If economy is the primary motivator, any will do, with top honors going to the base coupe. The entire Civic lineup reads like a menu at a smorgasbord, with three combos to choose from — hatchback, coupe and sedan. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The optional 4-speed automatic uses electronic controls to minimize unnecessary shifting when driving up or down hills. Air conditioning became standard in 1997. There were three body styles in the sixth gen range, the Japanese-sourced three-door hatch and four-door sedan, and a two-door coupe that came from America.
Yes Review Date: 6th April, 2013 Faults: The vehicle began sitting lower on the driver's side as the mileage approached 180,000 km. All returned quite good fuel economy to go with the performance. One was a single overhead camshaft unit that gave similar performance to the base 1. If you can manage to keep your foot out of it, you might be rewarded with as much as 30 mpg, as we saw. The range quickly drew plaudits and the 3-door cars gained similar acceptance, a similar range structure being launched bar the top model, Executive being replaced by a Sport variant.
All models have peerless reliability and Honda dealers have an enviable reputation. Whilst sharing the same width across the floor pan as the five-door, the three-door range is in fact 145mm shorter and 60mm lower. But I Still Say, Its A Great Car. Road and engine noise are always present, but only become obtrusive during hard acceleration. Manoeuvrability, visibility, fit and finish and economy are top notch. It had nearly 150,000 miles and was still in excellent condition and showed no signs otherwise.
Late-model family sedans seem to be the…. Chances are good the byproduct won't be delectable. But other than that its my fav car I have owned to date! Sedan, coupe and hatchback models available with a choice of engines tuned for performance or economy enable buyers to choose a sports coupe, a luxury sedan or a highly efficient, practical and environmentally conscious runabout. This has, however, happened on my Subaru as well, so I'm considering it wear. My Only Complaints Are No Sunroof And The Cup Holders Suck. A 20kg weight saving translates into marginal performance advantages for the three-door cars, the 1.
I've owned both, and Hondas have always been more fun to drive and less hassle to maintain. Despite the cheap looking plastic, there are no rattles or easily broken pieces. On the other hand, demure styling hasn't. That said, the seats will get uncomfortable for extended trips of half an hour or more, and the cabin is pretty bare. Each new generation offered an appealing blend of quality, style, packaging, performance and price, and the sixth generation that arrived here in 1995 was no different. Both transmissions are excellent and suit the high-revving characteristics of all three engines.
The Type-R is a more specialist proposition and you should make sure the vehicle has been well looked after, run in synthetic oil, has tread on the front tyres and hasn't been used as a weekend warrior by a track day fiend. Interior materials seem to have been selected with durability rather than maximum eye appeal in mind. Monochrome interiors — available in gray, dark gray or beige — border on the monotonous and could benefit from more contrast. Four adults can ride comfortably in the Civic; it will also accommodate two adults with three children. A minor update in 1998 saw it acquire square headlights, and remote central locking was added to the features list. The sedan gained central locking and power windows as standard. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers.
Faults: Oil pan, exhaust, fuel and brake lines rusted out. Even the base model Civic has the same safety features as the Accord, which has a price tag worth thousands more. Also included, because of the modifications, are fun dynamics. Not surprisingly, like other high-performance Honda engines, this one's a revver. However life took me in a different turn and found to truck to be more useful for my daily life so I convince my dad somehow, I still do not believe how I was able to pull that off to trade me the truck for the Honda.
This was a very dangerous situation. Add superb visibility and its easy steering, and the result is a car that is ideal for taking advantage of small openings in traffic and compact parking slots. Have you owned a Honda Civic before? You have to look closely to notice them. Like the 'cooking' Civic, beneath the Coupe's unexciting styling is a car which is unremittingly competent, but which won't set hearts a-flutter. Many of us grew up with them because the Civic has been a Honda trademark for more than 30 years. Hard To Find And Super Fun To Drive — I honestly love everything about the car. I regularly see 40mpg in the summer and 35mpg in the winter with 80% highway driving.
Available in hatchback, sedan, and… Headquartered in Los Angeles, home of the dreaded 405 freeway, the Motor Trend staff has developed a keen understanding of commuting and perhaps the best some might say worst appreciation for this combat drill. It can sprint from 0-60 mph in a shade over seven seconds, Honda says. The switch layout is generally good; the radio buttons are small and fussy, but electronic controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning are easy to operate. The sedan's 106-hp Four and optional automatic transmission provide smooth acceleration. The complexities begin when deciding which of the 17 available body style, power plant and transmission combinations best suits your needs. I bought the car as a little possible project where I could swap a K20 engine into perhaps even boost it later on and should all be very cheat to do.
The uplevel choices are rated at 115 and 127 horsepower. Now that the Fit is built down in Mexico, it is having a few teething problems at the Mexican plant down there. Hardly surprising then, that the cabin boasts a useful amount of extra room. With the larger 15-inch seven spoke wheels, the Si look is subtly different from the stock Civic, especially in some of the hotter colors offered — they include Electron Pearl Blue unique to the Si , Milano Red and Flamenco Black Pearl. Unless you really need the extra room, a Ford Puma does a better job.