1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5LT from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap, reliable and economical runabout
Clutch started slipping about 5000km ago due to towing a heavy trailer around, and it still slips a bit as I have not fixed it (so it was my own fault).
I bought this car for a cheap price for a economical runabout, and indeed it is. It's basic and plain e.g: no power steering, wind up windows, manual choke, no air conditioning and fuel fed by carburetor.
I have done oil and filter changes myself every 10000km, and it has never been to a mechanic or workshop while I have had it, so reliability has been great, and it obviously was maintained by the previous owners.
It is a great city run about, and is adequate on the highway, but I definitely would not want to be in a accident in one. I do prefer my GT Legacy on the highway, but not it's fuel consumption compared to the Civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2007