1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 86 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" 44 reviews
"ride" 32 reviews
"reliable car" 22 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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Adam writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

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Fun to drive. It was like a go cart with a manual transmission.

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No reason to avoid it.

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Fun, Quick, Saves Gas, Looks Cool, Sounds Good If You Put Enough Into It. — My suped up 1997 Honda Civic Ex with approx 165 horsepower. I could walk a Honda Civic Si. Carbon fiber hood, aluminum spoiler, Si rims, V-tech controller, 9.8 mm wires, fuel pressure regulator and guage, intake, Tornado air induction, throttle spacer, headers, racing cat., N1 Exhaust, pulleys, no A/C, or Power steering, original euro tailights, front Si fascia lip, hook-ups for subwoofer and amp

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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4

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Reliable, great gas mileage

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low performance (106hp/103ft/lbs tq)

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1997 Honda Civic — It's a great car for a daily driver, it gets awesome gas mileage. I bought the car hoping to be able to do an engine swap or boost it, but now I'm looking to just get a different car, hopefully a 240sx. It's been a fun car to have, reliable, not many problems. It is the DX, so its got the d16y7 which means no VTEC, so performance wise its on the low end, but it has lots of potential, and if i wasn't looking for another car, it'd be a fun car to mod.

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Tonya writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

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Cheap to maintain

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Easy to steal, so you have to protect it!

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Honda Power! — You can get parts anywhere, and usually easy to find. Performance wise, they can be built to be pretty fast with the right amount of money. They are cheap to buy. It is always fun to drive and it's my 3rd one. I'd buy another one!

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Aaron writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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Efficient,

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small, few cosmetic issues,

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Honda Daily Driver — This car has had the best cost of ownership experience I can possibly imagine. It performs well in a daily driver mode, but excels in it's efficient gas usage, and handles well, making it a fun car to drive. The only downside is that it doesn't take hills well, and power? None that I could see.

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Jay writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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great gas mlleage and low cost of ownership

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not very powerful, not very fast

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Awesome Car — performance-not too bad, it accelerates ok for a 4 banger. braking-very good thanx to slotted rotors and srs pads. handling-it does ok i guess, for 12 year old springs and shocks. looks pretty good from the outside, couple dings here and there. cost of ownership-cheap. great on gas. i've changed the oil every 4000 miles with synthetic oil. fun factor- i love to drive it. it's so much fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stephen writes:
1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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5

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Excellent Gas mileage

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have not expereinced any

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Best Car For The Money — My little HX amazes me just about everyday. I have owned it just over a year now and I could not be happier. I almost always enjoy an average MPG of close to 37, and it costs right around $30 to fill up, even now. The interior has held up very well. The car is not underpowered and will easily keep up with freeway traffic. It now has just over 99,000 miles on it and I am very confident that with regular maintainence it will go another 150,000 easy. The car is very fun to drive and it is cool to own something that was such a limited model, the CVT Transmission is incredibly smooth and efficient.

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Fue writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

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Great Handling, Gas, Apparel, Fun

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No powersteering ( N/A on Civic CX models)

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Gotta Have The Vtec!! — I've owned this Civic from when it was bone stock. I invested about $4000-$5000 into performance and apparel. This little Honda does great on gas aswell as screem at 5800 RPM's when you want it to. The JDM B-series motor I reciently swapped runs beautifully and is fun to drive on a everyday bases.

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sculleywr writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

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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.

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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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gitaruman writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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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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rodgerdodger writes:
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

Cons

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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