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1998 Honda Civic Sedan

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1998 honda civic
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By re
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

The mileage is 52000 driven and 20000 towed behind a motorhome...This unit is fully equipped for RV towing e.g. tow bar... wiring...air brake system extra rear magnetic tow lites...15 cu ft. yakima car top carrier..2 bike racks (1 top 1 rear...


Favorite Features

great little tow car 2500 pounds


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By Kaikilina
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car. I have no complaints about power because I know nothing will ever compare to my former Prelude. At about 78,000 miles the power locks are having issues (will be a few hundred $) and the breaks are a little squeeky, but this car is so adorable and I know it will last forever!


Favorite Features

Exterior design, moonroof, keyless entree, Light Blue exterior color!


Suggested Improvements

Need to remove cups from cupholder in order to change cds! Moonroof button at distracting position. Need read cupholder.


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Did William Hung put the 'H' in Honda?
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By myCivicsucks
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

I have been very disappointed with this car. The only thing that compares to it is William Hung's rendition of "She Bangs"...it's that bad. The transmission has gone out and still shifts violently, manifold has cracked, windows squeak, sunroof shade rattles, when windshield wipers are on they make an ANNOYING clicking sound inside the dash, and the paint is peeling. Also, the piece in the middle of the trunk that holds the license plate is probably going to fall off. Some other things that are a bother...everyone and their uncle owns this car and it has the personality of a lampshade. This car also offers FAR less than it's European competition.


Favorite Features

None, I am totally disappointed with this vehicle. It's almost like Honda has done everything to make you feel cheap about buying their lowest priced car. Using the turn signal sounds like you're breaking a chickens neck.


Suggested Improvements

Give this car some personality, more power and a better shifting automatic transmission.


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New Styling. Tight Pkg. Still Popular!
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By casper90651
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

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Favorite Features

- Great Fuel Economy - Great Resale Value - Great Reliability


Suggested Improvements

- Interior Ergonomics a Bit Awkward (especially audio system position) - Needs a bit more power - Alloy Rims should be used on "TOP-OF- LINE" models - Automatic Transmission a bit quirky, not as smooth as expected - Exterior styling on the bland side


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Reliable but could improve
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By CivicOwner
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it at 4 yrs. old, 21kmi, one owner. Very good car for driving around town--especially since it is an automatic, not that great on the highway. The base model is really basic, wish it had some more features (power locks, cruise control, ABS, A/C). Maintenance-free so far, 20 months and 27 kmiles later. Shift program problem: when accelerating after slowing down to about 20mph it shifts a lower gear and revvs the engine like crazy, sending shocks through the drivetrain. The windshield wipers have a weird pattern, leaving big portions un-wiped. Passenger-side wiper needs to grow to driver-side wiper size.


Favorite Features

30 mpg mixed driving. Maneuvrable, although hard to see the ends when parking. Good "thump" when you close the doors. Excellent trunk size for the car. Good build quality, although lacking features.


Suggested Improvements

Smoother downshifting. Better engine start (especially if the gas tank is low). Find a better place for that oil filter than behind the engine! Windshield wipers pattern, and make them the same size! Noisy engine when cold. Timed wipers-get a continuous adjustment on the timer.


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