1975 Honda Civic Review from UK and Ireland

1975 Honda Civic Hondamatic 1.2

Year of manufacture1975
Engine and transmission 1.2
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10


Fuse blew losing the rear lights and the dash lamp.

Exhaust seal blew at manifold end.

General Comments:

Hondamatic transmission was Honda's first attempt at an automatic and it works remarkably well. Great fun to drive and because of its dinky size it shifts like a car with a much bigger engine. Cool, cheap to run and different. I recommend it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review