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 DX Hatchback Review
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Reliability, Fuel economy, Price, handling, turn radius

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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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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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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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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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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Very dependable and great gas mileage. Average 35-36mpg in town. Alternate between premium and regular octane seems to help both mpg and performance.

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A lot of things needed repair at one time after I purchased it.
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Great Used Car At A Small Price — Since my 2000 Civic SI was stolen, I needed to replace it. Found this one locally for about 2k. One owner and clean interior. Average Exterior. Had to repair both window regulators, brakes, headliner, 2 tires, A/C service. Timing belt was done at 140k ( I bought with 148k on car ) by a dealer. . If this car can now maintain its dependablity and performance ( mpg ) for another 50-60k it's will be a great investment. Forgot to mention, buy silicone or hondabond. Most of this generation ( 90's Civics ) tend to had water leaks in/around and end up in the trunk with spare tire. I have slowed mine down substancially by sealing underside or trunk where seams are.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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I like what is available in the aftermarket. great gas mileage.

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with the non-vtec motor it feels under powered at time

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Good Car Tons Of Potentail — haven't had any major done just routine maintenance. i only paid 4 ,000 for the car and insurance is cheap.so i don't have many complaints. i think this car is a blast to drive. it has a lot potential if you are willing to invest the money into it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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The car is a Beautiful, it's my first car and i love it!

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The thing i hate is that it's not a family car.

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If You Love Import Cars Like I Do, Then This Is A Car For You! — Everything works Perfect! The car car runs really smoothed, the gear shifts really good, and the car is very fast! This import car is a one of a kind! This car very fun! Take it for a spin and you would be Surprise!

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

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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I love the fact that it is so low to the ground and is extremely compact. but mainly the fact that everything is so simple and basic.

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I hate that the stock performance is so bad..

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Honda Approved — Well if you buy the car completely stock the performance is like that of a Toyota Prius. Performance will most definitely improve the more it is built up. The car does get loud at higher MPH's thats about it. Overall this car is pretty fun to drive and i would recommend it for a beginner tuner.

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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Handling, Conering

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Lack of power

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Beast Around Corners — This car is a beast around corners, but lacks performance as its running a little sohc vtec 1.3 motor. Its currently sitting on D2 adjustables and has front and rear struts. Fun to take it on windy roads like Scenic Drive.

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

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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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1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Its a different looking compact and its something different.

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Tuners tend to ruin them so look for a nice model that isnt destroyed by someone.

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The Bottom-line Is You Get What You Pay For With Any Model Civics But They're Great Daily Drivers. — Just an overall great car that you dont see that much. Has okay performance but it is nothing special to begin with. Only costs about 23 bucks to fill even after "spirited" driving and cost of maintenance is incredibly cheap so a fantastic car in general. The fun factor with this car isnt very high to be honest. Unless you put a little work into it, it will only be a commuter with less than 140 horses.

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

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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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