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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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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It is a Honda

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Kinda dented up

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Good Car — It's a Honda and is very dependable. It seems to have good mileage and handles well. It seems a bit underpowered but could probably out perform a new Ford Fiesta. Has two CD players and cruise control. I think it is a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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good mileage

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needs a motor swap lol

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Good Starter Car For Anyone. Good For Traveling. — Wish it came with a different motor. acceleration was lacking after i found a b18 lol. it only had a d-series. low maintenance. good interior. good mileage. fun to drive good project car if i would have held on to it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Good on Gas.

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Not very comfortable.

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Good On Gas, Reliable, Good For A Racing Project! — This car comes with a D16 Engine which is non VTECH, very slow, but really good on gas, does not have electric windows, but is a good car i like it. It could be a really good project to put in a B18 engine it could become really fast becasue the body is really light.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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gas saver, reliable, practical

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no reason

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Great Reliable Car Thats A Gas Saver, Not A Racer... Or At Least Not Right Now — Great 5 speed, awesome gas mileage..around 34 on highways id say..car is small, has a 1.4 ltr v-tech, doesn't have the best pick up. other then that it corners tight and is a fun car.. this car will last forever if taken care of.. 97 is a good year..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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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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1997 Honda Civic Review
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a civic =P

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none

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Nice.. — an exi.. naaaaa.. the other ones better but this aint bad either.. awesome looks.. accelaration and handling - one of the best! nice interior.. spacious.. easy to afford.. and is fun to drive.. manual transmission.. power windows, steering and fully loaded..

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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fun and affordable

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NONE

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Amazing — Car is amazing fun. With the right about of work, this car will move pretty quick. Affordable car, fun to drive, handles like a go-cart. Just an over all fun car. I know my car better than anyone else when it comes to handling it.

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

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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mpg

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high insurance

25

Good Zipper — the car is fun, it accelerates average for its size of engine and the handling is amazing. the gas mileage is great and can get you pretty far for only 12 gallons. drawback is that the insurance isn't cheap to pay

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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dependable

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getting  bit worn

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Honda Lover — I love the car the most dependable car I have ever owned and it still gets 30 mpg after 13 years. The car will never quit just change the oil every 3k or 3 months. You will love this ar

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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Looks good, Famous Honda Quality, Quite Sporty (with right engine)

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Of course none

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6th Gen Ej9 Civic Is — Proud owner of a ยด97 CGM EJ9 iS Shortshift. EJ9 means it was an EDM-spec car powered by Hondas D14A4-engine. Performance: 1.4 @ 90hk ment that my car was not a sports car nor was it a snail. My engine loved revs over 4500. In that zone it went like a bullet. Build Quality: Superb Honda Quality. No rattling noices. Everything just works. Apperance: 6th Gen Civics has a very good apperance. They just looks good! Cost of Ownership: Because the Civic is very popular with the young people its insurance is a bit high. On the contrary serviceing is cheap, because it never breaks down. I just changed my frond brake pads under a five year long ownership... the 1.5 VTEC engine is more economical than the 1.4 but its down to 0.5 liter in AVG. mine got me about 550 km on 40 liter of gas. Fun Factor: The Civic is a very stable yet entertaing car to drive... quite sporty almost firm handling. Cut corner like a GO-KART. I can recomend you a 6th Gen CIvic 100%

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

i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

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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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