$15,160 - $16,410
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,160 - $16,410
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29-32 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
115
Seats
5

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Mechanical Features

  • 1.7L SOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD, lockup torque converter
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • P195/60HR15 all-season tires
  • 15" steel wheels w/full covers
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Green-tinted glass
  • 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Chrome trunk garnish
  • Body-color trunk lid garnish
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/reclining seatbacks, adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Passenger seat "Walk-in" feature w/memory
  • 60/40 fold down rear seatback w/outboard head restraints
  • Driver armrest & storage compartment
  • Auxiliary pwr socket
  • Coin box
  • Front beverage holders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Immobilizer theft deterrent system
  • Backlit gauges
  • Tachometer
  • Dual mode trip odometer
  • Maintenance interval indicator
  • Indicator lights-inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, trunk-open
  • Headlights-on reminder
  • Pwr windows w/auto-down driver window & illuminated driver switch
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Remote trunk release w/lock
  • Air conditioning w/micron air-filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock, anti-theft, (4) speakers
  • Integrated rear window antenna
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Passenger side seatback pocket
  • Emergency trunk release

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear 3-point seat belts
  • Adjustable front seat belt anchors
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Child safety seat anchors (LATCH)
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Side-impact door beams

2004 Honda Civic Owner Reviews

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427 Reviews
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My Honda Civic named Cindy

2004 Honda Civic LX

the Honda civic is a simple yet great and reliable car. I got it in 2016, brand new, as a lease. As long as regular maintenance is kept up with there are no problems with the car. The only concern I've had thought is how low it sits and the bottom being scraped up. Other than that, I've never had issues with the car. The seats are comfortable, and I really enjoy the Bluetooth features of the car for music and using the phone. Another huge advantage is the gas mileage. My old car was really terrible with mileage, so having this car now saves me more money on gas. also, the appearance of the car is great and I love the sporty look it has. I honestly plan to keep this car until it stops running.

- samantha H

Honda Civic - Reliable and Long Lasting

2004 Honda Civic LX

My Honda Civic is great. It's very reliable but at this point it's showing its age. But throughout the entire time of owning this car, it's been great. Performance-wise, it beats other more expensive car. I like that it's small but can has good speed. It's pretty comfortable and the features are great. There's upgrades so you want more bells and whistle, you can always upgrade. But for me why I love my Honda Civic is its reliability. When there's an issue with the car (which rarely happens), it doesn't cost and arm and a leg to fix it. I also know that my car will take me places and I don't have to worry. Overall it's a good, safe buy because it will last you a long time.

- Caroline K

It's okay not the best but okay

2004 Honda Civic LX

The tpms sensor is annoying and I have to pay some guy 50 dollars every time my wheels lose air and I just stopped paying for it so that's really annoying. That's just about it otherwise it's a great car. So if I could get it fixed free every time or an option where I can remove it myself that would be more than great. Also I will never trust another Honda dealer for the rest of my life. The service I had was the worst and I felt scammed after they just talked me around in circles and prevented me from taking final looks and rushed me through.

- Paul C

Comfortable, Spacious, Reliable Commuter Car

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love this little car, it is reliable, good on gas mileage and is comfortable, the trunk has a lot of space which is great for the camping I do. The rear windows no longer go down, but it is quite an old car. The roof has discoloration of the paint, but that has not caused any issues. Also the driver's side door does not take the key anymore, so I have to lock/unlock from the passenger side, which is annoying but I just haven't gotten around to getting that fixed yet. Altogether I love my little commuter car, comfortable and reliable.

- Samantha N

The year of a vehicle does not determine the quality of the vehicle.

2004 Honda Civic LX

Being that my 2004 Honda Civic LX is my first car it has ran pretty smoothly. Repairing this car is frankly very easy, parts are cheap and easily accessible. The car sometimes has slight problems with the battery but getting the battery checked routinely can decrease the amount of problems. When it comes to how comfortable the inside is the car drives very smooth and feels wonderfully. With this Civic although the age of the car is old the car doesn't show its age too much since it runs great aside from its minor issues.

- Key C

2004 Honda Civic Hybrid - Reliable but Showing Signs of Wear and Tear

2004 Honda Civic LX

The functionality of this car is one of it's high-quality features. It has 218,000 miles, so it has the endurance needed when looking for a car. However, now it is starting to show signs of wear (rumbling when accelerating from a stop, ABS light comes on when driving on the freeway, air goes out when in stop and go traffic or it gets too hot out). I'm considering a new car, but it's not urgent. This is all-in-all a great car, and I would still recommend it to anyone trying to find a car on a budget.

- Jessica S

All in all, a good car; but be vigilant.

