1989 Honda Civic DX Sedan 1.5 SOHC 16v from Puerto Rico


Excellent all- around vehicle.


I put a new water pump.

Installed a new head gasket recently.

I put a new timing belt also.

The ball joints have gone bad.

General Comments:

The car is excellent for a first timer and a great car to hang around in.

The car does not consume much gas and the engine is quite peppy for the small displacement of 1490cc.

The interior of the car is made of great quality materials and with a lot of space, maybe even better than newer cars.

It has excellent handling and a great looking design making it a great for young enthusiast racers.

The car also has a lot of performance upgrades making it a very customizable car.

These cars are soon to be very sought after in the future.

So if you have one try not sell it unless you buy another Honda Civic!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2003

1989 Honda Civic Sedan DX 1.5L 4 cylinder from North America


Every import customizers dream


My engine and transmission need to be replaced at 159,000 miles.

Seats need to be either recovered or replaced.

CV joints need to be replaced.

General Comments:

For a car that has been neglected for about four years, it still runs and starts perfectly.

This car has many options as far as engine swaps and aftermarket parts.

The view from the drivers seat is execellent, almost no blind spots due to the amount of windows.

The car is fairly easy to work on assuming that you have basic mechanics skills and a handbook.

I acquired this car through a family member that did not change any fluids in it the whole time he owned it, the transmission fluid was black, the oil was gray, and the radiator fluid was orange. I'm amazed at how the car has held together with such little maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5 single Vtech from North America


Watch out for me on the Jersey highways!!!


Nothing has gone wrong with the car, yet. Hopefully, it will stay this way for a long time. :)

General Comments:

I'm a 20 year old female and love cars. In my 3 years of driving, I've been the proud owner of a Nissan Sentra LXE, an Acura Integra GX, and a Honda Civic LX. My newest toy is the hatchback.

I now own an '89 Civic Hatchback DX and dropped a '94 single v-tech engine into it.

This car runs seriously fast.

It has a new exhaust, intake, and short shifter.

My baby also has a wide-mouth kit, a carbon fiber hood, and euro head and tail lights.

I'm getting her a new paint job, pearl white with black interior.

She's also fitted with 13" GSR Swirly rims in the front and 18" Racing Heart rims in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2003

19th Oct 2003, 01:56

I want to See it!!!

17th Nov 2004, 17:33

Hi, I would like to see it too. I also have a 1989 honda civic hatchback, I would love to get pointers on how to hook it up...thanks!

7th Apr 2009, 23:34

Cool sounding set of wheels, I just got a 89 hatchback and have been thinking about a CF hood, and a Feelz body kit, however I'm wanting to just keep the stocker engine and upgrade it. What can I say? I like being able to pass gas stations! And if you're a taxi for friends getting 5 bucks here and there, you actually MAKE money!.

1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L from North America


Can't go wrong reliable money saver


I bought the car for $50.00 it needed a radiator and a front bumper, got the radiator, since then the cv joints went out, the valves, started to stick, started leaking oil. Keeping in mind that I am a teenager and I made it through 17 wrecks and it's just keeps on going. About 6 months ago the timing belt broke poor maintenance by me..

General Comments:

Great gas mileage in stop and go traffic is got 50 MILES to the gallon. It was mainly city driven.

Cheap to maintain.

Very reliable.

The car would do 70mph in 1/4 mile.

Seat are comfortable.

Back seat very roomy I am 240 lbs and I can get in and out with even touching the front seat with it all the way back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2003