1998 Honda Civic User Reviews

1998 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 53 reviews
"ride" 39 reviews
"reliable car" 23 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
CONS
"power" 22 reviews
"doors" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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Fuel saver. Low cost maintenance.

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None.

codys925
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This Was A Cherry Of A Commuter. — Owned this car for 14 years and couldn't be more pleased. It got us from A to B very efficiently. It was my wife and I's first car purchase and has not let us down. It handled the addition of a couple of children just fine. Still has life left.

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MPG, Comfort, Reliability

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Great Commuter — Nothing flash, but everything is done right. The car has over 210000 miles on it and still runs like a top. I get almost 30 mpg combined and I don't have a light foot. Frankly this car will run forever if you take proper car of it, and probably even if you don't.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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great A to B car.

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its a dog power wise

rage331z
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Cheap Fuel Efficient, Reliable, Takes A Beating And Keeps On Ticking — underpowered, seems like eveerything build wise is just enought to keep them running. parts are cheap and you can find them everywhere. you take care of the car and the car will take care of you, nice car to blend in if you know what I mean...

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Long lasting reliability

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Not so strong acceleration

willardhalsey
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Very Low Maintenance, Very Reliable, Great Gas Mileage At 33+ — This has been a great car that has served my family well. Got my daughter thru High School and College, and now providing a great commuting car with very low costs. Honda continues to provide a great automobile that lasts!

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Awesomely fun car to drive

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FWD :((

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My Pocket Monster — Its honestly one of my favorite cars though I wish it were RWD but hey beggers can't be choosers i got it for less than 1k and i do enjoy the drive home from work and back it does need a few things and I am planning to Mod it just a bit so I can at least show it off a bit

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The 5 speed manual transmission

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Nothing sucks

martin0870
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It Is A Really Good Car — I would recomend this car to anybody. It looks nice fast and all around good car. If your looking for a good street tuner or a family car here is a good car for that. I love this car and wouldnt trade it for the world

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Great gas milage and reliability.

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We need a car with 4 doors. Not a very powerful engine.

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Fuel Efficient, But Not Big Enough — My wife and I were happy with the car, however we ran into some unexpected repair costs due to a previous owner adding excessive after market parts. The car would be best if left as original as possible. Otherwise, the car is great and gets you from points A to B while saving you gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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This car has been a reliable car for my wife for the past 14 years, we have taken trips and used it for daily commutes for many years, has nice new tires, starts easily, well maintained and safe to drive in the winter. Lastly, on the highway it has gotten 34 mpg last time we drove it, in the city it still performs well with 29 mpg.

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Other than its intended size/ purpose, I'm not sure what to write here, I have enjoyed driving it even though I'm 6'0 and 230 pounds.

haynessales9
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Great First Car For Someone Or As A Second Car — As with most Honda Civic's, they were built to last and this car is no exception to that rule. It has a yearly average of 6400 miles a year and with usual changing of the timing belt and water pump it should easily go another 90,000 miles.

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Its great on gas (4 cylinder) It has a sport look to it.

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Need new paint job. Need inner door panel (however i will be buying it)

Mercenary_cycles1
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98 Honda Civic Coupe --great Car — With the raising high cost of gas these day this Honda Civic Coupe is one of the best vehicle in the market today. It's a 4 cylinder so its great on gas. It's coupe style makes it a great car to hook up and add extra accessories to. You can pimp this ride or just ride it how it is stock ether way you will be noticed.

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reliable and cheap transportation

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the seats suck, a/c needs a minute to cool.

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Buy It If U Get A Great Deal — amazing first car, i got it for 1500. it is amazing as a daily driver. you can tell it had small people in mind, i wish the seats were taller. at a red light, it accelerates quickly so i don't hesitate. the ride is nice but you feel every bump and i hate that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

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I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

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Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime Read More

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

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This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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