1980 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1980 Honda Civic Wagon 1.5 cc from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 cc Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance440000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An excellent purchase and longstanding, dependable companion

Faults:

Engine died at 440,000 miles. Installed rebuilt transmission at 250,000 miles.

Seats wore about at about 250,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been extremely reliable and trouble-free.

The maintenance and fuel economy have been more than expected.

The exterior size has been perfect for parking. At the same time, the interior has been spacious enough for all my needs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2002

1980 Honda Civic cvcc 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance385000 kilometres
Previous cardodge dart

Summary:

Great on gas, may never die

Faults:

Put in a carb kit twice, it had some hesitation, this fixed the problem. Each kit cost around $20.00.

Put on a new front axle for about $60.00.

Put in a new timing belt for about $150.00.

New alternator for About $45.00.

Seats started looking bad around the 250000 km mark give or take a year, so I bought some seat covers.

General Comments:

This car is still running fine today under another owner. It was a great little car that just never stops going. I took it everywhere, from going to work, to going to the mountains for a holiday. The car never let me down once.

I traded it in on a Chevrolet Blazer and regretted it almost instantly. The blazer cost me more money in 3 months the the Civic did in 3 years. I loved that car and am going to buy my son one for his first car. If you have one, keep it. If you want one, buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2002

2nd May 2006, 00:50

Does anyone know what should I worry about buying a 1979 Honda Civic 1200. It looks pretty good, but it seams to run really hot. How many miles per gallon should I expect to get from it?

1980 Honda Civic Wagon 1.3L Leaded petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3L Leaded petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired264000 kilometres
Most recent distance276000 kilometres

Summary:

For an old beat up car it can surprise you!

Faults:

Being 20 years old of course it's very beat up and worn out.

Body work is still OK - a little rust

Back seat is ripped up

Water pump needed replacing at 275000k's other wise no major problems in 20 years!

Old and tired.

General Comments:

I got this car when it was 21 years old and it still goes! It has obvious faults with age, but for an old small engined car it runs surprisingly well. Shame I couldn't get one when it was new. It may not look like much now, but it just keeps running and running despite it's age. It is also VERY economical and cheap to run. It is still going even though every part of it is original. But of course it is on it's last legs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews