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 Review
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Reliable, Affordable

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Wish it were a stickshift

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Solid Car, Worth The Money — handles very well, not the greatest acceleration but i'm getting about 40 mpg or 400 miles to the tank, it's a smooth ride and drives real nice in snow and ice, but it's light so if you're stuck in a snowbank it's easy to get out (shakes a little around 110mph)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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it get 35 mpg

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no ac

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Gfdsgfd — A good daily driver needs lots of money to be all around fast. It's only 115 hp for gods sake. High end coilovers a cage and a k series would do wonders. But it has potential. That's all for now.

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1997 Honda Civic Review
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its comfortable

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none

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Awesum For Modification — This car is awesum.....i like the shooot....its very comfortable. it has sharp turning...nice torque...when u drive it feels u r driving a classs... nice look....nice body....adjustable steering and best fot modification purpose....it can be use for racing

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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awesome gas milage

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small inside

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Ambivalent — i can easily get 40 mpg with this car. not as fun as my previous accord but ehhh...it's fine to own. acceleration is a tad slow, breaking is ok, handles pretty well in any condition. overall not a bad vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Reliability, Fuel Economy, Low Maintenence

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Power/Weight Ratio, Road Noise,

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Good Little Car — Performance - What performance?...It's a stock civic. Build Quality - It's a Honda, very little exceeds Honda. Appearance - Considering the mileage, very good shape Cost of Ownership - Just fuel, that's it. Fun Factor - Basically, the car is just like the Energizer Bunny, and you're never worried about breaking down.

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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Economics, easy to handle, easy to modificate.

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Lack of power in stock model.

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>love This Car> — Performance - acceleration quite good, but it is best for slalom. Quality is great, only money car is taking - for tires, oil, filters and none for repairs. "Honda - make it your self" this car is made to be tuned - it's wery easy... Maintaince cost wery low. Mileage - less than 70k And yes. It's fun.

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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I own it.

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nothing

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My Baby — I love my new car. Have lots of plans for it. Soon to be in car shows. I have a full lip kit, HID's top & bottom with eyelids, Rear spoiler & roof spoiler, Drag dr16 16" rims w/ Kumho tires. More to come. Custom music & interior.

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1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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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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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Built like a Honda...Revs like a Honda.

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Accelerates like a van, handles like a van and about as comfortable as being stabbed!

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Honda Civic - Just Noise? — It is often said that the Italian Government is capable of making a lot of noise without actually getting anywhere...well this must be the automotive alternative. Performance wise, 115bhp is all you get from a 1.5, and that is only available at about 5,000rpm (the engine can rev to 6,800rpm easily!). Handling and acceleration are a bit to be desired, but that is my own fault, due to the 'sound system' in the boot. Understeer is horrendous on any surface and the brakes have a tendency to overheat quickly...so it is not reallt a car to push on in. Not much to be said about build quality, other than it's built like a Honda (the only problems so far have been losing ABS and the indicator cancelation...but they have repaired themselves) The appearance is enough to make children sick, it is ugly! The exterior looks like a Bee with a bit of botox, and the inside is just grey plastic on top of grey plastic. The seats are extremely uncomfortable, and the ride is not helped by the stiff suspension. Overall, not very plesant. Fuel consumption is terrible, especially if you drive it properly, which in turn would mean you get through quiet a bit of engine oil. More importantly, however, is the driving experience...which is brilliant! Thanks to a new intake and exhaust, the noise it makes is biblical, and if you rev it into the Vtec, it just goes mental. Even when you drop it down to 3rd at about 70mph, you have silence followed by a kick followed by a loud electronic scream, which is exciting. So if the road is clear, no speed cameras and you have enough fuel, it would be hugely fun, but on the other 364 days of the year, the ride and the greyness is impossible to live with...logic says I should have just kept the Corsa and undone all the crap modifications I did on a budget!

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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Very nice car

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Not turbo yet :)

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Kitt — Well I ahave had this car for almost five years now. I love it just as much as the first day I got it. Over the years I have made my personal additions and upgrades. She just keeps getting better. Next step .... TURBO !!!

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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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