1993 Honda Civic DX
1993 Honda Civic DX
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“Fifth Generation (Honda Civics): VTEC Kicked in, Yo” - Car and Driver , April 2021
The Car and Driver writers continued with a little history: “It might seem odd to fawn over an economy car, but where the Honda Civic is concerned, it has earned our respect. When it debuted in 1972, Americans were listening to Carole King records the size of the Civic's first wheels. It was a weird decade, but in a country of bell-bottoms and roller skates along came a Japanese hatchback with a transversely mounted 1.2-liter engine. The first Civic was everything other small cars weren't. The Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto were rolling sacrifices amid an international fuel crisis, but the small and efficient Civic felt like perfect timing. It was also fun to drive, something that's still true today.”
Offered here in an especially lovely metallic teal over two-tone gray, is a 1993 Honda Civic DX Hatchback. In overall excellent condition and wearing its original factory color, the car has traveled 68,844 miles since new, or just 1,812 miles per-year on average in the hands of just two owners in New Jersey.
The exterior metallic teal paint shows the benefit of Honda's paint and assembly technology. What's more, the color is as attractive as it is rare. All body panels share consistent, glossy, even paint with no signs of fading and no damage, no dents, and no dings. Exclusively black trim—including window surrounds, body-side rub strips, front chin spoiler, lower-front air intakes and grille—against the teal makes for a handsome look. The only brushed metal on the car's exterior—the rear “Honda” emblem and “Civic DX” script as well as the split-spoke, factory alloy wheels—stands out in a tasteful way. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged.
Inside, the fabric upholstery on the properly bolstered front buckets and rear bench seat, featuring a two-tone gray, vertical stripe design, is all in excellent condition. Only minor and expected light signs of use show on the front seat-bottom cushions. Charcoal-colored carpeting covers the cabin and cargo-area floors; door trim combines gray and black. The black dashboard is the simple, well-laid-out design Civics are known for; analog instruments and functional controls (including HVAC) are easy to read and operate. The factory audio unit remains mounted in the correct location. The 5-speed manual-transmission shifter is console-mounted.
Under the hood, Honda's legendary V-Tech 16-valve, transversely mounted, 1.5-liter, inline 4-cylinder powerplant has clearly been maintained to a high standard. All surfaces are showroom-clean; all components (including air conditioning) are properly mounted, and no modifications are noted.
All data tags and stickers on the car are present and properly located.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '93 Civic DX in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Honda Civics of this era are rightly valued as reliable, interesting cars with performance to match. Finding well-maintained, low-mileage examples--especially with 5-speed manual transmissions-- is becoming increasingly difficult. Enthusiasts quickly grab these Civics. One of those enthusiasts is almost certainly reading this right now.