By Tom on
1995 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe
It was slower than a sick elephant and needed third gear to get up steep hills but still a blast to drive. So light and low that it cornered at 25-30 mph with no squealing from its cheap little tires. Loved the styling inside and out. Still looks cool even though the design dates to 1991. Shame its cosmetic quality wasn't the same as its mechanical quality. Never cost me a dime other than regular maintenance but the paint job was bad and it started rusting like crazy around 10 years of age. Mine was an automatic, which didn't do the tiny engine any favors and sucked gas. A car this small should get better than 25 mpg in the city. But so cheap to own and run and so fun at the same time.
Styling, tossability, flawlessly reliable.
Resistance in the wiper control stalk wore down to the point where the stalk will fall down when you go over a bump and turn the wipers on. Window and sunroof motors wearing out and need WD40 every few weeks. MPG should be better. Sometimes headlights didn't work in cold weather.