1983 Honda Civic Wagon: Giant Killer


If you buy this car, the seller makes a bold claim: the guy in the Porsche will have no chance with the ladies. Is that possible with a 1983 Honda Civic wagon, listed here on Maine’s craigslist for $3,700? There’s only one way to find out, I suppose. While the seller hypes the car’s effect on the fairer sex, I’m more intrigued by the 4-speed manual transmission and surprisingly clean body for a car with northern roots. The seller says it is rust-free but aside from re-painting the wheels, doesn’t talk much about any sort of maintenance work he has completed. Now, I know that it’s a Honda and they don’t need much, but we’d all feel better knowing a brake job or coolant flush has been performed. Still, this is a great buy for a starter classic.


  1. Rspcharger

    The seller states that he bought it to restore, so that leads me to believe that it’s not as good as it appears from the single picture.

  2. Jeff Lavery

    True….but the outward signs are good. Clean rubber trim, factory roof rack, not rusty, etc. “To restore” could be some minor quibbles.

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