My Honda Civic is the confluence of a redoubtable design, precise execution and expert driving
Northern winters have necessitated a new muffler every 3 to 5 years.
Combination of FWD and 13 inch tires has resulted in front set lasting less than 40,000 miles.
Honda Tune-Up Recommends water pump/time belt change every 80-100,000 miles.
My 1993 Honda Civic DX is my first car, I have owned it for 12 years this April.
It has 150,000 miles on it and is running strong.
Averaged over 30 mpg over this time. Can reach 40 mpg when not overburdened with passengers and luggage on long journeys.
Rarely returns less than 30 mpg on 87 octane during city and mixed driving.
A very light car that still fared very well in the crash tests when new.
Despite frugal engine is quite capable of keeping up with traffic and cruising at 100 mph. (Top Speed is 115).
Large trunk, well shaped 12+ cubic foot trunk. Comparable in trunk size to current mid-sized imports. (Acura TL, BMW 530, etc.)
A 5th generation "Sports Civic" with a sophisticated and excellent suspension. Docile in the city and hunkers down at highway speeds.
Incredible reliability and low-cost of ownership. Withstood my teenage automotive abuse. Cross-country floggings, Ninja style city driving.
Meticulously maintained Blue 4-Door Civic with no added nonsense!
As a 'DX' arrived sans hubcaps, A/C, Passenger mirror, Radio. Current Civic 'VP' price performer has these frivolous options!!! (just kidding).
I see a lot of 1993-1995 Civic's in very condition. An outstanding and classy car--still competitive with commuter subcompacts.
One common problem is that moisture collects on a bolt that connects part of the rear bumper. A couple square inches of corrosion by rear bumper and wheel well is common on Civic four-doors from 1993-1995. I did not discover this online, but witness it all the time. An easily remedied "problem".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2005