1995 Honda Civic Ferio 1.5 Carburettor petrol from UK and Ireland


Fantastic Car


Nothing important really -just a few small bits and pieces.

The Passenger Window Mirror was smashed when I bought the car, but this was replaced for less than 10 Euro.

General Comments:

This car was an amazing buy for me. I must admit I do have a soft spot for it as it was my first car after moving from the world of motorbikes. It is an incredbly easy car to drive with great power steering. It is also very nippy.

The car had all the comforts you could ask for power windows, air conditioning, comfy seats etc.

The best thing about the car was it's price. I bought the car for 700 euro with no NCT. Six months later I sold it for 1600 euro with no NCT (National Car Test Certificate). The car was perfect.

A great Japanese import car, which I would love to buy again... maybe I can track down the current owner and buy it back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2005

1995 Honda Civic DX from North America


Great car, short life


Late in the car's life we went through tires quickly, though this was b/c of lack of maintenance.

The awful roads of Houston, TX may have contributed to needing a new axle, cv joints, and a few sets of new brakes.

1995 Civics all have a problem with head gaskets warping, as a Honda specialist (not a dealer) told me. This will mean expensive ($1000 or so) repairs, if you think it's even worth it. Though I expected to have this car for four or five more years, it only made it 178,000 miles - every car that my parents have owned over the past 10 years has survived longer, including Fords and Oldsmobiles. Unfortunately, the days for your 95 Civic are numbered.

General Comments:

The car, so long as it survived, was great. Highway mileage was excellent -once registered over 45 miles/gallon! A fun car - I can't wait to buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2005

20th Jan 2006, 05:43

Hey now, my 95 Civic has 465,000 miles on it and my 'learning to drive' kids have driven it into ditches, trees and what have you. It has been airborne, soaked, floated, hydroplaned, spun out on ice and so on, I love this car! I am so sorry you had a bad experience.

15th Feb 2006, 18:14

Maybe you needed to take care of it more often, and do fords even make 170000 miles? lol I don't think so. and head gaskets are not a common problems on civics your mechanic is lying, maybe you didn't change the oil enough or treated your car bad. first time I hear about civics having bad head gaskets, and still not as bad as ford's.

12th Apr 2006, 11:19

Honda's do not have problems with head gaskets warping. In fact it is very very difficult to blow a head gasket on a Honda.

As for tires and CV joint problems, roads and maintenance. Also, did you replace with factory CV joints? or discount auto CV joints? It's a proven fact that genuine Honda parts are far better than the aftermarket ones.

28th Nov 2012, 15:31

Mine blew. Luckily it was during the test drive, and the guy fixed it before I bought it. Great little car. 95 Civic DX.

1995 Honda Civic CX Hatchback 1.6 from North America


Best car for the money!


Nothing has gone wrong with this car in the 10 years we have owned it. Yes, we have had to replace the alternator (twice), as well as the head gasket and radiator, but overall our out-of-pocket money for repairs to this car has been minimal for its age and mileage. What has been repaired/replaced has been routine. We got almost 10 years out of the original battery!

General Comments:

This was our first "new" car, and we still love it as much today as we did when we first drove it off the lot a decade ago. It may be low to the ground and sound loud on the highway, but that's about the only negative thing we can say about this little tank. The gas mileage is great- we can get up to 600 km per tank on the highway, and 400 in the city (our other car, a 2001 Kia Rio, can't even get 325 km in the city!). This car has tons of space with the back seat folded down, and is great in the snow-- we call it our little ski-doo. Last week marked our 10th year of ownership, and coincidentally the odometer rolled over 200,000 km in the same week. This car runs like a charm, and I would reccoment it to anybody. It's just a shame that Honda discontinued it a few years ago. Hopefully, with increased pressure from GM and Toyota in the hatchback market, Honda will re-introduce the CX Hatchback. There's definitely still a market for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2005