1997 Honda Accord User Reviews

1997 Honda Accord Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 24 reviews
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 12 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"light" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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1997 Honda Accord EX Review
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It was free my sister gave it to me

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The radiator has a hole in it. So I need a new one plus it needs motor mounts

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Once It's Running It's Good It Got Me And My Family From San Francisco To Las Vegas — I have no review it is still running but it needs a lot of work and care. Other then that this Honda is a gas saver, if I had the money I'll buy another car like a van for the family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Honda Accord Special Edition Review
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It gets great gas mileage. It is a very comfortable car to drive. Very reliable, and easy to maintain.

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Transmission is going bad, which is common for most honda's of this age.

cesarlbc
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Best Car For Its Price — This car is one of the best cars you can buy for under $3,000. It is very reliable and will get you where you need to go with no problems. It is very good for road trips. Although it is not a huge car, you can fit most things you would bring along when you travel. It is great on gas aslong as you're not a crazy driver. It is a perfect first car for anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Accord LX Review
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Excellent  for 16 years! Love driving a manual car!

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Haven't gotten the dent in the trunk fixed nor the small rust patch on passenger side door. Other than that, it polishes up very nicely!

musicalnut
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This Is A Wonderfully Reliant Car. — Loved everything about this car - reliable, quiet, smooth shifting, looks nice, lots of room in car and trunk. This was my 3rd Honda Accord and my next car will be a 2010 Honda Accord - after I'm able to part with/sell this one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Awesome Car

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Could have better MPG

gchan
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I Miss My Car... — My very first car I've owned, and I fell in love with it when I sat in the driver's seat and it took me anywhere I wanted to go without any problems. I miss her so much... Good bye Acco-chan....

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1997 Honda Accord LX Wagon Review
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Great on gas. Lots of cargo space. That car just keeps running!

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Not a single guy car.

sergekhoury
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Great Car For A Low Budget Family — This car has everything for a family: seating space, cargo space and power. Don't be fooled by it's looks as it has some power under the hood. Couple all that with great mpg and voila! My car has almost 20,000 miles on it and shows no sign of slowing down or struggling.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pretty much everything

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governer

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Sexy — good performance dont know details yet good quality honda built good looking needs one spot of rust fixed other than that randoms painted parts mileage not bad zero on maintenance so far VERY fun to drive very quick and responsive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Honda Accord DX Review
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the car was cheap tires were cheap and good gas mileage

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paint was bad removed the cat so the exhaust smells bad burned a little oil

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My Bmw Accord — this car was a pile of junk when i got it luckily it was free it was wrecked in the front end and i had to replace a bunch of stuff on it i replaced the clutch and got some vw rims for it and a $30 rattle can paint job

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Fast, cheap to run, awe-inspiring handling and acceleration. Stereo quality that resembles divine perfection.

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The odd front light bulbs, the bipolar heating system,  the car insulation.

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A Grandpa's Car That Means A Lot Of Fun For Almost No Money. — Performance: Very, very fast, and accelerates like the devil. Build Quality: It's Honda, so its very reliable... if it has been taking care of, if not, you are going to have lots of time having fun with the front lights. Appearance: Dull on the exterior, and a nice place to be in the interior. It's a grandpa's car, so don't expect nothing "stylish", nice, but conservative. Cost of ownership: The car almost runs by itself, Gas mileage is very, very good (drove it with emergency lights for hours). Maintenance is very cheap. Fun Factor: Fast, Accelerates well, the steering is super precise and super sharp, the stereo is remarkable, and it has a sunroof. Yeah, you'll have fun. Lots of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Accord LX V6 Review
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very reliable

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not enough power

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Great First Car For Anyone — Performance - its alright not very powerful Build quality - been through hell and back, still looks brand new Cost of ownership - great fuel economy, easy to maintain and cheap fun factor - can take sharp turns, can drift if thats your cup of tea.

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1997 Honda Accord EX Review
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fun to drive

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currently could use new motor mounts

bobintampafl
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Great Run-around Town Car — I purchased the care used with about 97k, now has 150k. It is sporty yet economical, and fun to drive. It's a 4-dr EX with a sunroof and is just a reliable fun to drive car. I'm hoping it holds up a few more years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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