1990 Honda Civic User Reviews

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    1990 Honda Civic Review
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    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1990 Nissan Sentra worse.
    "The honda has fold down rear seats that give it more cargo room."
    Value Ranked 1990 Nissan Sentra worse.
    "Power windows and door locks."
    1990 Honda Civic Hatchback Review
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    90 Civic — Its alright. I'm more of a truck person so for its size and weight its good. Just not meant for anywhere but on the road. Its a bit small for someone as tall as I am so I'd not recommend it for someone around my height.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Relatively good fuel economy

    Cons: Since I'm tall a few blind spots

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    1990 Honda Civic Wagon Review
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    The Quirkiest Civic Ever Made. — During the early '90s, Honda was preparing to release a car that would change the world. It boasted futuristic styling, ahead-of-its time engineering, and the latest in performance technology. That car was the NSX. But they also made the Civic Wagon. The Wagon (or Shuttle, as it's known as in Japan and Europe; or also "Wagovan") was a five-door variant of Honda's iconic Civic. It was produced during the third and fourth generations of Civic, but was afterward discontinued. The 1988-1991 Civic Wagon (Chassis code EE2) is certainly a funny-looking car. Due to its tall greenhouse and short wheelbase, it has almost cartoonish proportions, which gives it a whimsical charm. The dramatically sloped hood and tall windows give it an unusual profile, but give it extreme visibility. The interior of the car is what you would expect from an early '90s econobox; made of sturdy but bland plastic arranged in simple, sensible shapes. The seats are not particularly pleasant, but serve their purpose well. The tall hatch offers plenty of cargo space on its own, but the rear seats can collapse for even more storage room. I can confirm that a full-size adult bicycle will lay flat with plenty of room to stack things on top of or below it. The car was not designed to be a performance car. The only sporty feature it has is the stock EF generation suspension, apparently the stiffest stock suspension ever used in a Civic. The ride is akin to driving a go-kart- it handles well at high and low speed, but is not particularly comfortable. The D15B2 (the RT4WD cars had the larger D16A6) engine produces only 92 horsepower. While this would be unacceptable on a larger car, the Wagon only weighs about 2300lbs, making the meager output more substantial. It does have some of the shortcomings of low power, however. The car will jump through 0-30 quickly, but acceleration to highway speeds is a harrowing ordeal. My car is equipped with the four-speed automatic transmission, which shifts (concerningly) hard out of first. The maintenance on the car is cheap; Civic parts are readily available and it functions very well for a 22-year-old car. Even with the automatic transmission the Wagon acheives about 28 mpg city, and upwards of 30 mpg highway. The car is holding up well for its age, but unless you really want the Wagon, go for a Civic hatchback. It's slightly lighter and body panels will be more plentiful.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Light weight makes weak engine and brakes useable.
    Excellent visibility, even without the optional rear-view mirrior.
    Fun to drive.
    Highly practical- excellent fuel economy and plenty of storage space.

    Cons: Pathetic D15B2 engine has no power or tuning potential.
    Uncomfortable interior.
    Automatic transmission seems sketchy.

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    1990 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Little Pocket Rocket — quite quick for a 1500cc carby. this is the second civic that i have owned, really good handling of a little car. power is there is you need it. also very easy to modify. never under stemate the honda , hehe

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: easy to handle

    Cons: bit small

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Ef9 — it has good braking and handling speed isn't done yet. a lot of potential and has a lot of of parts you can put into it. gas mileage is good for now lol and it is a fun car to drive.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: a lot of options

    Cons: its older then me

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Huh — Like the vtec aspect. More fun to drive than my eclipse. Looking forward to workin on this and adding some finishing touches. hoping to paint it, and taking time and painting it well. also looking to put some more mods on, make it a tad quicker.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: fun

    Cons: bad-name

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Honda Civic Hatch — just bought this hatch a few weeks ago...all stock with d15 engine...actually i like the d-series better than the b's coz they are more fuel efficient than the larger b-series...i just want the clean look on my civic coz it's just my everyday ride...i like the hatch's aerodynamic features...not as aggressive as the sedan but practically lighter...so you really dont need to purchase a lot of bolt ons and upgrades, maybe a suspension drop, intake and exhaust, high tension wires will do...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: lightweight, good cornering ability, lesser mods and good fuel efficiency...

    Cons: not as agressive as the civic sedan when it comes to looks...

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Civic — This is the second Civic I've driven in my life. The canadian built civic is very responsive (not to mention it was a flooded into the water) It runs like a normal car. Except I don't like the transmission shifting. If Honday can put on a more comfortable shifting transmission, that will be perfect.

    Pros: Canadian Built

    Cons: Transmission

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    I Love It — it has a ls b18 motor and trans with a few bolt ons and internal mods as well to many to list. the build its ok i had to replace the front end after i bought it it does rattle when ur on rough roads. appearance is ok it needs a new paint job and a new body kit. with all the mods on it it gets really crapy mileage, i had to replace the motor mounts to racing mounts. it is fun as hell to drive. its fast and it hold the corners.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it comes pretty low to the ground and its pretty fast stock

    Cons: the rattleing will drive u nuts

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    1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    It's Ok But I'd Rather Have My Rex. — It's too big but a car seat will fit in the back. The wheel base is awkward. I like that the back windows open to vent but there is no where to put a stroller. Granted it is fun to drive I'd rather have my CRX.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: More than 2 people can ride.

    Cons: Highly sought after and is targeted for stealin.

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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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