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#8 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [raykramar]
Aug 10, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Well I'm keeping this thing. As I drive around, I've begun to take note of pre-1995 Civics and Accords. They're everywhere.
Took mine in for an oil change the other day and had this same conversation with one of the service advisors at the dealer. Told him those 2007s looked pretty good. He said, yes they do, but mine is better. Better overall car than the newer ones. In fact he claims that the 1996-2000 batch of Civics were particularly good. I still love driving it; and my ego can take it. It still looks great too.
#9 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [redpathman]
Sep 18, 2007 (9:39 am)
I also have a 1998 Honda Civic, the LX model, other than the routine tires, exhaust,oil change every 3k and the routine water pump/timing belt change every 80K, I've done nothing to this vehicle and it runs like new, looks like new (no rust) just as you described. I have 200,000 on it right now and am torn about about getting a new one or waiting. Truth is, since the tune up at 175k, and the K&N air filter, I've been getting 40mpg average, way more than the new ones I've seen are getting.
#10 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [raykramar]
Sep 18, 2007 (9:43 am)
I just switched over to synthetic at 175k also. currently at 200k, runs great, also help improve mileage along with the K&N air filter and the tune-up!
Sep 18, 2007 (10:25 am)
switching to synthetic after so many miles is usually not recommended. Besides, after 175k, what more could synthetic help? your air filter and synthetic probably have very little to do with improved mileage, I would place all the credit with the tuneup.
If your car is running fine, there's absolutely no rational reason to get a new one. A monthly car payment can buy a lot of maintenance!
#12 of 32 Re: why? [kenlw]
Sep 18, 2007 (12:55 pm)
If your car is running fine, there's absolutely no rational reason to get a new one.
Shhh... at least eighty per cent of the Forums' members will be devastated to hear that.
#13 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [richcup1989]
Sep 18, 2007 (5:26 pm)
And I suppose you're talking MILES? I'm in Canada and I just turned 204,000 Kilometres, about 127,000 miles. So mine is nearly new!
I'm getting this bad habit of peering into older Civics and Accords in parking lots, curious as to the mileage. Someday, I'm going to get punched out.
I regularly see 350,000 KMs plus - about 218,000 miles. Some pretty rough bodies, mind you on some of them. Imagine how long it will go if you take care them. I rust proof mine annually and baby it.
#14 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [redpathman]
Sep 20, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I also own a 1998 Honda Civic EX. It's got 209,000 miles. I looooove this car. Changed the battery at about 110000 miles. The Ignition coil went south at 125000 miles. I changed the spark plugs, wires , cap and rotor at 175000 miles. I change the oil, with Mobile 1 fully synthetic oil every 7000 miles(ok a few times 10000 miles). It's making a few funny noises now and then, but I love her anyway.
#16 of 32 Re: How Long Can My 1998 Honda Civic Last?? [vinny13]
Oct 04, 2007 (6:22 pm)
I had a 95 Civic EX coupe. It made it past 140k with the original AC and clutch. The only things that broke on their own:
The cupholder (replaced with one from a junkyard ($30)
The screw holding the inside passenger doorpull broke loose (fixed with a 50 cent screw and washer)
The only real repairs came from an attempeted car theft. Someone decided they deserved it more than me, and jimmied out the drivers side outside doorhandle. Did some damage to the body panel.
My mothers 96 accord had very few problems as well. An A/C problem. Also, someone tried to steal it as well. They popped the door handle off, got in the car, and butchered the ignition. They were probably about 5 seconds from having it before they apperently got scared off.
#17 of 32 HOW MUCH LONGER CAN MY 1990 CIVIC LAST?????
Oct 25, 2007 (9:55 pm)
MY 1990 CIVIC HAS 165,000MILES RUNS PRETTY GOOD AROUND THE CITY....I WAS WONDERING IF I SHOULD SWITCH TO SYNTHETIC OIL&WILL IT PROLONG THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE...RIGHT KNOW I USE STORE BRAND OIL&I ADD A QUART OF LUCAS OIL STABILIZER WITH A CHEAP OIL FILTER AND AIR FILTER FOR THE PAST 2 YRS.RIGHT KNOW I GET ABOUT 350 MILES ON A FULL TANK....I REALLY WANT TO KEEP IT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE...I USE IT AS A SECOND CAR TO MY 1997 EXPEDITION...ANY POSITIVE FEEDBACK WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.... ALSO I USE LUCAS FUEL TREATMENT WHEN I FILL UP AND I ALWAYS,USE REGULAR GAS.... ONE LAST THING DO YOU THINK I COULD RUN IT ON THE TURNPIKE OR PARKWAY FOR REALLY LONG DRIVES????THANK YOU....RAHWAY,NEW JERSEY