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1990 Honda Civic

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Honda Civic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 92 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    New bumpers are given to the hatchbacks and sedans. New front and rear light combinations also appear on the 1990 Civic. A top-of-the-line EX version is added.

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)


Love my dx

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

Got it earlier this year. I love this little car. I have rebuilt the 1.5L motor and but the B16 head on it so I could wire in VTEC. Have K&N Cool air intake. Love the 5 spd tranny. Repainted the car SI blue and added keyless entry and alarm system. Gets amazing gas mileage, right at 38 highway. Wish that interior had cup holders but thats it. Love the vinyl headliner. Has a a lot of room despite its size. Love how low it sits. It's a real head turner. I would never own anything other than a civic dx hatch again.



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Poor man's prius

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car because I live in California, the state with the highest gas prices in the continental U.S. I would recommend this car for gas mileage only. No appreciable luxury. Dated styling, unless you put a body kit on it. O.K. performance if you are willing to push the motor to the max, which is very unwise if you want an old car to last!




1990 honda hatch civic

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

Ive had my Civic for at least mths and I love it. I have modded it some, far has halo projector headlight, smoked turn signals, fog lights, intake n such. I have maintained it extremely well. I love it, the car is fun to drive, easy to park, the carb will play with ya sometimes far as power but overall the car is wonderful. I will prob keep it long as it runs and then get a small rebuild kit and drive it some more!




Keeps going, and going, and

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

Bought a 1990 Civic to save gas. this car has 170,000 miles on it and still runs great! I'm very pleased with the durability. It has survived many years of northern Minnesota weather but continues to run like a new car.




Why can,'t they all be

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car from my brother-in-law with 75,000 miles. It has been a great car. In summer I get 40+ mpg although I do mostly highway miles. No gizmos just basic transportation. The mileage is comparable to hybrids but this vehicle was built 18 years ago. I wish Honda would offer an updated version of the '90 Civic with simplicity, convenience, and quality in mind. This is probably the best car I ever owned.




My beater

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

I have had this car for 6 yrs now. Still running strong. I have replaced many part on it my self. The clutch was the hardest thing to do. Other then that afew things here and there and mostly for under $100. I have stripped the car inside and out many times. I love this car. I get around 32-38 mpg but thats after taking the ac and dash out. Next will be turning it in to a mini truck. Hope to get even better mpg. All in all a great little car. Easy to work on.



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What's New for 1990

New bumpers are given to the hatchbacks and sedans. New front and rear light combinations also appear on the 1990 Civic. A top-of-the-line EX version is added.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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