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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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

Pros

everything

Cons

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.

25

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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Rahil writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

Pros

Looks decent!

Cons

Too slow!

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Good Economical Car! — It can be souped up in nearly a million ways! The car is extremely fun to drive, and is much better a Toyota Camry, or a Corolla. Also very good on gas! Several mods can be added to the car which will make the car look amazing. Not many cars can be modded as this one!

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Aleksandar writes:
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Low gas consumption , design , performance , stability etc..........

Cons

It will never break down so it's forever yours to enjoy !

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Urban Perfection — This car has realy good road behaviour. Sticks to the road BUT can't go over 200 kmh :( For a 1.4 stock engine with 90 Bhp I could say it's pretty quick on the start and it could "punish" cars with bigger engines. It's a great car for the city. Easy to manuver and it has realatively low gas consumption. Suspention is a little bit hard , but you get used to it realy fast. Realy fun to drive.

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Hakan writes:
1998 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

low consumption,performance,sportive look

Cons

nothing

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I'm 2nd Owner 55ooo Miles Auto Trany,ac,airbag,and O.z.racing Rims Have. — ıt's looks sportive,and same time compact body very pratical to use.low fuel consumption is good for the daily use.engine life is very good for long term use.acceleration is enogh for 1.4 lt engine.breaking is good with abs ,handling is excellent.maintanc cost is very low.and very good for the modify engine.

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Steve writes:
1998 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

everything. Great gas mileage, smooth ride, full featured.

Cons

if you're looking for power, you'll have to do some upgrades.

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Civic — Although it doesn't score the best in performance and appearance, it's a very reliable car that I know will start every morning. It more than adequately serves its purpose as a cheap to own and drive car. It is light on the wallet at rare visits to the parts store as well as the gas pump. Though it does lack the performance I'm used to from my prior high horsepower cars, it'll still hug a turn like the best of them adding a little excitement to the drive.

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Matt writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

Pros

Peppy, Very Solid Car, Good On Gas, Looks for Price, Handles amazing in snow with the ABS and TCS package.

Cons

Cars are relatively expensive to buy, Everyone has one, Every honda WILL rust in the quarter panel after 3 years(1993-2000).

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Civic Duty — I like my car generally, im kinda over that tuner thing and and am looking for a 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD. Its a pretty solid car, havent done much repairs for 220k. Its kinda cheap to fix as well. Mine personally was pretty peppy for a 1.6L 4cyl. And the suspension design in it is amazing. Kinda small springs but the rears are really advanced for the cars price. I would highly recommend this car to any tuner or kid who needs or wants a first car, mine was a sedan. and it only let me down once when i got stuck in a foot of snow. But then again... it is a honda civic. :)

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Justin writes:
1998 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

fast fun and cheap

Cons

trim options

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Honda Civic Vti-s — Great fun to drive and fast for the engine size and size of car, cheap to buy now!! And not to bad to insure if you’re in your 20s Every imaginable tuning part available from every were The engines are Bullitt proof, the worst driver won’t kill one of these easily

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Eric writes:
1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Great car!

Cons

none

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Civics! — Honda's are known best for their gas efficiency, and their durability over time. I love my car for so many other reasons, but mainly for the simplicity of the cars mechanics. I have already done work with the intake and body work, and will be doing much more with the engine very soon. If you have a hcance to get a civic or accord, get one!

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