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1990 civic hatch
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By 90_mike_ef
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1990 Honda Civic 2dr Hatchback


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LOVE this car!! ive had it for 4 years, and have loved every bit of it. this has been a great car for me, ive put 80k on it, and it now has 270xxx on it. i put the 5 speed trans in it, rear disc brakes, si seats, hx gold wheels, and tons of other little stuff here and there. over all this is a great little car, and is more fun to drive than you would think for 70 hp.


Favorite Features

WINDOWS!!!! this little sucker is all window and i love it.


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Back to the Future
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By almprin06
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1990 Honda Civic 4dr Wagon


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The roomy 1990 Honda Civic Wagon had dimensions nearly identical to the current 2011 Honda Fit, except the roomy 2011 Honda Fit is much more generous in height at 60" tall. The 1990 Honda Civic Wagon weighs a bit less than the 2011 Honda Fit, but the 2011 Honda Fit achieves more power with better fuel economy.


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By rpthorp
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1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Surprising amount of space one the back seats are folded down. Ridiculous handling. Wonderful gas mileage (30-40).


Suggested Improvements

More power. The JDM B16 would have been magnificent.


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Love my DX
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By HunterXhatch
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1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

5 spd tranny, hot heat, manual windows, low clearance, body styling.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders. But I can't complain nothing will outlive a Honda. This is my third one.


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Poor man's prius
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By netpokerstar
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1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage. Seats pretty comfortable for such a small car.


Suggested Improvements

Get a Camaro, Mustang, or anything more deluxe if you want to get any self respect for owning a nice car!


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Great used car, could use more legroom!
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By Ed
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1990 Honda Civic 2dr Hatchback


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Great car but made for short people and I'm a tall person. Six foot 1.75 inch people like me really lack in the leg room when driving but it is a nice car. Like the look of the next generation civic more though.


Favorite Features

Basic Civic I have really has no features really to speak of. Bare bones car.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders!!!!


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1990 Honda Hatch Civic
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By Philup
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1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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!


Favorite Features

Mine civic came with the 4 spd gear box which the gears are long but its alright, gives it a old school sporty feel like a shelby cobra..lol Like the bucket seats and the dash layout.


Suggested Improvements

5 spds are better on gas so I prefer a 5spd trans. More hp, 90 or 95 hp just isn't cuttin it but with the right mods to a D15 it can be quick. Also the wheel wells rust easily so you have to keep an eye on them. Also the rack and pinion goes bad overtime so need to keep and eye on that. Great car!!


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422,000 km and still running
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By EF1990Si
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1990 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback


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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


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, especially after I installed after market eibach springs. Not too many old cars can return 41 imperial mpg on the hwy and still able to reach 125 mph on original stock engine and 14 inch wheels. The stock seats are actually from Recaro and very comfy.


Suggested Improvements

Need to improve the locking mechanism, my car got broken into numerous times and stolen once. Finally installed alarm system and solved the problem. The muffler is poorly designed and replaced 5 times in last 18 years.


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Keeps going, and going, and going...
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By Honda Happy
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1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, reliability


Suggested Improvements

None


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Why can,'t they all be '90 Civics?
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By Doug
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1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Basic, simple transportation. The only statement this car makes is when you go to fill it up.


Suggested Improvements

Better defroster. The windows really fog up in the rain or when there a more than two people in the car.


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