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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Keith writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

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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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rap58 writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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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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rap58
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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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James writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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4

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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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Austin writes:
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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Andy writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

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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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Gordon writes:
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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yoshi24601 writes:
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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Inti writes:
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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Nick writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

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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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Todd writes:
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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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

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