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1998 Honda Civic Sedan

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By Lynn
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I am the second owner of my Honda Civic. I've had it for over 3 years and I have never had to get repairs. Very dependable and great for fuel economy.


Best Features

Fuel economy


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Won't Buy Honda next time
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By MW2005
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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First of all, I purchased the vehicle when its mileage was @ 21,000. Within the first year (and at the same "fix it" visit), I had to REPLACE the Exhaust Manifold (had a crack in it) and had the A/Trans. worked on. In 2002, I experienced probs w/the Electrical System. I've purchased at least 4 car batteries since I bought the financial burden! Once again, my car hesitates/shutters, fails to start sometimes, AND appears to have a serious power drain somewhere. Last month I had the battery's charge checked (b/c my car had stalled at a stop sign!) and was told the battery was fine but that my Alternator needed to be looked at (AGAIN!). Also, I get TERRIBLE gas mileage - like 16 mpg.


Best Features

Easy to maintain on the inside.


Worst Features

Use quality OEM parts; be LOUD about "secret/extended warranties" so that consumers feel appreciated and "taken care of". I'm so disgusted w/my Honda purchase! The Manifold's warranty was extended by the Mnfctr...conveniently, I was unaware of that fact and paid for the work myself.


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Beware Civic Transmission Problems
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By Concerned
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1998 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car used with 66k miles
and was the 3rd owner. Make sure to
have your tran. checked before buying
a Civic. After 13k miles and 7 months,
having trans. problems (struggles on
hills, doesn't accelerate, jerks into
gear). Have had only minor
repairs/maintenance. Driving pattern
includes a lot of highway, back roads,
and stop and go traffic. Only
complaints is the ride, you feel
everything and it rides like a truck
when not on the highway. Overall good
car but may purchase new car with A
LOT more power.


Best Features

Ergonomics, gas mileage, keyless entry, sunroof, front dash and controls


Worst Features

Better quality transmission, will take car to non-dealer transmission specialist. Have seen the people who work in the service dept of dealer and would rather take problems to a professional. Not sure if normal wear, but had to have all brakes/shoes and 2 front rotors replaced after 14k miles.


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


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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...


Best Features

great little tow car 2500 pounds


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Happy Customer
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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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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