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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"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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 87 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Shane writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

Almost everything

Cons

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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Jean writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

good mileage

Cons

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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Oscar writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

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Good on Gas.

Cons

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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Joe writes:
1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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4

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gas saver, reliable, practical

Cons

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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Massab writes:
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Pros

a civic =P

Cons

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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Trevor writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

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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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Timothy writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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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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Zakk writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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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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Jesse writes:
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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Saša writes:
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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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Honda Civic Cvcc By carrotzilla

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1976 Honda Civic Reviews

Civic 1200 By TenthA86

I ran 120,000+ miles on mine - 13" American Racing wheels & T/A tires. It handled like a slot car - got 45 mpg on hwy & 35+ in town. Had factory am/fm & needed the following: new front fenders - dea... Read More

Rusty But Cute By Dwayne

good reliable vehicle but not very quiet inside. comfortable and fairly roomy but no otions whatsoever. Great on gas but as a result, very poor acceleration. Read More

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1977 Honda Civic Reviews

Its A Pretty Ight Car By Brandon

its a fun tiny car thats is very very good on gass, the car goes very good if you have a dohc integra 1.6 motor in it. it looks like it has no room, but there is alot of room when you get in it Read More

My First Car By Mark

great little auto. easy to repair, prone to rust along door sills though. got mine up to 100 mph, even 12 years old Read More

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