1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6 from North America


Reliable, sporty and economical car!


New muffler, alternator, timing belt.

General Comments:

Bought this car from the original owner with 148,000 km. Has been my daily driver for over three years with very little trouble. Handling is great and the motor pulls very strong for a 16 year old car. Seats are very comfortable and the car is a blast to drive. I'm not interested in getting a new car, I'd rather keep this one going for a long time!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2006

1990 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 1.5 from North America


Tough little hatchback


Radiator went out at 168,000.

CV joints at 171,000.

Clutch replaced at 171,000.

General Comments:

From the bat this car has treated me right, getting it at a fair price of $700. For being a 16 year old car it handles very well. It does have aftermarket rims and tires (Enkei). In the snow that's a different story. I have to shift a lot to get going, but it is s fwd. Overall, this car is very solid. I would defiantly buy another honda civic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2006

1990 Honda Civic from North America


Well I got it from a friend. It broke down on him a few days ago (March 1st 2005). He knew nothing about cars, so I went and checked it out.

It would start, but once the RPM went back down to idle, it would stall, so driving it from where it was parked, I had to put it in neutral and keep it above the idle, so it wouldn't stall, so the whole way there I was using 2 feet driving :p

So I we got to the garage, and I was like how long has the oil light been on for, and he's like I dunno, like 1.. 2.. 3.. 4... 5 or 6 weeks :o

So I'm like wow.. So we get it into the garage for an oil change, the guy pulls out the dip stick, and he said there wasn't a drop of oil left in the car. So I was laughing, and so was the mechanic. Actually he said if it was anything else other than a Honda, the engine would have gone a while ago.

Other than that, the muffler rusted off, so now it sounds like a race car hahaha.

General Comments:

I love how it handles, it's small and zippy, has no problems accelerating, but once it gets up to 130-140km/h, it starts slowing down, whereas my Buick Century will go up to 150-160 before it starts accelerating slower.

Another feature I like is the hand brake, and once again, how small it is.

The seating is cramped in the back.. and the front is buckets.

Overall, I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2005

4th May 2005, 07:37

Well sorry, but that is stupid to let it run out of oil.

1990 Honda Civic GL 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland


Very reliable, cheap motoring


None, excellent reliability.

General Comments:

Overall an excellent car. Very reliable, I've never had any serious problems with it although I do respect it and service it regularly.

Driving wise is handles very well, having power steering is a definite benefit.

The seats are very low in the car so you feel closer to the road, this is comfortable while allowing a good feel for the car.

The performance is fairly good, although don't expect much pull on the motorway. I tend to like fast cars, so perhaps I'm being biased, but while the 0-60 of the car is respectful the top end seems minimal. Although only a 1.4, the twin carb 16 valve set up makes it as fast as a 1.8 8v Golf Gti, while matching it's reliability.

Fuel economy is fairly good, around 150 miles to a tank. Insurance is actually fairly high considering its performance, but it's a fairly old car with no alarm or immobilizer.

Although it's generally reliable, hope that nothing goes wrong as Honda parts are a rip-off.

Generally, you will not be disappointed, for reliability and low-cost running it's a bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

12th Jul 2005, 16:52

R you sure you get 150miles to a tank? I think you mean 350 to a tank.