1997 Honda Civic Coupe User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Coupe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Nick writes:
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4

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very revv happy, very reliable, comfortable, KILLER around a corner and a suprisingly decent sized trunk

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not the gas mileage i was expecting, but partially due to lead foot.

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Honda Civic, Not As Dull As You Would Tend Tp Think. — Performance: only 127 HP here, even with the Vtec Equipped D16Y8, but manages to keep it funn by putting all of those ponies north of 6 grand. still, dont expect an amazing 0-60. around a corner though, is a totally differnt story. i have yet to drive a car that is as easy as this one to drive hard and fast. in the VERY rare occurance that the front end actually does back out, it dose so in a very easy and controlled manner. i just wish mine was a 5 speed :P Build Quality: its a Honda. my window rattles every once in a blue moon. thats all. did i mention its 13 years old? Appearance: very conservative. it certanly isn't going to turn heads, but i almost like that. the interior is fairly well laid out and all be it very concervative, it some how manages to not be too boring. im also a very big fan of the very thin steering wheel. Cost of ownership: when i got i civic, i was expecting 30+MPG. not the story with the automatic EX model. expect closer to 23-25. not bad, but my dad's LT1 Firebird has it beat in that aspect. other wise though, its a honda. change the oil and replace the timing belt is about as intensive as maintnets gets. Fun Factor: supprisingly high. i really do enjoy my little honda on a good curvy road. also the fact that it redlines at 7grand, and actually runs up to it, is always a plus. over all: i like it better than i thought i would! yeah i get laughed at, but so what. i enjoy my little civic. i just wish it was a 5 speed model!

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

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Lisa writes:
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4

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good gas mileage, its quick, handles good.

Cons

its lowered, so it scrapes on almost everything.

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Awesome Car — very reliable, cheap on parts and labour. quick and fun to drive, u can find parts for it anywhere. original d16 enge blew at about 250 000ks, but bought and installed the new motor super cheap. 50$ in gas will last about 2-3 weeks.

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Liz writes:
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4

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Great gas mileage

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Rear quarter panel rust

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My Little Ex — It's a Honda. Need I say more. I get about 30 mpg's on a good day. But I do rag on it a little. It has a sporty look and it handles pretty good. As with any car it is a little sluggish on hills. Thanks for taking the time.

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Alex writes:
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fun little import, gets great gas mileage

Cons

Interior could use a more comfortable approach considering it's a car someone would be likely to travel in.

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1997 Honda Civic Hx — It an overall good car, but it's not my camaro! Like i guess, i love it because it's a 5-speed, it gets incredible gas mileage, and for a 4-banger, it actually is pretty quick. It has over 161K miles on it. I've put about 8K on it since February when i got it. The only thing i've had to replace was the EGR valve. The sensor was screwed up and it wasn't bothering the car at all, i just didn't like the check engine light on so i bought the little $200 part.

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Daniel writes:
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Pick-up, durability.

Cons

She's old, and metal. RUST!

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Who Doesn't Love A Mid-nineties Civic? — We all love the Honda, she's a beast, and a ton of fun. Fast off the line and still kickin' past the 100 mph mark. A solid investment and loves to be thrown around. (Important traits for me) Next car will probably be a Honda, unless I am somehow a great deal more wealthy by then :-)

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Greg writes:
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MPG

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Room

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Great Car To Get From A To B Cheap And You Get There Everytime. — Great car. Never really anything other than gass and oil and gets great MPGs. Not a race car but with a few bolt ons gets about a 10 sec 0-60 while still getting 40mpgs. not a ton of room but from work and back cheap haven't found anything better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathon writes:
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cause it has VTEC lol and honda make a wicked car :)

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the fuel economy of the way i drive it lol

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Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee — its an awesome car to drive, i have a fair few plans for it to :) Performance - acceleration, braking, handling are all good but will upgrade abit more of the handling aspect and new brake upgrade soon Build Quality - has it needed repairs? nah never repaired anything major yet Appearance - both interior and exterior styling, are pretty decent i do my best to keep her clean and tidy Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? hellll yes it is :)

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

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Tanner writes:
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5

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love honda

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easy to steal

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Love It — its great for cornering!!! needs some more top end power though! needs VTEC and a turbofor sure! great suspension setup as of now and love the tires and rims wish it had a h22a in it or go real crazy and swap to a v6

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

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Welo writes:
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5

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Tunable

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nothing :P

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What's A Review Title? — mmm mmm mmm mm mm mm mm mm mm Appearance, tunable, decente performance, easy to drive, fast but not enough... easy to get things to put on it.. very fun to drive but it would be better if it was an awd

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

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Pablo writes:
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Cheap, gas efficient

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Nothing

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Awesome Car — Brakes good, good pricing, accelerates well, really good steering, fun to drive, good stereo, exterior is good, except for a few minor dents. Only 102xxx miles on it, so its got a long time to go, only big problem is when you turn, you hear a little squeaking/rattling noise. Its never had any problems so I guess you could say this car is really good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

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2010 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Very Good By Pedro

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2009 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Totally Sporty Car That Doesn't Break The Bank By Erik

This car is just a blast to drive. Of course it's totally reliable and sips gas. It handles like a go-kart and is nimble and in total connection with the road. It looks amazing in its gloss black c... Read More

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2008 Honda Civic Coupe Reviews

Eonomy And Comfortable Car By omid20205

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