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Old 09-15-2006
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What kind of FLAWS or PROBLEMS about your cars do you guys have, COSMETIC, MECH etc?

Just thought i'd see what you guys have that ISN'T good about your cars. like what you guys don't like or the boo boo's that your cars have that are messed up or the things you guys JUST don't like. cause all these civics look soooo nice but how are they behind all the shiny paintjobs and closed doors?. the pro's and con's about your civics.
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i had all my small dings and dents and couple tiny scratchs other than that it's all gravy
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lets see..

side air bags.. in the 01 coupes.. they flippin suck.. i hate the Occupant Position Detection System .. its been fried out 2 times and i hate the ****..
the honda dealer is replacing it under factory defect parts but they dont understand either..

thats the only gripe i have.. i havent had any other problems with mine..

well i almost forgot the occasional hard time going into reverse but the airbags are my biggest gripe..
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ok i see. you don't have any rips in the seats or cracks on the dash or giant dents or messed up looking engine bays or stuff like that?.
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dings, scratches, battle wounds, curbed disasters, nothing rusted so far.

I have terrible suspension problems. the stock suspension couldn't handle our ginormous house-swallowing potholes. I had 2 get it replaced twice and its a little squeaky now.
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wow. do you guys have any pics of your cars problem area's?
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hmm, I'd say its totally random, and mostly asshats at parking lots that cause the problems.
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have you guys ever broke something while messing with your cars and then fixed it back to normal?
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underdamped rear stock suspension, rattle in the left B-pillar, warped brake rotors.
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broken motor mounts so it rattles like a ***** and every panel has been rattled loose.......easy fix turn up the music

replaced tranny at 60K, clutch squeaks, exhaust leak, CF hood stuck on the car since one of the bolts stripped when putting it on, hole in carpet and floormat from some New Balance shoes I had, but overall i'm super happy with the car
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Main problem would be the little paint chips on my front bumper from the road and a little rattle from my speakers
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the only main concerns about my 05 civic
are the rattling issue inside the panels and the sucky paint job honda did...man i just bought this car more than 1 year ago and my paint is just ****, i have tons of stone chips and scratches. seemed like they just sprayed this car with one coat of paint
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Every body panel on my car is a nice deep black and looks like new, except for my damn front bumper. It looks like **** from rocks, bugs, etc. oh well.
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have any of you guys ever broke any of your sheet metal on your car?. meaning the body panels (exterior), (paintjob)?
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I bought my 05 vic last August and put almost 80 000 kms in a year. So far the car has impressed with its durability. Its been driven in -30c weather to upwards of +30c on a busy highway following logtrucks through a blizzard and it drives the same no matter what. After getting rid of the shitty dunlops they gave me I put on some Goodyear Comfortreads and my car now rides smoother and is so much quieter.

Of course I have a few dings on my doors, my hood is gettin chipped up pretty good but in 5 years I'm gonna want a new paint job anyways. Like someone else has already mentioned I have to sometimes fight to get it into reverse I have a loose dash light behind my A/c and recuirc buttons that works when it wants to.
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I was rear ended 3 years ago at a stoplight. They replaced the rear bumper and the trunk, but it still doesn't fit right. The paint doesn't quite match even now I can see the difference. @#$#%$ resale value is for **** now, not that I am bitter.
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Auto tranny is ****.
Paint on hood is ****.
Paint in general is ****.
Thats about it.
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have you guys ever hit potholes and broke something?. how big of a pothole do you have to fall in, in order to break something down there? cause everytime i fall in one on accident, i swear to myself!. and i hope nothing happens. if i were to break something after falling in a pothole. would i notice really quick?.
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oh yeah how could i forget my first curbage on my rims...grrrrh
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Leaky trunk, and the shopping cart dent in my car cause of wal-mart asshats.
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Just a few things... Of course, the obvious one. No power to speak of. But aside from that, it just minor things. The paint on the hood sucks, it doesn't want to go into reverse a lot, the reverse lights are worthless, and I hate the position of the gas tank/trunk latch. I always kick the stupid things getting into the car and have to get out and shut the door.

Aside from all that, I love it.
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I got so many chips in my hood, front bumper it's disturbing!!!!
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warped rotors, squeeqy clutch, and some door dings but besides that she runs great. Besides mech the only other complaint I have is my damn tan interior. I would love to have black but nooo they couldnt do that for the blue 01 civics.
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Squeeky clutch, not enough power and nasty scratches from a truck throwing up stones on the highway, ohhh and rocky drivers seat, sounds like the front bush is going going gone. mehhh
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4th gear is going out in the WRX, few door dings from idiots.
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Manual is occasionally hard to shift. The linkage seems to get stiff when temp is less than 70. Honda says that's just how it is. Won't go into reverse sometimes. Has something loose under hood, either exhaust or motor mount that rattles sometimes in the right rpm range. Cosmetically, a sh!tload of stone chips in bumper, a small crack at the bottom too. Also, about 5 little dents around the car.
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I have heard this is a common problem for the 02's, but the paint on my front bumper is chipping off in huge chunks..
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Originally Posted by ian01ex
warped rotors, squeeqy clutch, and some door dings but besides that she runs great.
Why don't you just go get your rotors machined? O'Reilly's, AutoZone, etc. can do them for maybe $10 a pop.
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