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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"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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Joshua writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

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Gas mileage

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looks

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Amazing — Great car, fun to drive with 5-speed manual, pretty quick, great gas mileage, decent handling, easy customizable, cheap repairs, easy to maintain, good for suping up and drag racing or drift, interior is great, all around good car for anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mercenary_cycles1 writes:
1998 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mandy writes:
1998 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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It only has 2 doors

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Great Car Until Major Problems Start Happening — This car gets GREAT gas milage!! The only thing hat I really don't like about it is that there is oly 2 doors on the car... The car has been amazing for a first time car, I put on a lot of miles with this car, with driving back and forth from college.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cyndi writes:
1998 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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easy on gas

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getting old

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Awesome Driving Car — Loved the car....nobody can believe I actually got rid of it. But the year was there and we needed something to haul the trailer. Definately would get another

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rage331z writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

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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...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

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vtec, 158 bhp

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not the nicest car

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Sleeper, Fast But Looks Slow — i love pulling up to all these people in there bmw 2.0 litres and the golf gti and beating them. Doesnt look the nicest car in the world but its good at handling and quite fast. Any1 who has got a civic b16 vti. knows somfin about cars

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willardhalsey writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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It gets broken into too much.

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Good Beater — Performance is medium across the board. Build was awesome, it's survived me thus far. Appearance, well it was a nice car to start. I still have last winters bumper damage. Cost to own has been minimal, minus body shop repairs. I usually get mid 20's for gas, unless on sunday drives where i get 30-40's. Fun to drive, not to work. But other places, yes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Timothy writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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own one

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winter...

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Honda Lx — Because of a smaller size and natural handling most hondas are built with, handling was already good to start with, but after adding brembo pads and rotors, kyb agx's, and a front stabilizer bar, its handling was amazing. 1.6L engine was pretty small, only 106 hp standard, but with its light weight and five speed transmission it made up in quickness what it lacked in speed. Appearance was altered, so i cant speak of the base model,but i had added a few decals that I got with the upgrades, 18" rims, as well as silver tint and a custom muffler tip. Overall quality was good, seats are kind of uncomfortable, interior design was smart and made use of the small amount of space. Fairly cheap to own, maintain, and keep the gas tank filled, with a 10 gallon tank and 30mpg, at the worst of the gas crisis i was sill only paying $30 every time i filled up, much better than most domestics, which i heard were usually anywhere from 50-70 to fill every time. Fun Factor.....10+/10...great car, easy and cheap to add performance upgrades

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Phillip writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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Gas saver, good handling, reliable

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Horsepower

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Excellent First Car — I loved this car. Was very reliable, great at gas, decent hp, good clutch, smooth gears. Stock speakers were excellent. Great handling. Perfect commuting car, definitely a good kick-it car. The body is decent, its not beautiful nor ugly. The parts quality however is very low. Comfortable, everything works. Just a very reliable, money saving, perfect car.

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Its A Pretty Ight Car By Brandon

its a fun tiny car thats is very very good on gass, the car goes very good if you have a dohc integra 1.6 motor in it. it looks like it has no room, but there is alot of room when you get in it Read More

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