1986 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon 1.5 Liter from North America
Best car ever made
Nothing as of yet. I ran over a big rock and tore off my plastic fender well.
Leaks a bit of oil out of the valve cover, did before I bought car as well, no big deal.
Alignment is off, and exaggerated in 4wd.
Antenna flimsy and snapped off.
Hatch door is screwy, sometimes won't work.
The drivers seat is held up by 2x4's and the floor has a hole in it where it mounts. Weld job for the future.
Rusty b*****d, rust repair incoming when I have about 500 and some sheet metal to start up. SHE DESERVES IT!
Throwout bearing is going, very slight now and has been since I've owned it.
This car is simply awesome! I plan on keeping it as long as I can, and passing it on to my kids or a museum if it doesn't get wrecked. Knock on wood.
Dives into turns pretty tight for a wagon. Power is surprisingly enough to get the job done most of the time 72hp - 4wd turns it into a mountain goat, drive 12 miles regularly on a snow packed mountain pass to go skiing, and I can either sit back and relax and let the car do its thing, or drift it with confidence and style.
The gas mileage is insane. My motor eats about 1/2 a quart of oil every 3k miles and leaks a tiny bit, or maybe it doesn't burn oil and just leaks. Anyhow MPG is INSANE if you have a engine in pretty good condition.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I really like the way it looks. I can't wait to start rust repair, dent, and paint it white. Then a window tint! This car gets plenty of looks, and WTF's from the Honda guys that were not sure about Civic 4WD.
I love this car, I have always like Honda's, but because of this one, I will never buy a car made from 1980 to 2010 that is not a Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2010
2nd Mar 2010, 10:26
'Best car ever made'? I suppose it depends on taste..
These types of cars are very well made and economical, but they are also very limited in terms of speed, comfort, and safety as a result of that economy. So, they're not for everyone.
31st Aug 2010, 22:19
This car died on me after 2 head gaskets at only 100000 miles!
I was told the engine has flaws, i.e. 2 different metals that warp!