by biggeek on May 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
2012...Perhaps 20 years, 140k miles and $5k total so far over that entire time for non-consumable
repairs (CV boots, cracked engine mounts, etc.)
The original engine is still running fine.
It seems like every other year, I get a note left on my 1991 Honda Civic SI hatchback's windshield:
"Do you want to sell this as-is? Call me at xxx-xxxx"
by kycivic on Feb 22, 2011 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
I bought my Civic used in 1992 with 29,000 miles on it.
It has been the most reliable car I have ever owned.
It is now at 270,000 miles and still going strong.
Just regular maintenance needed. The only reason I scored lower on the comfort is because my AC went out 2 years ago,and it was going to cost me $650 to get it fixed. My husband has
been through 3 trucks to my one car.
Love My Civic si.
Looking for another one.
by Agntjay818 on Mar 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
I first bought this car in 2003 to get around school and work. The engine's 1.6 liter had about 130,000 miles, it handled well and even made it to San Diego which is 120 miles away from Los Angeles. The engine lasted me another 4 years until it overheated in the summer of 2007 and it was just a few months later when I swapped a new engine (ZC JDM Engine) which has been running well to this day. I have lowered the vehicle and it handles even better! Went to a local paint shop dealer and got it painted for the price of 3 details at a car wash!
by Hunter Cressall on Jul 26, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
What can you say about a car with 215 thousand miles on the odometer with working AC and a lot of pep? It's a GOOD car. I drive a well maintained 2002 Celica GTS. Every now and then (*cough* truck tire debris *cough*) the Celica needs to visit the body shop for a little work. Out comes my venerable but exceedingly reliable 1991 Civic Si Hatchback to get me through. This little car has driven desert off road in Lancaster, Highway 10 from Georgia to Los Angels, hauled props, lumber and up to six people at a time. And it still gets around 30 mpg. I was told the transmission was going bad - that's why I bought the Celica. That was about 60 thousand miles ago. Now it's my life boat. Great car.
by 4th Gen Modifier on Oct 9, 2007 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
Bought this thing after it was beat on to crap. Very easy to fix up and modify. Great entry level auto-x ride. Wishbone suspension by far beats the econo macpherson setup of the newer gen. Stock sohc engine is worthless, but again, easy to replace and swap out. Prone to lots of rust with its age. Very little maintanence needed if it's just transportation that you need. Very light, with an engine swap and an adjustable suspension and you have yourself a good sporty car. Parts are interchangeable with integra's which adds to the availability of parts. A lot can be done to the car despite its age.
by kid on Mar 30, 2007 Vehicle: 1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback
I love this car, love the way it can turn soo fast, I've rebuilt the frame for the rust had eaten away at it and gave it a cool paint job now it looks like new. It's only an automatic but it's my sweet heart.
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