8th Mar 2005, 11:14
My first car was a 77 civic, it was already 13 years old and I drove it for several more years. I took it over 100 mph... and that wasn't even going down hill. Still get nostalgic whenever I see one on the road.
13th Apr 2005, 20:09
I had a 77 civic with the eb2 engine (non cvcc) got it with 260,000 miles on it and drove it to death with over 400,000 miles. to me it was and still is one of the greatest cars ever made. man I miss that car!
18th Feb 2006, 18:38
I bought my 77 in 87 with 150k miles on it. I drove it for 2 years with no problem never made it to 100mph, but it may have done it. I traded it even for a beat up 72 datsun 510 that I still had until 2 yrs ago. Don't even know how many miles it had on it. Odo was broke at over a 100k when I got it.
3rd Jul 2006, 13:44
1977 Honda Civic Cvcc 5sp was the first new car my wife and I ever purchased. It averaged 47 mpg and was one of the best cars we have ever owned. I would give almost anything to find that car today... chances of that are slim and none. I was lucky enough to find the orginal brochure with our yellow Civic on the front... It was called Caroline yellow. Black and white checkered seats and it had a great cassette player.
I'm not quite certain why there is a need for all this hybrid stuff...the Honda Cvcc would still get better mpg today than the new stuff out.
31st Aug 2006, 11:35
...Has tons of old Honda cars for sale. I'm looking at replacing my '97 Saturn with a Civic CVCC. These cars look awesome.
13th Sep 2006, 18:18
I now have two of them (one a five speed with those cool seats etc). Parts are hard to find now. 100mph is doable. The place to be is www.1stgencivic.com to catch up with these cars.
23rd Jul 2007, 19:21
77 Honda Civic 5 speed was my first new car. It was bright red. The 5 speed was the top of the line and came with a scooped hood, hounds tooth upholstery, wood steering wheel and shift knob, full instruments, and chrome trim rings on black wheels and a black grille. Bought it my second year of college. Couldn't afford the gas in my 70 Olds 442 conv. Got a lot of teasing, but I loved the car. The only thing that went wrong with it was the red paint would oxidize badly. I had to buff it out every month if I wanted it to shine. The only other problems were the big cars of the 70's had a hard time seeing you on the road so you had to stay clear of blind spots. The car was so light that a group of guys could lift it up and straddle it over parking lot stops or turn it side ways in a parking space. Funny at first, but got old after a while. Never had any mechanical problems. Sold the car after graduating when I got job and a company car for $300 less than I bought it for brand new!! Wish I had that car today. At least I did keep the 442, but that is another review.
21st Nov 2008, 00:13
I have the opportunity to buy a 1977 Honda Civic CVCC 1.5 liter. I need a 2nd car to get me back and forth to work so my wife can have our SUV. The guy is wanting $2000 obo. My question is; Should I buy it and how much should I offer?
21st Nov 2008, 17:20
Does everything work? My 78 CVCC is slow to start on cold mornings but otherwise a strong runner. What state are you in, how's the climate?
2nd Jan 2009, 13:20
The odometer goes up to 100mph on my Civic CVCC (1976). Can you hook up an aftermarket one or what? I have one and I really want to get the top speed.
11th Jan 2009, 15:45
I bought a 77' cvcc from a neighbor years ago. Caroline yellow. She is a doll. We get many compliments about her. After driving big trucks and spending $$$$ on gas, it is always fun to gas her up for nothing. We average 52 miles a gallon! Hybrid WHAT? The technology is here and has been. Come on people. Hybrid batteries will deplete the o-zone faster than any hydrocarbon emissions ever will! Don't listen to me, do your own research, and no I don't work for a car company and you can't build houses with a Prius! God bless the 1200 lb CVCC. Americans can and will build these kind of cars and hopefully trucks too!
God Bless the U.S. Buy AMERICAN!
12th May 2009, 23:04
Hello, I was just given a 77 Honda cvcc, and it has sat for two years in the desert. I put a battery in it and the thing fired up, and ran for 3 minutes. I cleaned the carb put new gas, and treatment in the tank, and we drove it for the first time tonight. Needs a tune up, but with 261,000 miles my 11 year old son wants it for his first car in a few years. I can't believe this car doesn't leak underneath or anything!
5th Oct 2009, 16:51
A red 1977 Honda Civic 5 speed CVCC was also my first car. I liked the way it handled better than my MPB GT on back mountain country roads.
I added a trip computer, and my best average was 43 MPG on 400 mile, not stop trips between GA and VA when the speed limit was only 55. I had a friend who helped me get all of the accessories for it at cost.
It was a fun car to drive. After I got married I transferred the 5 spd, tack and accessories into a 1976 wagon. At 50K miles I also put in an accord clutch.
On long trips this unique station wagon got 30 MPG loaded down with the family and luggage traveling 62 mph between FL and VA.
In 1983 I drove a Celebrity company car with a 3.0L 6 cylinders, 3 speed automatic and AC, which got 25 mpg on the same trip with more room. Honda wanted over 5K more for a 4 door Honda sedan in 1984 than an American car and they were now ugly box cars, so I gave up on them.
My original Honda was half the price of any America car, fun to drive, look like a sports car and drove like one.
6th Oct 2009, 17:50
My first car was a '76 Honda Civic CVCC. That thing was amazing. The engine block cracked around 230,000 miles (previous owners fault.) But it STILL ran almost perfectly in spite of that. It never left me stranded either.
Used some oil (due to cracked engine block) and smoked like crazy upon start-up (also due to engine block) but it never failed to start. I finally traded it in on a newer vehicle when it had 490,000 miles. Original engine and tranny. I loved that car. Her name was Erma :)
Oh yeah, and it was still running fine when I traded it in.
1st Apr 2010, 08:18
@13th May 2009, 09:31.
For the safety issue, that thing is made just about completely out of metal, not the fiberglass bodies you see today. Throw some good airbags on the sides; you'll have a pretty good crash rating.
As for the emissions problem, the CVCC was originally released as a low emissions vehicle, and would still pass as such today, even without a catalytic converter.
This is an awesome little car that regularly gets me in the range of 40 to 50 mpg, and can still pick up and haul. I own a 1975 CVCC and it has never given me any problems, other than every once in a while having the oil changed.
25th Sep 2010, 20:05
I bought my 77 CVCC 5 speed brand new and loved it. Yes, they would do 110, but not easily. I did get 50mph out of it once, but frankly I had my foot buried most of the time on the Coast and mountain roads of Northern California, and still got 35-45mph most of the time. That bright red little bugger got me more tickets than all the other cars I've owned.
The only problem I had with it was you had to watch that light back end a bit in the rain, and it blew a head gasket every 20-25K miles. After 6 head gaskets, the rings started to go and I bought a Jeep. Wish I had it now.