1988 Honda Civic User Reviews

1988 Honda Civic Top Comparisons

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.

1988 Honda Civic vs:

    Have you driven a 1988 Honda Civic?  
    Rank This Car

    User Reviews

    Displaying 11 - 19 of 19 1988 Honda Civic reviews.

    1988 Honda Civic LX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    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

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic LX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    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!

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic DX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    35

    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

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    75

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic LX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    35

    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

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    55

    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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    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

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic LX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    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

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1988 Honda Civic S Hatchback Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    225

    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.

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying 11 - 19 of 19 1988 Honda Civic reviews.

    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

    Cars compared to 1988 Honda CivicPeople researching a 1988 Honda Civic contacted a dealer about

    Civic

    Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

    CarGurus has 64,598 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,195.

    ZIP:
    Have you driven a 1988 Honda Civic?  
    Rank Your Car →