this car doesn't mess around
By chris_E on
1991 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback
Coming from a person who has been disappointed from previous cars, this is the best purchase you can make if your budget can only afford used cars. It's very responsive in a good way. The steering control is intense. It has started every time without hesitation. The engine bay is so basic, any procedures can be serviced by yourself, time consumingly. I paid $600 and the car had 135k and I've driven it out to165k and it's still going great. That's 30k for $600, a lease for that kinda mileage would be at least triple. This car will amaze you.
Steering. Starting in cold weather. Hasn't stalled on me yet. Easily/cheaply repairable. 0-60 is in low 7s so you can blend in with traffic easily.