1998 Honda Civic VTI 1.8 from UK and Ireland
A Discreet Rocket Car With All Round Quality!
Nothing as yet, but front shock absorbers will probably need replacing in near future (Front driver side a little soft). Car had 12 Honda Service stamps when I bought it.
Having scrapped my clapped out Toyota Carina I decided to look for a car with some get and GO.
My original choices were a Nissan 200 SX, Alfa Romeo 146 Ti.
Couldn't find a Nissan in my price range that was any good locally.
Test drove a Alfa 146 1.8 and was diappointed with the performance, ride, interior and build quality.
Bought a Honda on the back of my friends Honda Vti.
Thisar is seriously quick for a 1.8 WITHOUT a turbo or any modifications.
Has an engine the same as an Integra, but with a smaller cam.
A Golf 2.3 has 170 BHP and my Civic 169.
Glorious sounding free-revving engine that never disappoints.
Comfortable half-leather tasteful seats and interior.
Great ride, although there is some road noise.
Body is a little soft and tends to pick up small dents.
Overall solid build quality and engine that will last for years if looked after.
Well worth buying if you want an all-round quality car with AMAZING performance at a reasonable price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th October, 2003