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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Rumen writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Thrills

Cons

Its small

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Thrilling And Well Build Budget Car — Performance - high RPM Power makes it feel like a HOnda Bike engine. Build Quality -exceptional Appearance- it depends, but i like it Costs - just avoid crashing it and youll be a very happy man:) Fun Factor - it scores 8 of 10 here:)

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

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Nathan writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

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cheap to run, fun to drive. very reliable

Cons

not a performance car.

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Honda Civic Hatch Cxi — good car. very reliable engine, if a little small. not a performance car at all, but very zippy for the size of the car/engine. very cheap to run, except parts for repair are a little pricey. appearence wise i like the car, except for the hatch at the back. all in all a very fun car to own and drive. something a little faster would be nice...but its run, reliable, and cheap. all i need!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

its a honda

Cons

nothing

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Vtec Yo — performance - bit slow off the line, vtec yo thats it lol build - great solid, take a turn at 80 np appearance - sexy cost - pennies fun factor - omg all in all amazing car and i love it, making it faster very soon :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kim writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

It is funny

Cons

it is small

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A Very Good Beginners Car — I love this car, okay it only have 90 HP, but it is really fast though. Ther interior is not bad too. I have own it for a while now and i am getting happy everytime i see it yeah

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gregg writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Great gas-mileage

Cons

No horsepower at all.

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Awesome First Car, Love It. — The car has great gas mileage and a pretty solid build without to many cheap things to break. Cost of ownership has been cheap.Don't get it if you want performance, but it does take corners well enough to be fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lia writes:
1998 Honda Civic Review
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4

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It drives me places and gas isn't so high on it.

Cons

The transmission!!

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Ok.... — I like my car its just that the transmission is messed up and my dad doesnt believe me. All i really care about is that it gets me from here to there and thats all i want. It is WAY better than my old car!! That is definitly for sure

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Emily writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

Pros

Drives well, little work, great gas mileage.

Cons

No trunk light, loud road noise.

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Honda Really Is Amazing. — I love my car. There's little to complain about- except that trunk lights apparently don't exist with the lower-end models. Not to mention its got some insane road noise. Other than that though, its awesome. Its got a few bumps that I put into it, but she still loves me.

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BreHn writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

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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.

Cons

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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Joshua writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

Seats five, awesome trunk space, 30+MPG

Cons

Low power, many of these model civics had bad oil pumps from the factory that went bad and ruined the motors.  Buyer Beware.

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Honda Civic Lx 4 Door — This car is a good daily driver if your looking for one. You can leave it alone and enjoy it as is, or if you want there are a vast array of mods that can be had from eBay or your local parts store. Honda made a large number of these models, and the most common problem to watch out for is the oil pump. The pump would tend to go bad and ruin the motor. If the driver didn't know the pump was bad there may be some damage to motors leading to an untimely and early death (ie less than 200k miles which Hondas tend to bypass easily if taken care of). Make sure you ask for the service history or lots of questions about what was fixed and what wasn't - or save yourself some stress and buy something newer or older th

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Andy writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

Pros

Cheap

Cons

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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Civic 1200 By TenthA86

I ran 120,000+ miles on mine - 13" American Racing wheels & T/A tires. It handled like a slot car - got 45 mpg on hwy & 35+ in town. Had factory am/fm & needed the following: new front fenders - dea... Read More

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good reliable vehicle but not very quiet inside. comfortable and fairly roomy but no otions whatsoever. Great on gas but as a result, very poor acceleration. Read More

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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

My First Car By Mark

great little auto. easy to repair, prone to rust along door sills though. got mine up to 100 mph, even 12 years old Read More

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