Being someone who commutes to school and work every day, I knew I needed a reliable vehicle. My current vehicle was falling apart, so I began to look for a new-used vehicle. I ended up purchasing a 19...
Being someone who commutes to school and work every day, I knew I needed a reliable vehicle. My current vehicle was falling apart, so I began to look for a new-used vehicle. I ended up purchasing a 1998 Honda Civic, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best vehicles I had ever owned, based on the following criteria:
MPG: This is one of this cars best aspects, it get great MPG. I usually get around 37-40 miles per gallon on strictly highway driving. I can reach almost 400 miles on one tank, and the tank is so small it is always under 20 dollars to fill it up! Another great thing about this car, unlike others, is when driving in the city it never gets under 30 miles per gallon.
Engine Reliability: I purchased this car with 250,000 miles on it, and it has not let me down yet. The engine is still running strong, you would never guess that is has more than 250,000 miles on it. By doing routine maintenance such as timing belt, oil changes, new spark plugs, ect… this motor seems like it will run forever. Honda engine builders in 1998 really designed the motor to run for a long time, and this engine really stands behind the quote “It’s a Honda, It will run forever.”
Interior: This is the one area of this car that I believe could have been better. The interior of this car is just bland, it’s just a gray interior. The interior could have been changed to be more stylish, but this car was made during 1998, when style wasn’t such a big thing. For what I purchased this car for, the interior wasn’t a big deal, this is why I still give this car a high rating.
Exterior: The exterior on this car is flawless. The exterior was designed to be very sleek and stylish. I believe this car compares to some of the cars that were designed in the 2000’s. The paint on the exterior is not peeling like some cars during the 1990’s. This is another great quality of this car, it does not look like a car that is 18 years old, it looks like a car that was made during the 2000’s.
Ease of working on: IF you are someone like me and you like to work on your own vehicles, then you would really enjoy this vehicle. The engineers at Honda in 1998 really designed this vehicle to be easily worked on. When doing routine maintenance, you are able to easily locate and remove parts as needed. This car seems like it was put together so that a child could take it apart. This is one of the best qualities of this car, since you can do most of the maintenance yourself you do not have to spend a lot of money and have a mechanic do it for you.