1992 Honda Civic
I am selling my 1992 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed. 4 Dr. Honestly, have been driving for over 40 years, have had many, any cars, sed to be all American cars, nd this has turned out to be the BEST car I have ever owned. I am a mechanic, o I have meticulously maintained this car since I have had it, bout 10 years. Oil changes every 3000 miles, nd whatever else it needed. I have kept records, nd or receipts, f all repairs done to it. Like I said, bought it approx.. 10 years ago, n Ill. It then had 154, 00 miles on it. A traveling newsman from Iowa had it previously. He had all kinds of maintenance receipts for it. He had already had 2 timing belts put on it, or routine maintenance. At that time, could not believe how well it ran for the miles on it. It now, ust recently, urned over 256, 00 miles, nd it still runs every bit as good as it did then. It uses NO oil. Unbelievable. I just checked the oil level after 3000 miles, nd as usual, t was still full. I just changed the oil and filter a few days ago, s it was due. 6/30/15. This car is surprisingly quick, or a 1.5 L. engine, oo. It’ll cruise at 75 MPH, o problem. Nice and smooth. I just took it to Madison 2 days ago, nd Milwaukee yesterday, ust buzzes right along. Here are some of the major repairs I have done myself, r had done the last few years. At 174,000 miles I put a new head gasket on it. Has run perfectly fine ever since. Approx. 45,000 miles ago, routinely put a 3rd timing belt on it and a water pump. It has a newer, eavy duty, hicker radiator, hich I put on it. One tie rod replaced a couple of years ago, ll 4 new ball joints replaced a year ago, brand new clutch installed just this last May, 015. Cost me $781. The transmission still shifts nicely and works perfectly. Exhaust is newer, ncluding a new Catalytic Convertor. Has very good, 3”, eneral tires on it. I don’t think they have 10,000 miles on them. New alternator last winter. Front brakes and rotors replaced last year. New Platinum spark plugs recently. I have records for all these repairs/maintenance. The paint is still pretty shiny, he seats are good, ot torn, ash looks good. And the windshield is not cracked! It’s been replaced by a professional. The car handles well, o squeaks or rattles. This car had some excellent undercoating done, he floor pans, runk floor are all still solid, rake lines too. There is some rust issues around the rear wheels, ut not real bad. I tried to show it in the pics. I used to have a car lift, p till two months ago, o I was always inspecting the underside of the car. In the summer, rive this car easy and you’ll get 40+ MPG. Even at 75 MPH. If you drive it a bit more aggressively, t’ll drop a couple of MPG. It drops to about 36 in the winter. Here are the good things: all these things work, ioneer, emoveable face CD player/radio, eater, efroster, ipers, ll lights, ignals, runk release, ll gauges, xcept Speedometer. Odometer works tho. 3 of the 4 power windows work, uess which one doesn’t? Well, t’s intermittent, he driver’s side of course. One of the electrical spades in the plug on the door, as corroded and fell off. If I open the door, nd push the window switch, nd twist the plug, hen the window will work. I can have the door off in about 8 minutes, nd have looked at the plug, really believe it needs to be replaced to get the driver’s window to work. Power locks quit working as well. Recently, he dimmer switch quit working, o I have 4 blue LED lights glued on the underside of the dash to illuminate the gauges. As mentioned before, ver since I’ve had the car, he speedo is wacko, common problem for these cars, ut the odometer works, o that tells me that the problem is in the speedo head itself. I have learned, n 5th gear, hat rpm’s = what speed. For example, 800 rpms is about 73 MPH. I did that with the help of a GPS! LOL. Hasn’t been a problem for me. And, he air conditioning does not work. That’s about all I can think of for now. Any questions, lease email me. Local pickup only. I live in Belvidere, l. $500 to be pd. By Paypal, ithin 5 days of Buying the car, nd remainder to be pd. In cash, pon pickup, ithin 15 days of auction’s end. These older Civics, speeds, re getting hard to find. I once had a Japanese Gentleman tell me that the 1992’s were the “Golden Year” of the Civics. I don’t know, ut that’s what he said. The only reason I’m getting rid of the car, s I’m doing a simple upgrade. I am sure this car will run to or past 300,000 miles, asy. You’ll have to drive it to see. Thanks for looking.