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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 98 1998 Honda Civic reviews.

Nick writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

Pros

5 spd.

Cons

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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Adam writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

MPG, Looks, Reliable

Cons

expensive to fix,!!!

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Reliable Car — When you fix a honda, the parts are not cheap. The car performs well for the smal 1.6 L engine that is in it. As far as the body goes, it looks good, but it is really thin. Thump the car, and you have yourself a dent. The insurance is fairly cheap, has a really good resale value, and this car is just fun to have around, of course with the great gas milage, you can drive all you want!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Genoa writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

Fuel efficient, reliable, fun, sporty

Cons

Repairs can be pricey

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Once You Go Import, You Never Go Back — Performance - the engine needs work, it goes but only in the lower gears Build Quality - good overall, only needed to do normal wear & tear repairs Appearance - Interior is good, would like a little more knee room under steering wheel. Exterior needs work, rusts too easily Cost of Ownership - Very reasonable, good on gas. But save for repairs, more expensive than domestics Fun Factor - I love driving my car, it's quick, loud (aftermarket exhaust). After some exterior and engine work, it'll be a great little show car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Monika writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

Cheap ownership

Cons

Needs experience in driving

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Good Build Quality — It don't need to be repaired, everything works properly. About 7 litres per 100 km. It is really great fun to drive it!! But be carefull. This car needs a good driver with experience. You need to think about it as about friend.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Isaac writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

it is fast great handling

Cons

its govorned at 95 mph

25

Ilove It Its A Great Ride — i like my civic because it is fast it has really amazing handling. dislikes. umm it is currenty non functional. it is wrecked it has bondo, primer and rust spots on it, oh and ofcourse cus its not a stick. the end

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ghaith writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

Looks

Cons

Paint

25

Civics 4 Life — everything about the car i love, there is nothing i hate about it, looks nice, drive perfect, gas mileage is good, better quality than all newer models. fun to drive, very stable on the road, all guys and girls like it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Donna writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

its quiet and good on gas

Cons

if u carpool alot...maybe not the car for u...small backseat

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Love It! — well it doesnt have air conditioning...and its manual windows and lock...but i love it...ii got it used...so i only paid $4119. This car is very quiet and i tend to go faster than the speed limit with noticing

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

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Jessica writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

the color

Cons

5 speed, not 6

25

Great Car! — This car was a five speed, single over head cam, single v-tech car. This was a good car, not one for racing so much, but was still fun and kept up with a lot of other inports! The fiji blue was amazing!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

Very reliable, can be made to go fast for cheap.

Cons

Not much really

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Possibly The Most Popular Economy Car. — Theres probably a zillion Honda Civics out there, some are nice, a lot of them not. Mine was a 98' Ex coupe with the 1.6 vvt 4 popper with the 5 speed manual. My Honda was a good example of why Car Fax is a good idea to use. This car was completely totaled out and slapped back together. Sold it shortly after I found this out of course. The 1.6 was good for about 130 H.P. and was right on par with acceleration to an early 90's Miata.

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Spencer writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage

Cons

It's not a V8

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Fun To Drive Around — Overall a great car. Amazing gas mileage, I can get an average of 30 mpg. It's a five speed so I enjoy driving it and for a 4 cylinder it has decent acceleration. I would recommend it to anyone as a first car or just one that's fun to drive around in.

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

Rusty But Cute By Dwayne

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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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