Holy Torino: 1995 Honda Civic EX Sedan with 40k Miles

For October 27, 2020, our used car find is this Torino Red 1995 Honda Civic EX sedan with just two owners and 40k miles from new. It’s offered on craigslist by a private seller in the Bay Area for $5900.

Here’s what makes this one special.

The fifth generation Honda Civic debuted in the US for the 1992 model year. It was larger, more powerful, and more aerodynamic than the prior generation and widely praised as the best small car on the market.

Car and Driver took an Si hatchback for spin back then and declared, “Tight, smooth, clever, rewarding to drive, and cheap to run, the sporty Si hatchback hangs on to its leadership role among high-spirited economy cars.”

Fortunately, Honda saw fit to put the Si’s 125 hp VTEC engine into the sedan variant, too, but only in the top-of-the-line EX trim. That makes the EX sedan (codename EH9) something of a sleeper among practical, compact cars. Of course, we’d prefer it with the 5-speed manual rather than the 4-speed automatic, which is offered here. But at just 2500 lbs, the little Honda should still feel pretty lively.

Other than the automatic gearbox, it’s hard to find much fault with this incredibly well-preserved specimen, which sports clean original paintwork and a nearly blemish-free interior (thanks to 20 years of seat covers, according to the seller). Its vehicle history report also reveals lifelong Bay Area ownership, with nary an accident in its 40k miles on the road.

The asking price of $5900 seems pretty reasonable for such a cherry example of one of Honda’s best from the 1990s. We don’t expect this one to last long.

Vehicle Details

  • 1995 Honda Civic EX sedan (EH9)
  • 40k miles
  • 1.6 liter inline four cylinder engine (125 hp)
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Torino Red exterior with grey cloth interior
  • for sale by owner for $5900
  • Corte Madera, California
  • JHMEH969XSS014907
  • link to craigslist listing HERE

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