1987 Honda Civic Review from UK and Ireland

1987 Honda Civic GL 1.4 twin carb 16v

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 twin carb 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles

Summary:

Nippy little motor!

Faults:

Sunroof leaks.

Brake lights failed.

Starter motor lead keeps coming off.

Seat belts come out of their socket!

General Comments:

This is my first car and it's very nippy.

You need to rev high to make it go fast, but boy does he go!

A bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2001

17th Jan 2006, 11:03

I had one as my first car too. Excellent little car, bought it with 100K on the clock and did 50K without any problems what so ever.

It is a docile car at low speed and revs, quiet and smooth, but after 4000rpm the sound changes and it really does pull as the second carb kicks in. I left boy racers at the lights many a time, scratching their heads wondering what the hell I had under the bonnet.. great fun.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review