1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 85 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" 43 reviews
"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 21 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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John writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

fun and affordable

Cons

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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Michael writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

mpg

Cons

high insurance

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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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Trevor writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

dependable

Cons

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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Carl writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

Looks good, Famous Honda Quality, Quite Sporty (with right engine)

Cons

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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Timothy writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Looks

Cons

None

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A Great Small First Car~ — I has that nice look, Japanese Honda reliability. Performance is alright, the 1.5 Engine is quite powerful. It has a great Build Quality. Rarely let me down. Great on Fuel. And IT IS REALLY2 FUN to drive. Cheap on maintenance. Great car to have

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

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Avery writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

Pros

It's a reasonable car, but sporty and has good power.

Cons

Nothing really.

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Good Car — I really like my car. It has a ton of power and good gas mileage. It's a cute little car, but sporty at the same time. Its really fun to drive. Has a good sound system too. I love it.

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Rinesh writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

overall look and power is great

Cons

expensive to maintain and had to get parts.

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Imperssive Little Honda — Performance - 1.6 vtec 118kw (STD) Build quality - Solid mac build, few rattles due to sound Apperance - full trim leather interior, 2 door coupe hatch, lowered suspension , 17'' mags Cost of ownership - fuel eco is not bad 700km to a full tank driving norm/ maintenance is abit pricey Fun factor - wait for 5500rpm and watch the acceleration

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

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Akio writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

Its a honda

Cons

Its a honda

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Great — Loves corners, handles like a dream. All hondas are fun to drive. braking is great. Rarely any rattles. not much for fuel and repairs. The interior is simple..stylish and the exterior is just sublime...HONDA = BEST!!! Honda built for Comfort

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

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Zakk writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

MPG

Cons

FWD

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My Civic — Gets me around. Great gas mileage. Handles ok. Super reliable as all hondas are. Not very fast. Cheap to own. Easy to work on. Not very quiet inside and the ride is not very smooth. Did I mention that it gets good gas mileage : )

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesse writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

fun

Cons

obd2

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Fast — h22a swap turbo on 12psi lower on ebay springs car very fun to drive spins all the time i got about 7000 in the motor very fast street car/ ever day driver back and forth to work / track car 24 mph

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

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