1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 87 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 45 reviews
"ride" 32 reviews
"reliable car" 23 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
CONS
"power" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"window" 4 reviews
"noise" 4 reviews

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Reliability.  Fuel mileage...when running right can get up to 42 mpg combined.

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You Just Can't Beat A Honda. The Energizer Bunny Of Cars. — I just can't say enough about this car. I got it for $2,000 off of Craigslist with 160,000 miles on it. I just turned over 250,000 miles and it's still going strong. It was an Arizona car so there's no Honda cancer present. It made it through last year's brutal winter (consistent below zero temps for almost 3 months running) with nary an issue...and it was NOT garaged at all. How lucky can a guy get.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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This car was extremely reliable, great on gas, and great for long trips.

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It had little space for carrying things, and was hard to use when I was moving.

sculleywr
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Great Little Car — I loved this little car. We named it Stanley, and he was my first car. As a delivery driver in a hilly area, the maneuverability this car had was very useful, and it still had enough power to handle the incline on the roads going up the ridge.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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Great gas mileage. Great reliability.

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Sometimes felt like there wasn't enough power with 4 passengers in the car. Ride is a little bumpy.

gitaruman
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Great Value For The Money — I really liked this civic a lot. I had it for over 10 years and it was reliable and ran well even after 200,000 miles. It was a great vehicle for commuting or for a small family. It really served me well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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Car is great on gas, power is a bit low but adequate for what it is, has sufficient amount of room, comfortable and handles well, it is a real joy to drive everyday

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power is a bit lower than I would like, ac could be better on hot days

rodgerdodger
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Great Little Car For The Money — Car is built real solid and well, I was not a huge fan of Honda cars, but came across a deal I could not refuse and bought it, I started being skeptical but all that went away after 3 months then I really started to like it, I can honestly say now I wouldn't mind buying another Honda Civic and probably will have one to replace this one when I am done with it. I really like the simplicity and how well it has held up and the repairs have not been to bad would recomend the same car to anyone thinking of buying.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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the car was basically free when i needed a car when my trans went out on my vw jetta. great gas mileage. ran smooth. no weird noises

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crappy paint job. headlights wired wrong. no a/c. seat belts were chewed up (probably from dog). manual window regulator broke. accessory plug broke. 4 cylinder

kimmylyn
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Excellent For Basically Free Car. — the car ran great(before my recent problems). got great gas mileage. handled corners very well.. got me were i needed to go! no weird noises or smells. dont like the 4 cylinder but really cant complain, for a basically free car. all my cons are just really cosmetic things. which is not bad at all! i love hondas. makes me happy to own one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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Great fuel economy. Very inexpensive maintenance costs compared to other vehicles.

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Small

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Perfect Commuting Car — Great, reliable vehicle. Great fuel economy and very inexpensive maintenance costs. I wouldn't purchase any other vehicle. Perfect for commuting. The car is small so not the best choice for a family. Handles great, however, my 97 does lack power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Reliable, great handling, great fuel economy.

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Not a lot of room for passengers. When something breaks...it's broke and expensive to fix

Laurbee
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Great Car For College Kid — Little Honda has done it again!!! First and only Honda car I had. I loved it. It was a zipper!! In and out of traffic it handled the road well. Quick, respnsive and FUN!!!. Only issue I had with it was the clutch went out and destroyed the passenger axle. After that the car did anything I asked besides off road driving. Sporty little car!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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nothing

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everything

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My Horrible Car That I'm Stuck With — This has got to be the worst car ever. I hope one day i can drive this car off of a cliff and never have to deal with it's horrible smell and noise ever again. I only bought the car to save gas.

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Almost everything

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Lack of engine power

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Get The V-tec — 1500 was to slow, great looking car. Honda spares very pricey. Reliabilty was bad on my one but that could be a once off as Honda are usually pretty good in that aspect. Boot space a plenty for sound. Good Car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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small

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not running

gthaley
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I Like This Car But My Wifr Is Getting Fedup With It! — Bought this car to replace my 1997 subaru legacy that has 255000 on it. It is not running because I have a coolant leak on the back of the engine? going to take it into sts tire in a little while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Classy Car By Caddyohlala

I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

Madison By Lamster

Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime Read More

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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