1999 Honda Civic Coupe User Reviews

1999 Honda Civic Coupe Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"oil" 2 reviews

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illiamw writes:
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4

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Great gas mileage (25-30mpg), excellent reliability, great V-Tech engine, great handling for what it's worth, semi-practical, sporty coupe looks

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Smaller size, crappy cup holders, not a family car

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A Fun Little Econobox: 99' Honda Ej8 (civic Coupe Ex) — Most of you Honda owners probably know if you do your routine maintenance judiciously, they can last you 150k-250k miles. The build quality is great, the engine runs strong even after 100k miles and you barely notice that it's a >15yo car at times. It handles quite well for its price, and the V-Tech engine is fairly powerful for such a small displacement. With a 1.6 litre Inline-4 engine producing 127/6600 HP and 107/5500 TQ, howling it's 2513-lb curb weight isn't too much trouble. However the interior can wear out if you're under California sun, especially the sun visors and the roof panels; dirt can trickle down when you bump into them. Gas mileage is excellent (25-30mpg). With its great reliability, the Civic EX Coupe is one of the most fun econobox you can purchase used for <$5k; but then of course, careful screening (CarFax, autocheck, maintenance records etc) and bringing a mechanic friend when you do decide to shop for a used Civic is needed to prevent getting poorly maintained ones.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
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4

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Cheap. Reiliable.

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Performance. Driving position. Build quality. Performance. Not a car guy's car.

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Everything You Already Knew About The Honda Civic. — Well to sum it up in one word...its a Civic. There is no performance. It is about as fun to drive as they come. You can just absolutely thrash it for an hour and your still only doing 35mph. It will run forever and gets pretty good mileage and thats why I have it. So there is no cost of ownership. You pay for the car, 20 bucks to fill up the tank every two weeks and insurance. Thats it. Nothing breaks. Performance upgrades are a waste of money. I guess with a K20 swap and 5k in suspension and brakes it wouldn't suck...but after all that it still looks like your grandmother's Civic. The interior styling is nonexistent. The driving position is similar to an Odyssey of the similar year. Oh and forget about maintaining a constant speed with the air conditioning while going up any sort of incline. You'll have to turn it off and cross your fingers it makes it up at all. Or you could down shift into 3rd and spin it at 6k to it makes peak torque. Which doesn't hit triple digits, btw. The build quality is...adequate? It was built in Ohio and Americans have no pride for building Japanese cars. Therefore the build quality is fairly poor. It still has the solid reliability but the shut of a door makes you grit your teeth. Waxing the hood is risky because you'll probably cave it in getting the wax off. There are more rattles and squeaks than in my old man's '95 Sonoma. I could just go on and on about what a insignificant car this is. It is everything you knew about the Honda Civic. Slow. Everywhere. Uncomfortable. Cheap. If you have any passion for cars you can't own one of these and call it a 'nice' car. Its transportation that has the possibility to suck less. Thats all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
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FAST!!!

Cons

Insurance is exspensive

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Great — I hated that it wouldn't go through snow... The insurance was very high too... The car is very small and compact and lightweight...It slid around quiet a bit in the rear... Very fun and awesome and no downfalls to it!

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

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Rana writes:
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shape

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heat up problem

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Honda Civic — itz the awesome model ever but there was heat up problem in this model mostly......... itz the best car for modification and itz shape iz best ever. itz interior iz cool and body shape iz awesome and has good road grip........

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

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Mark writes:
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Good looks, good mileage, low maintenance

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Wouldn't change a thing

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Awesome Economy Car. — First, to all you ricers: THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE CAR. That being said, it is a very well-built car that gets great gas mileage (35 mpg) and is a very good-looking car. Very low maintenance, easy on the wallet. Awesome build quality, though the interior trimming are somewhat cheaper, but then its not a BMW, it's an economy car.

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Ventura_23 writes:
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that its a total sleeper

Cons

i always have to fix it. its a high maintence car.

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11 Seconds In The Quarter Mile — i have one of the fastest cars in my state right now. but it also has its problems like most cars. it is a total sleeper. ever time i get in the car its amazing i dont want to get out.

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

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danwat1234 writes:
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5

Pros

Sporty, drive on rails around corners
Stable
Low maintenance
Agile

Cons

Not the safest car
Not the fastest car
Not the highest MPG car
Front seats need a beaded seat cover to be comfortable.

