1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L from North America


Excellent car for fuel economy


I haven't had any serious problems with the car yet. When I got the car a couple of months ago, I gave it a pretty good tune-up. I changed the oil and filter, fuel filter, air filter, plugs and wires and the cap and rotor.

The only problem I am having is when you're driving sometimes the car will chug or jerk. I doesn't matter what gear you are in or how fast you are going.

Or sometimes it will feel like you've suddenly taken your foot off the gas when you haven't.

Both of these problems seen to be corrected it you put your foot to the floor.

Any suggestions would be nice.

General Comments:

I am very happy with the car. I bought it to drive to work, which is an hour each way. I've been getting about 45 mpg, which is going to save me about $200.00 a month. It seems to be very quick for a little four cylinder. Not the most comfortable car, but it gets the job done.

I started with 138,000 miles and hope to double that before I am through.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2006

15th Aug 2006, 03:29

Your oxygen sensor is out. You can test it by disconnecting your oxygen sensor and drive it around (it won't hurt the car, you just won't get as good mpg. But you're not getting good mpg anyways, you should be getting 47-52mpg on average) You will notice that the car will drive smooth again. You should replace the O2 sensor, it will save you money in the long run... With these gas prices, like in two months.

11th Feb 2010, 01:51

The hesitating could be the spark plug wires. They tend to pop up due to the rubber expanding in the valve cover.

1992 Honda Civic DX 4 cylinder from North America


It's a good little car :)


Bought car with mostly cosmetic flaws. Biggest and most baffling is why is keeps overheating. Had the thermostat replaced. Radiator flushed and checked for leaks, water pump checked for leaks, basically had the whole cooling system worked over, and still it overheated. Other than that the ac does not work due to a leaky compressor, the transmission jerks a little, and it seems to strain on the freeway. The body and interior is in fair condition. Radio works, but speakers are cooked. So far I have spent 400 dollars on repairs. Plan on spending another 600 or so to fix the ac.

General Comments:

This car is a great gas saver in these days of 3.00 a gallon gas. Small, agile and comfortable. Reliability has yet to be proven since I have not owned it that long. But it's history precedes it. I believe this is a great car that I got for a great price, and after the initial repairing and tweaking are taken care of I think it will run for at least another 200,000 miles. Every Mechanic I have shown it to says it is I fabulous condition, and can't understand why is is overheating. Honda Civics are one of the best cars made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2006

27th Apr 2006, 18:20

I had the same problem with overheating on my civic with the ESI engine. You need a new radiator or you can replace the existent one with a used one from the Vti civic, it is much thicker.

If you drive with an overheating engine you will damage piston rings and the engine will consume more oil, watch out for that oil level.

4th Feb 2007, 16:26

For the overheating, also check that head gasket. They can be a problem on these engines when they get very high miles, especially if it's been overheating (sort of a problem that makes itself worse). Luckily they're really easy to replace on these cars, and once you take care of that you'll get another 100,000+ miles out of your Civic with basic maintenance (assuming that you didn't let the engine overheat too badly!!).

Good luck!