1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L from North America
The best car I've ever owned, and the most uncomfortable
Replaced the CV joints several times. This is common on these cars.
Replaced the distributor after it blew apart. Also a common problem. Funny, I was able to drive it home with a cracked distributor.
Dash lights shorted out after ants infested the firewall.
A/C caused the engine to vapor lock when the clutch was engaged during really hot weather (90 degree and up). The problem was a very expensive valve I chose not to replace.
Besides the items listed, nothing on this car ever broke. It was the most amazing car I ever owned. 40mpg on the highway from Day 1 to the last day I owned it. It never stranded me anywhere. I followed the maintenance schedule to a 't' over the 15 years of ownership. It was worth every penny.
The car accelerated and handled like a go cart, especially with the clutch.
The interior held up well over the years. And you can pack more in the back than you think.
There was one drawback that was the reason I sold the car. It was HANDS DOWN the most uncomfortable ride I've ever experienced. Hard seats, noisy, bumpy. But again an amazing little car. We called it "The Japanese Tank."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2009