I know what you're saying about the fogging up. But I got mine fixed very easily. There is a heater fuse or something else that regulates the heat. For defogging the windows put it on heater and open the windows in the summer and close them in winter. The reason I think that they are harder to unfog is that the engines run cooler and have more steady power and last longer. So I would choose to have the foggy windows and a better car.
OK, the fogging of the windows? I had a '93 Civic (DX) and the windows were all tinted I live in Nebraska, and mine hardly ever got foggy or anything. It's not the car, Hondas are the car that runs forever.
I've got a 1984 Civic Hatchback with the same prob: the windows fog up very easily. No tint on glass. Maybe the window glass is thinner causing condensation to occur more rapidly than in another (more expensive) car? Don't know. Try that cream anti-fog stuff you can get for eye glasses and keep a clean rag handy! This a minor peeve for me; otherwise this car has been very very good.
I'm surprised by the window fogging complaint. We have a 1992 Civic LX sedan, and the heater/defroster is outstanding. The AC is a little weak, though.
I have a 1993 civic dx auto with 152000 miles on it.
My windows fog up badly and ther is tint on some of them.
The car wasn't driven so softly, but it held up for quite a while. the problem is... that 151000 miles the transmission only has park, neutral, and 2nd gear.
It will not shift out of 2nd.
I have owned my 1991 Honda Civic for about 8 years now and have never had a problem with the windows fogging up. I think they are very good cars and my next car will definitely be a Honda.
I have a 1993 Civic hatchback GLi (Australia and New Zealand) a 2001 Civic sedan back home in South America as well and both build fog on the windshield very easily. I never thought about it as being a problem inherent to Hondas though, I just switch the AC on or open the window a tad and I'm all set. I think I've never noticed it because I love both of my Hondas so much that I'm reluctant judge them. A little bit of bias on my part :-p. Objectively though, they are great cars for the money.
After your car warms up change it from recirc to fresh air it will still be hot and your windows won't fog up. imagine that.
You may want to check your heater core. It is located behind the glove compartment. I had the same problem until I changed my heater core. P.S. I have 242000+ miles on my 1993 Honda Civic. Love Honda's.