1994 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 17 of 22

1994 Honda Civic EX Coupe VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission VTEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired27 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Excellent car - highly recommended

Faults:

Air conditioning condenser was recalled shortly after purchase. Honda replaced in one day at no charge.

Exhaust (from catalytic converter back) needed replacement after 6 years. I assume this is average since I live in the Northeast of the US and there is a lot of salt on the roads in the winter to combat snow and ice.

General Comments:

Car is extremely reliable - has started every time on the first time since I purchased it.

5-speed manual transmission is excellent.

VTEC engine offers brisk acceleration and excellent fuel economy and reliability.

In 9 years, I've only made minor investments in servicing the car (oil changes, tune ups, front disc brake pads, etc.). The only exception was the exhaust replacement which is understandable after 6 years.

Car is very fuel efficient - I get approximately 27 m.p.g. in mixed driving.

Car still looks sharp and current despite its age of 9 years. Paint has held up well and no sign of rust.

Factory installed stereo (with door mounted tweeters) is good. After 9 years, I fried the front right woofer which needs to be replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2003

1994 Honda Civic EX Coupe VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 miles
Most recent distance200100 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Best car ever made

General Comments:

This is overall the best car to own. It's stylish, affordable and reliable. After 200,000 miles it still runs like new. Never had one problem!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2003

1994 Honda Civic LSi 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Lovely car

Faults:

No problems at the moment at all.

General Comments:

This is a high performance vehicle for the size of the car. it has a twin turbo fitted to it and is capable of racing any nissan pulsar GTiR on the road. it hits 0-60 in 4.9secs and handles like a dream.

Fully loaded from inside and comes with white leather interior and £10,000 sound system including DVD videos, TV's and also games.

I think that the the new shape civic is disgusting, I think it looks like a toad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2003

1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6 Vtec from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Vtec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles

Summary:

High performance for it's class

Faults:

A month or two after I purchased the car, my exhaust pipe connecting to the catalytic converter broke off. It would make sense that it did because from the looks of the exhaust system, it seems that it hasn't been replaced in a while.

Let's face it, this car was designed for being a manual. I have an automatic and it feels like I am in a semi-stick-shift! The car goes into each gear like a manual as I accelerate. You have to go up a certain MPH to get it shifted up or else it would sound like it's stalling. For example, I have to get it pass 25 mph to get it to second gear. If I was on 23 or 24 it would make a really loud stalling noise. Too bad for me I can't shift anytime I want because I have an automatic.

General Comments:

I don't get how a 125hp car can be so fast!! In comparison to my mom's car, the 1998 Cadillac Catera which is about 200hp, there isn't much of a difference on side of speed. It accelerates just as quickly as her car. This civic can reach 60 in maybe 5 or 6 seconds - If using the 4-speed shift (automatic).

The handling is very nice too. I can turn tight corners at speeds of 45 mph, which is impressive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2003

3rd Oct 2005, 08:49

While I agree that your civic is probably faster than you'd expect, I doubt the 5 or 6 second 0 to 60 is accurate. If it is, the car has had some extensive upgrades done, and is no longer even near 125 hp. For that model, I believe it's in the 8.5 sec 0-60 range. I don't think there has ever been a stock civic as fast as you are saying.

Being a civic owner, I can understand where that view comes from. I can take most any car "off the line" (though I do have the quicker 5 spd man). But then most cars will pass me and leave me in the dust as I shift to 2nd.

9th Oct 2005, 01:05

Yeah, it's more like 10 seconds 0-60 with the slushbox. The 5 speed barely breaks 9 seconds, even though it sure feels faster!!

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