1973 – When a Side Mirror was Optional

Chatting with Honda’s Senior Manager of Product Planning Hayato Mori about the difference between the first-ever Civic and today’s.

Read it online at Autonet.

Favourite line:

Air conditioning was available only on the top trim, and was considered a luxury feature. An audio system was an upgrade, and the only option was AM radio. And vinyl seats!

1973 Honda Civic

1.2 L engine
4-speed manual transmission
50 hp
4.7 L/100 km fuel economy

Apparently, many dealerships keep a ’73 Civic in the showroom, if ever you’d like to sit behind the wheel of olden times.


I saw a great ’73 Civic in Miami – here.


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