1994 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 22 of 22

1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5 4-cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 4-cyl Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance109500 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

A fantastic, fun-to-drive, indestructible bargain of a car

Faults:

Nothing, although the heater and A/C could be more effective.

General Comments:

Except for the climate control stuff which I don't use anyway, this vehicle is fantastic. I don't know why anyone who has driven one would buy a truck or an American car: the build quality is amazing, and the car performs like a car with an original price twice that of what it is. Nothing has ever broken on it. I haven't ever had this much fun in a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2000

1994 Honda Civic CX from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance85400 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Great bargain for a reliable long lasting car

Faults:

Only had to replace the evaporator core for the AC unit. Was expensive - $600, but have had no other major repairs.

General Comments:

I love my little Civic, I will be sad when I sell it, but I am ready to upgrade to a more luxurious car. It is a great starter car for someone just starting out in the world who needs a reliable and dependable car that will last for years with minimal upkeep. Best car I have ever owned!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2000

1994 Honda Civic ESi 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

New rear discs fitted at 100k miles.

General Comments:

This car has done 111,000 miles without a hiccup. Has run 10,000 miles between services (naughty naughty) without a noticeable drop in oil level!

Ride is getting a bit bumpy - may need a new set of shock absorbers soon.

Engine very willing but needs to be pushed hard for top performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2000

1994 Honda Civic VTi 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Read brake calipers seized and discs worn although 60K miles covered.

Nothing else!!

General Comments:

A brilliant car. Previously had a Civic 16i-16 (DOHC) which was fast and furious but this one is just fast. Insurance high but what do you expect! Only criticism is that luggage moves around on the flat rear space and when both rear seats down look out!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 1999

1994 Honda Civic VTi 1.6 DOHC VTEC petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC VTEC petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Driver side central locking motor had to be replaced and the sun roof fails to open when the seals are wet, due to very tight seals around the moving parts. Which is probably a good thing.

General Comments:

Incredibly fast car and if you keep the revs below 4800 you'll get fantastic fuel economy. Very difficult to find used.

I owned the HX in the states, but it was SOHC, the DOHC really makes a difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 1999

1994 Honda Civic ESi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Refused to start once because of a flat battery. Nothing else.

General Comments:

Dealer service good but expensive. VTEC engine allows 8,200 rpm gearchanges! Good performance above 5,200 rpm, can feel ordinary below that figure. Overall highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

30th Sep 2001, 18:14

Mine doesn't Rev that high. Has yours been tampered with?

1994 Honda Civic DX Hatchback 1.5 sohc i-4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.5 sohc i-4 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Fun to drive but could use a little more power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1997

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