1976 Honda Civic 1.2 from North America
Excellent, considering the junk put out in the 70"s
Transmission cable needed constant adjustment/repair.
CV joints went frequently.
Speedo cable broke.
It was a great car to drive, handling was awesome and sufficient power, and easy on fuel.
Engine ran perfectly until I sold it (big mistake, should have forked over the cash to keep it on the road).
Great at getting through snow and mud in Canadian winters.
I would love to buy one if I could find one in decent condition.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2011
1st Apr 2011, 18:14
I hated my 83 Civic. It was my first car when I graduated high school way back in 1992. I had no one to teach me to drive stick, so I had a transmission called the Hondamatic. It should have been called the Hondanightmare. A shiftable automatic, it had three three forward gears. 1st, 2nd, and overdrive. It was beyond gutless.
I know it was a small car, but it was so harrowing to drive. You just floored it and prayed you would make it through the intersection.
It hated winter. You could plug it in, but it never started. I was late and I missed a lot of classes and appointments because of that car. I've been turned off by Honda ever since. Meanwhile, my friend's Chevette fired up no matter how cold it was.