1987 Honda Civic GL 1.5 from Netherlands
Cheap fast little hatch!
At 140,000 kilometers the starter engine failed, I bought another one for 30 dutch guilders (about 15 Euro)
20,000 kilometers further the clutch had to be renewed, a 150 Euro job.
The connections of the rear bumper were completely rusted and I had to make new ones, because of the terrible high prized official Honda parts.
In December 2003 the accumulator gave it's last Amps. I bought a new one (50 Euros)
Of course the rear breaks had to be replaced. The pins that connect the shoes to the anchor plates were completely rusted away.
At 180,000 kms the main braking cylinder refused it's work. I have received no bill yet, but the material costs were 70 Euro's.
After 170,000 kilometers the front left axle became noisy. Fortunately the was a second had one available. At 175,000 kms that one also seemed to be worn out. I replaced the axle by another from the scrap heap. This one is also making noise at the moment. Perhaps I should by a completely new axle...
With only 825 kilograms and 90 horsepower this car is quite fast.
The fuel consumption reaches 15,5 kilometers per liter on the long runs (>150 km.) at 120 km/hr.
Although my length is about 1.9 m. I can sit with lot's of room above and around me. My cousin, from whom I bought this car, replaced the seats with CRX-seats. He's 7 feet tall and can sit very well in it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2004
UPDATE: ran 210.000 Km's at the moment. Nothing to care about. Smoke was coming from the engine, the valve cover ring leaked oil on the exhaust. Bought a new one: € 13,- and adjusted the valve clearance. It runs like a Honda again. Every single day at least 70 Km's even starting at -18 Celsius.
Is this the gl with the d17z in it?