1986 Honda Civic Overview


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The $650 Civic "box" by Alex
 — $650 beater purchased during 08' Summer. perhaps the most reliable car i have ever bought. gets from A to B without complaint. Car costs close to nothing to run. Peppy 1.5L SOHC motor great on gas... Read More
Alaska Civic Hatchback by OldVandal
 — It is a Honda. It is fun to drive. The fuel mileage was, at one road trip, about 50 MPG. The usual mileage was about 35. This kind of economy is way ahead of its time. The real value of this car ... Read More
That Pug-nosed Kid Who Doesn't Take Anything by Carlene
 — I didn't actually do this... it was a great little car, still going (after being written off at least three times and almost half a million kilometers later). Apparently it handled better than the po... Read More

1986 Honda Civic Overview

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1986 Honda Civic

The 1986 Honda Civic got some overhauls this year, perhaps most visible were that all its models received flush-mounted headlights that made it easy for all who knew cars to distinguish the 1986 Civics from the older version.

Other changes were designed to psychologically appeal to the family crowd, no longer able to fit into tiny sports cars. The Civic hatchback was now offered as an Si model, with much of the CRX sports performance, but more room for more people. It even included a glass sunroof that could be removed and a roof spoiler.

There was a recall of some 1986 Honda Civics because the drive shaft on the left side might develop cracks near the outer joint. But it was also around this time that modifying one's Civic became rather commonplace, in part due to interchangeability of parts and in part because it was an easy car to modify to help one stand out a bit. A favorite mod was the City Turbo engine, which fit nicely into several models and offered a areal increase in power-to-weight ration, thus really enhancing performance.


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My 1986 Honda Civic stalls when I try and drive it. It's a 1.5 carbuated. We got another one from the junk yard and still does the same thing.

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Honda Civic Just Turns Off When Driving. Hard To Restart. If You Wait Awh...

When driving the car will just cut off. Many opinions that it is carberator. When you try to restart you may have to wait awhile. It may or may not cut off again. For quite a while there was a chi...

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I am sure a dealer gave me the wrong spark plugs for my car and need to know the number of the right ones.

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