1993 Honda Civic EJ appears in The Fast and the Furious, driven by Danny. He uses in a street race against Edwin, Dominic and Brian.
At its introduction, the 1995 Honda Civic won Japan's Car of the Year award. Unlike its predecessor that was a station wagon, this new car with an increased wheelbase was a sedan. This Fifth Generation Civic was also notable for its 1.6 L SOHC VTEC 125 PS, which was received in the US as a sportier model than other American competitors. It's this engine, working tandem with the wider wheelbase, that is what spawned the new Civic customs that sprang up. The Fast and Furious movies are evidence of what these cars meant to communities. They revived the custom car market, as well as launched a huge movie franchise.