1986 Honda Civic Overview


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1986 Honda Civic Overview

The 1986 Honda Civic got some overhauls this year, perhaps most visible were that all its models received flush-mounted headlights that made it easy for all who knew cars to distinguish the 1986 Civics from the older version.

Other changes were designed to psychologically appeal to the family crowd, no longer able to fit into tiny sports cars. The Civic hatchback was now offered as an Si model, with much of the CRX sports performance, but more room for more people. It even included a glass sunroof that could be removed and a roof spoiler.

There was a recall of some 1986 Honda Civics because the drive shaft on the left side might develop cracks near the outer joint. But it was also around this time that modifying one's Civic became rather commonplace, in part due to interchangeability of parts and in part because it was an easy car to modify to help one stand out a bit. A favorite mod was the City Turbo engine, which fit nicely into several models and offered a areal increase in power-to-weight ration, thus really enhancing performance.


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My 1986 Honda Civic stalls when I try and drive it. It's a 1.5 carbuated. We got another one from the junk yard and still does the same thing.

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Deanne Hoffman

Why Do My Headlights Only Work In The High Beam Position

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Was The 1986 Honda Civiv Wagon Available Without Power Steering?

Was teh 1986 Honda Civic wagon available without power steering?

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Gail Lucas

I Need To Know What Are The Right Spark Plugs For My Honda Civic 1986 Pleas...

I am sure a dealer gave me the wrong spark plugs for my car and need to know the number of the right ones.

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