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CarComplaints.com Notes: Haven't we all owned one of these things at some point? Despite being a popular first car for teenage drivers and, as a result, being beat up like no other, the late 90's Civic is a true endurance car. And it still gets better gas mileage than more modern cars.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
42,295 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new paint job (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1999 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012012

Civic

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

PAINT PEELING, FLAKING AND BLOTCHES OF PAINT GONE - PLEASE REPAINT AS I LOVE THE CAR.

- , Pompton Plains, NJ, canada

problem #3

Jan 012008

Civic 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

I am really surprised at this since my first car in 1984 was a Honda Civic which was also old, but had a perfect paint job. Being from Miami, I thought that this Honda (which I bought new) would be the same. But now, after many years, the paint is totally destroyed. Most of the car is white and when looking online for a solution, found that the clear coat of the Honda is crap and Honda will not take any responsibility.

I cannot afford to repaint the car now, so I will watch it get uglier and uglier with nothing else to do.

- , Netanya, Israel, Israel

problem #2

Sep 022007

Civic DX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

We had not had the car very long and noticed that the clear coat started chipping off. Now the majority of the car is missing the clear coat. It is so annoying.

- , Clinton, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 182006

(reported on)

Civic

  • 40,000 miles

I have a purple 1999 Honda Civic Hatchback with less than 40,00 miles on it. The paint is blistering and peeling in several places. It started next to the windows shortly after I bought the car and has continued to blister and flake in other places as well. Some of the "chips" are 2-3" in size and there are new blisters appearing constantly. I don't know if Honda simply screwed up with this particular model/color or if they have a reputation for lousy paint jobs. It really pisses me off because the condition of the paint will have a negative effect if I try to sell or trade the car. I have also had problems with the check engine light coming on for no apparent reason and had to have the map sensor replaced once already. Needless to say none of these problems were covered under the miniscule warranty provided by Honda. What a rip off.

- , Lakewood, CO, USA

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