1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6 from North America
Most reliable car in the world
The only thing that went wrong with this car was the ignition coil. That happened at 125K miles.
Other than that, all regular maintenance and 2 batteries.
I think the 98 Civic was the most reliable Civic ever made. I was a little disappointed when my 2004 Civic EX blew a head gasket at 214K. Had the engine swapped out for an engine with about 50K on it. Got about 260K on the transmission now. I just bought a 2010 Civic LX-S. These are the most reliable, let me repeat, the most reliable cars on the road today. I frikin love these cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd July, 2010
5th Jul 2010, 18:51
You know, I totally agree with you on Hondas period. I've had many Hondas; Preludes, Civics, Accords... I loved them all!!! They were all used though, and the best cars I've ever had. In 2005, my mom talked me into a Suzuki Forenza because she thought they had a great warranty!!! Huge mistake!! They make a fine motorcycle, but cars just aren't their forte!!! Do they have a web site where I can swap my 2004 for a 1998 Honda Civic?? LOL! For an even trade?
6th Jul 2010, 09:45
I agree with you 100%. All of my Hondas have been excellent vehicles. All of them made at least 250,000 miles without any serious issues. My own personal record for the most miles on a Honda (and on any car I've ever owned) is just over 500,000 miles. It was a '76 Honda Civic that was completely original. For the last 50,000 miles or so of its life (with me that is, I sold it soon after I hit the 500K mark, and it was still running), it had a cracked engine block from a friend of mine who attempted to wash the engine with cold water when it was still steaming hot. It still ran fine. Only problem it caused was it finally started to burn some oil after that.