Reliability through the roof
Nothing ever went wrong with the car mechanically when I had it, even though I bought it at almost 20 years old.
The rear wheel arches were really rusted.
The 3 speed Civic was dark red wine, so it did match with the rusted metal.
The car's performance was terribly slow; usually people driving behind get tired and pass me. One must not have an ego to drive this car nowadays.
Actually I never locked the car, because I know no one wants to steal that metal cabin on wheels. The car is so easy to work on. Once it was like -30 Celsius, dead cold outside, and the car would not start. Put in some start up spray with Ether in it. Still didn't start. I put a lot of the can in the intake, the car started and stayed at max RPM at the red line. After 30 seconds I found out I could just pull the key out of the starter. No engine damage whatsoever at all. Any German car would have blown up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th April, 2012