1995 Civic VTi Hatch
Gas prices are soaring, but have no fear, as this Honda Civic is known for its efficiency, reliability, and ease of service. Finished in a stylish Granada Black Pearl (NH-503P), our 1995 Honda Civic EK3 is offered with only 37K Verified and Documented miles. The body is in good shape aside from a few light dings and chips from normal use and is complimented by rare OEM optional fog lights and a set of subtle factory rain guards. It also boasts a clean, roomy cabin with tons of power accessories and amenities. Recently serviced and legally imported, this EK3 is a certified Japanese Classic, perfect for a daily driver or weekend cruiser.
The cabin is in above average condition overall, and is tidy and designed with premium ergonomics in mind. Electric locks, power windows, and power mirrors make daily use enjoyable and the view of the road ahead is clear and unobstructed. Making the cabin more comfortable is a digital automatic climate control system ready to blow cold a/c or hot heat at a moments notice. The grey upholstered seats are comfortable and soft to the touch lacking any major rips, stains, or tears. Like the seats, the headliner and door cards are in good shape along with the dash, which lacks any cracking or fading. The interior is surprisingly spacious despite the Civic's tiny footprint and it boasts a large cargo area that can be increased in size by folding the rear seats forward. The carpets have withstood major abuse over the years and the interior plastics seem to have avoided any UV damage, which is uncommon. We would like to note that the radio and power-folding mirror feature is not working on the driver side, but the mirrors do adjust electronically with no issues. Still, at 25 years of age, this car is nicer than most anything a third of its age found stateside and was obviously cared for in a previous life. It even includes the original JDM owner's manuals!
Powering the front wheels is the peppy, frugal, and durable D15B VTEC engine. It's fresh off an oil and filter service and benefits from a new 12v battery and engine air filter. We like the combination of the CVT transmission with the four-banger, and the gearbox even has Economy and Sport settings. It accelerates well enough to get up to highway merging speeds without inducing stress, and it's a blast to scoot around town. It's not going to win you any drag races, sure, but the chassis is composed at high speeds and the cabin is silent, with nary a squeak or rattle. One of our trained techs has refreshed the suspension with new inner and outer tie rods, new bellow boots, and new trailing arm bushings. She drives much better now than when she arrived, and we have even mounted and balanced four brand new tires. The new rubber will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and filter out plenty of road noise so that it doesn't reach the cockpit. Turnkey and ready to rock this fun little hatch won't last long.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.