1993 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 7 of 13

1993 Honda Civic LX 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance241000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The most reliable car you will ever own

Faults:

When I first got the car I stalled out during a thunderstorm and flooded the engine. A day after pulling and drying the car out it turn over and I drove it to work. Long story short, the engine blew. The extended warranty I bought replaced the engine with a used one with 30, 0000 miles on it. It's the same engine to this very day.

General Comments:

I use this car mainly for work. I put several hundred miles on it every week. After 240,000 miles it still runs like a champ.

I had the timing belt replaced at around 140,000.

The clutch at 210,000.

The AC Evaporator at 190,000.

I still get 28 - 32 MPG depending on my driving.

I got in a car wreck a few weeks ago and totaled the front end. Did I buy a new car? Heck, no! I got it fixed and repainted and the thing still rocks! Except of course - it now looks like new!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2004

1993 Honda Civic Esi 1.6 gasoline from Philippines

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.6 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65671 kilometres
Most recent distance99500 kilometres
Previous carToyota TOYOTA

Summary:

An fast and reliable car, which is easy to maintain

Faults:

My air-conditioner compressor conked-out and the cooling coil already had leaks. I replaced it with OEM parts, but the A/C system couldn't handle hot tropic weather.

General Comments:

Basically an easy-to-maintain car. Just be religious with its maintenance like tune-up change oil, plus replace all fluids periodically, this car could last for another five years.

The cabin space is spacious compared to its counterparts. The driver's seat is very comfortable and provides a nice view of the road. However, the armrest could have come as standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2003

1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

High performance bargain

Faults:

Passenger side boot went at 120,000 miles.

Driver side boot went at 130,000 miles.

Not enough wheel base the car is very unstable during turn at moderate speeds.

There is rubbing noise coming from the distributor area I have changed the distributor and rotor, but the problem is still there.

General Comments:

These are minor problems compare to the miles on the vehicle.

If it had more room I would never have gotten a 2000 ls Malibu.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

1993 Honda Civic VTi 1.5 SOHC VTec from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC VTec Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Zippy little hatch and economical

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Zippy little car and extremely economical, handles very well with good tyres. Brakes are a little bit on the weak side, but then it doesn't have the 4 wheel disks like the higher specced model.

Sound proofing isn't as good as some other hatches and does show in a bit of tyre noise on the open road.

It is comfortable on a long journey despite it's somewhat plastic interior.

The 1500 SOHC Vtec is a little screamer and puts up quite well with GT models (has been used in many motorkhanas). The small engine does get a bit bogged down however when there are 4 people in the car.

Wouldn't hesitate in buying another, although I would probably go for a higher spec with the leather seats and better brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

1993 Honda Civic DX 1.6 litre gas from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance163000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

Great mechanical reliability!

Faults:

Replaced heater motor, on warranty, in Dec./94.

Rack and pinion steering has a minor fluid leak and should be replaced.

General Comments:

This is the most economical and reliable car I have ever owned, and it still "feels" new. It handles very well and I much appreciate the excellent stability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Turbocharged VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Turbocharged VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles

Summary:

A highly adaptable, high performance car with an innocent cover

Faults:

The water pump needed replacement at 70,000 miles, but that was after 30,000 miles of hard driving and street racing.

General Comments:

With the modifications I have made to my car it has about 310 horsepower at the front wheels, and that's without nitrous activated. The modifications include, a Hyper-tech Performance Chip, a Venom Performance Module, Acura Type R heads, oversize rocker arms, an intercooler, G. Reddy Turbocharger, custom exhaust, high performance racing transmission, a custom nitrous oxide system, and a racing intake manifold, I have about $10,000 (US) into my car and couldn't love it more. My car was quick when I acquired it, but with my mods I'm keeping pace with Toyota Supra's and have beaten a Supra with a 2JZX-GT engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2003

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