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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
TonyP writes:
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Good Little Car — 20+ years old and I still get 30MPG beat that. The suspention system is still tight but shocks needs to be a little stiffer. A little wax & maintenace goes a long ways, other than the cars interior is old, but I still have all the creature comforts like power steering, power windows, afer market AM & FM Stereo with CD player AC and more.

Pros: Still looks great

Cons: Old technology

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
Dana writes:
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My Car! — GOOD MPG, still running even though it is older than i am. Rust from everyplace you dont want....GOOD CAR! I have had problems with the hood latch, lower tie rod end, brake lights, power windows, and power steering, but it is very old and expected. This is just to fill out the rest of my review...

Pros: GODD MPG even though it is very old

Cons: RUST!

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1988 Honda Civic DXReview
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Loved My Civic — I lovee this car. It was perfectly well maintained when I bought it. It was fast, it handled really well, and it looked awesome with 16" z racing rims.

Pros: appearance, speed, durability

Cons: low ground clearance, bottoms out sometimes

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1988 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
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One And Only — had no stereo, speakers, A/C, outside mirrors, had a ton of rust, but it was a blast to drive. cloth interior was comfortable and ride was decent.

Pros: Fun to drive, great mpg

Cons: rusty as sin, holes in the trunk

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
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Great , Fun And Econimical/reliable Car. — I got this car 3 years ago and have not had anything go wrong with it and only been impressed. The car is smaller than some would like but it has plenty of room for me. Handling, braking, acceleration are all excellent for a 20 year old car with a 4cyl engine auto.

Pros: 30 miles a gallon or better always and it's an automatic

Cons: Nothing

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1988 Honda CivicReview
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Reliable Car With A Nice Power To Weight Ratio. — The 4th generation Honda Civic is a very popular car, even though it´s over 20 years old. One of the main reasons for it´s popularity may be that it has the exaxt same chassis and suspension as the newer Civics. The ED, EF, EG and EK basically share 99% of the same components when it comes to suspension. The 4th Gen (ED for the european and american market cars, and EF for japanese domestic market cars + all the VTEC models) is by far the lightest of the bunch, so when given modern day suspension and brake components it´s a very nicely handling car

Pros: Reliable engine
Light weight
Good handling

Cons: Rust problems
Brakes on some models

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1988 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
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First Car I Bought Myself — When we bought it it was so rusted we could see right thru it. My dad and I redid the body and painted it ourselfs I was quite proud. The frame broke went it was lifted for an oil change!

Pros: Economic, lots of space

Cons: Not confortable for long rides

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1988 Honda Civic LXReview
JoeB writes:
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It's Pretty Good — I think that if the car is maintained with regular oil changes and a tune up and a good battery it'll be reliable! Mine needs some minor work done to it but I think I can pull another 100,000 miles out of it. I have to give it to Honda they make a good car!

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

Pros: Good Gas mileage,easy to maintain for a 1st time car owner,reliable

Cons: A little cramped,doesn't have that get up & go feeling,shakes a little

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1988 Honda Civic S HatchbackReview
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Fun Sized — Farmer's field find 10/11, D.D. 1/12. It's been alot of work and Fun. It's the simply design of this car that makes it so easy to work on. And having been left in a field for years there is plenty of that. It handles well, brakes are quick to stop the car. The stance and shape of this EF is very pleasing to the eye. Build quality is average for a 25 yr. old compact. I can say that it has held up very nicely body wise and the paint is original and looks great after buffing and waxxing. If you look any part can still be found and prices are cheap. Performance in a 70 hp engine is not there, the only thing this baby passes on a regular basis is the gas stations 41.9 mpg best tank and averages 38mpg! and this on a 180K drivetrain. The best part is the fun factor in driving this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: MPG, remembered these when they where new in 88 and thought that Honda had finally designed a good looking car. But these need a drop and 15" rims to have them look good IMO. And a J swap :-O, drives like a go kart

Cons: After lowering it is not easy to get in and out of, The original d15b1 has no power but can pass a gas station w/o a prob.

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1988 Honda Civic LX Review
GuruV94MW says:
the best car I ever had.top performance-top handling-top economy- top design.An erotic car....loved it. I drove 235.000 km with orginal clutch !!
vs1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL
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Power Ranked 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL worse.
"genial ingeniering- simple and go to hell quality. perfekt motormanagement; power from the bottom up to near 6000 u/min"
Looks/Style Ranked 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL worse.
"looked slim and elegant"
Back Seats Ranked 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL worse.
"very roomy..no sensless middle armrest"
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2022 Honda Civic Reviews

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2021 Honda Civic Reviews

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2020 Honda Civic Reviews

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2019 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Nick

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

Review By Maria

Comfortable, smooth, and safe drive. Get good mileage and great savings. Read More

2018 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Cheryl

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

Review By james

This car is a great value with the rising gas prices and economical 2.0 four cylinder engine I will be saving money at the pump. The safety features alone are something that is needed in this age of... Read More

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