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1990 Honda Civic Review
BNSF says:
vs1990 Nissan Sentra
1990 Honda Civic winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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 HatchbackReview
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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 WagonReview
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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 LXReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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

2020 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By dkrenfer

The car was a super great deal and that was why it sold before I could make up my mind. It was one of those “to good to be true “ deals. That is why I hesitated. Read More

Review By Tiffany

I love everything about this car. I wouldn’t change anything about it. Read More

2019 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Guru9XYV5Z

Adequate for transportation. However it has a huge price depreciation after three years. Read More

Review By GuruSXCDK

love this car, has everything in it I wanted beside leather seats, and if I leave the keys in it, it doesnt beep when I get out to pump gas Read More

2018 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Vicki

Good value. Nice car. Needs new battery Read More

Review By Rjuarez65

So far it’s been a great experience. I like that for being a 1.5L motor it has nice quite power. I like that it has leather interior. Very easy to clean especially with kids. I like the apple connect,... Read More

2017 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Kimberly

No seat lumbar. It hurts your back to go anywhere. Around town , its awesome but on a 3 hr trip, it will kill your back. Read More

Review By Brooke

Love the civic. It is dependable and handles great. It gets great gas mileage. Had more room then I expected. Read More

2016 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Guru9TG487

Terrible!!! Car GURUS IS A GABAGE SITE worse site ever been on Read More

Review By Guru9D5Z5Z

We love it! Great condition, super clean, smooth drive. We couldnt be happier! Read More

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