1995 Honda Civic Reviews - Page 12 of 15

1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6 Fuel Injection SOHC (Without Vtec) from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Fuel Injection SOHC (Without Vtec) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

Car of a year

Faults:

Can't always stay in 1st gear.

Corner lens glass is orange. Better look if changed into clear glass.

General Comments:

Very good acceleration compare to other 1600cc SOHC cars.

Top speed is great (Can hit 220km/h at flat road) after upgraded spark plug wires and split fire spark plug, and also modified the ECU.

Easily attract girls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

1995 Honda Civic GLI SE (with airbag) 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres

Summary:

Don't go past it, especially in Australia it is a bargain and dollar saver!

Faults:

The car has no major faults it still runs like new.

There are no knocks or signs of engine wear, it still drives very quietly.

Only the rubber seals on have faded from their original colors, which is expected for the cars age.

General Comments:

The car is not a Honda VTEC, however this means the performance is reasonably paced, but not for generous overtaking on motorways.

Handling is mediocre for a car of its size, though the turning circle is slightly unreasonable for the category its in. A word of caution, do not push the car into corners.

The quality and durability is beyond excellent, it is absolutely superb, fit and finish was and is still remarkable, the paint gleams till today.

The interior is moderately sized and is very generous in its proportions especially in the rear, though the front seats sit very low and can be taxing on longer jouneys.

General reliability is excellent, as this is an attribute of the excellent quality Hondas are renownd for.

To sum it up, it is an excellent car for the non-fussy driver who likes a comfortable reliable car, but its appearance is very mundane so don't expect any attention from other motorist.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2004

1995 Honda Civic LSi 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Solid and reliable car, with reasonable performance too

Faults:

Legendary Honda reliability, so far nothing out of the ordinary has gone wrong with the car.

Front brake pads needed replacing due to normal wear and tear.

Only other niggle is a squeak from the clutch, however I think this is just a dry hydraulic piston pivot rather than any serious bearing wear.

General Comments:

Nice looking car, with nice low chassis and good feel around corners.

Performance isn't bad for this size of car from only a 1.5 engine; really picks up from 3000+ rpm and revs to over 7000rpm however the engine is a little harsh sounding at higher revs.

Fuel economy is good around 40mpg and the engine doesn't use any oil; Honda engines seem well built and likely to run for many thousands of miles with no problems.

Grey interior is pretty characterless, but gets the job done and feels solid and free of rattles.

Overall I have really enjoyed owning this car and I think the Civic is a credit to Honda. I would happily buy another Honda, maybe one day I might get my hands on the Civic Type-R :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2003

16th Sep 2003, 07:03

Ah-ha - mine wasn't the only LSi with a squeaky clutch then. I agree with everything that's said here. A lovely, reliable car that regularly hit 40+ to the gallon, even when driven fairly enthusiatically.

I never got bored with the car even after 6 years - it was stolen and wrecked so now I'm looking for another car. Guess what? An LSi or ESi of similar vintage is right near the top of the list - and I'll buy an immobiliser...

1995 Honda Civic DX 1.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance206000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

This is my first, but not my last Honda

Faults:

Engine fan failed, car began overheating in stop and go traffic.

Nothing else major has gone wrong, besides matters of routine wear and maintenance.

General Comments:

This has been one extremely reliable car. I managed to put over 200,000 miles on it (mostly freeway), and I still have the original clutch. Right now, the car has some mechanical issues that one would expect with a car with this many miles, but it's paid for, and I'm gonna put 400,000 on it if I can!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 56 reviews