2004 Honda Civic LX

All in all, this is a great commuter car. However...be weary if you're buying it used. By the time I purchased mine, it was nearing 200k miles. While that's considerably high, I figured that routine maintenance would negate any concerning issues. However, in the two months I've had it, I've had to replace the radiator and the head gasket went out. Be vigilant when purchasing this car. All in all, it's a wonderful car, but be vigilant once it's getting up there in miles.

- Samantha C

Amazing gas mileage and never had any major issues.

2004 Honda Civic LX

Vehicle runs extremely well. Has had some issues with motor mounts breaking and needing to be replaced. Very reliable for the most part. Prior breakdowns were due to unknown issues before we bought the car which were not brought to our attention. Issues have since been fixed properly. Car is a bit small so taller or larger individuals might have some issues with comfort. Pre-existing radio/speakers were not up to par so they were replaced. Gas mileage is amazing.

- Lindsey Z

Honda Civic Pros and Cons

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love the gas mileage my car gets! It is also very easy and compact so quick road trips are a breeze. It is extremely reliable when taken care of with regular maintenance. A downfall would be if you need lots of room this isn't the car for you. It is also a coupe, so the blind spots can get frustrating when maneuvering through traffic and/or changing lanes. All in all, it is a great vehicle for someone who commutes often and needs something compact!

- Natasha H

The car is extremely dependable

2004 Honda Civic LX

I have had my Honda over 10 years with limited repairs needed. The fact that it's dependable and gets me to work and home is a plus after having so many miles on it. I plan to keep it until it gives out. Currently, it is still running without any issues. I would highly recommend getting a Honda. I also like that when the car needs repairs it does. It does not cost me lots to repair it. Everybody also seems to work on them which is a good thing as well.

- Heather L

Overall, Honda civic's are very reliable and gas efficient cars.

2004 Honda Civic LX

The 2004 Honda civic lx is a decent, very reliable car. Gas economy is great, one of the best for non-hybrid cars. The turning axis is poor. Once the car gets above 140 or 150,000 miles the gas reader starts to have minor issues. It will sometimes be slightly higher or slightly lower than how much gas is really in the car. I have owned 2 Honda civic's (one 2005 and current 2004) and both had/have the same issue after that amount of mileage.

- Sam P

2016 Honda civic always a reliable, comfortable car.

2004 Honda Civic LX

The performance of the car I have no complaints about. I always like to drive Honda because I know I can rely on it. Its comfy inside, however the new seats in the 2016 weren't my favorite. It felt like it was made to sit in a curve. The Bluetooth feature is very handy and easy to navigate. I'm not too tech savvy either. I had a dark gray and I liked that color the most.

- Lucy P

The new motor in the vehicle

2004 Honda Civic LX

I don't have any issues with my car. Performance and quantity of the car is good. My car is very reliable. It gets me to work every day. I don't have a stock radio. And my air conditioner still works awesome! The only problem is my engine had a leak somewhere but there was already a TON of miles on the car so we just decided to put a new motor in the car and start fresh.

- Bridget M

Zippy car, that handles well and looks good

2004 Honda Civic LX

It drives very smooth. Handles well. I like how the onboard controls are situated - heat, air, Bluetooth, cruise control, wipers, etc. they are all very convenient. It does sit a bit low so it can sometimes take a little effort to get into and out of the vehicle. My seats are black cloth so it unfortunately does show up any type of spills or marks fairly clearly.

- Steve D

A conventional, reliable vehicle with great gas mileage.

2004 Honda Civic LX

On the positive side it is reliable, gets good gas mileage, was cheap and gets me to work and home economically. On the negative side, it's old, sits too low to the ground, the AC is broken, and it has no smart features. I use a Bluetooth 3.5mm adapter to use my phone with the car's speakers. It's just an old but reliable vehicle. It has no get up and go either.

- John H

overall my vehicle is reliable and about the best vehicle I've had

2004 Honda Civic LX

This car is really reliable. Honda civics have always been very dependable and this make of it has smooth driving and great features. I've traveled over 100,000 miles on it and it still runs great. The only problem I've really had has been the tire pressure. I'm not sure exactly what it is but I've had numerous problems with the tire pressure light going off.

- Cynthia L

It's a black Honda Civic, it's name is Jinx

2004 Honda Civic LX

I like the fuel efficiency and the parts availability. Overall, the car is comfortable, a smooth ride, and has most of the supports that I need. One of the things I do not like most is the control that the car has in the rain. Otherwise, I would enjoy having a few more amenities on the car like a Bluetooth set up and a few more internal lights.

