1998 Honda Civic 1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - I dig my HX
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1998 Honda Civic Coupe - Consumer Review

1998 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

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I dig my HX
By belrod on

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1998 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

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I'm the proud 2nd owner of a manual HX, and, overall, I've been very satisfied with the car. With about 65,000 miles on it, this car sees mostly urban roads (especially the Capital Beltway), and is mainly used for shorts trips and commutes. This daily wear and tear has started to affect the starter and clutch a little bit (which hesitate or slip occasionally), but the car is still very reliable. I've only had one major issue with it: the muffler rusted and fell off at about 57,500 miles. Otherwise, she's running strong and still looks great. And, except for newer diesels or hybrids, you can't beat the MPG. Recommended for anyone shopping for the ideal commuter car.

Favorite Features

Gas mileage; sporty looks; reliability

Suggested Improvements

Smoothing out the "kick" when accelerating from highway speeds (results from the other 3 cylinders starting back up)
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