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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

1994 Honda Civic Hatchback

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By jrm
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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

This was my first car, got it in high school (DX hatch, 5-spd). Not problem-free but I drove it hard, and it was a blast to drive (I now have an LS1 Camaro which is infinitely faster and more powerful but this Civic was so light it was just a lot of fun). Unfortunately this car was totaled by my sister about 7 years ago. Sometimes I wish I still had it. Gas mileage was an honest 27 city / 32 highway - real numbers not EPA.


Best Features

Engine was gutless down low but has decent pep from 4500-6500 rpm (don't be scared to rev it), tranny was the best shifting FWD I've ever driven, better than the Mazda R2 in my F-150 and at least as good as the T-56 in my Camaro. Car was light, maneuverable and fun to drive.


Worst Features

CV joints were crap (went through 2 sets), brake rotors warp (2 sets as well). 2nd gear synchro was about gone when it was totaled. A/C not suited to Texas summers (car was black but that's no excuse).


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By truespeed01
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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback DX 2dr Hatchback


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Well I just bought my civic and I just love it. I get 40 mpg with its vtec motor under the hood. It has 75000 miles on it and orig bought it to do a motor swap. But the stock motor is so great I am gonna hold off a few more weeks and enjoy the great gas mileage. As far as the inside the cup holders are the worst ever your better off using the center console and the seat. The stock seats are horrible and I added some seats front a newer RSX type S.As far as the interior other than the seats everything is nice I also replaced the dash lights with led bulbs to brighten them up a bit. Car Is fun to drive and is a great platform to build off of. With the swap it runs 13's and gets 30 mpg.Yay crvtec!


Best Features

The weight and the gas mileage And soon to be 13 sec quarter mile and 30 mpg


Worst Features

Needs better cup holders better front seats and a twin cam engine 2.0 liter.


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"Like a Go-Cart
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By AlexJDMcivic
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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback


Review

I recently purchased my new Honda Civic 3dr DOHC 1.6 vtec straight from japan. Right hand drive, good car had some radiator hose problems, good traction and good acceleration, vtec


Best Features

easy to get through traffic, the car is small low to the ground and fast


Worst Features

none


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Only Honda's for me
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By Only Honda's
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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback


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I have purchased hondas for the last 10 years started with a CRX and then purchased a 93 cx hatch and then upgraded to a 94 si hatch. Si is the way to go fast, fun and a pleasure to drive. I just traded in my 02 honda civic ex for a 03 honda civic si hatch and I love it, love it, love it. All hondas get great gas mileage and have little to none repairs. Worth every penny!!!!!


Best Features

V-tec, body style, gas mileage, Moonroof.


Worst Features

power doorlocks and alarm.


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Best little car I've ever owned
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By Joyce in Ohio
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1994 Honda Civic Hatchback DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

My Honda has 288,000+ on the odometer and is still going strong. The steering on this car is phenomenal. I have NEVER lost control, even in snow ice, on crowded highways and ducking clueless motorists. What astounds me is that I continue to get between 40 and 45 mpg, even at 11 years later and the engine does not seem to burn oil. It has never let me down and has only failed to start when I left the headlights on. Normal maintenance for this car has been really minimal (i.e., I ignored it).


Best Features

First, the ease of handling. Second, the fuel economy. Best, the utter reliability.


Worst Features

One improvement: Let me know that I've left my headlights on!


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