- Ian G

This car is good for you and for me

2004 Honda Civic LX

This car is good. Come and see this well-maintained 3 bedrooms, 2 baths all brick Cape Cod w/ hardwood floors throughout, formal dining room, full basement, 2 car garage w/ side concrete drive, in a quiet neighborhood. New hot water heater. Newer furnace and central air. Fully fenced backyard with patio and shed for extra storage.

- Judi M

The headlights are LED so that's a plus and my odometer read is digital

2004 Honda Civic LX

A lot of creaking noises and when I brake I hear something like it's going to pop it overheats when I put ac on! It's a very reliable car and I wouldn't trade it for the world but it's a lot of minor issues maybe from wear and tear. I do recommend this car for other people maybe for like a work car not meant for luxury

- Amber H

Great gas mileage, Reliable, Comfortable smooth ride.

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love my Honda Civic, extremely reliable and fantastic gas mileage. Comfortable for long trips and enjoy the features that come with this vehicle. I have never had any issues and have always trusted my Honda to be reliable and it has not failed to be so since the purchase. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

- Jamison E

Great on gas, cheap on parts!

2004 Honda Civic LX

It is great on gas, great on mileage, the parts are cheap for Hondas. It is also spacious enough for me and my two kids. Easy to clean after having two dogs always in the car and two toddlers. The car never really breaks down. I hate having a white car though because you always have to keep it clean & wash constantly.

- Taish L

Comfortable and Reliable Little Car

2004 Honda Civic LX

This car is fantastic for college students or people who commute and need to save money on gas. It has great gas mileage! It is a comfortable little car with just enough space for luggage and people, but isn't too big or clunky by any means. This car is perfect for in town driving, something simple to get you around!

- Alex O

the sport mode on it is fantastic and it has a good radio system

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love my car! it is very good on gas and is extremely reliable. It has a good air conditioning system, and the seats are very comfortable. My car is reliable and gets me to my destination safe and sound. It drives very smoothly, and makes smooth turns. My car has never broke down on me, and has never failed me.

- Sahara H

Honda Civic review and experience

2004 Honda Civic LX

Very reliable and needs very little maintenance with great gas mileage and a pleasure to drive and always performs as if still new. Original equipment is durable and very rarely needs replacement except when there is normal everyday wear and tear due to normal usage over time and not due to inferior equipment

- Ralph S

Reliability - would buy again

2004 Honda Civic LX

It's very reliable. I never have to worry whether my car will start, even after all this time. I've had a few repairs along the way, but the reliability of this car is unmatched. It drives well, but the safety aspect is the most important to me. When this car finally does die, I will definitely get another

- Elle V

Reliable low-maintenance car.

2004 Honda Civic LX

I have had the car for 11 years and have spent very little on repairs. Most of it was on basic maintenance like a serpentine belt and brakes. It is not the most exciting-looking car and it is on the smaller side, but it is extremely reliable. I wouldn't be surprised if it lasted another 50,000 miles.

- Sarah L

Reliable and dependable car

2004 Honda Civic LX

Reliable, good mileage as far as gas goes, looks great, fits a lot of people, good trunk space, I really enjoyed this car and would never drive anything other than Honda if I had to choose another car in the future. I also feel very safe inside of this car great safety features are always a plus

- Tamara M

It's a good car, it runs smooth, but a few defects

2004 Honda Civic LX

The performance of my car is incredible for a car from 2004. It runs really smooth and the car just feels right. However, a few things I would complain is that the air conditioning of the car doesn't really work. Another thing would be that sometimes the car would often just skid off the road.

- Eric C

Good car. Honda 2004 civic lx. 2 door.

2004 Honda Civic LX

It's very reliable. It is a nice small car and has good gas mileage. I have taken the car on many trips with no problems. It is one of my favorite cars that I have owned. It is great for someone who is single and does not have kids. The insurance is kind of high but overall it is a good car.

- Angel S

Great mileage and cheap on fuel nice to take on a trip.

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love my cars cheap on gas its not to big u can park it about anywhere got a nice stereo system in it it's a 5 speed good for going on a road trip just right for a small family what a gas saver runs good new clutch and brakes. Could not ask for a better car only 16700 thousand miles.

- Tammy B

Honda Civic cars are exactly what they hype is, safe and reliable.

2004 Honda Civic LX

Overall solid vehicle. Very few problems. Car runs great although it's not fast. Maintenance is minimal a few big things every 5 years. Comfort is good although wish car would be slightly bigger. Love the trunk size. Car keeps its value so definitely worth keeping for resale.

- Michael H

It is amazing on the gas mileage when taken care of.

