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1991 Honda Civic

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1991 Honda Civic Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car, usually over the head of the driver or passengers head when turning a corner. Cleaning the drains will fix this problem.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Rear trailing arm bushings crack and break. The trailing arm bushings will need to be replaced when they break.

Engine -- Verified

Certain models can leak oil externally or allow coolant into the combustion chamber due to a faulty head gasket. The head gasket needs to be replaced to correct this problem.

1991 Honda Civic Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 19, 1995


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1991 Honda Civic Questions and Answers

sbussey, 1991 Honda Civic, San Antonio, TX

When the gas peddle is depressed to about 2500 rpm's the engine has a bad surge, it is consistant surge fron 5oo rpm to 3000 rpm , back and forth. any ideas

oldgasman, 1991 Honda Civic, Burbank, CA

just did timing belt and valve job..seems to run ok..but wants to die from stop to 2000 rpms...and ideas

jstevens11, 1991 Honda Civic, Torrington, CT

When I make a hard left hand turn I hear a clicking noise coming from the front end of the car. What is this?

jstevens11, 1991 Honda Civic, New Hartford, CT

The brake light on my civic keeps coming on and off. It's garaged and I never use the emerg brake. A Honda shop told me that the brake line has a brake in it and they need to take the whole ca...

Wilson Chung, 1991 Honda Civic, Alameda, CA

I am having problem with the ignition. I am the second owner, has 109K miles, automatic. The car sometimes cannot start, in any weather condition. I have change the starter, ignition switch and bat...

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1991 Honda Civic Reviews

i just traded my 88 chevy silverado for this 91 honda civic dx 4 dr. sedan and i am very very happy for the great fuel economy i'm getting. this was the reason i did the trade. i loved my truck but wasn't using it for a truck, instead just a means to get me to and from work. and with my 44 mile round trip commute each day, it was killing my wallet. the first thing i did when i got the honda was fill it up w/ premium gas, drain the trans fluid and replaced w/ honda atf, then i flushed the radiator. the engine oil was just changed about a month before i traded for it so that was nice and clean, i also changed out the fuel filter, too. so far i am very impressed w/ this little rice burner. my first tank gave me 35mpg... so my calculations show that i will be saving myself an estimated $400.00 a month on gas!!!! my next step is brakes, can't expect everything to be perfect on an older car i knew nothing about. it will prolly need rotors and pads i'm assuming, that's fine. i got the honda w/ only 109k which is low for the year...
the paint is still very good. ofcourse i waxed it right away and much to my suprise, it cleaned up pretty well... it's got some rust and a few dings, but still looks respectable going down the road. i will stop back here and fill yall in how well/or not so well the civic is doing... thanks for reading...

I got a 1991 Honda Civic DX hatchback for free and absolutely love it. I get over 35 mpg driving around the city and over 40mpg on the highway. Not bad for a 20 year old beater! It sits 5 comfortably (7 including the penalty box), it's roomy, and it's reliable. I'm going to drive mine for as long as I can, and when it dies, I'm going to buy another one from rust-free Phoenix.

We bought our 1991 Honda Civic back in 1996. We wised up and have been keeping up the basic maintenance. It's now al bit over 120 thousand miles and going strong. We did upgrade the AC to the newer type which should keep our cost down for refilling the coolant. It's now March of 2010 and we're extremely happy with our choice of car and we hope the old Bear Car will keep going for a long time to come.

This has been one of my favorite cars. Great power, great handling, great gas mileage and good looks too. Easy to maintain and fun to drive. The only issue I had was the brake rotors would warp and cause the steering wheel to shake when braking at high speeds.

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