1999 Honda Civic
The 1999 Honda Civic remains true to its heritage and offers owners great fuel economy along with many optional features to make the ride as enjoyable as possible. Interior room is actual quite sufficient, even for a sub-compact car of its stature. These vehicles are known for their great reliability and quality engineering that allow them to live long lives without a lot of maintenance being required. Both coupe and sedan body styles are offered along with a hatchback and many engine options that allow owners to customize these vehicles in a plethora of ways. Even the trunk on sedan models is larger than one would expect.
Having first been manufactured in 1973, the car has definitely proven its road-worthiness time and again. Features like the double wishbone suspension up front are unique to this foreign car and make it one of the most pleasant rides as far as handling is concerned of any car, even full size sedans. Owners will also note that there are many different parts that can be added to the suspension systems of the 1999 Honda Civic to make them even more responsive to a persons particular preferences. For 1999 the VTEC engines are still available as well, allowing the cars to get the most horsepower from the engines they are equipped with.
Trim packages available include the CX, DX, LX, EX, HX, GX, and Si. Both the CX and DX packages represent only the basic features available for a ’99 Civic. Standard are basic stereo systems, tilt steering wheels, and manually adjusted driver seats. Those two packages are available on the coupe and sedan models. Moving up in luxury is the LX which comes with AC, cruise control, power windows, doors, locks, and a better selection of interior fabrics. EX models are the fully loaded trim levels that come with CD players/changers, full power accessories, optional leather upholstery, sun roofs, and more speakers for the audio system.
The unique models are the HX, GX, and Si. Hatchback models are the same length as previous years and come with their own specialized engine. GX models have been around a few years before ’99 and are offered with an engine that runs entirely off of natural gas. Si models are the sportier version of the car and come with a tweaked engine and suspension system for better highway performance.
There is one standard engine offered for the regular 1999 Honda Civic Models which is a 1.6 liter SOHC four cylinder aluminum crafted engine that puts out 106 horsepower. Other models receive a 1.6 liter engine that has been tweaked for more HPs like the EXs VTEC engine that produces 127 hp, and the HX coupe which gets 115 hp. The most powerful engine is on the Si model which puts out 160 horsepower at 7600 rpm. Fuel economy is great on all of these models with the worst ranging in the mid 20 mpg range for city driving and the low 30s for highway driving.
The ’99 Civic is a great choice for those who want a reliable vehicle combined with superb fuel economy. It is the car that often sets the standard for the compact segment and the only real competitor is the Toyota Corolla which offers very similar numbers in every category. Buyers seriously need to check out one of the Civics if they are interested in a small car.