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
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews

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1998 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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3

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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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Ashlee writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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great gas mileage; been known to still run over 300K; easy to work on/repair

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kind of slow.. little torque

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Love My Car — i bought the car with just over 130K on it and it runs like a champ. it gets amazing gas mileage and handles pretty well. they're really easy to work on and they're good cars, although stock they're a little slow.

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Alex writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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fun to drive

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get hit by anything bigger than a potato and you're done

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Honda — I kick the crap out of this car from 150k to 300k in a year and a halfs time. I drove this car LOWERED through markham snow in the middle of nowhere and it just plowed right throught it!. In the summer is was a lot of fun to drive. Tight corners, good accelleration, killer reliability, tons of parts and toys available.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AutolocatorsUpland writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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Only a 2 Owner Vehicle, always maintained!

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The year, it is a 14 year old car, however it is a Honda!

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Reliable And Great On Gas — With the gas prices on the incline this is a perfect vehcile for anybody that wants to save money on gas but yet you dont want to buy a scooter. Hondas are inexpensive to insure so you will save all around!

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Kevin writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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HONDA

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thier are none !!

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Vtec — fun to drive,un-limited upgrades available,huge power for a 1.6 ltr sohc vtec. very reliable. heads turn alot. Low cost to maintain. I like the fact some people dis and say oh get a real car, but they are sitten thier waiting for a bus haha

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Toady525 writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

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Quality Car. REAL Metal no Plastic like todays cars. Simplicity at its finest with a dash of style. Perfect for single Men/Women.

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CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. Once its there, its hard to remove.

Toady525
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I Love This Car, And Would Like Another Just Like It. — I love this car, I had to learn manual transmission to drive mine. It's perfect for me since I'm single. Car responds favorably to maneuvers and brakes are perfect. I hate the check engine light on mine, its been on for a very long time, have no idea what it is, so it's very frustrating.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Noel writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Reliability, Fuel economy, Price, handling, turn radius

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none

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Loved This Car — Not the most powerful car but I loved everything else about it. Bought it new and traded it in with 116,000 miles. Always got me where I needed to go. 34 mpg normal driving. 39 mpg with mostly highway driving. Double wishbone suspension made it handle great. My favorite of all the cars i have owned. I regret trading it in when I did and wish I had kept it longer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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codys925 writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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Fuel saver. Low cost maintenance.

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None.

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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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Sam writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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MPG, Comfort, Reliability

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None

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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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Stephen writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Great gas mileage, 35MPG for a 10 year old car, surprizingly zippy and quick

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it is a honda civic, it isnt fast or furious and i don't know why everyone says they are.

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This Is A Good Car For Cheap Gas — This is a straight commuter car used to get to and from work, it gets good mileage, but it isnt as fast as everyone says. The ownership costs are low, if something breaks it is pretty cheap to fix. The car is mostly fun to drive, no power steering, no A/C so it sucks on hot days.

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