1999 Honda Civic Vti-S 1.8 DOHC Vtec from UK and Ireland


Wolf in sheep's clothing comes to mind!


Dodgy passenger window mechanism, think this is on all honda's though. Overheating recently at 49000 due to thermostat. Warped disc's, nothing major though.

General Comments:

This car is seriously rapid through the gears and is glued to the road. One minute it's a town cruiser the next minute the Vtec is screaming at you like an F1 car. Can feel a bit awkward at first getting used to the LSD, but its great fun to drive. Seats are OK driving postition is far better than my civic coupe I used to have. Stereo has 6 speakers as standard, good equipment pack with electric everything and air con. Noisy at speed though and revs high on motorway. Engine is a dream as long as you service it regularly. Buy one you won't regret it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

1999 Honda Civic LX from North America


The best purchase I've ever made


When I bought the car the pull-latch for the hood was broken (I have to use needle-nose-pliers to "pop" my hood). I've had the car for 5 months now, and I just recently had to replace the windshield wipers. Otherwise, nothing has gone wrong yet; the car has been wonderful.

General Comments:

I've read a few other reviews, and every one has said this car drives horribly in the winter.

I had to drive to work in nearly a foot of snow on uncleared roads; the car handled beautifully. Maybe it's the driver.

I found it handles better if you shift into D2, instead of keeping it in D4 in the deep snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

1999 Honda Civic DX from North America


I am in love with my car!


The hatchback was leaking in water, but I got that fixed immediately. I think the previous owner got in an accident and the back of the car was not fixed properly.

General Comments:

I am absolutely in love with my car!

This car is so cute!

The pick up is great.

It's cheap on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2002

1999 Honda Civic DX Hatch 1.6 from North America


An economy car in need of improvements


The oxygen sensor had turned on the check engine light twice before being replaced, and one time with the new oxygen sensor installed.

The body panels dent with ease.

A great amount of wind noise at highway speed.

General Comments:

The car performs well for an economy car.

It handles well and feels very stable at speeds up to 100mph, and will cruise at that speed all day.

However the seats will begin to hurt your back after 2 hours.

The hatch offers great versatility and will allow you to carry almost as much as a small van.

Unfortunately the road noise becomes more intrusive with the seats folded and the parcel shelf removed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

1999 Honda Civic VTI 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Extremely quick, understated car


Had broken fog lights when bought. Honda replacements to expensive so adapted some off the shelf units to fit.

Interior light switch on back door faulty. Fixed with glass paper.

Kick panel on passenger door fell off. Stuck back in place.

Glove box lid wonky, probably been forced shut with too much junk in the past.

General Comments:

Extreemly fast from stand still. Specs say 8.3 to 60 but it feels a lot quicker than that.

Red lines at 8,000 RPM with 170 Bhp.

Engine looks and sounds nice. Hi-tec.

Interior is a bit basic by todays standards, but it has loads of gadgets.

No CD Player or RDS on radio.

Very noisy inside at cruising speed. Loads of road noise.

No lumbar adjustment on drivers seat.

Good fun to drive hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2002

22nd Nov 2004, 05:18

My front fogs have both gone and as you said, they cost a small fourtune, can you please tell me want make and model you used instead?.

I've looked every where, and to no avail.

Cheers. (good car apart from this little problem)

23rd Mar 2007, 12:36

One of the best cars I have ever owned. Very fast and great sounding with a performance air filter fitted. At the point of vtec, the sound is one you won't forget. A great car.