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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1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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Life time, Handleing, Accerleration, MPG

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Size, needs TLC

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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.

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1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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Awesome gas mileage very dependable

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A little small  that is why its our commuter car!

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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

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Amazing very rare factory leather interior.

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Didnt have a vtec engine.

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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.

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1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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35MPG, Cheap Parts,Easily repaired,Lots of Room,Fully adjustable seats

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No Tach,Manual Windows,Does not drive well in wet conditions,Driver Seats are notorious to rip from entry and exit

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A Quick,cheap "ricer" That Is Very Reliable! — I have owned this car for a little over a year, and it is perhaps the best car I ever drivin since everything is perfect! I only have MINOR things break (parts under $60) and you can easily go 2,000 miles over on an oil change befor realizing you need it changed, EXCELENT Gas millage and the stock clutch is pretty lightweight but I would recommend a replacement at 120,000 miles for an Excedy (or somthing close) but over all it is an excelent car!and easily customizable! (yet you need to make shure the parts are for the Hatchback Model!)

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Honda quality, looks, mileage

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It was a floor model and had some cheap aftermarket crap bolted on.

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Good Car — I liked it. It wasn't as good as the '95 Civic but still was a great buy. A little bigger and stronger then the previous model.

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Small, good gas mileage.

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Not alot of cons for this car.  

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Honda Heaven — Well, the Honda is a good reliable car. We don't have to take it in very often. Non-American made cars tend to last a lot longer. I love to just drive this car everywhere!

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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EXCELLENT gas milage!  Great handling.

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less than wanted power

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Gas Milage — The gas mileage is great. However going from a 425 hp V8 beast to this was quite a change. It has been modified with a full exhaust system, intake system, and 1" lowering springs. Lack of money prevents other needed mods.

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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Great Handling, Gas, Apparel, Fun

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No powersteering ( N/A on Civic CX models)

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Gotta Have The Vtec!! — I've owned this Civic from when it was bone stock. I invested about $4000-$5000 into performance and apparel. This little Honda does great on gas aswell as screem at 5800 RPM's when you want it to. The JDM B-series motor I reciently swapped runs beautifully and is fun to drive on a everyday bases.

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1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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Superchargers welcome... parts cheap... easy to work on...

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If you want to push the car, expect to be on your third engine (like me)

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Built For Reliability. But That's Where It Ends. — It's a starting-driver's car. Car is not fast on any level and the only upgrades available for the car are dominantly body-kits.

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1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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gas milage, handling, practicality

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cheap interior, gutless stock motor

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Call Me A Ricer But I Love It! — I bought the car completely stock and unmollested as a daily driver, and loved the fuel economy and go cart handling. I soon blew the clutch, then decided i might as well blow the engine as well, wchich led to the first build. Even with the interior, engine, suspension, and wheels redone, it was still a practical daily driver, but it was now loud, had more guts, and handled better. Now in the middle of its second build, it will loose all practicality, but should be the fastest, best handling, best looking car I have owned yet, but with the money I am dropping into it it should be. Not the quickest car I have owned by any means, but one of the best handling, this car is by far my favorite to drive

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Classy Car By Caddyohlala

I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

Madison By Lamster

Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime 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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