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