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1990 Honda Civic

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Honda Civic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/29 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 (10 total reviews)


Surprising

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

I went from an 88 Iroc-Z, to this 90 Si, and surprisingly, I still had fun. I bought it because I wanted something more reliable, with better gas mileage that was still fun to drive. The handling was wonderful. The combination of double-wishbone suspension and the lack of power steering made you feel like you were connected with the road. And because it was so light, it really didn't need power steering all that badly. But then she bent a rod... I lost respect for my Si, along with some money, but no hard feelings. Pay attention to the belts and you won't have any problems.




422,000 km and still running

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

Bought my Civic Si brand new in 1990, added A/C in 92 when the new gen came out and dealer installed unit for half price. I went to Ziebart for rustproofing and undercoating in the first month, the car is only showing small rust spot on the left rear fender. Very reliable and surprisingly roomy




300,000 and going

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

My civic has 300,000 and its still running. Doesn't burn a single drop of oil. AC works yes I am ready for summer. Just changed the brakes will need a paint job soon. Muffler has cracked but still passed CA emissions :). I love this thing I am sure It will be a classic soon. The sunroof is nice. Put some rims and lower the car with better shocks and you got urself a very good car. Keeping it gangstar. Hella room for everything. I have the 89 civic si red like the picture. No rust so I am luckly. Its a great little car..I love it couldn't have asked for another car did I say it has 300,000 miles and still running..:)..




Best car ever built?

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

90 si still drives like a car with 60,000 miles. One thing it needs for sure is wheel alignments. The suspensions on these arn't the best (due to weak components), but considering this car does not have power steering it handles really well. I am 23 years old and i drive this car always revving to redline before shifting, driving at 120mph and it still drives awesome. Other than oil changes every 5000km's and wheel alignments every 40000km's I haven't done much on this vehicle. And i have owned it since it had 66,000 miles, it's at 245,000miles. Timing belt, and normal tune up needs to be done every 60000miles. USE 185 65 14'




1990 civic si

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

Bought this unit from my Mom when I was 19 years old and drove for 8 years with few problems. Great car to get through college as it looked good for its time, could get up and go and was still cheap to run and had good fuel economy. Finally sold with 209,000 miles as it was going to need its third clutch and possibly new valve guides and still got $2300 for it and upgraded to a 1998 Prelude. These cars are very popular to tuners and fetch strong money consider new it was around $10,000 new 11 years earlier.




Best car ever!!!!

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Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback

This car is so much fun to drive. You feel as if you are connected to the road. The motor is strong and with 134,000 miles it has no problems. The car feels tight and shifts great. I love the styling, people are always staring at the car. Deffiently a recomended purchase.



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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

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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