1998 Honda Civic lxi 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, speedy 2 door hatch car
Gear box started to get clunky after 20000 km of no service. A good service fixed this.
The car runs well although it is not the most forgiving to drive.
The clutch is awkward to use (for first timers).
The gear stick has a lot of travel between gears.
Suspension is very soft (ie not a performance car obviously)
Low profile tyres aid performance extensively.
After 50,000kms it will get to 100kmh in under 9 seconds! Not bad for a civic.
Honda 1600cc engine is very quick for its specifications. In comparison to all other 1600cc cars I have driven, this is by far the fastest.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2003