Sign in | Register | My account |

1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

  • Review your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

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

User Reviews

Displaying 51 - 60 of 84 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Marvin writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Very nice car

Cons

Not turbo yet :)

35

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 !!!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Civic
Looking for a Used Civic in your area?
CarGurus has 53,582 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,700.
ZIP:
Guillaume writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

can't kill it

Cons

can't kill it

25

Unkillable Civic — I wish I could kill it. I've tried my best but it seems like this car just wont die. Downshifting from the fifth into the second gear won't even do it. My next attempt will involve either a cliff or rock pile. Stay tuned.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Shawn writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

It's mine!

Cons

It's not done yet

55

My Whip! — Love that it's mine...when it's done i'll be happy. Already got a lot of stuff done; engine, tranny, rims, lowered, sound system, exhaust, seats, shirt shifter, gauges, etc...a lot more to come! For a 4 door family sedan, it moves pretty good

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
James writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Sexxxy

Cons

not a 5 speed

25

Civic Review — The damn thing runs like a top. it needs some rims sure...but hell i love it. i'll admit that it would be a lil more fun if it was a five speed. but it still runs pretty damn good. 35 mpg. plus. chicks dig civics...haa

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Stephen writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

quick

Cons

purple

25

97 Blurple Bubble — I like that the car is so light which means i wont have to spend as much money on performance upgades an I can put more money towards the appearance of the car. not that it is ugly. it is jus it can be much more aerodynamic with visual upgrades

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Nick writes:
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Everything is a + love everything ive done to it.

Cons

There is nothing negative about this car!

25

Love My Honda! — Too many things to love about the car, tons of aftermarket stuff. Many engine mods available, from full swaps to internal upgrades on the stock motor itself. Very great on gas even with it heavily modded, which not only makes it easy on the wallet but even more of a joy to drive.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Alvin writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Looks, drivability

Cons

Mileage

25

Honda Civic 97 Sedan — Car is 11 years old and does not require so much repairs apart from maintenance tasks. Performance is more than average with little modification. Appearance was enhanced with a new paintjob. Gas mileage is a bit lower than the regular car maybe because of modifications on exhaust. With the modifications on the sound system, its trully fun to drive.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Cody writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Life time, Handleing, Accerleration, MPG

Cons

Size, needs TLC

25

I Love This Car. — This car has lasted my mom 11 years and then she gave it to me because she needed another, I am very pleased with this vehicle, and it only costed me 8k used from the dealership, it handles very easily, so it drives nicely. I definatly recommend this vehicle to others.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Iva62 writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Awesome gas mileage very dependable

Cons

A little small  that is why its our commuter car!

35

Quality — We have almost 200,00 miles on this little commuter car! And we have not had to do anything with it! Can your car measure up

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Christopher writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Amazing very rare factory leather interior.

Cons

Didnt have a vtec engine.

35

My "other" Civic — This car my mom bought from her friend for me because it had such low miles (58,000) and was only $5,000. It was an LX model, so it had all the nice luxuries of the EX model (power everything and sunroof) but not the vtec engine. It had a 1.6 litre SOHC non-vtec engine with 5 speed manual trans. The one really nice thing about this car was, that it was owned by the famous "little old lady" that everyone wants to buy a car from, and it had a full MINT leather interior. This is strange for a civic, but it was an option and they do exist. I was just one of the lucky few to own one. I had this car along with the white civic and the mustang, but sold it to my cousin soon after the accident because it was 5 speed so I no longer had any use for it.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 51 - 60 of 84 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Its A Good Improvement Over 2012 Civic By bamf270

honda got some grief over the 2012 civic. i recently leased a 2013 ex and have noticed its quieter ride at highway speeds. great fuel efficiency with over 42 mpg at 70mph and combined total mpg cur... Read More

Best Small Sedan By Onlyicon

I love my small car but when I have to mail big boxes, I am stuck, Sometime I would have to have freinds help me. But overall its a fun car to ride around, Its a true gas saver, When ever I go visit m... Read More

Read all 2013 Honda Civic reviews

2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Great Second Car. By Lucypenny

This car met all of our expectations for a second car. It is comfortable and roomy. We drove the car on a few long trips and we're very satisfied with the performance. We liked the economy, looks, ... Read More

Fun Car To Drive By mnye35244

The styling is clean and crisp. Heated seats and mirrors are a great plus. 60/40 split rear seats nice for extra cargo space, if needed. iMid displays good information or can be personalized with p... Read More

Read all 5 2012 Honda Civic reviews

2011 Honda Civic Reviews

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

At 39 plus MPG I had and have no complaints, this is a great car and I am sure it will stay that way if it is cared for. My daughter-in-law had a 1990 (don't remember the exact year) but it had 235,00... Read More

The Acceleration Is Good And Also The Handling By Arif_rahman

This car is efficient fuel with 25 mpg and also low cost maintenance which only change oil per 3k mil, the acceleration braking and handling is good, safety and fun to drive but it's not comfortable f... Read More

Read all 6 2011 Honda Civic reviews

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

Read all 18 2010 Honda Civic reviews

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

Love This, I'm Looking Forward To Buying Another In The Future! By Stephen

this is a great fun sporty car, enough room to get the kid in the back seat and have fun cruising throughout the mountains. Doubles as a great grocery getter and the color gets everyones attention. C... Read More

Read all 53 2009 Honda Civic reviews

People researching a 1997 Honda Civic contacted a dealer about

1997 Honda Civic LX, 1997 Honda Civic 4 Dr LX Sedan picture, exterior
Honda Civic
47% of the time
Toyota Corolla
12% of the time
Honda Accord
10% of the time
Toyota Camry
9% of the time
Civic
Looking for a Used Civic in your area?
CarGurus has 53,582 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,700.
ZIP: