1988 Honda Civic 1.3
Old, slow, but completely bullet proof
Not mechanical faults in the time I had it.
Bad fuel consumption, even for a small engine.
Pretty rubbish acceleration and top speed.
This car although ridiculously old and in all honesty, a bit rubbish, was just bullet proof.
I bought it for a mere 200 quid with 6 months tax and ticket, as a cheap runaround to get me out of a tight spot for a bit.
It served me reliably and without fault for a little under a year. It was even rear ended by some silly beggar in a Golf, but I just duct-taped the bumper back on and that was that.
The little automatic engine was lacking in horses, and drank more fuel that was expected for a 1.3, but it was tough and never missed a beat. On the coldest, wettest mornings, it would start first time. Even after sitting for a week, it snapped into action at the turn of the key like a little trooper.
The interior was 80's blue all over, but fitted the purpose and everything worked.
Though slow and old, this car was so reliable and easy to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2013