expected repair”

Joel B., IL (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch requires replacement - it has begun slipping and will need to be completely replaced within the next 10K miles”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch had 187000 miles on it, so it was about time for it to replaced. This was completely expected for a fifteen year old car”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“unfortunately transmission went out right after warranty had expired.... a little over 30,000 miles. Honda gave me about 2/3 of the money to replace it”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“IHREE YEARS AFTER GETTING THE CAR THE TRANSMISSION STARTED GOING BAD. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS A NEW KIND OF TRANSMISSION. IiT HAD TO BE REPLACED”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

“Completely inoperative”

Ted C., NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

“Exhaust Manifold has a small crack which leaks exhaust until the manifold heats up and seals it. This leak showed up about 6 years ago. The speedometer only works intermitantly. This was replaced at 33,000 miles. Should never have to replace”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“1.Display doesn't light up at night. 2.FM band lacks sensitivity, can't hear stations from more than 20 miles away”

Ted C., NY (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Volume does not work properly it is very difficult to adjust up and down”

Richard G., FL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“volume knob eradic, sometime does nothing or does the oppsite when turning up or dowm”

Allison D., PA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Car was stolen and the radio removed. When we got the car back and installed a new radio we discovered that the ignition/security system had been damaged as well”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Volume control is flakey”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“warped head, blown gasket replace radiator twice in 5 years”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“burning oil”

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

“The overheating was due to a problem with the head gasket”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT IT BUT THEY HAD TO BE REPLACED”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Extremely expensive to replace the timing belt. Well over $1,200. Past timing belt replacements have been in the $750 range”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

“Timing belt was not due to be replaced, but, my car just stopped working while I was driving it. I coasted downhill, onto the shoulder, but one wheel was still in the road. This was a very dangerous situation. I could have been on Interstate”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“Sometimes doesn't want to shift even with clutch adjustment”

Dallas P., KS (2000 Honda Civic Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“After 3 clutches, the master and slave cylinders need replacing”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Slave cylinder needed replacing”

Anonymous, NE (2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Car developed a leak at seal between engine and transmission. Had it replaced and noticed no further leaks”

James B., MN (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

“Same thing-age and mileage related persistent leaking. More of an annoyance than an issue”

Anonymous, LA (2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

“Had problems with trains linkedge”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

“Vibrates when starting out from 1st gear. Like a strong shuddering (not caused by driver!)”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
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