1990 Honda Civic Consumer Review: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

1990 Honda Civic Hatchback - Consumer Review

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
By escapevelocity on


1990 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


While there are good to great things
about this car, unfortunately it has
had enough problems that I wonder
whether I got a lemon. Many repairs
needed, including a front axle
replacement (under extended warranty,
good thing I purchased it), a front
windshield which cracked on its own
from a defect, CV boot issues and the
rear windshield when it shattered while
parked, no outside cause found, an oil-
burning issue never properly explained.
It's also one of the most "user-surly"
cars to service that I have seen so far.
I still think enough of the overall
design that I would purchase another
one, just to see if my problems were

Best Features

MPG, fun (when working properly), great cargo capacity.

Worst Features

Better engine, serviceability, engine cooling (overheating problems) and electrical systems. Get rid of timing belt, use chain.
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