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1988 Honda Civic DXReview
Sydne writes:
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Avoid At All Costs — She looks like an old pile o' crap but she drives like a dream! I just swapped a B16 into the old girl and now she runs like a champ. She gets a whopping 45mpg and has 160hp. I love driving this car; however, i don't like fixing everything that's wrong. Things just seem to die one after another. I would not recommend buying one of these unless you are looking for a daily commuter that you don't mind looking ridiculous in. She's my baby so i love her very much, but i don't get the impression that anyone else would really love her like i do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The gas mileage

Cons: Build quality all aroundand iit's as ugly as sin

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
Richard writes:
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Awesome — It is a very easy car to drive with alot of power for the size of the engine. smooth ride and nice gearbox. i can get 550km out of 43 litres. no rust in mine and is 22 years old

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very cheap to run

Cons: fuel filter is in front of back wheel hard to get to

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
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These Things Are Going To Be Import Classics, I Am Going To Still Own One When Im 90.... — i have loved the 88-91 civics since my friend first had a 88 civic hatchback si, that thing was fast fun and nimble in the corners, so i bought a 88 sedan lx and its my daily driver these cars are so easy to drive, i love the view of the road behind the wheel of my car, it has a low hood line so you just see the road, what more could someone ask for, cheap price, excellent fuel economy, cheap to insure, proboly one of the most reliable vehicles ever made, decent trunk space, comfortable for its size, i can put 10 dollars in the gas tank and get half a tank in vancouver washington, i will always have love for any 88-91 honda civic.....great cars, good times,..

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

Pros: great value, performance, reliability, economy,

Cons: none....

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1988 Honda Civic DXReview
Katie writes:
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Should Have Kept This Instead Of Selling It. Best Car Ever! — this was the best car i ever owned and after owning 4 cars at the age of 24 thats saying something. gas mileage was phenominal. it was a manual also. new tires were inexpensive to replace. actually most of the parts were relatively inexpensive. very easy to work on. i replaced the starter myself with no experience and it still runs after like 5 yrs. good buy for the long distance driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great on gas! easy repairs!

Cons: i cant think of any

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1988 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
Pierre writes:
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Awesome Car, 4th Gen Civics Ftw, Now If Only I Could Afford A B16.... — Awesome to drive, No crappy electronics : No ABS, No Power Steering, Manual Tranny, No Traction Control, No Stability control, etc. Feels like a Go-kart ! Lots of space in the back, HATCHBACKS FTW !! I can fit both my bikes in there easily lol Looks awesome (Old School Jap Cars FTW !!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Go Kart feeling, Aweseome space, low fuel consumption, cheap

Cons: not a lot of power, some people think it's ugly ( D: )

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
Suidrock writes:
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Awesome — First Honda I have ever owned or driven. Amazing little car for its age. 272000kms and the darn thing still runs like a top. Fun car to drive. Solid on turns. Too bad the engine haqs just about maxed out on kms. May just have it rebuilt. Fourth generation Civics (1988) are my favorite. Cllassic look to boot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliability

Cons: no cup holder

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
Camern writes:
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Fun Car To Drive — This car was a blast to drive and outrages for what it was. Mine was a 5 speed. We broke a power steering line so we just took the belt off then the ac stooped pumping cold air so we took that belt off and then added and intake and manifold back exhaust system. Let me tell you the little car could take some corners!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheep, Great MPGs, Sporty

Cons: ungly interior, broke motor mounts easy

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1988 Honda CivicReview
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The Local Ford Mustang :0) — awesome acceleration! handling not so bad but a bit nervous sometime.. the front of the car is like the hatchback and also like the toyota AE86.. as its an old model.. difficult to come across one in the road..so next u see one.. respect! :0)

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

Pros: easy to drive

Cons: old model

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
bignich530 writes:
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Its A Great First Car! — It is spacious but not to big! It gets great gas mileage and it is very reliable! This car will help save you money and will get you were you need to go! It may not be an all in one vehicle, but it is a great investment! i would recomend this car to anyone!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is very reliable and great on gas!

Cons: It is an older car.

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1988 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
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1988 Hatch — Well when I bought it I found out when i was driving home that the seat was not bolted in. I then found out about 2 miles from home that the alternator was bad. I bought the car for $500 and after spending about $250 and 12 hours of labor I have a decent car installed new Valve cover gasket, distributor o-ring gasket, new alternator. The engine has just about 80k along w/ the trans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good gas mileage, somewhat stylish w/ the kids

Cons: no power engine wise or interior wise for that matter, no a/c, no rear interior.

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2020 Honda Civic Reviews

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2019 Honda Civic Reviews

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Great style. Nice stock rims. Apple car play. Nice sound system. Read More

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2018 Honda Civic Reviews

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I got the LX so its a lower model but overall I like it so far. If I wasnt so broke I would have bought the next model up. Something with more options. Read More

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