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By 90_mike_ef
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1990 Honda Civic Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


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By rpthorp
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1990 Honda Civic Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Hatchback 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Cupholders!!!!


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