Civic ES (7th Generation)

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  1. g88

    g88 Senior Member
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    Am doing homework about this car and home sifu here can share some input.

    1. I understand 7th gen have 1.7 (VTi-S) and 2.0 (ES) ?
    - Aside from Cc, Interior different, what else is different ? Can both share some of their body/engine part ?

    2. Understand there is also a 2.0 RX2 model ?
    - Is this just a added bodykit version ? What else different compare to stand 2.0 ? Is there a RX1 model ?

    3. What colour is available for 1.7, 2.0 and 2.0 RX2 ?

    4. How is the fuel consumption like for this 3 models ? (assume city normal drive, also highway

    5. Most 'frequent' spoil/problematic stuff + its cost ?

    I read ppl complaining this gen (or all gen Civic) have rear soft/bouncy suspension...its the car is stock, how to 'settle' it (dun want upgrade him etc)...is running on arm or chamber type of suspect ?

    6. What would be the market price now for them ? Range wise....

    This is all question i have for now...hope some sifu can help.
     
  2. g88

    g88 Senior Member
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    Anyone can help ? I have posted in Civic ES forum but no reply :(
     
  3. arrowhead

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    1. I understand 7th gen have 1.7 (VTi-S) and 2.0 (ES) ?
    - Aside from Cc, Interior different, what else is different ? Can both share some of their body/engine part ?
    both can share bodyparts but not engine parts because its a totally diff engine. i dont really know abt others tho..

    2. Understand there is also a 2.0 RX2 model ?
    - Is this just a added bodykit version ? What else different compare to stand 2.0 ? Is there a RX1 model ?
    i think its just bodykit. correct me if im wrong

    3. What colour is available for 1.7, 2.0 and 2.0 RX2 ?
    silver, black, maroon?

    4. How is the fuel consumption like for this 3 models ? (assume city normal drive, also highway
    i have the 1.7 model. consumtion is pretty ok (4 speed auto). i can clock approx 420km on a full tank (rm70-75) city driving. but if travel outstation, i clocked 550km on a full tank before.

    5. Most 'frequent' spoil/problematic stuff + its cost ?
    i think from my recent research, the 1.7 model has gearbox problem. read on the forums that its common for the 1.7 model, not too sure abt the 2.0 one

    I read ppl complaining this gen (or all gen Civic) have rear soft/bouncy suspension...its the car is stock, how to 'settle' it (dun want upgrade him etc)...is running on arm or chamber type of suspect ?
    - yeah, its abit on the bouncy/sampan type. not a car to whack corners especially if u are on stock absorbers but its real comfortable. how to settle? dont whack corners lol

    6. What would be the market price now for them ? Range wise....
    i think the 1.7 2003 model goes for abt 45-47k. 2.0 ones go for 5x.
     
  4. g88

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    Any ES owner here that can gimme 2.0 Info ??
     
  5. syapixk90

    syapixk90 5 Year | Silver

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    6. What would be the market price now for them ? Range wise....
    Hi!!! i just bought ES 1.7 year 2005/millage 66000km/price $58.8k

    is the price reasonable? :hmmmm:
     
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  6. bien335

    bien335 5 Year | Silver

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    the ET1 has a black interior, leather seats, red meter cluster.

    I cant recall the differences between the RX models. One had the topeng zorro, enkei wheels, the latter models received the multispoke alloys which looked similar to the EP2 type R design..
     
  7. pzulLabel

    pzulLabel 5 Year | Silver

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    Surrogate ..
    It Civic ES (7th Generation) shall have no vtec engine output ..?
     
  8. keretacabok

    keretacabok 5 Year | Silver

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    on question no. 6.. bouncy rear.. change your rear absorber from original to gab.. it resolved mine.. no more bouncy and it goes thruLPT just fine..
     
  9. papabear202002

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    im driving civic ET 2.0 year 2005. Bought new. So far no major problem (mine is stock). Parts changed : Absorber (plug and play original DC5R absorber), Absorber Mounting and Engine Mounting just changed last month. Wheel bearing changed last year.The rest still perfect and original. Mileage is 188000km but running perfect!With a stock spec i can easily reach 200kmh on highway.Very responsive car with good pick up and top speed which i really like!

    1. I understand 7th gen have 1.7 (VTi-S) and 2.0 (ES) ?
    - Aside from Cc, Interior different, what else is different ? Can both share some of their body/engine part ?
    Absorber between 1.7 and 2.0 is different and obviously the engine parts also totally different as they are using different engine.

