1990 Honda Civic EX 1.6L from North America
Auto tranny is SO SLOW
The thing is so slow; being automatic, below 2.7k RPM there's no response from the engine.
I bought it for MPG, but it was horrible for this small car. I got like 24-32 MPG. If you are going through mountains, you will get like 24 MPG. The only way to get 32 MPG is to drive it straight with 55mph.
It leaked oil.
Windows are slow.
Struts were bad.
Muffler needed replacement.
I think if this car was manual, it would have been a lot better. Since the engine has a power band from 2.7k RPM and up, you could keep the RPM where you need it to be for driving. I will never buy an old AT car; only MT.
What I liked about car was the handling was awesome; turns and twists were the best part, the car is small and it's like driving a go-kart.
I don't think I would buy this kind of old Honda again; newer ones are better. Luckily I sold it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2013