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" 22 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 61 - 70 of 98 1998 Honda Civic reviews.

Anthony4736 writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

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really good drive

Cons

dont think there is any

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. — performance - speed and acceleration really easy and fun to drive looks the part with a new matt black spray job and carbon bonnet, carbon splitters, carbon spoiler inside looks nice with type r intirior and also very comfy mileage is very low so got a long way to go with the car :D

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Brian writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

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Cheap, reliable, very good compact car

Cons

Performance

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One Of The Best Driving Compact Cars Of Its Time, Will Last For Decades — Efficient, cheap, reliable, durable, spacious for its size, and drives better than most others in its class. This is an economy car, and performs as such, but by no means is it bad. Forego the automatic transmission at all costs.

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Hrvoje writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

reliability

Cons

too long gear ratios

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Never Brakes Down — quality - doesn't need spare parts, very solidly built, original AC still working on a car 11 years old. performance is ok if you rev it high, however better or shorter gear ratios would benefit a lot. Of course, then MPG would fail.

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Eddie writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

very nice

Cons

not much.

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98 Civic Ex D16y8 Sedan — its nice. 1.6 liter sohc vtec inline four. not that fast but not too slow. i've got a cold air intake, short shifter, tach with shift light, brakes are good, drums in back:( needs rear sway bar and bigger front one. 200k miles almost. would handle good with new shocks and sway bars, maybe adjustable coilovers. and better tires. reliable, economical, 40mpg easy. cheap plastic. no low end torque! sounds good and goes good at above 4500. ten gallon gas tank. i had to replace head gasket, thermostat, fan switch, radiator,and expansion tank.

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Kramer writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

no tach, oh well added my own. =P

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My 98 Civic Dx Review — I love the very good acceleration for this little 1.6L SOHC 106hp@6,700rpm's. great breaking, and handling. it has only needed new front axels and muffler. the interior is very well layed out, and easy to get to, added a tachometer. exterior is very sleek and smooth. I added a spoiler, for lights and HID (High Intensidy) head lights. (more to come). Gas mileage is about 30 in city, and about 38 highway, maintenance is very easy. The car is a blast to drive, and very fun!

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Kaitlyn writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

Good gas milage

Cons

Appearance

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Honda — I like the amount of storage it had and appreciated it more after getting my toyota (very little storage room)... handled well, very easy to maintain with no major problems, 32-36 mpg, style is ok, nice first car that withstood quite a bit... and continues to :)

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Chris writes:
1998 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

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build quality, gas mileage

Cons

gear ratios

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Great First Car — It's not flashy, it's not powerful, and it's not even that great-looking, but it's fun to drive, great on gas (35 hwy on average) and still running fine at 160,000 miles. The best part - it'll probably last me another 5-8 years, and I'm in no hurry to get rid of it. Really, the only thing I don't like about my Civic is the gear ratios: 75 mph has my little 4-banger begging for a 6th gear that isn't there.

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James writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

I can still find parts, fun to drive, does everything for me

Cons

negatives it is 11 years old and it does show its wear.

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My 2nd Car And I Am Keeping It — This one was my clean titled car that I purchased out the door for 7,200 back in 2003. This was also my first manual car and I started to do those modification things on it. It had a "mini me" swap an EX head on a non V-tec bottom end which was also ported an polished, etc and blah blah. I got tired of it and wanted more power so I opted with a JDM B16A swap, head ported and combustion chambers cleaned and blah blah. It definitely had enough power to compete against most 4 cylinder cars until 2005 so not too bad. Build quality? It was great but with age of coarse things break after almost 10 years in general it was Great Quality. Appearance, back in the day I loved it because it holds sentimental value of my first Honda Civic. Gas when stock was 24mpg. when mini me it was 25.5mpg. And now with B16A it is 24.5mpg so not too bad with my driving cost of ownership, again it is an older car so it is hard to pin point yet extremely cheap. Fun Factor? I like this car alot.

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Saso writes:
1998 Honda Civic Review
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5

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everything

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nothing

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Smooth Car — it's spacious from inside, the interior is very beautiful and it always smells nice. it doesn't take too much gas plus it doesnt use much of it anyways. so in short it's not that expensive and economic. it's too much fun to drive that i usually create any excuse to drive it... u can feel it gliding on the roads. plus honda is very well known for its strong build and soft smooth gliding. u could convert it into a sports speeding car if u want.

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Shauntée writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

Honda reliability and great gas mileage!

Cons

Outside apprearance is a little rough right now, lol.

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Shea's '98 Civic — Well, the car was sold to me as a lemon. I found out, of course, after I drove it off the lot. I bought it for 17k with 30,000 miles on it. Which was a rip off b/c a month later I bought a 2000 Civic coupe with cd player and remote entry for the same price! After I took it to a mechanic, found it had over $2,500 worth of damage done to it. 3 years after purchasing this car is when the clutch kit finally gave up on me. I was surprised it lasted that long! I have only had to keep up with regular maintenance on this car. So, the rumors about Honda's are definitely true! Performance, not really a performance car. Just a 1.6L. Its GREAT on gas. At $2.71 a gallon right now, I just filled up my tank on $20. :D Its been a great car to me and has everything I need...for now. :)

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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

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