1997 Honda Civic 1.8 VTI from UK and Ireland
The air conditioning bearing went - but this was through lack of use.
This car is fast, and with a few modifications, they go like stink!
This Honda is the only car in the UK with dual runners on the Inlet manifold. Meaning that at 4500rpm you get a bit of Vtec and it opens up all the way at 5800rpm and will hit off the limiter at 8500rpm!!
It's a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2004
7th Jun 2007, 18:23
Sorry to say, but Toyota and porsche had dual inlet runners YEARS before honda even came close!
I must say honda did a decent job with it though, not bad for what looks like a bit of a rushed design...
I like the civics mainly for the handling though, a nice compact double wishbone setup. High maintenance, but worth it!
24th Nov 2017, 07:54
Mazda had a three-stage inlet system on their K-Series V6 back in the 90s, as well.