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1998 Honda Civic

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 27/Hwy 34/Comb 30 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Canada

1998 Honda Civic Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 1158 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Best car ever!

By on Sunday, June 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,467

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliability, gas mileage, cute"

Cons: "cup holders, rear leg room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My husband bought his 1999 Civic ex 5 speed coupe in November of 1998 and it's still going strong. It gets awesome gas mileage and is so reliable. We plan on keeping it until it dies as we want our children to learn how to drive a manual transmission on this. My Dodge caravan bit the dust September of 2014 and we've been using this for all 5 of us as we are saving for a Honda Odyssey we would like to purchase around December. Luckily my kids are not that tall as there is not much leg room in the back for adults, but kids are just fine. The only annoying thing is the cup holders suck. So, if you have a tall drink just hold onto it when turning corners. That's the only negative thing I can think of about this car so that should tell you something. The civics made in Japan like ours was will last you forever. Make sure you use a club on your steering wheel as these get stolen quite frequently here in southern California for parts."

Very Good Miliage ,Reliable for all driving ranges

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,090

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "good value for this price"

Cons: "needs a paint job"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Has all new tires,new battery,new brakes,new timing chain the air conditioner was just serviced works good all regular maintenance was done this month,oil,oil filter & air filter their are no leaks from the engine or transmission . The only thing ,it needs a new paint job"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

All mechanical are in good condtion

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,308

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "good milage for a older car"

Cons: "paint is pealing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"New tires,new brakes, new battery,new timing chain, air conditioner serviced all maintenance performed on schedule Needs a paint job"

Terrific Small Car

By on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,302

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great price & low maintenance, great mileage"

Cons: "leg room in back seat & difficult to get to get in"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love it and plan to drive it another 100,000 miles. I love the big trunk and the back seats fold down making it easy to load larger items. It is difficult to get in back seat and not much leg room. For 1 or 2 people it is perfect. Excellent gas mileage. For a small car, I definitely love it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

A good all around daily driver

By on Monday, June 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 236,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Average gas mileage (33 mph all around)"

Cons: "Requires valves adjusted far too often,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I've owned my civic since 2006, so coming up on ten years now. There are two issues I've had with it. 1. The radiator went bad at approx. 95000 miles 2. At about 200 thousand miles, some of the valves burned up and I ended up replacing the engine. part of this was my fault. They require adjustment every 30 thousand miles and I probably did it twice the entire time I owned it. If I had purchased the 2001 civic, both the spark plugs and valves would need adjustment at around 100 thousand miles. Less maintenance. Aside from those details, Its been a decent go to work car. Outside of oil changes its really never needed anything else. It is a bit noisy to ride in past 60 mph. Its no luxury car for sure. One of these days when I grow up I would like to purchase something quieter to drive."

Refuses to die, most reliable car ever

By on Saturday, April 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 337,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability, easily modified, parts are cheap."

Cons: "Rust (in New England)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

At 300K miles

"I bought this car new April 1, 1996. Original engine still running strong. I have had no major issues during my ownership, just standard maintenance and parts wearing out. 5 speed EX. Clutch went at 234,000 miles. Only real issue is rust at this point. Have also replaced air conditioning system when the compressor went at 275K miles. If you're a shade tree mechanic this is a great car. Parts are cheap and easy to replace. Planning to drive her to 500K miles."

17 people out of 29 found this review helpful

At 300K miles

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