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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Peder writes:
1997 Honda Accord EX Review
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Everything`

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This Generation of accords has an issue with the front power windows. Thy are slow and sometimes they quit working all together. But that's a small issue for such a great car.

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According To Me. — First off, I <3 my Honda. These are some of the most reliable cars on the road. I haven't had a problem with this car and the odometer reads a scant 225,000 miles. :D The interior is ergonomically designed, everything is in reach and easy to adjust. I would have to say the exterior is one of the best looking cars of it's time, and even now. I have done some cosmetic modifications that really make it look aggressive. But it's a far cry from The Fast And The Furious. (thankfully, I hate those stupid ricers :P) On to performance, this car is not crazy fast (remember is a family sedan) but when it has the 5-speed manual transmission, it's a peppy car. It accepts modifications like it's own, and you really notice a difference when you install just a few bolt-ons. Left stock you will get about 32mpg on the highway, and even with a few mods it still returns the amount or even greater if it's properly tuned. It really just sips the gas. :) Though it's not the fastest car it is certainly one of the most fun to drive. The steering is exact, the brakes are strong and pedal feel is solid, and when you need to get on the highway, there is plenty of power to get you up to speed quickly. All in all this is a great car to have, it's reliable, good looking, and fun to drive.

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Pedro writes:
1997 Honda Accord Special Edition Review
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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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cesarlbc writes:
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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John writes:
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speakers, paint job

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Factory supplied rims (its not as stylish) haha

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First Car — It looks better than the newer versions of accord (except da new ones), It has great speakers because it's already loud and has a nice base by just using a an amplified receiver. It is easy to customize and has low maintenance. It's a Honda, Duh!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gchan writes:
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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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musicalnut writes:
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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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Kyle writes:
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Reliability

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I need to replace the clutch soon.

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All Around Good Car — Its nice, a good reliable car with like 28 miles to the gallon. Shifting in a stick is fun, this car has some pretty good pep. There are a lot of good things about this car... Almost no maintenance needed. The beauty of a Honda of course.. Just give it gas and go

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John writes:
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drives sooo good.

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none

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Worth Every Penny — Performance- good acceleration for a 4 cylinder, good brakes, handles great Quality- Superb. Doesn't ever break down. Appearance- silhouette is awesome. needs paint. Cost- a little expensive Fun factor- This car offers soo much to the driver. Over all its fantastic

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sergekhoury writes:
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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Joel writes:
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pretty much everything

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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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