The 7th generation of the Civic has a cumulative PainRank™ of 55.76. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2001–2005 Civic model years have sent in 2244 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (61%) followed by the engine (7%) and the interior (5%).