1999 Honda Civic Reviews

1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance450000 miles

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Replaced head gasket at 260,000 and 448,000. I also do the timing belt and water pump every 100,000 miles.

This car has 450,000 miles on it and still runs strong. I paid $2500.00 for it with 175,000 miles on it; this car doesn't owe me anything.

General Comments:

Great dependable car with awesome MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2014

1999 Honda Civic SE from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Van

Summary:

Great value!

Faults:

My alternator was rebuilt at 180000km.

The parking brake line was replaced a couple of times.

Air conditioning recently stopped working, but has worked great for 10 YEARS.

General Comments:

Excellent vehicle. Very reliable. Good in snow with proper tires. Fun to drive.

No rust on the car after 11 winters on salted roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2010

1999 Honda Civic GLi 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres

Summary:

Get the VTi if you can afford it, but this is a good second choice

Faults:

I an the fourth owner of this car in 10 years. Nothing major has actually gone wrong with it yet.

Radio aerial fails to come up, but it could be due to faulty wiring, since the entire sound system was changed.

Fuel efficiency is not what it once was, with only about 10.5 km per litre as compared to more than 12.5 when it was new, according to the specifications.

The upholstery tends to get dirty easily for some reason.

Fuel tank only holds 45 litres, while most other cars in its class hold at least 50 litres.

Fuel gauge is not very accurate. It still has 10 litres in the tank when the fuel light comes on. The needle reaches empty when the tank still has 12 litres left.

Only SOHC instead of DOHC engine.

General Comments:

You can take reliability (engine, electrics etc.) for granted.

Engine, transmission and gearbox are excellent.

Accelerates quite fast despite SOHC non-VTEC engine.

Stops in a short space thanks to disc brakes all around, something that many other comparable cars don't.

Climbs steep slopes well.

Handles surprisingly well, despite not having an ABS thanks to a double wishbone suspension, the last generation of Civics to have it.

Sadly, does not have ABS and VTEC, both of which are available on the VTi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2010

1999 Honda Civic Jordan 1.6 VTi DOHC vtec from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 VTi DOHC vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

When you're on a smooth straight road, she screams out hit VTEC!!!

Faults:

Small hole in the exhaust, nothing to worry about, it happens to every car. Hoping to put a stainless steel exhaust system on this car as it deserves one.

I feel I will never get rid of it as I love it.

Apart from that, there will be the usual wear and tear; brake pads etc.

General Comments:

I had a Civic previous to this one, and was so impressed that I bought the present one.

It's a Civic Jordan:

- A limited run of 500 cars in 1999 only.

- Based on a Civic 1.6 VTI.

- Sports the Type-R body kit (minus the boot spoiler and front grill).

- Interior is full 2 tone leather in Black and Yellow.

- 15" Split 5 spoke alloy wheels as standard, but I put 17" alloys on mine; well able for them, with a 1.6 VTEC DOHC

- Air conditioning, electric sunroof and windows etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2010

1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Not as good as they are rated

Faults:

The radiator cracked at about 80k miles.

The cooling fan has had to be replaced. And then had to be fixed a second time.

The rotors started having problems at 60k mile area.

The oxygen sensor had to be replaced.

The drivers seat is defective and moves on stops.

The automatic door locks, stopped working within a few years. And the struts went bad at 70k.

General Comments:

I'm not very happy with Honda's quality. Aside from the major things like the radiator, struts, rotors, the car has too many annoying problems. It's a bit too rough on the freeway, and too noisy.

Also, the drivers seat should not slide on stops. I've heard this is a common problem on some Civics. The same with the automatic door locks breaking. Just not what you would expect from Honda.

I think Toyota has Honda beat on quality. I would not buy another Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2010

1st Jul 2014, 05:51

I've owned both the 1999 Toyota Corolla and 1999 Honda Civic, and I can tell you that they each have their own problems. I purchased my Civic with 120K miles on it, and I have since driven it into the ground, only basic maintenance done. I am sure all of my struts are shot and original, with 240,000 miles on it currently. Everything you have replaced is original on my Civic; I have done the ignition control module, distributor o-ring, VTEC solenoid gaskets, crank and cam seals. I also change my automatic transmission fluid every other oil change (6,000 miles) because it's $8 a quart for Honda fluid and it only takes 2 1/2 quarts every change (it also only takes 15 minutes). I normally pour the used transmission fluid into the fuel tank 1/4 of a quart per full tank.

Civics are rough if you're used to driving a Lincoln, but compared to my Jeep it's a luxury sedan. They are a bit noisy on the highway too. You have to remember they were designed to be economy cars for people with a budget. Cry about door lock actuators that fail (they really fail in all modern cars). Just wait until you're in your Corolla and the door handle snaps off; yeah I had that happen multiple times, inside and outside.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 51 reviews