1998 Honda Civic Overview


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CX Hatchback
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DX Hatchback
9 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,194
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 70 reviews

Solid Reliable Inexpensive Transportation by UnCivic
 — I bought it used, expecting a couple more years. The Civic would have none of that, and for about $800 repairs a year to pass inspection it's kept going four years. Change the oil and filter and put g... Read More
It's Not A Rice Burner, Maybe A Rice Cooker? by Jay
 — To start its got the fine Honda engineering that Should go into all premium automobiles. It's never let me down, I've only had to do the basics that you would with any other car but without any major ... Read More
Civic by Steve
 — Although it doesn't score the best in performance and appearance, it's a very reliable car that I know will start every morning. It more than adequately serves its purpose as a cheap to own and drive ... Read More

1998 Honda Civic Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 70 reviews

1998 Honda Civic

The 1998 Honda Civic earned an overall super-high rating from reviewers, and more than 90% of owners said they would recommend the '98 Civic to others. Fans praise its easy handling, fuel economy, low maintenance, and more than adequate cargo space.

The negatives were its size (but it is a compact, after all) and lack of power, especially when driving uphill. However, if you would like a car for daily use, you may want to try this one and could likely get one at a reasonable price.


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Honda Civic Questions


98 Honda Civic Lx

My car randomly shuts itself off when driving down the road. I usually don't even notice it until I try to press the gas and my RPM stay at zero. It gives me no warning. Usually my lights and radi...

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Jose Contreras

Honda Wont Accelerate

I have 98 honda civic. Everything was fie till about a day ago. I drove home from work noticing a sligjg sound in the front of my vehicle. A few hours after i parked my car i go to start it and it...

0 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

98 Honda Civic Flickering Lights

The headlights brake lights dashboard lights flicker speedometer goes crazy. Changed alternator checked fuses. Turn car on with a jump but slowly starts dying. Also removed the battery plug and i...

6,668 views with 29 answers (last answer about a week ago)

About Starting A Car

Hi I,m trying to fix my car now the car ther is no spark it was fine before until it lost the pulley i did replace the pulley but the car now no spark is it about the valve maybe damage please hel...

2 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Dawn Lopez

Crank But Wont Start

I have a 1998 Honda Civic Ex coup it cranks but will not start I changes all the spark plug and wires and distributor and a new battery and we check to make sure fuel was getting though and it is ,...

3 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)