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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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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1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Looks

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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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1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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It's a reasonable car, but sporty and has good power.

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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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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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overall look and power is great

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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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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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Its a honda

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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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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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MPG

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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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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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fun

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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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1997 Honda Civic Review
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Handling

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Safety

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It Is A God Car — 0.9 to 60 mil. Braking fro 60 mil to 0 in 40 meters. Great handling. Doesent spend a lot of gas, about 6 liters to a 100 km. And its fun to drive. Its a good car to drive. Styling isgod.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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gas saver

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nothing

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Good — performance- great everything build quailty- it needed little things appreance- both exterior and interior need work but are okay cost of ownership- 245k, when it needs it fun factor- this is a fun car to drive cuz it saves gas

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Gas Sipper

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If you're tall

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Like It, Dont Love It. — This is a nice car for a student or starting off family. It handles pretty well, but not a 'racer' at all... It gets great gas mileage but okay if you are a heavy lead foot driver. Small interior and not for a big family.

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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