The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
By escapevelocity on
1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback
While there are good to great things
about this car, unfortunately it has
had enough problems that I wonder
whether I got a lemon. Many repairs
needed, including a front axle
replacement (under extended warranty,
good thing I purchased it), a front
windshield which cracked on its own
from a defect, CV boot issues and the
rear windshield when it shattered while
parked, no outside cause found, an oil-
burning issue never properly explained.
It's also one of the most "user-surly"
cars to service that I have seen so far.
I still think enough of the overall
design that I would purchase another
one, just to see if my problems were
MPG, fun (when working properly), great
Better engine, serviceability, engine
cooling (overheating problems) and
electrical systems. Get rid of timing
belt, use chain.