1988 Honda Civic User Reviews

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Users ranked 1988 Honda Civic against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 1988 Honda Civic reviews.

    1988 Honda Civic DXReview
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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
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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....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    1988 Honda Civic DXReview
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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
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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
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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
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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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    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
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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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Civic Reviews

    Amazing Ride By Alex

    I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

    Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

    i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

    2013 Honda Civic Reviews

    Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

    Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

    Super Commuter. By witii

    Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

    2012 Honda Civic Reviews

    Classy Car By Caddyohlala

    I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

    Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

    I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

    2011 Honda Civic Reviews

    The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

    I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

    Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

    I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

    2010 Honda Civic Reviews

    Good By xrigs007

    Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

    2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

    This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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