1986 Honda Civic Wagon 1.5 gasoline from North America
Little car with a big heart
Seatbelt buckles started to fail. Quick fix done on manufacturer's recall, but not really satisfactory.
Seat covers wore out after about 11 years.
Some rust, but not serious. I could have dealt with the small spots as soon as I noticed them, but didn't. Now they are large and unsightly.
This is an amazingly reliable car.
The only serious repair it has required is a replacement oil pan that I punctured by driving where I shouldn't have.
Otherwise, only routine maintenance.
LOTS of leg room, front and back.
Lots of visibility.
Very nimble, tight turning circle, parks in places you wouldn't believe.
Headrests on four seats make this a safer small car than most vehicles of this vintage.
Back seats fold down flat giving an incredible amount of luggage/cargo space.
I will drive this car into the ground!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2003
19th Sep 2003, 06:35
I agree fully with your comments. The black door rimming paint also started to fade away, CV joints noisy (150 000km
). Steering is slightly heavy (Pre-power steering). Dash cracks in 2003 too.
10th Jan 2004, 16:27
I love my 1986 Honda Civic Wagon. Asked my mechanic what the most reliable car was for the money -$10,000US- at the time and he said after working on our Volvos; BUY A HONDA. He was right.
Please bear with me. I am looking for advice as that same Honda is now with me here in Yucatan, Mexico. Is overheating and am hearing different reasons for cause. Is fine as long as one drives evenly-no stop and go. No high revs. There is a Honda dealer in city closest to me, Merida, Yucatan, but they only deal with post "97 models and really don't want to work on my car. Have a local mechanic who has been good, but I need guidance. I can get parts FEDxED to me.
If someone out there has any ideas and has a little time, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only have 135,000 miles.