1989 Honda Civic Overview

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Trims

Base
Base Wagon
Base Wagon 4WD
CRX Coupe
CRX HF Coupe
CRX Si Coupe
DX Hatchback
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LX
1 national listing
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 Replaced The Starter And Took Out The Alternator To Have It Tested. I The...

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HondaNoob
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89 Civic Value

Found an 89 civic driven by a couple of family members who recently died. The sons are trying to sell the car. It only has 47k miles...yes, that is correct. Timing Belt has never been done, and s...

21 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
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89 Civic Value

Found an 89 civic driven by a couple of family members who recently died. The sons are trying to sell the car. It only has 47k miles...yes, that is correct. Timing Belt has never been done, and s...

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Shelby Darr
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89 Civic Auto Starts Runs At High Speed But Shuts Off At Low Speed Then Won...

We have replaced everything still can't figure it out!

19 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
Bubbablak
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I Own A 83 Chevy Pickup I Am Planning On Getting A Gas Efficient Vehicle Th...

Subaru rx has newer engine dont know anything else and a wiring problem. Honda civic hatch has a spare engine and a spare transmission with other extra parts.

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)