1992 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 18 of 18

1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles

Faults:

This car cost $8,500.00 new and has only cost maybe $800.00 in parts for 210,000 miles !

Honda needs to improve their seats!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2001

1992 Honda Civic VTi 1.5 VTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous caropel vectra

Summary:

Best bargain I ever bought for a good bargain price

Faults:

Replaced original engine with a 1995 one due to a pulley shaft snapping at the engine outlet.

General Comments:

Lovely car to drive, very quick for a 1.5 motor, came with all the extras that the Japanese seem to fit as standard, eg. CD player, electric windows, power steering, electric mirrors, air conditioning etc.

Great to look at and spotlessly clean inside. Only problem is a rattle from the boot compartment, but got that sorted by applying an extra strip of rubber over the back window seal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2001

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

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 SOHC V-TEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired670 kilometres
Most recent distance200989 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic Hatchback

Summary:

Who needs a Porsche when you've got an EX-V!

Faults:

Nothing at all!

General Comments:

The 125 horsepower 16 valve V-TEC engine is very reliable and quick. This car can be a rocket if it's fixed up real nicely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2000

1992 Honda Civic EX 1.5 SOHC 16v from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance226679 kilometres
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

A car that sees no end!

Faults:

The body is not the most durable or resistant, in fact it gets dented rather easily and rust is a guarantee like it is with every car! Also the quality of the interior is rather poor and uncomfortable.

General Comments:

This car surpasses all previous Honda Civic models. It is the most reliable, economical (a real gas saver!) and the most durable. You never see an end to this car, the engine is always in perfect condition, no matter how many kilometers it has on it. This is indeed the best generation of Honda Civics yet!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2000

10th May 2002, 20:30

I agree, the 1992 Honda Civic EX-V, is a great car. I bought mine at 173K, and I have brought it up to 176K (not a lot... But, I have only owned it for 2 months.) This car is one SWEET ride! The 125 HP engine runs like it's only got 100 kilometers on it. It handles OK. (I just need to put on wider tires.) It's fast, GREAT on gas, and comfortable. If anyone out there is considering a 1992-1993 Civic, I highly recommend the EX-V! (If you can find one ;)

It is a rare car.

1992 Honda Civic VTi Hatchback 1.5 VTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carMazda 323F

Summary:

Small but perfectly formed

Faults:

Nothing, had it serviced after 6000 miles and she's run fine since.

Wipers are not great for heavy rain though, had to pull over several times.

The boot is ALL plastic with no carpet so things slide all over the place and it's very easy to scratch

There is no back shelf (ie. for speakers) and you can't install one easily.

Back brakes screeching, mechanic told me it was because of dirt and could be blown out by pressurised air.

Electric windows are noisy and shudder going up when they are wet (seals are too tight, which I suppose is good).

General Comments:

This car is a rocket for a 1.5, and runs 0-60 in 9.3 which is unbelievable for an engine that size.

Great fun to drive and will leave most cars in its class for dead although don't try racing the Civic SiR version at the traffic lights or you'll burn out your engine.

Quite economical, but then again mine is 8 years old so I didn't expect anything spectacular.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2000

5th Feb 2002, 05:45

No back shelf, that's not right mate!! They all have one.

8th Feb 2002, 16:16

No they don't, mine is a 92 import and it does not have a back shelf either. I put a blanket on the plastic boot lid to keep the noise down and to stop things sliding all over the place.

29th Jul 2010, 03:40

Yeah I had the same problem with mine, good idea with the blanket though.

1992 Honda Civic ELX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

She'll run (smoothly) forever....

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Great car - think I will just buy Honda (almost certainly Japanese) again......

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2000

1992 Honda Civic VTi Hatchback 1.5 VTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 kilometres
Most recent distance64000 kilometres

Summary:

Like a first love!

Faults:

Slight sqeak noise from the air conditioning and the right door.

Left passenger door handle stopped working after 1 year of use by me.

General but annoying rattling from the boot unit.

Dipped head lights are lousy.

Wipers, at high speeds in the rain are not reliable or powerful or heavy enough.

When a headlamp fuses - there is no warning indicator - simply dangerous.

General Comments:

Generally - this Japanese Import (1.5 Vtec VTi, 1493cc, ABS brakes, LSD, A/C, power steering, Honda trims, electric windows & mirrors) is a damn good, fast, economical, comfortable and great looking car.

Difficult to compare in order for a similar buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

5th Jul 2006, 17:12

Nice car, but I would recommend going for the 1.6 VTi, which is a rocket, especially mine which cost me £1700, has had a few mods, and is runnig 175 bhp.

It glides about with the sound of a race car, so get one.

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