1992 Honda Civic VX VTEC from North America
Best car I have ever owned in my life
Sensor had to be replaced by 30,000 km; not too expensive.
At 260,000 bearings on distributor - had to replace whole unit; cost over $500.00 in parts and labor.
When I bought this car, I thought it was over priced, but my wife worked for Honda and assured me it was a great deal, and the mileage would be excellent as I drive from Mission BC to Vancouver daily... that's 150 km per day.
This car was like no other as far as gas mileage. Unbelievable!!! The first trip we took with it was from Mission to Strathmore Alberta... 960km. In 1993 the trip cost us under $25.00 for fuel. That was with me, my wife and 2 kids, plus all our luggage in the car.
The hatchback area was "FANTASTIC". With the hatch window flipped up and the hatch gate down, seats folded down, I was hauling lumber, fencing, bricks, furniture, and pretty much anything with this remarkable car.
Friends could not believe some of the things I could get into the car.
Plus I was a "BIG" person of 275 lbs. When I got as big as 330 lbs, I did have some difficulty getting out of the car as it is low to the ground. This was my only reason to sell it. I sold it to a very good friend in May 2009 with it having over 285,000 km, and he drove it till it had 350,000 km and would still be driving it, but he was involved in an accident. He hit a lamp pole at 60 km head-on. He's still driving the car, but ICBC has written it off because of the high mileage and age of the vehicle.
Honda was way ahead of their time when they came out with the Civic VX. It would be a number one seller in the market today with gas prices the way they are now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th June, 2010