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

User Reviews

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Callen writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

sporty and small

Cons

lacks a lot of power

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Good Starter To The Import Scene — well its a good car if your just into imports and looking to buy parts cheap but the downside is that is lacks power and you need to do lots to gain it. looks good i love the hatchback look but it was fun to drive and cheap on gas.

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

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Jean-Marc writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

you can get a lot of power

Cons

expensive spares

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Awesome Ride — the porformance was good for 1.5 and looks mighty good with bodykit and 17" rims. the spares are expensive but worth it. you can fit a K20A in and probably get over 200bhp with proper tunning. overrall good car and odviously worth every penny.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Logan writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

awesome

Cons

none

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Sick — Handles well, rattles from subwoofers, exterior styling is ok, clutch/gearbox/tranny is all good, great gas mileage, low maintenance costs, pretty fun to drive so yea i just wrote everything you told me to write about so why do you need more words

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

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Chris writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Interior still looks great after 12 years!

Cons

Highway traveling sucks, good city car.

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A Long Lasting City Car That's Nice To Your Wallet. — No power on the highway! It rides great at 55 mph but doesn't like 70. It's a fun car with almost no maintenance and gets good gas mileage. I did have to replace the transmission though but I'm not sure why.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, Affordable

Cons

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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Adam writes:
1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

it get 35 mpg

Cons

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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Syed writes:
1997 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

its comfortable

Cons

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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Kati writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

awesome gas milage

Cons

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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Matty writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

Reliability, Fuel Economy, Low Maintenence

Cons

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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Mantas writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Economics, easy to handle, easy to modificate.

Cons

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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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Decent Looking, Economical, Compact Family Car. By mre7three

I love the fuel economy of this car. I also includes bluetooth technology, hands free mobile connectivity. The "eco" function does help improve fuel economy, at the expense of engine power but is a gr... Read More

A Great Bundle Of Stylishness, Efficiency, And Technology By David

I loved everything above: the alloy wheels, leather seats, Bluetooth, and Gas consumption. It's pretty stylish and comfortable. Fun to drive and a nice car to own. Honda cars are expensive brand-new, ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

Perfect For Commuter Or Driver On A Budget By mrg163

I enjoy how affordable the car is, even the insurance is dirt cheap compared to the cars my friends are driving. The manual transmission helps to add an enjoyable driving experience. Definitely feel s... 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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