1994 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 18 of 22

1994 Honda Civic vti 1.6 vtec from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Engine tone to die for!!

Faults:

Nothing so far !!

General Comments:

Fantastic car to drive, with superb performance, though you have to get used to driving Honda's! the 'foot 2 Throttle' response is bad, so you have to nail every gear in the red-line!!...which sounds lovely.

Interior is a little dull, but makes up for it in comfort.

Panels are thin and fragile so watch out for stray shopping trolleys etc...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

1994 Honda Civic LSi 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf Driver

Summary:

An extremely reliable good looking car

Faults:

Radiator replaced at 78,000

Lambda sensor in exhaust back box.

General Comments:

The car is very quick from standing start.

The seating position cannot be adjusted and very low making it quite difficult getting out of the car.

Two door version means longer doors making it difficult to get out of in tight car parking spaces.

Silly split tailgate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

1994 Honda Civic VTI 1.6 Vtec from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

The car I never want to sell

Faults:

My clutch went at 78,000 miles (£270 +vat part only)

The Radiator was shot to bits when I first picked it up (£200 inc vat part only)

The rear suspension bushes needed replacing when I picked the car up, (£15 each, tricky to do)

Also, about one set of brake pads per year - depending on your style of driving. Front tire wear is pretty high too.

General Comments:

I've spent lots of money on my Civic, now I think (touch wood) that it is in perfect working order :) Honda parts are expensive, but top quality and very reliable.

It's a small car, but I'm 6ft4, 20stone and don't have the problem with head/leg room that I have with other cars.

The car is the best thing I have ever driven, it's not one for people who like torque, but it's so fun to drive, power band is narrow, but all hell breaks loose under the bonnet at 4600 revs, not so fast off the line, but an unbeatable overtaking machine.

When you put your foot down I think you get about seven miles per gallon, driven with care *maybe* 30.

I would recommend this car, I love it. They are hard to find 2nd hand and tend to be over priced. Whatever you do- find one with a full service history, they don't like to miss oil changes! If looked after some seem to go on forever, I've seen one that has been abused all it's life and is on 165 000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6 Vtec from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance202000 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

Pretty good starter car

Faults:

This car is "alright". It's not like you get in the driver seat and say "wow, I'm gonna take out Mustangs with this!" But with time, you can. You can spend money on the neglected d16 motor and make it run pretty fast... racking up some big bucks at the local illegal drag races against the bigger B series. Too bad, I first wanted to go bigger with a B18C1 (GSR) direct swap, but now leaning on purchasing a 99 Eclipse Spyder GS-T.

General Comments:

The only Mods I did to my car is a AEM intake and Tanabe Super Racing Medalion Exhaust. I took out a '99 accord by 2 cars. I hanged with a 2002 Corolla Type S by it's back tires. (embarssing for me) I got burnt several times by local integra GSR's. I smoked a poorly modified CRX. And I believed... that's it. I love how when you slip it into 2nd gear at 7,000 RPM... your tires chirp. Now, I'm giving the car to my sister and plan on getting my Spyder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

1994 Honda Civic 1.5i Coupe 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carDaihatsu F20

Summary:

Great fun, an undiscovered Gem

Faults:

Remarkably little. Needed a new Exhaust and Front Discs at 80K, and new Front Tyres every 20k.

A CV joint was replaced at 115k because the cover had split in the middle of Winter and by the time I noticed it was too far gone.

The radiator was replaced after (apparently) a piece of road debris went through the slots of the air intake and split the core causing total coolant loss. I only noticed when the heater went cold and I saw the temperature gauge off the top of the scale. Amazingly after replacing the Radiator (£65) and coolant the car ran as well as ever without any Head-Gasket leakage.

General Comments:

Without a doubt the best car I've owned.

Used for Transpenine commuting I was covering 900 miles a week for 2years. The 102 BHP engine really has just enough performance when driven one-up, but returned 44 mpg. Handling was a joy although there was quite a lot of Road Noise. I needed a larger car and replaced it with a Civic 5 door, which has much lower geared steering and is no fun through corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2002

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