1989 Honda Civic Overview


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Base Wagon
Base Wagon 4WD
CRX Coupe
CRX HF Coupe
CRX Si Coupe
DX Hatchback
S Hatchback
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Si Hatchback

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4.15 stars

Based on 45 reviews

Great Little Car by Derek
 — perfermance wise it sucks ass. its got like no kick but whatever. breaks are good and handling is real phat, but acceleration could be better. umm well its an 89 so yeah its probly needed repairs fro... Read More
1989 Honda Civic Si by Kevin
 — The 89' Civic SI is the lightest year EF chassis due to seatbelts on the b-pillar rather than the door, look at the pic.. it beats cars worth 20 times its value at solo2 autocross, turns on a dime ... Read More
Awesome Car! by 89civicsi
 — This car is my first car and i absolutely love it. For such a small car it has so much performance even from bone stock. This car handles great on the corners and has never slid out from under me ... Read More

1989 Honda Civic Overview

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1989 Honda Civic

There were few changes in the 1989 Honda Civic lineup. Perhaps the phrase, "why mess with a good thing," was ringing in the ears of the Honda executives.

One notable change was that the Civic Si hatchback was re-created and now came with a moon roof and the wicked CRX Si engine which this year was increased to 108 hp.

In fact, it's that engine that had people abuzz, and even Hot Rod magazine — of all places — carried a big piece about the '89 Civic, saying that it "combines the intimidation factor of a rusty Yugo with the styling flair of a rubber doorstop." Of course, they then went on to explain how the adapted 487 hp engine dropped in by racing legend, Larry Widmer.

It seemed that the Civics had certainly come of age, and were being modified by a loyal crowd of auto enthusiasts to become "stealth" muscle cars.


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Honda Civic Questions

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I Have An 1989 Honda Civic With A New Battery, New Fuel Pump, New Fuel Tank...

1989 Honda Civic stalling I have an 1989 Honda Civic with a new battery, new fuel pump, new fuel tank, new fuel filter, new spark plugs, ect. But it still stalls at red lights, stop signs and when I...

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My 1989 Civic Has Been Running Rough At Low Idle, Tack Jumping Up And Down ...

1989 honda civic just stopped running, has been running rough at low idle under 1100 rpm but ok if is above 1100. Now it will not fire at all. Changed all spark plugs,wires/coils,distributor,... relay...

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No Fuel Getting Into Cylinders On A 1990 D16

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On My 1989 Honda Civic Sedan The Locks Won't Work, The Radio Completely Go...

Now my car will not start and the alarm is continuously sounding off and I can't shut that off with out taking the battery cable off

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I Replaced The Starter And Took Out The Alternator To Have It Tested. I The...

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