1994 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 13 of 22

1994 Honda Civic EX from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance200650 miles
Previous carChevrolet Citation

Summary:

The best and most reliable car that I have owned so far

Faults:

I have had to replace the headlight bulbs (left hand at 160,000 miles and right hand at 175,000 miles).

Sunroof blew off on a hot Georgia summer's day two years ago (mileage about 170,000). It must have been a freak incident because no dealer or mechanic that I spoke to had ever heard of that. I replaced it with one from a wrecker for $125.

Drivers seat is worn out as is drivers side floor mat, but it does have high miles. Other seats are fine.

General Comments:

I bought this car new and it has been very good to me. It still has the original clutch and front brake pads. They are still serviceable. I replaced the timing belt at 110,000 miles and will replace it again at 210,000 miles.

It has always got excellent mileage (average is 36mpg) and has decent performance. It is getting a little old now and I am looking to replace it. Probably with an Accord EX, or maybe a Lincoln.

It is not a big car, but has decent room and comfort for the size. Extremely reliable.

I added a Class 1 hitch and roof rack and have towed and carried way more than I should have with this vehicle, including 20' long hang gliders, 17' canoes, 18' kayaks, and a trailer of gravel and stone over a mountain pass, and it keeps going.

I will replace the shocks, front brake pads, and pass it on to my son.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2005

1994 Honda Civic LX Sedan 1.5 Carbuerated Inline 4 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Carbuerated Inline 4 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Nice car, but not without its' flaws

Faults:

-Battery leaked acid onto the back of engine bay, caused a small bit of rust, Honda NZ fixed it for a very reasonable price.

-Gearbox is becoming increasingly hard to use, I'm dreading the day when it finally goes "BOOM."

-Timing belt is making odd noises, having a look at it tomorrow.

General Comments:

I certainly can't complain about this car, it looks nice, it handles beautifully, it's comfortable for a base model car and it has stood up to a fair bit of trashing.

My biggest complaint would have to be that for a 1994 model, my car is behind the times, it lacks Fuel injection, electric windows, Air Conditioning, Rear disc brakes and a rear anti-roll bar. All of which were fitted to the LXi (Next model up) of the same year.

The car has a serious lack of power, but the trade off is good fuel economy, though the car is neither strong nor as reliable as my old Volkswagen Jetta.

I'd recommend it only if you wanted a fuel-miser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2005

1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6 VTEC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

A reliable, quick, and good gas mileage car

Faults:

The only bad thing is that when I disconnected the battery and reconnected it, the radio said "code", and I needed a secret code to get my stereo operating again. Nothing other than the radio has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

It has good pep, and for a four cylinder engine it can get to speed quickly. The gas mileage is great, I can drive around without worrying about the rising fuel prices. The trunk has quite a bit of space for a compact car, and the seat can fold down to allow large objects to fit in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2004

6th Oct 2005, 20:56

That does not mean something was wrong with the radio. The code is there as an anti theft device. If you lost or forgot your code you can go to any Honda dealer and they can tell you your code. You must show proof of ownership though.

1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6 VTEC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles

Summary:

Good substitute for us poor driving enthusiasts who cannot afford a BMW

Faults:

When I bought the vehicle the A/C did not work properly. I went to the junk yard and got a compressor for a couple hundred dollars. The exhaust pipe broke right after the catalytic converter due to rust. Some rust is appearing above the wheel which is somewhat normal for most Honda's in the Midwest. Otherwise it runs and looks immaculate.

General Comments:

This car has pep and when you take it to 7000 rpm it screams like no other. The V TEC sounds amazing at high rpm. Unfortunately it has horrible low end torque which can be a problem with a manual in traffic. You have to really drive it like you hate it to make full use of it's performance. The interior is pretty fancy for a low ball import. People think the car is brand new even after 10 years. I can honestly say I enjoy driving this vehicle and often times look for excuses for driving it. Get the manual or people will laugh at you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2004

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 78 reviews