1998 Honda Civic Top Comparisons

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1998 Honda Civic DXReview
Najib writes:
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Solid Reliable Car — The first car I ever bought. Fantastic value for money. It really proved to be a wonderful companion for 9 years of toiling under harsh arid conditions. Solid as a rock (rear ended some other people a couple of times) and all I got was a cracked bumper while their car boots were completely crushed. Hondas are reliable reliable reliable.

Pros: 100% reliable car. Fantastic value for money.

Cons: Not the most exciting car in the world (stock).

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1998 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
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Turbo B18b Ej6 W/ A Hint O' Jdm Parts. — I've had this car since it was brand new. 10 years of putting parts on and taking parts off. 10 more years is definitely going to happen.

Pros: 12.7s on street tires on a stock LS block. 10s will come soon on slicks w/ a built GSR.

Cons: Gas mileage is nonexistent.

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1998 Honda Civic EXReview
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Realistic N Simple But Feels Amazingly Good!! — it has a solid 1.6 SOHC high reving engine..nothing extraordinary n keeps it real..aftermarket catback exhasut installed..nothing done with the engine..not supercharged!!duuuh!!Has a good accelaration and can smoke most of the toyotas of the same grade....

Pros: good handling...awesome acceleration..better than any corolla's(except GT).
good strong engine

Cons: breaks down if not maintained properly..not a everyday use family car for dhaka..unlike corolla or carina...

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1998 Honda CivicReview
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Sleeper Honda Civic — Civic aerodeck (estate) with factory bodykit & alloys, tinted glass, loads of toys! 1.8 VTi engine really does the business with about 170bhp!

Pros: engine is amazing - revs to 8000rpm! great for killing off boy racers

Cons: fuel consumption & rust is starting

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1998 Honda Civic EXReview
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Best Bang, Economy And Reliability For The $$ — Engine (stock): code - D16Y7, power - 106 hp @ 6200, torque - 103 lbs/ft @4600, displacement - 1593cc (1.6 liters), compression - 9.4:1, SOHC non-vtec. Options : A/C, cruise control, electric windows. Syntec oil, K&N (air filter only). Transmission (stock): manual 5 speeds Rims 15in (stock) Fogs JDM (yellow) Green dome light Code3 mini lightbar (yellow) (magnetic mount)

Pros: Economic, reliable

Cons: Underpowered especially in 4 doors version

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1998 Honda CivicReview
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My Love Affair — JDM yo!! built for track, time attack, cornering and speed. not so much for comfort and picking up chicks and show off (buy BMW instead or whatever!)

Pros: lightweight, compact, massive tuning parts, affordable, time attack machine

Cons: 2 people only

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1998 Honda Civic DX HatchbackReview
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I Miss My Civic — it was a great car that was reliable and unexpensive on gasoline! the best car i ever had,,, it was fun to drive

Pros: reliable

Cons: small

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1998 Honda Civic LXReview
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It Is Dependable. — It is only a four cylinder so the accelaration isn't very good, and i havent dared trying to figure the top speed i think the fastest ive gone is like 110. However it is a good car i mean after all it is a honda so it will run forever. The gas mileage is ok, it probably gets somewhere around 25 m/g. The handling isnt the greatest once you hit around 85mph it starts to shake. Overall all though it is a reliable car that will get you from point a to point b without a problem.

Pros: It is very reliable.

Cons: It's a tiny car.

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1998 Honda Civic DXReview
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Lasts Forever! — I bought my '98 Civic brand new, replacing my '89 Civic, which got totaled. While I prefer the '89 to the newer one, I am one of those rabid Honda fans who love the fact that these cars run forever with minimal effort beyond routine maintenance. Yeah, it's got a small backseat, but I really only use that for storage anyway. My boyfriend plays keyboards and was looking at SUVs, and we discoverd that with my seats down, his 88-keyboard fit in my Civic and did not fit in the CRV! And accleration is slow, especially with the air conditioning on (I have to turn it off if I'm going uphill), but I can live with that if it means long-term reliability, dependability, and durability. Three reasons I liked my '89 better: exterior style was more unique, there was a trunk light, and for some reason in the '98, they put the cupholders right under the tape player. So if you have a drink in there, which means the cupholder lid is up, you have to remove the drink and lower the lid in order to put in or remove a tape! Does anyone test these things?

Owner for 9 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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1998 Honda Civic DXReview
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Solid Reliable Inexpensive Transportation — I bought it used, expecting a couple more years. The Civic would have none of that, and for about $800 repairs a year to pass inspection it's kept going four years. Change the oil and filter and put gas in it. I would buy another with few reservations, depending on my needs. I'd prefer something a bit larger/taller, and may even forego the 5-speed in my next car. Update: Sold in 2013 at 230k with rusted and leaking fuel and brake lines, assuming the car would be cannibalized, but the Civic would have none of that either - someone put a lot into it and the car's still on the road in May of 2015!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling and power fun in a light car not made for either.

Cons: Rust, rust, damned rust. As a 6-footer with a bad back, I don't find the egress and seating helpful.

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The vehicle is in excellent shape and very clean. The price was fair and reasonable. Very low mileage. Smooth ride. Read More

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2018 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Damon

I got a new car this past Wednesday. Civics are outstanding vehicles and are real great on gas mileage, especially the EX and EX-T models Read More

Review By Jessica

I love my car. Seats a little low but ok Read More

2017 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Kristie

It is missing cup holder in the doors.... thats a nice feature that dont take up room cuz the door storage is already there. Also missing your pressure monitor so you can monitor air pressure from b... Read More

Review By Kimberly

No seat lumbar. It hurts your back to go anywhere. Around town , its awesome but on a 3 hr trip, it will kill your back. Read More

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