2004 Honda Civic LX

Transmission always goes bad, alternator, head gaskets, thermostat gets stuck fan stops working, serpentine belt continue to squeal. Great on gas, always needs work, one thing gets fixed and 10 other things go wrong. Too low to the ground and scrape the bottom at every small bump.

- Virginia B

Easy to drive, easy to park, has a nice interior and exterior.

2004 Honda Civic LX

Really good on gas, easy to drive/park, tells you the exact speed you're going. The interior and exterior of the car are both really nice. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking to buy a new car. The car has a lot of compartments which is convenient for storage purposes.

- Ashley H

the appearance of my car is the only good thing

2004 Honda Civic LX

smart cars have more problems than older cars. More glitches, system fails, and just a lot of sensitivity to certain things. I love cars that are good on gas, are smooth to drive and have a great outer appearance. Backup cameras are a plus and leather seats so they won't stain

- Shea W

Honda's are great, get one you won't regret.

2004 Honda Civic LX

My Honda is great, it has everything I need and more. The Honda is low on gas and has all sorts of modes you can put it in for example sport, Econ etc. It is also a good family car and is a very smooth drive. I would definitely recommend the Honda it is really an amazing car.

- Micah R

It works well if you commute especially for students.

2004 Honda Civic LX

It's great on gas which is a plus since I commute. I like the style and how contemporary is it and it's a color I like driving. I wish the back seats weren't so arched back, wish there was a way to adjust to one's comfort. Overall the quality for the price is really great.

- Stella I

Smooth sailing easy driving vehicle

2004 Honda Civic LX

My vehicle is a 2004 Honda Civic. It is very reliable for me and only requires few maintenance check ups yearly. It gets me from point A to point B safely and efficiently. I love the way it drives and the smooth sailing. It is easy to operate and all around a great vehicle

- Sara S

Very fast and great mileage plus nice to look at.

2004 Honda Civic LX

My Honda is dependable, very spacious, and nice to look at. Here's great gas to the mile, is reliable for long trips at fast speeds. The inside is roomy and very comfortable, the color is easy on the eyes. Mileage starts low despite long trips. The truck is very spacious.

- Cindy P

sporty style without the cost

2004 Honda Civic LX

it's a coup so it's a little small, hard to get in and out of the car especially with other passengers. Its an old car so some things need repair. Comfort is great. it's a manual, occasionally when getting off the gas pedal it makes a click sound. Plenty of trunk space

- Kay H

Honda Civic 2.0 best car I've ever owned!

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love the reliability my car offers as well as the mpg. It's very comfortable and nice! I would buy another Honda in a heartbeat. It's the best car I've ever owned and it has never ever let me down. It's also a nice blue and has a perfect engine. Best car I've owned.

- Jon B

My car is older and I love it. But, I would love new upgrades.

2004 Honda Civic LX

The muffler makes the car super loud and hard to drive in. To add, my model doesn't have newer amenities to it. Also, the air conditioning fan keeps going out after an hour of driving in it. To continue, my car struggles to switch gears if driving uphill or downhill.

- Megan O

My Honda Civic Slandered Windshields

2004 Honda Civic LX

I love my little black 5 speed civic. I do wish I had 4 door and a skylight. Great on gas. Had to replace thermostat and the hood latch and hood need replacing. The latch problem cause 2 busted windshields. Other than that it has been best I have had in awhile

- Jodi P

I find when I wash my car (it's ) black, it always looks rich and beautiful.

2004 Honda Civic LX

It rides smooth, is easy to handle and is very good looking. If I had to get another car it would another Honda Civic. My main concern when I purchased it was does it have a tape deck, and yes it does. I can honestly say I have not had any problems with my car.

- Barbara N

A 2011 Honda Civic with Highway miles and a sunroof

2004 Honda Civic LX

It is a very nice car has some paint problems but is sound driving and running little car it is wonderful, It is pretty clean inside but has some stains and needs new paint, and a few dings, but it is a really nice vehicle, it is blue in color and has a sunroof

- Marty J

Smooth drive Doesn't take too much gas Has great engine

2004 Honda Civic LX

Honda civic is my favorite especially the new edition 2016 is amazing, drives wonderfully, engine is excellent, and smooth ride. It doesn't take a lot of gas, has no problems, it drives smoothly. I would recommend highly for buyers to purchase Honda civic 2016.

- Rosa A

Honda Civic: runs like a champ!

2004 Honda Civic LX

My Honda Civic is reliable, has great gas mileage, and has only needed front end work needed to be done. It starts during cold nights and the AC is still working during hot summer days. It handles great in the snow with good snow tires. 270,000 miles on it.

- Amber A

My car is recommended for new teenagers who are still learning to drive.

2004 Honda Civic LX

- Lucy N

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