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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Stefan writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

design, handling,reliable

Cons

weak interior --> vulnerable to scratches

35

My First Car — nice handling, good acceleration for 90hp

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Gamblor writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

It is a Honda

Cons

Kinda dented up

Gamblor
45

Good Car — It's a Honda and is very dependable. It seems to have good mileage and handles well. It seems a bit underpowered but could probably out perform a new Ford Fiesta. Has two CD players and cruise control. I think it is a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

fun and affordable

Cons

NONE

35

Amazing — Car is amazing fun. With the right about of work, this car will move pretty quick. Affordable car, fun to drive, handles like a go-cart. Just an over all fun car. I know my car better than anyone else when it comes to handling it.

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

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Michael writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

mpg

Cons

high insurance

25

Good Zipper — the car is fun, it accelerates average for its size of engine and the handling is amazing. the gas mileage is great and can get you pretty far for only 12 gallons. drawback is that the insurance isn't cheap to pay

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Avery writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

Pros

It's a reasonable car, but sporty and has good power.

Cons

Nothing really.

55

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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Rinesh writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

overall look and power is great

Cons

expensive to maintain and had to get parts.

25

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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Akio writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

Its a honda

Cons

Its a honda

25

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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Chase writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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4

Pros

gas saver

Cons

nothing

25

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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Jordan writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

Gas Sipper

Cons

If you're tall

25

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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Mitchell writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

honda

Cons

nothing

35

Civic — needs more hp and better sound as well as rims and tinted windows this an amazing little car parts to fix it are expencive but rarly ever need any this car handles like a gocart on nos hondas rule mitch

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cute Trash By revbaby

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A Lovely Little Car Well Ahead Of Its Time When It Came Out. By YDO010

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Honda Civic 1200cc 2 Door Coupe W Trunk (no Hatchback) By instituteofenergy

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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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