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By gabe on
1993 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan
Got car with 150K and unknown maintenance record. Used for commute and some long road trips (1,000+ miles) without any problem. Very frugal on fuel and maintenance, good brakes, decent takeoff, good steering and handling, seats 4 w/comfort, heating/cooling OK, good trunk space. The bad: Engine started burning oil at 175K miles. I like mechanics so I did a partial rebuilt (piston rings were worn) and took care of things that mechanics could not (e.g. oil leaks). Cost: about $400 (parts+tools) Car has run great ever since; now at 205K miles gets 25-29mpg in only-city driving and 35-40mpg hwy. We got stranded only once when ignition coil died at 197k miles. Overall, I love the car!
Fuel economy, handling, sharp shifting (manual trans) even after 205K!!!. Quality: OE radiator lasted 198K miles, OE clutch lasted 180K+ miles. Brake cylinder replaced 2k miles ago. Engine trouble came after 175K (which is 11+ years of driving).
Rust in rear wheel wells (chronic problem w/model); too much road noise; seating position may be too low for some. A/C may use some extra air flow. DX trim means only power steering and A/C Not too much to complain in an econobox; it'll take you from A to B with no problem.