1990 Honda Civic DX 1.3 16v from UK and Ireland
A fast car with superb reliability
Nothing has gone wrong with the except the brake pads required replacing, but this is a normal wear and tear item.
The Honda Civic is a very smart car and looks the business.
The car handles well standard, but tune up the suspension like I did and it flys around corners. I've lowered and fitted 16 inch alloys on it which makes it grip like a dream.
The performance is very swift I have had 125MPH out of it and that's no joke.
Awesome reliability and robustness.
One of the best cars on the road for the price.
If your going to get another car buy a Honda Civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2002
12th Feb 2004, 12:44
My boyfriend has a '90 civic DX, and I don't know if it was because the previous owner ran it into the ground, or what, but a right good number of things went wrong with it..
The driver's side CV axle boot tore and the axle itself made a HORRIBLE popping noise whenever the car turned. Replaced and its fine, but we think the other side is going bad now.
The thermostat was sticking, and it caused the car to overheat when the air conditioner was turned on, and when high speeds were maintained for a long time. Replaced that, and it hasn't done it since.
The major problem, which we have yet to fix, would be the oil rings on the pistons. They stick, causing oil to remain in the cylinders or whatever, and it burns so much oil that he's putting a quart in every week just to keep the levels normal.
The fastest we've gotten it was about 103 on the highway, but this was before we replaced the thermostat and we were forced to stop because the engine temp gauge went from cold to WAY TOO HOT in about 3 seconds. Maybe we'll try again now. ;)
Over all, I think it's a cute car minus the few problems it has, but that's to be expected from a car that's like, 14 years old. It's got a cute shape to it and killer handling, just drop a B16 integra engine into it and it'd do some major speeds :) I'd buy one myself if I wasn't completely in love with del Sol's :)