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1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 84 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" 42 reviews
"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 18 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
CONS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"noise" 4 reviews
"window" 4 reviews

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Displaying 41 - 50 of 84 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Logan writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

awesome

Cons

none

25

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.

25

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

25

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

25

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

25

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

25

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,

25

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.

25

>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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Sener writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

I own it.

Cons

nothing

55

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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Ashley writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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2

Pros

Built like a Honda...Revs like a Honda.

Cons

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

25

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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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

Great Car For A Family Starting Out Or Someone Who Travels Alot. By Frank_Riccardi

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

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2009 Honda Civic Reviews

Sporty, Modern, Practical, And Fun! By darinmccauley

I really like the look of this year (2009) especially with the LX-S package. That package offers real alloys and a spoiler that make it look sportier than the regular, lower civics running around. Jus... Read More

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