    2. Understand there is also a 2.0 RX2 model ?
    - Is this just a added bodykit version ? What else different compare to stand 2.0 ? Is there a RX1 model ?
    just a bodykit version i.e front grill,16" enkei sport rim,spoiler and skirting. The rest i would say is the same.

    3. What colour is available for 1.7, 2.0 and 2.0 RX2 ?
    for ET 2.0 is Black,Silver,Maroon

    4. How is the fuel consumption like for this 3 models ? (assume city normal drive, also highway
    I just feed my 2.0 with normal ron95.Full tank about RM70+.Normal drive can go 400km, Highway 500++ km

    5. Most 'frequent' spoil/problematic stuff + its cost ?
    So far my 7 years old baby is well behave. Just minor pand normal wear and tear.Changed absorber,Engine Mounting,Wheel bearing, Absorber Mounting, Service oil and gearbox engine On Time, Using NGK Iridium Plug and Original Engine and Gear Oil.Aircond service done twice a year (filter clean up+gas/oil replacement and cost me only RM25)

    I read ppl complaining this gen (or all gen Civic) have rear soft/bouncy suspension...its the car is stock, how to 'settle' it (dun want upgrade him etc)...is running on arm or chamber type of suspect ?
    Yes the suspension a bit soft but for me its ok. I just changed to the original absorber cost me RM1.2k one set.Running good and comfort.

    6. What would be the market price now for them ? Range wise....
    2.0cc 2004 from 55k to 60k roughly depending on the condition
    2.0cc 2005 from 60k to 70k roughly depending on the condition

    This is all question i have for now...hope some sifu can help.
     
  10. Josh_Takumi_86

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    1. I understand 7th gen have 1.7 (VTi-S) and 2.0 (ES) ?
    - Aside from Cc, Interior different, what else is different ? Can both share some of their body/engine part ?

    not much diff, just some different from facelift and pre-facelift and non facelift.
    2.0 rear light is smoked crystal type, so as the front headlight is smoked(or titanium colour). 1.7 got two diff rear light, pre-facelift is crystal and/or crystal light with orange signal, then non-facelift (later version) as we called RS version.
    for Pre-facelift and non facelift version, front looks the same, just pre-facelift have different grill and bumper.
    non facelift version, got RS and non RS. RS got skirtings and orange signal headlights, just like the RX2.
    Well, for exterior and interior, too much to say...haha

    for interior, RS and non RS (the non facelift version). Non RS interior is gray colour with black background meter. RS version, full black, even radio console is ala carbon black style, then meter is white.
    Pre-facelift interior will be fabric cream. thats what most of Team ES owner convert to RS interior.

    facelift models, the 1.7 interior is leather cream. 2.0 leather black. for both this, the meters got a lil different.



    engine part, D17A2 and K20a3. the same.

    2. Understand there is also a 2.0 RX2 model ?
    - Is this just a added bodykit version ? What else different compare to stand 2.0 ? Is there a RX1 model ?

    Yup, added bodykit version. the same.
    interior full leather black, seats got written RX. same to door panels, floor mat...


    3. What colour is available for 1.7, 2.0 and 2.0 RX2 ?


    4. How is the fuel consumption like for this 3 models ? (assume city normal drive, also highway)

    fuel consumption, depend on driver foot. Lol...

    5. Most 'frequent' spoil/problematic stuff + its cost ?

    I read ppl complaining this gen (or all gen Civic) have rear soft/bouncy suspension...its the car is stock, how to 'settle' it (dun want upgrade him etc)...is running on arm or chamber type of suspect ?

    bouncy/sampan suspension, actually except upgrade. nothing can do.
    best way is adjustable. another is sport spring with sport abs OR dc5 suspensions...



    heyy, come join us https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamesmalaysia/
    whats ur nickname in Team Es Malaysia??
     
  11. SataniC

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    laalaa lalaa... anyone needs DC5 parts can PM me... few ES owners have bought either a K20A conversion package or some stock DC5 parts for their ES with no issues :)... for ES they can plug and play almost 90% of DC5 parts... some needed adjustment though...
     
  12. Josh_Takumi_86

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    then do u hav front rear dc5R anti roll bar?
     
  13. SataniC

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    ive to check again... i do have a fully adjustable coilovers from a dc5... hi/lo/hard/soft with pillowball mount...
     
  14. rabakshoe

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