1989 Honda Civic User Reviews

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Users ranked 1989 Honda Civic against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 45 1989 Honda Civic reviews.

    1989 Honda Civic CRX Si Review
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    185

    Dollar For Dollar, This Is The Most Fun One Can Have — I bought the car with 231,000 miles on the original engine. It's been converted into an STS car for autocross and this is SOOO much fun. Running circles around more expensive vehicles is a bonus. In California, you still see a lot of these hatches driving around.

    Pros: Light, so good gas mileage.

    Cons: Brake booster weak, soft brake pedal. Distributor fails occasionally.

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    1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    My First Real Car!!!! Magic!!! — A real exotic!!! (You'll understand when you see my previous cars). Wonderfully efficient in all ways, could stuff my bike in the back, would go 100mph eventually, a delightful little car

    Pros: Lightweight, good fuel economy, FAST (compared to my previous cars, but really it's kinda slow), affectionately named "The Nugget" by my friends

    Cons: Seats not extremely durable, doesn't like to be flooded by torrential rains (drowns the engine computer)

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    1989 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Very Reliable And Easy To Modify Car. — Overall this is a great car that gives no major problems and is easy to work on and modify.

    Pros: Aftermarket parts easy to find.... New & Used parts available. Light body which inturn makes for a good power to weight ratio when modified.

    Cons: Shape old, some replacement parts hard to find.

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    1989 Honda Civic S Hatchback Review
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    She Was A Clunker, But Got Me There For 13 Years! — She was a clunker, but got me there for 13 years! First car, will never forget it.

    Pros: Reliable, good gas mileage

    Cons: Rusty, small

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    1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Amazing Car, Gonna Build A Killer Ricer With This. — Car is solid, holding up great, very little rust. Gonna rebuild almost everything on it. Will post new pics and updates when progress begins this summer.

    Pros: Light Car, amazing handling, lot of room for size.

    Cons: only primered starting to get much surface rust, dads gf backed into it day after i got it.

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    1989 Honda Civic Si Hatchback Review
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    Fastest Sohc 1.6l I Have Driven... — Great car to have to bagg on. I wouldn't like it as a daily due to the lack of power steering.... Otherwise, great car! With the performance mods I did to the car I est. a healthy 130hp. The cam installed boosted the mid-range 15hp and about 8lb-ft torque.... A huge difference on a car that weighs about 3000lbs.

    Pros: Fast, Fun to drive, Easy on gas (when not bagged)

    Cons: No (PS,PL,PW, A/C), Rode like a go cart, Major road noise, Too Basic

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    1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Great First Car — It was fun to drive, like a go-cart, and got great gas mileage. Handled very well at high speeds on the freeway, no steering wheel shaking.

    Pros: gas mileage, fun

    Cons: size

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    1989 Honda Civic Si Hatchback Review
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    Reliable Car And Save Gas — This car is fun to drive, even though the hp is low, but it's a everyday car, so low hp = save gas

    Pros: It's light and it's a manual car

    Cons: no power steering

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    1989 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Civic-minded — The first 4-door sedan Civic (I'm mostly sure) and it drives almost exactly like the CRX, but with 4-doors and seats 4.5 people with a trunk. Even better, in 1991, the first Civic EX was sold (very limited numbers) and the only Honda of the same era to match its fun was the CRX Si.

    Pros: light, quick, Honda engine, 4-doors, big trunk, amazing on gas

    Cons: most stolen Honda ever

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    1989 Honda Civic LX Review
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    The Most Reliable Unreliable Car I Own. — Yes, I have a Honda Civic. Most people don't know about it because I haven't driven it in a couple of years, since the engine block is cracked (with ~230,000 miles). I bought it for $100 from an acquaintance and fixed the transmission; it ran great for a summer and autumn before dying on me. I had some great memories with that car: my fiance (at the time brand new girlfriend) cut the exhaust off of it with a kitchen knife when the muffler fell off, leaving the rest hanging over the rear axle; my brother and I experienced the (second) hood flying open at full speed, shattering the windshield and making the five mile drive home scary as hell; driving with said broken windshield to Lapeer to get a new one installed, with bits of glass hitting my face along the way. Needless to say, I want to fix this car, if only because I had a lot of fun in six months.

    Pros: Fun car, manual transmission, cheap, great mileage.

    Cons: Doesn't run, back brakes never worked, bald tires, put a new exhaust system on it before it died.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Civic Reviews

    Amazing Ride By Alex

    I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

    Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

    i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

    2013 Honda Civic Reviews

    Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

    Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

    Super Commuter. By witii

    Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

    2012 Honda Civic Reviews

    Classy Car By Caddyohlala

    I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

    Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

    I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

    2011 Honda Civic Reviews

    The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

    I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

    Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

    I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

    2010 Honda Civic Reviews

    Good By xrigs007

    Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

    2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

    This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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