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1995 Honda Civic VX 1.5 vtec-e from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 vtec-e Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great

Faults:

When I first got the car I got 40 mpg, then I changed plug&filter and added fuel cleaner, now I got 46 mpg, I'm trying to get better gas mileage it has no a/c or radio HELP.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2006

30th Apr 2009, 12:03

Change the oxygen sensor. My VX gets 52-59 MPG most of the time, and as high as 66 MPG. Make sure to get the wideband O2 sensor. They are pricey, but you can find one for $99 instead of the $460 that most places charge. Gassavers.org has a thread that tells you a place to purchase the oxygen sensor for cheap.

1995 Honda Civic LX (4 door sedan) from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles

Summary:

The "Energizer Bunny" of cars, it keeps going and going and..

Faults:

Nothing much to report.

I have changed the brakes, I think, twice so far.

Had to have the starter replaced today (first time since I owned it).

No other major things to replace aside from regular maintenance.

General Comments:

*** GOOD ***

This is just one super reliable car with great gas mileage and great spunk.

It likes to fly off the line (almost too much so) when you hit the gas. Sometimes I can red-line it to 7,000 rpms when hitting the gas hard, if I don't watch myself carefully.

I love the dashboard layout and design. I wish newer cars would mimic it.

*** BAD ***

My only real complaint is I would like to get a larger car next time since its not really great to haul stuff in, but what can you expect when the car was designed to be small and nimble. One advantage to this is I can park almost anywhere even if cars on either side are parked over the line... I can normally squeeze in.

The shifting between gears (this is an automatic) is somewhat jerky, but you get used to it.

Lastly, the power steering is still pretty stiff and I would recommend a good steering wheel cover. I have found that helps a lot and you get used to it pretty quick.

*** Conclusion ***

Otherwise, an overall great car that I can't recommend enough. All of my complaints are pretty minor.

I think I will go for the slightly larger Accord next time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2006

21st Oct 2006, 18:43

Tell me about it I got a civic with 140 000 miles on the clock and its still running strong. It's a manual and mine red lines at 8500 RPM.

8th Feb 2011, 14:55

I'm sorry, but no Civic LX with automatic revs to 7000 rpm.

1995 Honda Civic from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Cute Little Reliable Car

Faults:

Locks stopped working, have to now lock/unlock doors manually, still have to take it in to figure out what happened exactly there.

After the battery died (my own fault, left lights on), the factory radio now thinks it has been stolen and is asking for a "code" before it'll work again. Just needs to be taken into a Honda dealer to get the "code" but a definite pain.

Gas gauge fluctuates greatly - either showing full tank or way less than actually in the tank. Very frustrating, but all depends on the slope parked/driving on.

General Comments:

Little and cute, a perfect college/high school/commuter car.

Great gas mileage, 32 at the highest so far.

Reliable so far, has only needed regular work: tune-up, alignment, etc.

Overall awesome car, just not the most powerful thing around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2006

1995 Honda Civic VX 1.5 VTEC-E from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 VTEC-E Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

The perfect economy car

Faults:

Air conditioner compressor went around 80K. Alternator went around 90K. Exhaust system rusted out around 95K. The clutch bearing went at around 65K.

General Comments:

The best car I have ever owned. I bought it new in 1995 when I was relatively poor. Now that I can afford nicer cars I tend to have a nice sports car (usually a corvette) and use this car as a winter/rain/city car.

It is great in the snow and for around town driving. It has plenty of pep for NYC driving. If I take it on the interstates, especially where the speed limit surpasses 65MPH, the car is a bit underpowered.

Although I have taken extremely good care of it, I am still surprised at how reliable the car is. All I do is change the oil 2X per year (synthetic) and change the coolant 1X per year. I even got 70K miles out of the first set of brakes. My wife is on my case to get rid of it because she thinks the car is beneath me. I told her she would go first.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2006

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