1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L SOHC VTec from North America
Very reliable and fun to drive
It has some electrical system problems, a lot of this has to due with the fact that the last owner improperly wired some aftermarket components, the rear-main seal is leaking, the oil pan seal is leaking, and the radiator keeps dumping all the fluid into the resevoir causing it to overheat. Also the temperature gauge sending unit malfunctioned, and the car had no thermostat when I got it, so I had to get one put in. And the clutch is also beginning to slip, which could be expected since I race it from time to time.
I've only had this car for 2 months, but it is so much different than driving my Escort, or any other domestic car I've driven for that matter. It's solid, it's handles excellently, it drives like it's on rails even when I take it over 100mph. The engine runs great even for having 121,000 miles on it, it still gets 42mpg highway just as if it were new. However, it does miss and sputter just slightly when it's idling, but only because the spark plugs need replacement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2002