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.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great car for reaching ;my granddaughter to drive."

Anonymous, MD (2000 Honda Civic)


Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic)

"I wish it had better start-off acceleration and handled a little sportier."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Civic)

"It gets me where I want to go. It's small and easy to handle, easy to turn around, easy to park. It's not quite as powerful on a hill as our 1990 Honda, but it does well enough."

KATHLEEN D., PA (2000 Honda Civic)

"Amazing acceleration, I drive it hard, like a sports car. Torque steer in low gears needs to be compensated for."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda Civic)

"My Civic is roughly 16.5 years old, and recently is showing its age. The standard three mile drive to work lacks the necessary oomph needed to navigate city traffic. The handling also is not as precise as I recall. I would definitely consider another Civic. Reaching 200K on the odometer is a worthy goal, but just getting by until it happens."

CATHY H., OH (2000 Honda Civic)

"I like the turn radius on it when turning corners and it handles very well both on turns and regular driving. It has good acceleration and does fine on gas mileage. It is driven mostly in town and short trips. I work for a rental car agency so if going on long trip usually rent a car because if I have a problem on the road I can just call the 800 number and they take care of plus as an employee I can rent a car cheaper than taking my own vehicle."

JOAN M., CO (2000 Honda Civic)

"good handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Civic)

"Handles well but accelerates slowly when AC is running."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic)

"I touch the gas it responds. I turn the wheel it goes where I want it to. Very good handling. By the way, it's actually a '98 but your actuarial chart only goes back so far."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic)

"endurance and efficient"

TRUDY H., ON (2000 Honda Civic)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Wished the seats had a little more padding"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic)

"With 188,000 miles and over 16 years old, the air conditioning still works like it was brand new!"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Honda Civic)

"insufficient headroom; rain comes in if windows opened only slightly (don't have air conditioning); front seats can't be pushed forward by rear seat passengers (2 door car); fixed-position side mirrors prone to breakage; insufficient # of wiper speeds (only 3)"

R M., NJ (2000 Honda Civic)

"This car is refuse to die. The engine is almost new and the most reliable car even after 160000 miles on it. Combined with my driving way with 5 speed manual, regular mixed drive yields 40 miles/gl. Manual is far better than that advanced automatic. Computer cannot match my brain at all. If I need acceleration, just down shift. Why you need excess power? I never buy powerful engine for my car. Power up and mileage down. You could not argue this point. I would like to have engine effici"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic)

"My vehicle is a coupe. I would have preferred a 4-door sedan or maybe a 4-door hatch back. I've found the coupe to be less versatile than I would like."

KATHRYN W., VA (2000 Honda Civic)

"Seats uncomfortable on long trips, road noise present- requires radio volume to be set very high at freeway speeds. Some vibration in steering even with new tires, regular rebalancing & rotation."

GLENN C., TN (2000 Honda Civic)

"Positive: 8-10 fan speeds. Fresh air defrost is default but can be overridden back to recirculated air"

DENNIS S., TX (2000 Honda Civic)

"Has developed a leak that leaves water on floor. Mechanics can't find it."

J F., DE (2000 Honda Civic)


Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Civic)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"We bought it new and had very few problems with it in 16 years. Great value 198,000 miles."

ALLISON D., PA (2000 Honda Civic)

"Over all cost of this car is very low within 16 years. Just change oil 10000 to 15000 miles interval. Battery must be replaced every 4 to 6 years. In addition to that, I have changed disc break pads few time. Manual clutch can last more than 250000 miles with my driving manner."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic)

"Sturdiness and superb reliability make this car maintenance cost very affordable"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Civic)

"It was within the price range I had available to pay and it has proved to be a good value as I have had very few problems with it and what I have had were minor. I have it serviced and the oil changed every 4000 miles."

JOAN M., CO (2000 Honda Civic)

"Very low initial cost Exceptional Mileage High maintenance expense for wear items"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Civic)

"I owned a 1984 Toyota Corolla before I bought my Honda and before I finally sold it, it had 264,000 miles on it. So with out a doubt I wanted it to be another Japanese made car."

Anonymous, AL (2000 Honda Civic)

"i have a 1996 honda civic cx. There was no option to click for 1996 so i chose 2000."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic)

"great ride , good control, efficient"

TRUDY H., ON (2000 Honda Civic)

"It has over 225k miles and runs fine."

ADAM W., CO (2000 Honda Civic)

"This car is still in great shape after 16 years. It has almost 200,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. The only problem with it is that it burns oil."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Civic)

"Dependable, durable, requires very little maintenance."

DAVID V., IN (2000 Honda Civic)

"I got it a in private sale from a mechanic whose mother owned it so it was in good shape and he actually gave me a verbal warranty which he honored when the cooling system went out."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Civic)

"Car was gift and needed engine which was worth it. Have the sir model and it handles like sports car. Added Bluetooth entertainment"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Civic)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The interior of this car looks like new even though it's 16 years old. The controls for the radio & air conditioner are also in great shape."

MARTHA K., KS (2000 Honda Civic)


Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Civic)

"Nice looking"

BETTY S., CA (2000 Honda Civic)
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