1991 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 13 of 17

1991 Honda Civic GL 1.5 from Kenya

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A Good quality car

Faults:

I have had to replace the muffler. Also needed to replace solenoid on starter.

General Comments:

For its mileage the engine is remarkably quiet and smooth and doesn't smoke.

Not very fast, but not too slow either.

Not the type of car to break down easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2004

1991 Honda Civic DX from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1200 miles
Most recent distance219000 miles
Previous carChevrolet CHEVY...

Summary:

A car owner's dream!

Faults:

The car was almost without fault until it was over 140,000 miles, except for the typical muffler, tire and electrical cable replacements.

The manual 5-speed transmission and the clutch have never needed replacement and still function as if it were brand new!

Between 140,000 and 219,000 miles (1999 through 2001) is when about one problem per year started.

The radiator was replaced first.

After two trips out West on some very bad dirt and clay/washboard roads, the struts had to be replaced.

During 2001, I put about 50,000 miles on the car with 3 trips out West and 2.5 trips to Florida, so naturally more things went wrong.

The generator was replaced on a trip to southern Florida.

The engine went out about 198,000 miles and was replaced with a rebuilt engine warrantied for 3 years.

Finally, the arm of the windshield wiper lost its position, but that even still functions.

General Comments:

The air intake manifold's seals were installed incorrectly, when the engine was replaced, but the car still went up 10,000 ft. mountains operating on 3 out of 4 cylinders.

The manual transmission makes this 4 cylinder car operate like a 6 cylinder one, when it comes to quick starts and passing.

Because the back seat disengages and can go flat for storage, it provides the storage convenience of a station wagon.

Gas mileage surpasses most others, even the newer cars with about 35 city and 40 to 45 on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2003

1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired202700 miles
Most recent distance202900 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

I just bought this car last week and I went to get it inspected and both rear control arms have to be replaced along with brake shoes and drums.

A new cz motor was put in for me that had 35,000 miles on it.

Other than that I love this car. It runs fantastically.

General Comments:

A high performance car. I do not like the shape of the car, but I'm getting the body kit on it within a month.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

1991 Honda Civic Si Hatchback 1.6Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6Liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Low-budget Porsche!!!

Faults:

The igniter would stop working when the engine warmed up. I replaced it myself for $122.00.

No other problems!!!

General Comments:

I have owned this car for 9 years now, and I have driven it like a racehorse on methamphetamines being chased by a hungry cheetah, and it has never let me down!!!

Through all of the hard, abusive driving I have put this poor little car through, it still performs beautifully.

It still gets 33MPG.

It accelerates with the spirit of a Porsche.

The paint still looks decent.

Everything still works, including the A/C.

I got the car at a good price, because it had a salvaged title. This made me a little wary at first, because salvaged cars might have been severely damaged and so might have a much lower resale value. But this never mattered, as I have never wanted to sell it. Several people have asked me to sell it to them, but I like this car too much to let it go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

24th Jul 2006, 16:08

He was making a comparison.

Also, I'm thinking about buying one. I drove it around. It has great power, it looks pretty decent (under the hood), and the guy is willing to sell it to me for $2000 straight. Is that a good deal for any '91 SI?

1st Aug 2006, 17:52

You would have to be crazy not to buy this car for $2000, they are hard to come by nowadays. I have one and love it. Granny

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 63 reviews