1992 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 11 of 18

1992 Honda Civic ESI 1.6 VTEC from Greece

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Good acceleration and brakes, good looking

Faults:

The rubbers of the sunroof got hard, so that the sunroof didn't close very well, especially in cold weather.

I got lots of problems with the temperature.

The gasket got burned, and after that I had to change the pipes and thermostat.

Driver's seat had a problem at the left rail.

General Comments:

A fast car with good brakes and steering, that can't corner as well as it accelerates.

The cabin and the comforts are very good for its age.

A very good looking car till today.

The parts are very expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2004

1992 Honda Civic DX 1.6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Not worth it

Faults:

Clutch Went.

Electrical problems.

A/C Dosent work.

Rust, Rust, Rust.

Interoir wear.

General Comments:

I hate the car. It is slow, unreliable.

It is ugly. I got it for $2000 to use as a runabout. I added a huge muffler. in hopes it would make the sewing machine sound like a real motor. But it didn't work out now my car sounds like a 2 stroke dirtbike.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2004

27th Aug 2005, 10:46

You sound more like a domestic 1320 guy than an import guy. Do yourself a favor and sell it. If you don't like high pitched engines then you'll never be satisfied with an import. Me, on the other hand, I'd rather not be hassled by guys in silly uniforms, so I'd rather be silent.

1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5 Inline 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 Inline 4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired86400 miles
Most recent distance88756 miles

Summary:

Inexpensive, reliable, and fun!

Faults:

The exhaust resonator pipe rotted out and caused the exhaust to rattle and make excessive noise.

The vinyl driver's side seat has worn badly.

The engine takes a little bit longer to start in the cold.

The 5-speed can be hard to shift into reverse when cold.

General Comments:

Well, this being the first car I have ever owned, I am deeply impressed with it.

The engine is rather weak at 70 horsepower and 91 pounds of torque, but with the car being only 2,054 pounds, it has very nice performance.

The interior is very nice. The controls are mounted in the right places, and are easy to use, however, the interior is plainly styled.

If I could change some things about this car, I would have included a tachometer as standard equipment. When you have a manual transmission, a tachometer is a must.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2004

24th Jul 2007, 15:05

I have owned a 1992 Civic DX Sedan and it weighing so much more than the CX model it only had 7 more torque, so I'm looking forward to seeing the performance of this car as I believe it will be rather impressing. As for the lack of a tachometer you eventually learn where to shift even if racing. The maximum torque of the CX is at only 2000 RPM whereas the horsepower extends to 5000 RPM, but as any other dragster knows you shift at torque. All in all I am deeply looking forward to purchasing this car in the near future, but by far not leaving it stock. Look for it at Nopi!!

1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

This is car is awesome all the way around!

Faults:

At 90000 miles a faulty oxygen sensor caused a slight delay in acceleration.

General Comments:

This car is amazingly versatile! The hatchback can haul more than you might imagine.

I get 45-60 miles per gallon, and it accelerates very strongly. There is no other car that mixes this much power with fuel efficiency.

I wish Honda would revive this car and power train!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

11th Jun 2004, 08:26

I also have a 92 Civic VX 3 door. I bought it with 43,000 miles and have owned it for 9 years. At the time, it was all I could afford. It now has 134,000 miles and it runs just as great as the day I bought it. It is a really basic car, but its versatile hatch has hauled more than its share of cargo. I have had several friends request my car to help haul cargo when they are moving. The gas mileage is phenomenal. I probably average about 40 mpg in mixed driving. I love the fast acceleration and the 5 speed transmission. At 120,00 miles, I did have to put a thousand dollars into replacing the ball joints and coil springs, but it drives like a new car now, so I consider it money well spent. I only hope the body will hold out. It has spent a lot of time parked on the street through some tough Wisconsin winters. Honda should have never done away with this fantastic model.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 63 reviews