1993 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 6 of 13

1993 Honda Civic Genio Sedan 1.6 from Indonesia

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

A recommended family car

Faults:

The seats material were too hard and the quality of dashboard were not the best one.

Changed the tie rod and other front link components.

Changed the power steering components and seals.

Overheating problem.

General Comments:

This car was very nice and easy to drive.

The engine was quite powerful and running smoothly.

The car never give me any major problems.

The cabin was spacious and nicely designed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great if you can find a quality one, not a lemon.

Faults:

As soon as I purchased this car, I had a sudden leak in the oil pan, soon to be fixed for 300 dollars.

Immediately after was the suspension control arm on the rear driver's side, another 200 dollars to fix.

Shortly thereafter (approx 175000km) the control arm came the head gasket, which was a large job, costing me 1050 dollars. That lasted for about three weeks, and the head gasket went again, although this time it was on my automotive shop's warranty, so it was repaired for free.

All of the trouble with the head gasket (I'm sure of it) has led to the warping of the piston rings, so now it is burning oil like it's going out of style.

At 190000km, the ball joints, distributor cap, and timing belt were changed.

Most recently, 194000km, there was some serious wiring problems occurring. The daytime running module was changed in my headlights. I thought this may solve the wiring problem, but I was still having battery and alternator problems.

At 194500km, my alternator fried, making me change that and the battery. (Both were on warranty because previous owner had changed them before selling.)

General Comments:

Honda Civics tend to be great cars, it just happened to be that mine was a lemon. I would buy another one, because they are very economical cars, and are also quite sleek if you get in a coupe version.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2005

30th Nov 2008, 18:25

Sounds more like your car was driven hard for the 170K km before you got it.

15th Mar 2009, 07:52

I agree with poster above. These are better on gas than smart cars and any diesel comparable in size. The only other car that has better mileage from 1985 to 2009 is the Geo Metro 2 door hatch with a 3 cylinder, and everyone knows they are not nearly as dependable.

Sorry you got a lemon, but good for you that you seem to be taking it in stride. I paid next to nothing for my Civic HB, and it has been wonderful. I love it. I've put gas in it 4 times in 3 months, it's great when the gas station is unfamiliar territory, used to stop every week and drop $20-$30... now I do that in a month. It's so awesome.

15th Mar 2009, 12:24

I have a GEO Metro and the car is every bit as reliable as a Honda Civic.

1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5 gas from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance55800 miles
Previous carRenault 18

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

In nearly 12 years I just needed to replace the battery and a turn signal bulb.

General Comments:

The only problem with the car is that it is too low, thus not good for bad roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2005

1993 Honda Civic EL from Kuwait

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired110665 kilometres
Most recent distance110870 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Awesome!

Faults:

When I purchased the car, it had the following:

Radio working, but tape not working.

Front seats need a little refurbishing.

The A/C is medium powerful.

The car tends to moderately shift to the left if you leave your hands off the steering wheel.

The body needs a complete revamping, I mean there are no major crashes, but a few bumps here and there, some paint deterioration due too bad washing liquids, etc...

The trunk would not open easily, it needs some fix up.

The front board is slightly cracked (8 Cm's vertically) due to the strong sun in this part of the world (temperatures outside can reach 50 degrees Celsius)

General Comments:

Overall the car is great. I'm glad I purchased it, it looks good, it runs well and it doesn't consume much oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 51 reviews