1998 Honda Civic Si (EX US equivalent) 1.6 SOHC d16y8 from North America
Great Honda experience
EVAP system leak.
Bought it certified & etested. Previous owner put some add-ons on in addition to what it already came with. Chassis stiffeners, wider anti-roll bars, etc.
Can't say how it handles stock, but with good aftermarket suspension it's awesome. Reacts very well and the steering input is improved.
Do your maintenance, it's a car just like any other. The fact it's a Honda makes no difference. I've owned four other cars that were just as reliable. Spark plugs: Small displacement, high revving engine. Change them once every two years, or every year if you're driving a lot.
The engine bay is well laid out with easy access to everything. Hood opens nicely too. General and annual maintenance are a cinch.
This car is a great lightweight, fuel friendly, easy to own vehicle. Basic and cheap. The fully functional sunroof is the best part. The non telescopic steering is the worst. The interior cancels out road noise easily and reacts to aftermarket speakers well. The trunk is a fair size with a generous compartment for your road side goodies below.
With the CEL on, fix the problem before it worsens. It'll affect gas mileage and long term reliability.
Want a del Sol now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th November, 2014