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91 Civic hatch back - base model
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By jkmj9999
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1991 Honda Civic 2dr Hatchback


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bought it used in 2007 & It still drives great after 17 Years !!! love it . lowered it years ago , with a set of 16 in. Alessio wheels .


Favorite Features

no Fancy features - simple little car - Nice !


Suggested Improvements

Improvements !??? already improved !


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An ok car
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By kenny117
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1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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I Have had a 91 civic dx (with a d16z6 engine) and It drove well. They are nice little eco cars but they get stolen alot because of it. mine was a canadian model and stolen twice before 2000 when it came to the US and then it was stolen another three times. But I also have had a 91 CRX hf and they both ran well and lasted 300k+ miles. The worst part about this car this whole car is... No cup holders, but other than that and being stolen alot it was a great cheap car that got 30-40 mpg (hb) and 40-50 mpg (CRX)


Suggested Improvements

If you buy one install an alarm! its worth it.


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I bought my new 1991 Honda Civic SI hatchback with cash way back then...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By biggeek
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1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback


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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"


Favorite Features

- 25-28-ish mpg mileage when driven conservatively. - Great Power-to-weight ratio that would probably still smoke a 2011 CR-V


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1991 Honda Civic Dx bought 3/2012 for $5900
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By autoguns
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1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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This is my first car. Bought 3/2012 from dealer for $5900. Driven by older lady just to store and garaged. Had 25,000 miles and everything looked new.No rust as not driven in rain nor snow. Had records to prove it. Everything works and expect to own it for at least 200,000 more miles.Cheap to register and insure .


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Reaching the age of maturity, finally
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By pennified
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1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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I have had a great run with this car as it is approaching 21 years old. Drove it off the dealers lots brand new. It has been through a lot of wear & tear and just keeps performing. Purchased for reliability. (Ironically became car young lads sought after and often approached to sell it....was stolen for this reason & recovered) Accommodated my changing needs over the years. Been another member of family. Now that it is in its twilight year on the road, it will be reborn to race in the ice racing circuit. Retired to the race track. Or not, as may continue on the road under relative's care. Can't keep this car down! 325,000 and counting.......


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Reliable Car
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By matt052794
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1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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I got my 91 civic for 175 bucks CAN with 229,000km (which is low for the year) not too long ago, under 2 months. no problems so far, and doubt there will be any. it has the 1.5 5 speed, car has power for what it is. bought it off an old lady that owned it since new, just needed a timing belt when i got it.


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Love my Honda
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kycivic
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1991 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

I love the way this car handles. I like the hatchback with the lay down seats, because I ca haul almost anything (my kids bikes). The manual transmission is a must for this car.


Suggested Improvements

None


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What more can I say?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By matt
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1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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My brother-in-law gave me this car when he bought a newer car, an Accord. He always maintained it per Honda recommendations & had very few problems with it. I have only needed minor repairs since I've owned it. It has the typical rust problem that most hondas in Michigan have. I am impressed with the reliability of this car. It was built to be simple, reliable, & economical. By the way, it has 584,000 miles on it as I write this review & it still runs good but the body will not hold out much longer. What more can I say?


Favorite Features

Plain & simple.


Suggested Improvements

How can you improve on a car with this many miles?


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Best car ever made?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mike Nelson
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1991 Honda Civic 4dr Wagon 4WD


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If a better all around vehicle has ever been made that is accessible to the average person, tell me about it, ok? I can't remember what the mileage was when purchased, but it was over 200,000 and I wasn't the least bit concerned about it. We had just had some typical Iowa winter weather when I road tested its 4x4 capabilities and bought it then and there. I eventually put in a new radiator, went through the clutch system entirely and had the suspension system bushings replaced. I have put well over the used purchase price into this vehicle without a single regret. With 240,000 miles and nearly 20 years old, it is a trusted daily driver.


Favorite Features

Outstanding 4x4 capabilities. 5 speed trans with super low. More load capacity than might be imagined.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders.


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ole' reliable
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By ck45
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1991 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


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Well first off, I bought the car from an old man for $1500, when I was a senior in high school. I looked at and was in excellent condition inside and out, but I checked the odometer and showed 289,000. I was thinking wow this thing is gonna blow up when I drive it. Soon after talking about it I asked for a test drive and honestly it drove and handled just fine. It is a 5 speed and had a 1.5 L with a new alternator and starter.


Favorite Features

Perfect gas mileage. I live in Texas and have to drive from the town weatherford to a little town called sweetwater (roughly 20 miles west of Abilene) for college. I'm getting around 40-42 mpg doing 70 mph on highway. The ride is decent and my iPod helps for the long drives.


Suggested Improvements

With 326,761 on the clock, I have had no problems at all. It's still the original engine and I change the oil and filter every 4,000 miles with Lucas oil stabilizer. The Lucas gives the internal parts like a film and reduces wear on any moving parts. Eventually needs new motor but it still runs good.


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