1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5 from North America


Hondas rule!


I have replaced the O2 sensor, front wheel bearings, fuel filter because I felt like it would be a good idea. And a muffler which was probably still the original.

I had some problems every 5000 miles with chugging. New spark plugs would only help for a little bit of time. The problem was the spark plug wires, so it was an easy fix.

General Comments:

This car is awesome! When I baby it around on the freeway, I have been able to get 51 mpg. But in general I get around 42 mpg.

The car isn't the most comfortable and it rides really low to the ground, but it is very reliable, fun to drive and cheap to take on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2009

1995 Honda Civic Vti 1.6L petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Reliable, efficient and just a little bit cheeky!


Windscreen water jet motor needed replacing at 175,000 kilometres.

General Comments:

At first I was a little disappoint/uninspired by this car but my opinion soon changed and I still regard this as a great car!

The engine is a masterpiece! Lovely high free revving little 1.6 power-plant. Was not quick, but satisfying and sounds great over 4400rpm.

Suspension a little soft, after-all this is not a sports car.

A great practical car, and very efficient achieving under 7L/100km consistently.

A very happy buy, and have purchased two Honda's since.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2008

9th Dec 2008, 22:19

Hey, I have the same car and I think it goes pretty good for a 1.6 liter. Mine is stock and beats V6s off the line; it can't be that slow for a little car.

1995 Honda Civic CX 1.5 from North America


The Honda Civic CX is a true bargain and is a joy to own


Exhaust centre pipe and muffler at 200,000 km.

Driver's seat is has large tear.

CV joint boots cracked and needed replacement at 220,000 km.

Lots and lots of rust in rear wheel wells. Mostly due to driving in Canadian winters with salty roads.

Replaced clutch at around 225,000 km.

Overall, my Civic CX hasn't had many faults in the eight plus years I have been an owner. I have never been left stranded due to reliability issues. All of the above maintenance items have been no more than $300.00 each. Some of the items like the exhaust system and clutch are due to normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

The Honda Civic CX has treated me very well. I would describe this car as high value for your money as it requires very little maintenance and is very dependable. This car is perfect for daily commuting as it is easy to drive and comfortable on short trips.

My favorite features of this car is its performance during the winter. The CX starts every day on cold Canadian winters. I don't even have to plug in the block heater until at least -20 C. There have been a few winters where the temp has dipped below -30 C and the car still starts.

Additionally, with some high quality studless tires the CX handles superbly on icy and snowy roads. You can crank on the steering wheel and the cars will turn like it were on rails. The only problems with winter driving that have occurred is getting stuck in snow drifts due to low ground clearance.

Although the CX is an subcompact economy car there are still some features I am disappointed with. For starters the CX doesn't come properly equipped. My 5 speed manual doesn't have a tachometer. Also, there is now power steering or ABS. If this car was any heavier it wouldn't be operable due to steering issues at low speeds. Other features have been omitted by Honda including no passenger side mirror, no wiper for the hatch window, no clock, poor interior lighting. I guess you can purchase these as options; however aren't the above features necessities?

Overall, the Civic CX is a great car. With over 265,000 km I can still achieve over 550 km on a 35 litre tank of fuel. The engine and transmission are running very smooth for their age. I am never hesitant to take this car on road trips in the fear of a break down. If you can find a used '95 Civic I would strongly suggest to purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2008