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1988 Honda Civic Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 reviews
Let the drum rolls begin. Power and looks are at the forefront of generation four of the Honda Civic, and a wide variety of engines come into play. All models except for the CRX had a longer wheel base and all had more glass and a lower hood line added to looks, almost making the Civic a stylish ride.
It is 2006 as this is written, but even back then, the '88 Honda Civic was technically advanced. Its top CRX and hatchback models incorporated VTEC technology (more about this in a second); most all had a double wishbone suspension in both the front and rear; and each cylinder had 4 valves.
Still it was VTEC that had tongues wagging. VTEC stands for variable timing and lift, electronically controlled and simply means that engine speed controls the amount that the intake/exhaust valves are opened to enhance performance.
But even those Civics that didn't rate VTEC had changes. The wagon, DX sedan and hatchback, and new LX sedan all boasted a 1.5-liter engine with 16-valves, 16-valve producing greater horsepower. Even the base hatchback had a version of the same engine, just a bit lower in hp. And, the CRX got kicked up, too with a 16 valve, 1.6 liter engine.
The '88 Civic came in several models: a hatchback, sedan, wagon, and the ultra-cool 3-door CRX.
Most drivers, of any '88 Civic model, love it and some even suggest, "if it's good new, it's even better used."
What's your take on the 1988 Honda Civic?
Honda Civic Questions
My Tires Wear Out In Less Than A Mont
when i drive my car it sounds like it makes this squeak noise like my tire is breaking. with than a week my two front tires are all wear out seriously.
Want To Donate. What Is The Value? 1988 Honda Civic Hatchback Dx
How Much Transmission Fluid Do I Put In On My '88 Civic Automatic
ran engine til it was hot and checked tranny fluid and it was inbetween low and high on the dipstick. Also the car wasnt shifting from time to time on a short drive. How much if any fluid do I put ...