Review used Honda Civic: 1995-2000
The Honda Civic offers car buyers a bit smaller than the rest; it is also known for its quality and design innovation that makes it different in the eyes of small car buyers.
Each new generation offers an attractive mix of quality, style, packaging, performance and price, and the sixth generation coming here in 1995 is no different.
The sixth-generation Civic has brought Honda’s small car to a whole new level of quality, sophistication and performance.
The fifth generation, while still maintaining things that make the Civic attractive, has been criticized for packaging, road noise and ride, making Honda some ground to recover with the generation. Friday.
Obviously stunned by criticism the company tries to answer it with the new model.
The very favorite style and construction quality has been done, but with much more refined and refined packaging. Road noise in particular is much lower than the previous model.
There are three body types in the sixth generation, Japanese-origin three-door hatch and four-door car, and a two-door coupe from the US.
All three are based on a modified version of the previous convertible model, the car retains the wheelbase of the convertible.
The three-door hatch is offered in powerful CXi, GLi and VTi-R models, convertible models in GLi and VTi variants, and coupes are available in GLi, VTi and VTi-R form.
Standard equipment on the CXi hatch is control airbags, power mirrors, power steering and four-speaker audio with a radio-cassette player. Air conditioning is optional, but sadly, it’s not climate control.
A small update in 1998 saw it get square headlights and remote central locking has been added to the feature list.
The GLi and hatch are similarly equipped, but there is also a central locking and standard electric windows.
Air conditioning was optional until 1997 when it became standard, and a passenger airbag was added in the 1998 update.
The sporty VTi-R hatchback has airbags for the driver and front passenger, ABS brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, power-adjusted windows and mirrors, power steering and electric sunroof.
Similarly, the VTi sedan has dual front airbags, ABS brakes, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, and radio tape players. Air conditioning became the standard in 1997.
The coupe models boast similar equipment to their cousins and hatches.
Although well-equipped for the times, the Civic lacks things like Bluetooth, so it can’t sync iPhone or Android devices, but it doesn’t have a touch screen and sat-nav is not available.
There is nothing to assist the driver when parking, there is no parking sensor, no reversing camera and it has no park support system.
Despite having the same wheelbase as the previous model, this car is longer than 55mm, used to increase legroom in the cabin.
Most of it is used to extend legroom in the back seat, but a small amount has better forward legroom.
The hatch currently shares the same wheelbase with the sedan, meaning the wheelbase increases by 50 mm compared to the previous model. That leads to more rear legroom and comfort for passengers. It is also higher and it also makes it a more comfortable place.
Cup Cup has been provided for the front seat occupants.
There is a choice of three 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines and all offer better performance than those in the previous model.
They started with an overhead camshaft unit in the CXi and GLi models that reached 88kW (118 hp) at 6400 rpm and 144Nm at 5000 rpm at the same power and torque levels. application.
There is also the choice of two engines with Honda’s variable valve timing system.
One is a high overhead camshaft unit for performance equivalent to the 1.6-liter base, but is configured to operate with Hondaith then the new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and optimized fuel consumption .
The other is the VTEC dual camshaft performance engine on the VTi-R, 118kW (158 hp) at 7600 rpm and 148Nm at 7000 rpm.
Notably, this engine provides 100 horsepower per liter, a benchmark for engine performance.
All engines except VTEC run on regular 91-octane unleaded gasoline, VTEC requires 95 lead-free high octane.
Three gearboxes were offered in the Civic, CVT, conventional four-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual gearbox.
CVT is available in VTi, automatically in CXi and GLi and instructions for use in CXi, GLi, VTi and VTi-R.
With decent capacity and torque, all models are comfortable to drive with good performance and reasonable agility.
VTi-R with VTEC engine is a sports choice; The motor spins freely into the upper area of the rotation and responds well to the urging of an enthusiastic driver.
All return fuel economy is quite good to go with performance.
The list of safety features in the sixth generation Civic is a short list.
Driver airbags are standard on all models, but only convertible and VTi-R models also have passenger airbags.
That changed in the 1998 update; All models then have dual front airbags.
But only VTi and VTi-R have ABS, GLi and CXi didnith anti-lock braking systems.
It is still too early for the ISOFIX child car seat mounting.
A generous 351 liter boot.
Any common problems?
The Civic has an admirable profile; A bit of serious nature happened to them when they were in the heyday.
Time has passed, so any problem that may happen now is probably due to age, high kilometers or poor maintenance.
The car to buy is one of the best conditions, with the lowest odometer, and the best service profile.
Look for something that has been taken care of by an owner less often and has reliable evidence that it has seen inside a service store as recommended by Honda.
Regular oil change is necessary to avoid the accumulation of expensive sludge that can cause the collapse of any engine, especially Honda engines.
Belts are used to drive camshafts and they need to be changed every 100,000km or longer.
Similarly, the gearbox, stand up well, but automatically likes Honda’s recommended oil. Straying from Honda oil can save a few dollars, but it can lead to troubles on the road.
About the body, Civic copes well. It has a small car that is sure to run wildly when walking for miles.
Clearly, look closely at the identification signs of a match; Unsuitable paint, sagged doors, boot covers or hatch covers.
The Civic’s interior also copes quite well with our harsh sunshine. The general fit and finish is high quality, durable parts, and decoration seems hard to wear.