1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Reg Gas from North America
Best car I have ever owned, hands down
Distributor Cap replaced twice, computer board had to be replaced (I think that an after-market cruise control caused it).
Both front CV joints had to be replaced.
The LCD in the radio failed and I replaced the radio rather than having it repaired.
As far as I can remember, that is the extent of the repairs.
I believe that the 110 hp rating was a gross understatement, I was driving on I-95 one afternoon and needed to get out of the way of traffic, I didn't even down shift and it went from 70 to 100 mph and still climbing in a flash! Very good handling and the hatchback would carry almost anything!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2006
1992 Honda Civic CX hatchback 1.5 SOHC from North America
Transmission has loud spinning grinding noise in every gear, seems to be going out.
Head gasket blew at 93,000 miles.
No matter how well the exhaust is sealed or muffled, it still sounds like a crappy old Toyota.
Rattles of body panels keep the audio system from sounding good.
Body was meticulously taken care of, and still rusts.
You need to kick the fuse panel in order to get the climate controls to work sometimes.
Driver's side seat has the common wear found on all 5th generation Civics.
The car has pretty unexciting performance.
If it wasn't geared so long it may have somewhat decent performance.
Great mileage even when driven to the edge, still get about 38/41 when driving hard.
There are too many rattles and squeaks of various things when driving.
A good beginner car, but overall a big pain to deal with.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2006
13th Oct 2006, 20:38
If you want good performance, don't you want long gears, so that you don't have to shift really quickly?
6th Jan 2007, 17:53
My experience with a '92 Civic CX 5 speed has been very good. I've been driving it for several years and have put something like 60,000 miles on it for a total of almost 130,000. It was in great shape when we bought it from someone who rarely drove it. I think she had replaced the clutch (she lived in San Francisco with those famous hills). Aside from routine things, the most major of which was the usual timing belt and water pump at 90,000 miles, it has been trouble free. Although it will probably need a CV joint or two soon. It's a great comute car. In mixed freeway and city traffic driving it gets 36 mpg without trying. Careful driving yields 40+ mpg. With only 70 hp, it's not exactly a dragster, but I have no problem getting up to freeway merge speed. For several years it was our "good" car that my wife and I took on trips up and down the state of California on all roads ranging from interstate to dirt. While it's a very basic car, we had no complaints.
Only a few things minor things wrong: The seat fabric is not in great shape; I'll probably get some sort of cover for the driver's seat before too long. There's a harmonic vibration somewhere in the exhaust system at a certain rpm, but it's easy to ignore. It's also due for new shock absorbers soon with all the potholes we have on San Francisco Bay Area city streets.