1983 Honda Civic 4 door sedan 1.5L from North America
Hawk Adam 12 is alive and well. Long live Hawk Adam 12
Fixing the alternator for third time on second voltage regulator.
CVs done last year.
Repaired passenger door window guide rear door.
New starter, water pump.
Rust hole in rubber tracks on top of the car.
Leak around antennae grommet.
New cigar lighter, radio, speakers, headlights.
Had an issue 2 years ago with charging system failure. Alternator and voltage regulator replaced. Since this failure, issues remain regarding charging system. Wiring appears secure intact, battery still discharges. No parasitic draw found on battery test. Had alternator tested and diodes not working. New alternator soon.
Bought this car in 2004 when I purchased my new motorcycle. Needed foul weather transport because I don't care for riding in the rain or cold. Oh, I've done it... Just don't care for it!!!
Clean interior, tight driveability, sound running engine and not too beat up for 200,000 miles. Basically a intact old commuter that has its TLC needs.
It's been very reliable, forgoing the most recent charging issue.
It has a ten plus gallon tank that I only have to fill about every three months. My commute is short, about 8 blocks from home, but I run this thing all over. Unless I make a long trip (100 plus miles), I maintain one fill up every three months.
Very happy with this car. The appearance, the comfort, driveability and reliability speak volumes of the Honda trademark.
I have family in the auto repair trade, and they always say Honda and Toyota are the most dependable cars on the road today. Even the ones that have thousands of miles or numbers of years on them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2015