1996 Honda Civic VTi 1.6
Seriously quick, super reliable, expensive insurance
Honda stereo broke. It had broken for the previous owner as well, I understand this is common.
No other problems so far.
Understated looks, but very comfy and well built.
Vtec engine still amazes me, it is a normal car until the etec range is hit, then it is like a turbo! A wolf in sheep's clothing.
Such good fun taking out Corrados, Calibras, and Golf GTIs! They don't know what's just gone past them like a rocket! Cruises sweetly.
Hard to get good fuel economy as the temptation to put the foot down is so great!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2001
7th Oct 2004, 12:12
214 BHP from a Starlet Turbo?
They are only 108 to 130 as standard depending on the year! What have you done to it to make it as powerful as a Subaru Impreza or a Focus RS?
16th Jun 2005, 00:39
Add a turbo to the stock 127 hp on the ex, and you can easily push close to 200. With a few economical upgrades ie...intake, exhaust, and manifold you can put out 250 hp plus. My 96 civic EX with the original D16Y8 VTEC-II puts out over 240 hp with less than $1000.00 invested...hmmm.
16th Dec 2006, 06:55
Comparing a starlet turbo to a civic is like comparing diamonds to bricks. The starlet is nice in a breeze block, cheating chunk of turbo power, kind of way, but the civic is a finely tuned NA engined car in another class.
16th Dec 2006, 06:59
Power is power, is doen't matter how you look at it, doesn't matter how its made, engines are not works of art.
22nd Jan 2007, 02:12
I have this Honda Civic 1996, It's pretty working, but the main problems are the Vibration, especially when I turned on the Air-con, another is the Power Windows, One of my Power Windows is not working.
28th Apr 2007, 06:24
Why is everyone trying to race their civic... it's a car made to drive comfortably and save on gas. If you want passing power get yourself a Monte Carlo SS 454, 564 Horse with 640 Torque. That will lift your car off the ground and pass anything, only downside you have to deal with the 7.4 little engine, not much gas saving there.