danwat1234
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Sporty, Fun, Reliable, Moddable, Definitely A Keeper — The 1999 and 2000 Civics are the best. 1998 and earlier don’t have motorized fan vents and no OBD2B connector. Civics after the 2000 year do not have a fully independent suspension like the 1992-2000 Civics. So I love my 1999 Civic DX 4 speed automatic. My mother got it for me and at first I didn’t like it at all compared to a 2006 Forester, but it was my first car and over time I grew to like it after I discovered modding. It is taffeta white with black trim. Lots of black trim, with a small black “POLICE INTERCEPTOR” below the left tail lights. I first didn’t like the understeer, so, I installed a 19mm rear sway bar and that helped incredibly. Now the car is on rails around corners. Helped further by the best all season tires I could buy (205/50/R16 Continental DWS). The road feel is amazing with perfect road feedback from the hydraulic steering. Next, I didn’t like the headlights, too dim. So, I put in 55 watt 5000K (White output) HIDs. Totally awesome. I also put in 35 watt HIDs for the reverse lights so I can well when backing out of weird areas. Also a bright 16 LED dome light and underseat/trunk CCFL tubes for illumination. The engine made a chattering noise at certain RPMs when cold, so I switched the oil from 5w30 to 10w30 and then the chatter went away and oil consumption is near zero. I then installed a complete train horn system under the hood, and a genuine train bell under the driver’s side rear bumper and a high output alternator and huge inverter so I can power big appliances with my car. I am very happy that the components under the hood are not tightly packed like newer cars. I was able to add a complete train horn system including the air compressor, 2 gallon air tank and the horns all under the hood and inside the front bumper (Shocker train horns). There were even pre-drilled holes on the sides of the rails just inside the hood to knit all my zip ties through to secure the components! Awesome. The car now has 231,000 miles on it with an automatic. I change all fluids regularly including the brakes, PS, tranny, engine oil and coolant to ensure no unnecessary wear or corrosion occurs. Very cheap and easy to do by myself on this car. The only wear on the car are the Rear Trailing Arm bushings, but they aren't completely worn out yet. It'll cost about $340 to get the bushing replaced. Use 52385-SR3-003. Also the ignition switch is showing signs of wear but that part is only about $40 and easy to do myself. Performance; Phenomenal stability and great cornering abilities. In a straight line; not fast. Helps that I can put the transmission in “2nd” and it will stay in 2nd all the way until 70MPH at around 7000RPM! So it isn't entirely gutless. The transmission does lockup so you can get fuel economy on the highway. So it has good performance from 30-38MPH (top of 1st gear) and 50MPH-70MPH (top of 2nd gear). In the summer you can get around 32MPG in mixed conditions and 36MPG on the highway at 60MPH. In the winter, about 29MPG mixed, 32MPG highway. As good or better than my Mother's 2012 Elantra with a limited torsion beam rear suspension. Comfort; The front seat required a beaded seat cover to be comfortable, but after that it is great. Very little rattles, doesn't complain when I abuse it. Stock brakes are good and easy to replace yourself. Don't forget to replace the timing belt regularly because if it slips, the engine may be destroyed. I plan on keeping this car forever, but if it ever breaks I'll probably get an AWD plug-in hybrid.

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DK writes:
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It was great car.  That's it, that's all.

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It needed an engine swap!  Really, it needed a Type-R.  The steering feel/ratio could have been better, a lot better!

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Civic: Good Decision. — The front seats were changed to RSX seats. The fit and finish was great considering its entry-level status. Very cheap cost of ownership. The driving fun-factor was, while stock, not very fun. But with tires, KONI suspension, and a host of other modifications, it became a really fun car to drive.

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

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Indra writes:
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- 30+ mpg
- Looks appealing
- Tons of possibilities
- Easy to find parts
- Cheap to maintain

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- Slow
- Most stolen car
- Hard to find decent condition civics
- Too many ricer civics out there

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Simple, Practical Daily Driver, Gets Great Gas Mileage — Overall impression, I'm pretty much impressed with the car. I'm a huge fan of Honda and this is one of my favorite model of all. Handling is not that great when the car is fully stock, but since I have upgraded the suspension (redo the whole thing), it handles nice and firm now. Acceleration, you might not want to expect a lot from the stock 1.6l SOHC engine. But again, this is a civic, there are tons of possibilities on this car, swap out the engine with Civic Si or Integra GSR and you'll be amazed how much powerful this car can be. Braking is just okay, make sure you replace the pads on rotors as it's probably worn out for the age. Appearance is not that bad at all, I never find my car looks outdated at all, Honda designed their cars to last pretty long. I'd recommend this car for people in the market for used car. Price is not so bad, expect to pay around 4-5k for decent condition ones. Don't forget to change the timing belts, perform all the recommended maintenance because most parts are toasted already. Also, I'd recommend adding security device on this car, this is the most stolen car in the US, park carefully!

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Miguel writes:
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fast

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cop magnet

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Awesome — Performance wise pretty good handling, speed lets just say its better than gas guzzling v6 v8 and better than american pony's , that also means that it looks better, oh and i did i mention If I race your generic munstang i'll still have gas to kick your ass three times lol

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1993 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Dependable, Affordable, Good Commuter To Work, Etc. By Crystal

This car would be great for a student or someone who needs a dependable car to drive to work. It's not bad for an older car. It has perks like a moonroof and good gas mileage. The bodywork isn't perfe... Read More

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1994 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Love It! By danyello12345

I like that i got this car for free... i have been begging my mother for it since i was 13. i finally have it.. i used to have a 1995 but it had no air... it was also a dx... no power steering. then i... Read More

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Its a good car to have all around! If you need a car in town or to go on a trip this is what I would take without a blink of an eye. Performance with the upgrades that i have it hauls pretty good. I o... Read More

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1995 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Great First Vehicle By Angio

The car looked great for what it was. With the 15" polished aluminum wheels really made it look sportier than it was. It was comfortable for two adults but putting anyone in the back was a pain (loa... Read More

Nice Dd By DBear326

Had the car for 4 years, got me back and forth to work everyday with little problems. Engine finally gave out at 180k miles. I'd blame lack of good maintenance by previous owners as the cause. Had pla... Read More

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1996 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Excellent Ride By sendth

This car has one of the most comfortable seats ever. They never lost their shape and firmness in all these years. Engine power with the V-tech is pretty nice, I put a little wider tires than stock a... Read More

Great Looking Economical Little Ride. By Christal619

This is my very first Honda, and I've only had it for a few weeks but I already love it. Can't wait to modify the intake and exhaust, plus some accessories. Fast and great on gas, this car suits me. Read More

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1997 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Awesome Car By Lisa

very reliable, cheap on parts and labour. quick and fun to drive, u can find parts for it anywhere. original d16 enge blew at about 250 000ks, but bought and installed the new motor super cheap. 50$ i... Read More

Great Car To Get From A To B Cheap And You Get There Everytime. By Greg

Great car. Never really anything other than gass and oil and gets great MPGs. Not a race car but with a few bolt ons gets about a 10 sec 0-60 while still getting 40mpgs. not a ton of room but from wor... Read More

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