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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PROS
"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.

Cons

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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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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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.

Cons

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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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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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

105

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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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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4

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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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Carlene writes:
1986 Honda Civic Base Wagon Review
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Honda Civic Reviews

2013 Honda Civic By wizbang11

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Civic Cng 2012 By CngCivic

Not as powerful as gas model brakes are under powered with 4 passengers. Car is super smooth, long trips are very easy and refueling take minutes. Car had capacity to go well over 300k miles and never... Read More

Great Second Car. By Lucypenny

This car met all of our expectations for a second car. It is comfortable and roomy. We drove the car on a few long trips and we're very satisfied with the performance. We liked the economy, looks, ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

Best In Class By Auntielo1

I've had four different Hondas and each one of them was stylish, fun to drive, reliable and had great gas mileage. I have also seen first hand how well these compact cars are built. My niece was in an... Read More

Excellent Well Rounded Car By Clarkcars

I was really impressed with filling it up $40 dollars in gas and it lasting a long time for short commutes to work/school or long rides because it has great fuel miles and was also very comfortable dr... Read More

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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2009 Honda Civic Reviews

We Loved It By zheka78

We loved the civic for the five years we owned it. Not a single malfunction. Very inexpensive maintenance. Seats are pretty supportive and back seat has ample space. We took long trips with four ... Read More

Sporty, Modern, Practical, And Fun! By darinmccauley

I really like the look of this year (2009) especially with the LX-S package. That package offers real alloys and a spoiler that make it look sportier than the regular, lower civics running around. Jus... Read More

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