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Most perfect small car
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By Geoff
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1993 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

This car was always there for me. It pulled through snow when pickups foundered. It averaged 38-41 mpg, and I had the original clutch for 180K miles. It now has 253K miles and only died on me once when the water pump seized. 16 wonderful years, but now with a family of 4, we are going to buy midsize. It is a classic. I wish I could keep it for Sunday drives the next 30 years.


Best Features

Arm rest storage, reliable dash controls, great handling, much better than the late 90 Civics. Fabric held up very well, no tears, very little wear. Interior is still welcoming and fresh, not trashed. Exterior paint is scratched, but just started to rust at wheel wells, a little on hood crease.


Worst Features

Warning light/buzzer for headlights. I kill the battery about 4 times a year leaving home in the dark and arriving at work in bright sunshine, accidentally leaving the headlights on.


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Just four repairs in 15 years.
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By Dekkie
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1993 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased my Civic LX new in March of 1993. Almost 170k miles later still drives fine. Even with the automatic I get about 38 mpg on the freeway. Collision damage aside, the only repairs were to replace the rear main seal, distributor rotor, muffler (rust) and igniter. I didn't expect this car to last more than a decade but then again I've never owned a car made in Japan before.


Best Features

Economical to own/run, reliable powertrain, comfortable interior.


Worst Features

Glad they moved away from the under hood air intake – too many rocks chip away the front of the hood. Have had moisture leak in the trunk for almost 12 years, still can't figure out where it comes from.


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1993 Honda Civic LX
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By DMF
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Vehicle

1993 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

My 93 Civic LX has >130K miles, and STILL gets >30 MPG! DOHC engine still very quick and reliable -- cruise very comfortably at fast speeds (would NEVER do with other older-mileage vehicles). Mechanically excellent, but some of the interior components starting to deteriorate after 13 years (LED on stereo, speakers, plastic door handle snapped, spring clip for wipers). Recently test-drove 2003 Civic EX -- difference in performance between 2 was negligible -- I was quite surprised! (Or maybe I couldn't really "test" it because salesperson was sitting next to me). Best car I've owned yet!


Best Features

Tight handling, fast acceleration in low gears, easy-to-shift gearbox, comfortable ride for the size.


Worst Features

Seemed to chew up CV joints -- had to replace them twice; had some roll on cornering; road noise at higher speeds.


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THE BEST CAR EVER!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By george p.
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1993 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had a Honda Civic 93 LX Sedan for
almost 11 years now, and I have to say
that this is the best economy car I've
ever driven. It's reliable, fun to
drive, has a big interior and low-cost.


Best Features

Speed, engine power.


Worst Features

None.


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GReat RiDe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ludeboy75
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1993 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I Bought this car in 2/01 with 110K
Miles on the clock. It now has 138k
and is still going strong. Very easy
to do maintain and repair as long as
you're a little mechanically inclined.
Responds well to modifications. It
rides even better with 16" rims/low
profile tires. The D15B7 plant needs
at least another 20 HP and it would be
perfect.


Best Features

Power sterring, Locks, windows, cruise control.


Worst Features

More HP!! AT least 20 HP more.


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