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1998 Honda Civic Coupe

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By aeman21
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe


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I bought the Civic with 144,000 miles. I now have 146,000 miles. I traded my 1999 Civic LX 4-door for this car, and it was a great decision. My '98 EX is a stick as opposed to my '99 LX auto. It has much better gas mileage and is a lot more fun to drive.


Best Features

Manual transmission. I have aftermarket Ractive exhaust that sounds amazing!


Worst Features

Fix cup holders!


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best car ive owned
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By lang
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe


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Ive owned my honda ex for about 8 years and i can honestly say that it has been the best car i have ever owned. Ive put 286,000 miles on it and yes ive had to put some money into it. eventually things wear out however, it has never "broken down" on me and i have never had to worry about it starting. The only flaw with this vehicle that i can see is that the exhaust rusts out quickly. other than that scheduled maintenance is all this baby needs to run like a top!! i have had to get frequent alignments but that could be my driving or the roads in maine or both. if i could wish for an improvement it would be a quieter ride. other than that i have no complains. handles well,mpg about 33 highway.


Best Features

the manual shift is a pleasure to work with a deep throw but very smooth. + the controls are very ergodynamic.


Worst Features

less road noise. and more cushioning of the seat would be welcome.


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Name says it all! Honda Civic EX Coupe!
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By RichB
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe


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This car has been awesome. Owned it for almost 10 years. Just tripped 64k and still runs like a top. But times have changed and I've gone from just me to a wife, 2 kids, and me. So, I'm going from one extreme to another... trading it in on a 2007 Tundra CrewMax. It's hard to let go, but it must be done. I know someone else will enjoy it for another 10 years or more.


Best Features

Honda quality and reliability, great gas mileage, fun to drive 5 speed!


Worst Features

Looking at the new Civics, I'd say plenty of improvements have been made. Still, it was great just like it was.


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My black baby
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By chronodev87
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe HX 2dr Coupe


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I'm the second owner of my little black 5-speed hx. I absolutely love this car. The mileage is wonderful, it never seems at a lack of power (low weight), and the 5-speed works like an extension of my body. Honda really made a hell of a wonderful car here. The paint has held up really well and it starts without fuss every time. I get pretty good gas mileage with it as well. Probably around 35-36 combined (I drive pretty hard). I recommend this to anyone who can find one that isn't tricked-out, pimped, or in any other way stupidly modified.


Best Features

1) The shape is classy and cool, especially in black with tasteful tinting. 2) The mileage of course. 3) It feels very well-built. There are a few rattles, but nothing major. 4) The Vtec-E technology is pretty clever (if not sporty). 5) The alloys are a nice touch.


Worst Features

None at this time.


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no more CVT
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By Jake
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe HX 2dr Coupe


Review

have this car for a while. if you're planning on buying an used HX, DO NOT buy one with CVT transmission. it's like the worst tranny i've ever seen. it gives you no performance, car is slow, tranny belt slips and weird noise from the tranny as it ages. it also makes the car idle like crap especially when its cold. other than the transmission, its a very good car. engine still runs smooth (my car has 140k miles already), AC still blows cold, quiet interior, very good gas mileage (33mpg, all i do is city driving).


Best Features

good gas mileage, smooth highway ride


Worst Features

TRANSMISSION!!! a little more power, better stereo


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