by kendaddy126 on May 22, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Honda Civic
I have had my civic for a while now.
It gets as high as 48mpg.
I average around 39mpg.
It's not big on creature comforts... no cruse, no power steering, no power locks, no power windows.
It's got AC and a radio.
It also has over 200,000 miles on it.
Still runs strong.
I've done the timing belt once (time for another) CV axels, master cylinder, battery, alternator, and general mantance.. that's it!
I'm now debateing spending more money on another timing belt and to have the seat re-done.. don't know if it's worth it on a car this old, but it's paid for and runs great so I probably will... It's also bone stock.. no rice rocket here
by andreroman21 on Dec 6, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Honda Civic
Purchased the car from my brother 2 years ago. A few things were done to it including an engine swap from a japanese civic SiR-II(170HP) and cloth seats from a 2001 Integra, as well as 2001 Integra GS-R rims. It is amazing on gas averaging about 40mpg hwy and has alot of oomph when I need it. I use it to commute to my job about 26 miles a day. I use synthetic oil and change oil as suggested as well as spark plugs. I have had no problems with the car as of yet. I love the looks of the car. Very unique... Honda really should put out a new hatchback model. I wont be getting rid of this car for a long long time. Exterior is stock except for coilovers and fresh paintjob. I get alot of compliments
by kendaddy126 on Nov 2, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Honda Civic
I am in sales and I can drive as much as 300 miles in one day.
Probably an average of 130 or so.
The Civic runs great, and gets 41mpg!
They say these VXs can get as much as 50mpg... I don't know why I don't get that, but I'm not complaining... It could be that it's a 95 with 180k on it and it's just not going to get 50mpg.
I think it's funny that these hybrids today get the same mpg as my little cheapo honda.
It's pretty slow and could definitely use some more hp.. espically with the AC on.
If performance is important, don't go with a VX.. get an SI.
Also, make sure you change the timing belts and water pump every 90k mi.
by Chiplayer on Apr 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Honda Civic
The car is great! I got the car with only 44,000 original miles a few months ago and the car is 15 years old! I could not believe it and the independent dealer I bought it from seemed to be insulted when I indirectly suggested the mileage couldn't be right. I bought a carfax report right after I bought it and sure enough, the car had one owner and the mileage was right on! The greatest deal I ever got on a car! The body has a couple of bangs and the paint is faded and peeling but who cares the interior is 'cherry' and the engine like new! Too bad these cars are one of the most stolen cars out there. It's okay, I sleep with a bat and I am not referring to my wife!
My brother gave me his old 95 Honda and I really like this car and will be sad when it finally bites the dust. Has over 300,000 kms and the only problem is occasional over-heating, which I've narrowed down to slight cracks in the head causing coolant leaks - I think. The body rusts around the rear wheel-wells too, due to all the road salt in winter here. Cornering is fun, the manual steering enjoyable and absorbs you in the joy of piloting (apparently there is no such thing as manual steering in a car anymore - a pity). I used to ride my motorbike and this car feels closer to that than most other cars. A manual civic is a simple efficient fun-car.
This car is one of the best hatchbacks honda made. The car is very reliable and that 1.6 L vtec engine is very promising. Very happy with my honda, i might keep it forever and give it to my future son. Gas mileage is good too! less than 30 dollars to fill it up!
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