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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It is very reliable.

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It's a tiny car.

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It Is Dependable. — It is only a four cylinder so the accelaration isn't very good, and i havent dared trying to figure the top speed i think the fastest ive gone is like 110. However it is a good car i mean after all it is a honda so it will run forever. The gas mileage is ok, it probably gets somewhere around 25 m/g. The handling isnt the greatest once you hit around 85mph it starts to shake. Overall all though it is a reliable car that will get you from point a to point b without a problem.

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1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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reliable, fuel efficient

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starting to get old

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Still Driving It Now — the first new car i ever purchased. After 3 accidents, its still the only thing I own that I had before I met my wife

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1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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Lasts Forever! — I bought my '98 Civic brand new, replacing my '89 Civic, which got totaled. While I prefer the '89 to the newer one, I am one of those rabid Honda fans who love the fact that these cars run forever with minimal effort beyond routine maintenance. Yeah, it's got a small backseat, but I really only use that for storage anyway. My boyfriend plays keyboards and was looking at SUVs, and we discoverd that with my seats down, his 88-keyboard fit in my Civic and did not fit in the CRV! And accleration is slow, especially with the air conditioning on (I have to turn it off if I'm going uphill), but I can live with that if it means long-term reliability, dependability, and durability. Three reasons I liked my '89 better: exterior style was more unique, there was a trunk light, and for some reason in the '98, they put the cupholders right under the tape player. So if you have a drink in there, which means the cupholder lid is up, you have to remove the drink and lower the lid in order to put in or remove a tape! Does anyone test these things?

Owner for 9 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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Handling and power fun in a light car not made for either.

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Rust, rust, damned rust. As a 6-footer with a bad back, I don't find the egress and seating helpful.

UnCivic
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Solid Reliable Inexpensive Transportation — 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 gas in it. I would buy another with few reservations, depending on my needs. I'd prefer something a bit larger/taller, and may even forego the 5-speed in my next car. Update: Sold in 2013 at 230k with rusted and leaking fuel and brake lines, assuming the car would be cannibalized, but the Civic would have none of that either - someone put a lot into it and the car's still on the road in May of 2015!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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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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1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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great first car, good on gas, cheap on parts, fun to drive

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lack of hp with the stock 1.6L engine

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Great First Car — no ABS or power steering in this car. i actually prefer the lack of power steering over having it, but ABS is useful to have. very easy car to modify. lots of fun to drive. heats up very fast, and plenty of cargo room with the rear seats folded down

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

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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Seats five, awesome trunk space, 30+MPG

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Low power, many of these model civics had bad oil pumps from the factory that went bad and ruined the motors.  Buyer Beware.

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Honda Civic Lx 4 Door — This car is a good daily driver if your looking for one. You can leave it alone and enjoy it as is, or if you want there are a vast array of mods that can be had from eBay or your local parts store. Honda made a large number of these models, and the most common problem to watch out for is the oil pump. The pump would tend to go bad and ruin the motor. If the driver didn't know the pump was bad there may be some damage to motors leading to an untimely and early death (ie less than 200k miles which Hondas tend to bypass easily if taken care of). Make sure you ask for the service history or lots of questions about what was fixed and what wasn't - or save yourself some stress and buy something newer or older th

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1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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Cheap

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Boaring

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Great For Comfort And Reliability And Value For Money But Dont Expect To Get Exited About It — Didnt do a lot for me this car it was just a nice spec and reliable car at a good price, I was looking for something german (Audi) at the time but with that milage it was double the price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Classy Car By Caddyohlala

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

Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... 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

Madison By Lamster

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

2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

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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