1986 Honda Civic User Reviews

1986 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"reliable car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Nickgdog91 writes:
1986 Honda Civic CRX Si Coupe Review
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4

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love the cost for gas and how far it gets me. lots of parts to make it look cool and fast.

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not much room for anything but a system

Nickgdog91
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Fun Small Gas Saving Cool Looking Car — Need help fixing it up under the hood to make it run faster but love driving around town. Need help finding a sunfoof switch so the sun roof would help cool me down a lil while driving in the summer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlene writes:
1986 Honda Civic Base Wagon Review
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5

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Lots of space, good mileage, reliable, officially titled a 'Wagovan'

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Officially titled a 'Wagovan'

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That Pug-nosed Kid Who Doesn't Take Anything — 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 porsches of the same year (1986).

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OldVandal writes:
1986 Honda Civic S Hatchback Review
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5

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Stylish, economical, fun to drive, dependable.  It is a Honda.

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I did not get around to body work refurbish.

OldVandal
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Alaska Civic Hatchback — 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 is the handling. Also, noteworthy: it is reliable.

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Alex writes:
1986 Honda Civic Base Wagon Review
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reliable, cheap on gas, cheap on insurance, lots of room for its size, smartly designed car

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rust, lack of power going uphill, doesnt look that nice, wont pick up chicks.  manual everything

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The $650 Civic "box" — $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 around town, with a long throw 5speed OD tranny. hauls lots of cargo, and people in comfort. simple, spartan vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
1986 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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good dependable car

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a bit boring

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It Has Seen Better Days — Has a 1.5L carborated engine. It moves. You can pretend to be a ricer if needed. It is very reliable and always works.

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Rus writes:
1986 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

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Amazing alternative head turner

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could do with a second one to break for parts

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Rare Retro Runabout — Fun little retro runabout! super easy to drive, faster than a Mini or a VW Beetle but more economical than both of them, enough room to do anything with it, sounds like an automatic hair dryer and the parts are like rocking horse poo, but it puts such a big smile on your face, its all worth it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Mark writes:
1986 Honda Civic S Hatchback Review
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4

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Street Legal Go-Cart

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People might think you are a budget-batman

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My First Car, My Favourite Car, One Mean Machine — With the performance of a D16A1 Twin cam 1.6 this super light breadvan will suprise you! This car has been completely re-wired to OBD0 with a complete carb to fuel injection conversion. Add a black dashboard, S2000 Start button, 3G Prelude Si Seats, and this is one of the most unique 3G Civics on the road.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Justin writes:
1986 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Space, Sound acoustics, Cornering

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weak engine, not much aftermarket, weak A/C

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Awesome Interior Space, Good Cornering, Weak Engine — This yellow beauty is sought after by many car enthusiasts for its auto-crossing heritage. The solid rear axel and the overall light weight of the car make it perfect for moving around cones or small children on tricycles. However, with its weak and carbed engine, this thing takes a while to get to speed. It is in fact so slow, there is no tachometer. Mod away and you get a rocket. Drop a B16 into it and you have a ten second machine.

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Michael writes:
1986 Honda Civic Base Wagon Review
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Great  gas mileage, about 40 miles to the gallon

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only 105 horsepower

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Best Car For The Money! — 1986 Honda Civic CVCC 1500 Statiowagon, with a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder 2-barrel carb, 4 door with hatchback and a 5 speed to boot!

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Krister writes:
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Engine, economy.

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Small

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My First Car! — My first car. I owned one from january to may 2001. During that time the car was reliable. And had a quite nice engine. But the car was about 15 years old at that time and that fact was smellable. Aswell as the springs were bad as some other parts aswell.

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1973 Honda Civic Reviews

Cute Trash By revbaby

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1974 Honda Civic Reviews

A Lovely Little Car Well Ahead Of Its Time When It Came Out. By YDO010

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Great Value And Wonderful For A Young Family! By Michael

This is the only car I have ever owned that I sold for more money "used" than I paid for the car "NEW". We once drove 250 mile with 4 adults and 2 kids and luggage and still averaged over 30 mpg. Wh... Read More

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1975 Honda Civic Reviews

Honda Civic Cvcc By carrotzilla

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Honda Civic 1200cc 2 Door Coupe W Trunk (no Hatchback) By instituteofenergy

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1976 Honda Civic Reviews

Civic 1200 By TenthA86

I ran 120,000+ miles on mine - 13" American Racing wheels & T/A tires. It handled like a slot car - got 45 mpg on hwy & 35+ in town. Had factory am/fm & needed the following: new front fenders - dea... Read More

Rusty But Cute By Dwayne

good reliable vehicle but not very quiet inside. comfortable and fairly roomy but no otions whatsoever. Great on gas but as a result, very poor acceleration. Read More

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1977 Honda Civic Reviews

Its A Pretty Ight Car By Brandon

its a fun tiny car thats is very very good on gass, the car goes very good if you have a dohc integra 1.6 motor in it. it looks like it has no room, but there is alot of room when you get in it Read More

My First Car By Mark

great little auto. easy to repair, prone to rust along door sills though. got mine up to 100 mph, even 12 years old Read More

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