by Krissie on Sep 27, 2007 Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan
I purchased this little car in February of 2004, with only 98,000 miles on it! Only fix needed was a new muffler, surprisingly. This car is very warm in the winter (inside heats up fast!) and ice cold a/c in the summer. Excellent fuel economy! I get very close to 35-mpg on highway and easily 30mpg in city! The advantages are super easy to park, gas mileage and most of all, bullet-proof, long-lasting engines. Disadvantages are they say the smaller the car, the un-safer you are! True, but with the excellent reputations these cars have, I'll take the risk and keep her until the wheels fall off! I highly recommended this cute car for anyone seeking reliability and who is on a budget.
by charlie3967 on Sep 9, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan
I've owned my Civic for 2 and 1/2 years and the only thing I've replaced on it were tires and a new radidtor hose! A zippy ride, due to the 5- speed manual. Very fun to drive, excellent handling and very dependable. Never left me stranded. Only routine maintenance required. (Oil changes, plugs, batteries,etc.). Keep your fluids changed regularly and it'll run forever. Rock solid car! Only 115,000 miles on her. Plenty of life left. I'll drive her to 300,000!!
by hondaowner154 on Jul 18, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan
it just keeps on going!handling
unmatched to ANY car i have driven.
this car still has a perfect
alignment,take your hands off the
wheel,and theres no pulling
ANYWHERE,iv never had the alignment
done either,very fun to drive. main
repairs are faulty relay switch,brake
job,muffler.starts every time!180,000
miles and still runs pretty
smooth,auto tranny can be rough
tho,and it slips under hard
by Crinale on Jan 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan
I absolutely love this car. Anyone who
complains about the 92bhp obviously
either doesnt know how to shift
correctly, or is using an auto tranny
(ewwwwww). The handling in this car
cannot be beat, and it is 13.5 years
old! My dad bought this car july 1990
with 11 miles on it (probably a test
drive and driving it onto the lot).
Now it has 238,000+ miles, and almost
no problems at all! around 180,000
miles, the exhaust had to be replaced
due to rust, and at about 220,000 miles
the tranny had to be rebuilt. Other
than that, no problems. was given to me
6months ago for my 16th b-day.
by Lmack on Nov 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan
I have driven this car since September
1989 and have had only minor problems:
1) Something I found out later was
common to Civics of this age -- a
faulty relay that caused it to not re-
start on hot days after I had driven it
a short time. Cost of repair: Less than
2) A warped light panel in the rear of
the car that affected the
lighting in the rear when it rained.
This was a bit more substantial but
less than $400 to repair. I have done
regular servicing -- not necessarily
with the dealer and am craving a new
car. Can't manage to do it yet as I'm
still getting 40 mpg and it purrs along
with no problems....
- i paid careful attention this morning on the way to work. there is very little steering wheel vibration at idle [stop light] for our I4 EX accord [made in Japan]. there is something there, but not...
Now I have a Honda Civic, 1990. True, it has more power than my old car, but the reputation for Honda's lasting forever is overrated. I have had to spend at least a couple thousand dollars in repairs...
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