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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 252000


  • miles


I had the bumper replaced by Honda of hollywood through the other partys insurance, however it took almost 2months to have done because they were giving me the run around. I had the bumper replaced 9/11/00 and richard in the hollywood Honda autobody shop tells me that there should be an opening where the bumper and body of the car meet. I told him when I purchased the car it was like that the two met closely and now he is trying to convince me that its was never like that and to look at all the other Honda they are not close together. At this point 2 months of being dumped on, the farmers insurance adjuster from the guilty party made a deal with richard from my initial precise estimate of $895 to Honda's $413 and the bumper is worse off. I need a lawyer can someone help me out?

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

May 011999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Right front fender edge next to front edge of the door pushes in during normal use, this has bent the fender and interfacing from normal opening of the door.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 081999

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer got into accident, claims that 2/3 of the damage could have been prevented if the bumpers were made out of a more crush resistant material.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bumper failed.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

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