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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 87 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Lucas writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Pros

the stereo i put i it

Cons

self-explanitory, its a civic

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The Civic At A Glance — If you like using your windows this may not be the best car for you. The engine is also nothing to be excited about, 1.6 liters of lawnmower power! The highlight of owning a civic, however, is winter time antics such as snow rallying while on a........ um well u can figure that out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robin writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

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Reliable

Cons

Not the faster

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White Knight — Awesome car, cant say anything bad about it. White and nice. Cheap on fuel. And very fun. Performance wise excellent. Spacious interior and comfort in all areas. Havent had to fix anything about it yet much reccomended for everyone. YEAH!

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

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GeoMan writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

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DEPENDABLE

Cons

rotors warp too easily, weak exhaust manifold

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This Is The Best Car I Ever Bought. — The low cost of ownership has saved me the price of the vehicle. It did not cost much to buy, did not cost much to maintain, and still get nearly 40 MPG on the highway. Yes, the cassette (!) player is hard to access and the A/C is good but not great, but every year I drive it is another year my daughter can go to college.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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

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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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Kati writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

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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

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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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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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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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