1998 Honda Civic User Reviews

1998 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 98 reviews

  • 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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codys925 writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

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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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Sam writes:
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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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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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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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Joseph writes:
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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martin0870 writes:
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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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UnCivic writes:
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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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haynessales9 writes:
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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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Joshua writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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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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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

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2009 Honda Civic Reviews

We Loved It By zheka78

We loved the civic for the five years we owned it. Not a single malfunction. Very inexpensive maintenance. Seats are pretty supportive and back seat has ample space. We took long trips with four ... Read More

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