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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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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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Fun to drive, very few repairs needed, cute looks

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squeeky brakes

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Fun Car Few Problems — I have had this car for about 7 years now and i am still proud to say that i own a honda civic coupe. I have the manual transmission and love how it feels when cornering the only problem that i have had is with the breaks they have squeaked fro a long time i have had the wheels realigned and and breaks replaced and ask the honda dealer to check that specifically but nothing has worked. i had a friend who had the sedan of the same year and he has the same problem aside from the noise there is no problem with the brakes so i just live with it. i love driving this car fast it is really quite fun when pushed. i average about 30 mpg per on most fill ups.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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the gas it saves and how low maintanance it is

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its not a car for someone who wants an adrenaline rush unless you have the money for it

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Idk — Needs some repairs and a nice new engine would be nice :) lol but I love the car, I put it through hell and yet it still keeps running. It accelaretes pretty well for an economically driven car but the rating of the car depends on the preference of the driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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5 spd.

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not fast enough

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Civic — its stock so its not that fast. 5 spd. is good,great gas mileage,cheap parts, reliable, ok lookin, big aftermarket,everyone has one,fairly fun to drive. would buy another one. cheap repairs,easy to swap motor and trannys.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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reliable efficient fun

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small dated underpowered

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Fun And Reliable But Not For A Performance Snob — 4-cylinder engine leaves some performance to be desired but the car is sturdy and reliable. the sedan is small and anyone over 6 feet tall will feel very cramped and find it difficult to enter the car... the exterior styling is great however the interior feels a bit cheap with plastic dash and door trim.. overall the car feels more akin to a go-cart than a sedan but it will get the job done.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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overall very reliable and good looking cars

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If you're looking for instant power look elsewhere these need some work done first

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'98 Civic Sohc Vtec — the suspension work makes it a lot of fun to take around turns along with the sound of VTEC kicking in is amazing. Its a little slugish off the line, I would really love the money for a B18C5 engine swap. I also want some Honda Fit HFP rims before next spring with some Toyo Proxes T1R rubbers

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

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1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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quick up to speed

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nothing

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Honda Civic — The best one i've had. It's a small engine but it has more power than 1.6 golf og 1.6 astra, it's so quick up to speed, i can't complane of this car, i just loved it so much, shame i had to sell it so i could go to school :(

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Mileage

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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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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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