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1981 Honda Civic Overview
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This is the first full model design change in seven years. The CVCC engine is now the CVCC-II, designed to improve combustion efficiency. The year 1981 also rolled out the Honda Civic Country Station Wagon, as well as a 4-door sedan trim, with front wheel, overhead drive and notchback styling.
The '81 Civic received the U.S. Import Car of the Year 1980 award from Motor Trend Magazine and took first place in the crossing mileage test in the import car section of the United States Auto Club.
Even after 25 years, the 1981 Honda Civic can pass emissions tests according to most of its drivers. In fact, of those who sold it, they say it was the biggest mistake they ever made since the car was still perfectly drivable, still perfectly reliable, and still, even though running rich, had decent gas milage.
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Honda Civic Questions
1981 Honda Civic 4-1335 Needs A Mechanical Fuel Pump. Has A Kyosan Denki, ...
1981 Honda Civic 4-1335 needs a mechanical fuel pump. Has a Kyosan Denki, unknown part#. Where can I go to find one? Would another make manufacturer make compatible parts, i.e. Beck/Arnley? The s...
Does 1981 Honda Civic 1500dx Hatch Have Roolover On Mileage Counter/speedom...
wondering if rollover is on mileage or not stating 47,200 miles..
What Is The Mpg Of This Car
in the city and on the hwy..... I think I have 88,000 or 188,000 I am not sure if it has roll over?
1981 Honda Civic Timing Belt Cover
I have a 1981 Honda civic with a 1500 EM1 eng that I am rebuilding. I have all the part wit exception of the timing belt cover can anyone help me acquire this part. I have tried several Honda dealers ...
Transmission On 1981 Civic
My 81 civic's transmission is shot. I have taken it to the honda dealer where I live and have yet to find a good transmission. 2 have already failed. Where can I get a transmission for an 81 civic?