Q: How long will a used 98 honda civic last

asked by on December 21, 2017

98 civc

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Yolanda. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several factors that determine the longevity of a vehicle, such as completing routine maintenance, how the vehicle has been driven, and if any accidents have occurred. I’ve seen Honda Civics with nearly 1 million miles and others that last less than 100,000. Generally speaking though, this type of car tends to do quite well for 200,000 before major components begin to fail.

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