1989 Honda Civic Overview


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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


What Other Kind Of Car Will A 1.5l Motor Out Of A 1989 Honda Civic Fit In?

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About Starting

Hi I,m having a problem the don't want to start ther is no spark. Last year I did change the valve but not all. So is it the valve that make the for not having spark. Pleas help me. Thanks

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How Much Is The Blue Book Value On A Honda Civic Hatchback 1989?

Did I get ripped off? I just paid 1350 for a 89 civic hatchback (the guy posted it as a 90, and I was dumb and didn't look well at the pink slip...) The windows are in disrepair, the locks catch, and ...

8,754 views with 22 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Jodie Howard

Car Runs For Approximately Five Minutes And Then Dies. Can't Be Restarted F...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
Richard Smith

Will Crank After Sitting About 8 Hours

will crank over about 6 times before starting.could it be the fuel punp not enought preaure to hold the gas?

26 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)