I just recently had a new clutch put in my 1998 Civic with similar mileage. I should mention that this was the original clutch being replaced (at about 240,000 miles). It was surprisingly inexpensive, until the first guy botched the job and I went ahead and added replacement of the master cylinder and slave cylinder when they took a second shot at the job (under warranty). The clutch still doesn’t feel like the original, so if you do this, I recommend you either go to a Honda specialist or a dealership to increase the odds they will get it right the first time. See if you can get OEM parts, even if you have to pay a little more.
What kind of shape is the rest of the car in? In my case, the engine still runs well, it doesn’t leak oil, and it burns very little oil, so I bit the bullet and got the new clutch. Now I’m just hoping the new clutch makes it to the 300,000 mile mark.
If the rest of the car is in good shape, and you can’t afford a new car payment, get the clutch job done. If the rest of the car is not in good shape, and you can afford a car payment, dump it as it is.
How much you can get for this car greatly depends on what kind of shape it’s in. Does it have working air conditioning? Are the body and interior in good shape? If you can answer yes to these questions, you might be able to get $2,000 for it with the clutch in working order.