1988 Honda Civic 1.5 from North America
Reliable car if properly maintained to 200k
I bought the car from a friend at about 198,000 miles. It ran great with no problems for about 6 months then everything started falling apart, which is understandable at 200,000 miles. It wouldn't pass the state emissions test, even after a full tune up, new plugs, wires, dist. cap and rotor. Replaced the cat converter and it finally passed. Since then, the alternator went out, I replaced all four tires, new battery, radiator has a small crack and there is an oil leak. Seats are badly worn, but are hidden nicely with seat covers, some rust and the rear defrost is very slow working. Distributor just went out too.
Great car overall, reliable up until around 200K, then all goes!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2004