1994 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 16 of 22

1994 Honda Civic LSi 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A credit to Honda this car is a legend

Faults:

Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car or my previous Civic.

General Comments:

What can I say about this car other than fantastic. The best looking hatchback of it's generation with legendary reliability. This is the second Civic in this shape I have owned and only got rid of my last one because this one was such a bargain (also with special edition air conditioning). I've lowered mine by 40mm and put 16" alloys on it, but that's all it needs and it looks fantastic in silver. The handling is superb and the engine loves being taken past 4000RPM and higher, don't worry about thrashing it because as I've said this is my second Civic and they've never ever let me down in any way. The one and only regret I have is not trying to get hold of an ESI or VTI (both with the 1.6 VTEC powerplant) as I'd have liked to experience this fine car with a little more power. Though being honest the 1.5 is quick enough, but it's always good to go faster.

Problems if I'm being picky are front tyres wearing quite quickly though they do bed into a lovely groove which helps the car corner like a go-cart. Some people complain about the front seats being uncomfortable though I never found this, they are a bucket seat style that some people might not like. A few rattles, but nothing major that I've fixed with a little fettling and it's now as quiet as a church inside the cabin. The insurance group in the UK is too high for the performance so it's probably worth checking this out before you buy.

I'm now looking to buy an Alfa Romeo 147GTA, I hope this decision to leave the Honda brand and go for a notoriously unreliable brand doesn't come back to haunt me. I cannot recommend this car enough, have fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2003

1994 Honda Civic LSi 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles

Summary:

The best car of its type by a country mile, bar possibly the VTi

Faults:

When accelerating out of a gravel car park, a stone chip went through the air dam and cracked into the radiator. Other than that, I have had no major faults.

General Comments:

This is one fantastic car. Having not been treated with the highest of care, this car has carried on regardless. It was left unused for one year and started first time in winter when brought out from under the cover - and with very little petrol.

Not the fastest car around, but definitely punchy for what it is. V-TEC kicks in at 4500 revs although Honda say this model doesnt have it, but there is a definite punch. The manual gearshift is pleasant and forgiving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

7th Mar 2009, 13:18

That "Kick" that you feel at 4500rpm is the second Butterfly throttle opening up allowing more air into your engine.

1994 Honda Civic LX from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles

Summary:

A truly solid investment

Faults:

The major problem with the Honda Civics is the air conditioning. Mine broke in the second year that I owned it, so the repair was covered by warranty, and it broke a second time in its 9th year. I forget actually which part of the air conditioner does fail, but the warranty repairs were $1100 and I am expecting something comparable now.

General Comments:

Other than the air conditioning, I have had no problems with this car. I would certainly buy another Honda - they hold their value and are exceptionally reliable.

There are no faults with the interior - seats are in perfect condition, e.g. It is not the quickest car by any means, but the gas mileage is also exceptional, which is important for everyone in this economy I think!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2003

8th Sep 2004, 10:58

I bought my Civic when it was 4 years old privately when it had 110,000 kilometres on it.

I still own it and as far as I know, the previous owner did not spend anything on the AC nor have I to this point.

The current mileage is 277,000 kilometres and still going strong.

It is an LX special edition 4 door sedan automatic transmission. It certainly isn't a snappy performer, but a reliable and strong car.

I'd buy another Civic and not necessarily new.

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