1992 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 15 of 18

1992 Honda Civic DX 1.6 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The 1992 Civic dx hatchback is the best car I have owned for under $2,500!!

Faults:

Body rust around rear wheel openings was a problem, so I had bodywork done to repair the quarter panels.

The radiator fins began falling out and getting caught in the electric fan. Though the radiator didn't leak I replaced it with a new one.

My front brakes were worn, so I replaced them with high-performance aftermarket parts.

General Comments:

My Civic is an amazing car. It is efficient, powerful, dependable, and it handles well.

To increase its safety, I installed B.F. Goodrich Comp TA tires, mounted on 14" steel wheels, with "SI" style wheel covers.

I added window tint, vent shades, a Momo shift knob and a Grant steering wheel styling ring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2002

1992 Honda Civic 4 door DX from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

An unsexy reliable comfortable car

Faults:

Starter has had to be replaced once (My mechanic told me that this happened a lot with 92 Civics - also with Accords)

Busted hose.

Body and paint have suffered over the years.

Interior is a little beat up.

General Comments:

The Civic is reliable, and when I bought the car, it had superior comfort and handling over other cars in its class, including the Toyota Corolla.

I have changed the oil every 5000 miles, and have rigorously maintained it according to its schedule at an excellent local garage. I have been rewarded with virtually trouble-free motoring.

The car is quite comfortable for its class, and I have taken many long trips in it. It is quiet unless you want to travel over 65 miles an hour; at 80 miles an hour it gets quite loud.

In the year 2002 the cosmetics of my car are dreadful - the body feels as if it was made of tin. It dents easily, and in an urban environment you will start to accumulate many dings. The metallic paint I have has now worn away on the roof - something I have seen on other Civics of that era.

In conclusion, this has been a great car, but at 10 years and 150,000 miles it is perhaps best suited for a student who needs basic, reliable transportation, and doesn't need to depend on the car to be attractive to the opposite sex!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2002

24th May 2005, 01:41

I also have a 1992 Honda Civic LSi 1.5l. However, I'm in the UK. It's a right hand drive (obviously). When I got it the mileage was pretty high at 92k, and as stated above, it is now an old car. The upholstery is all plastic and cloth, but if you treat it right it will last you donkeys! The drive is superb and not lacking in any respect apart from the brakes. The technology just wasn't up to stopping a car this heavy, but other than that, it's fantastic. Who needs brakes anyway?

Other obvious aesthetic problems would be loose plastic body panels, and cracked plastic bumpers.

I would recommend this to anyone who is after a bargain buy (I paid £700, approx $450). A great runner, still going strong 13 years after production.

1992 Honda Civic EX-V 1.6 SOHC VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 SOHC VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired173337 kilometres
Most recent distance177089 kilometres

Summary:

There's a Honda Civic, then you have the EX-V!

Faults:

The power windows weren't working. It was taken to the place I bought it from and were fixed as part of warranty.

The front right axle broke at around 177K kilometres. (Due to a neutral-drop.)

Even though, this car is now ten years old, it feels more like only four years old. This car still has it!

General Comments:

This car can take a lot of abuse. It's 125 Horsepower V-Tech engine really gets the car moving when you hit the gas.

The 1.6 liter engine is also great on gas. This car can beat most non done up civics in a race up to about 1996 and above. (Depending on model.)

It's a great Civic to drive. And if done up will be just amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

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