1992 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 13 of 18

1992 Honda Civic EX 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 kilometres
Most recent distance172000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Unreliable and rusts a lot

Faults:

I had to replace the timing belt and the water pump immediately after I purchased the car. Then both (upper and lower) radiator hoses blew up. Shortly after this, I had to replace the radiator itself, because it was rusted through and was leaking. Then after a year of driving it started to overheat, and the head gasket had to be replaced. Less than a month after it was done, the alternator started giving 18 volts instead of normal and caused the battery to boil and crack. I had to replace both. Also, the car rusted a lot, even though I kept it inside the heated and dry garage.

General Comments:

In overall, the car drives fine, very responsive, very economic. Honda Civic is known to be a very reliable car, but there are exceptions - just like mine was.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2003

10th Nov 2003, 12:06

Steven I agree with you, there are exceptions to the rule. Honda Civics are good reliable cars, with the exception on mine!! I have put so much money into this car it is really stupid. I have the same car that you go, and there has been a recall on the main relay system. The ignition coil (aka distribution coil) crapped out shortly after I purchased it to. Wish I had never sold my BMW before moving to the city and and thinking I should get a reliable inexpensive car to drive around.

1992 Honda Civic Si 1.5 Vtec with LSD from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Vtec with LSD Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance236336 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

1992-1995 Honda Civic Si are the best generation of Si I believe

Faults:

Nothing really major, just wear and tear parts.

General Comments:

I got my 1992 Honda Civic Si in 2002 with about 200,000 miles on it. I changed the motor to a Japanese spec D15B from a Honda Civic VTi. I found out that the motor that I have is LSD! I am have the time of my life considering the fact that this was the car I very first wanted when I got my driver's license.

It is very quiet with a beast inside a little 1.5 liter motor. I am very satisfied with the way it runs and feels, especially with the LSD tranny.

I don't really know if my tranny is rare, but I heard that it was very rare to have. So if anybody knows how much this tranny is worth please e-mail me.

Thank you KingHenry4d@yahoo.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2003

1992 Honda Civic DX 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

Solid car for a single person on a budget

Faults:

Master cylinder 120,000. seats are somewhat uncomfortable. I'm 6 foot 4, I don't fit real well. We have had good luck with it.

General Comments:

In total, we have done purely maintenance items to the car. The paint is oxidized on the hood and trunk. The master cylinder and the tie rod end, are the only things outside of normal maintenance (tires and brakes) that we have done to the car. Grand total invested to date in repairs for both maintenance and break downs is 335$ after driving for 1.5 years, and over 20 thousand miles. Not bad at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2003

1992 Honda Civic Esi 1.6 VTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62842 miles
Most recent distance64654 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I have been blown away by the speed of this innocent looking car.

The V-TEC engine sounds like a Formula One car and almost performs like one.

Handling is not amazing, but I haven't amended anything, I'm still using the standard wheels and suspension.

Took it to 130 mph and could have got a few more miles if I wanted to.

Seriously considering modifying this car, next step has to be a smart spoiler on the boot.

Recommend investing in a Manual version.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

1992 Honda Civic CX Hatchback 1.5 Inline 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Inline 4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Nice car to do a lot of traveling

Faults:

Nothing at all is wrong with the car or has happened. The CV joints had to be replaced recently, because the noise was bothersome. I let those things go for four years untouched with no problems at all. The car has not broke down once since I got it new, except for when it ran out of gas one time. I have had no oil leaks or loose bolts. All it took to take care of this car was to do regular maintenance and keep track of it.

General Comments:

A car that can go up to 198K without breaking down is a very reliable car. A full tank of gas will last all week running around town. It has very good performance for a 1.5 4 banger. This model came with only a drivers side mirror and no passenger which is kinda odd. The trunk area is a very nice place to put a couple of 12's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2003

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