1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 84 reviews
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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
Great mileage and range.
A somewhat underpowered engine makes steep hills fun.
Econobox For The Win! — 35+ mpg says most of it. If you're looking for cheap, economical transport then look no further. Yes, there's body roll. Yes, you see them everywhere. Yes, it's somewhat lacking in the power department. But you forget most of this when you're passing people stopped at the pumps. Driving frugally I get about 35 mpg combined meaning a range of 350 miles on a tank. This competes with many modern hybrids. Maintenance costs for a car this old? Low since parts are everywhere and hardly anything will go wrong if you just keep up with recommended maintenance. A must have for a first car, a poor man's car, and everyone else not looking to look foolish in an SUV.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
35MPG, Cheap Parts,Easily repaired,Lots of Room,Fully adjustable seats
No Tach,Manual Windows,Does not drive well in wet conditions,Driver Seats are notorious to rip from entry and exit
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!)
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
Honda quality, looks, mileage
It was a floor model and had some cheap aftermarket crap bolted on.
1997 Honda Civic Review
Small, good gas mileage.
Not alot of cons for this car.
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
EXCELLENT gas milage! Great handling.
less than wanted power
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
Superchargers welcome... parts cheap... easy to work on...
If you want to push the car, expect to be on your third engine (like me)
1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
gas milage, handling, practicality
cheap interior, gutless stock motor
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
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
Reliable, Manual, pretty good on ice (front wheel drive), You can do your own
Body is not extremely solid, lot of road noise, not a lot of power.
Reviews From Other Years
Its A Good Improvement Over 2012 Civic
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
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
Great Second Car.
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
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
The 2011 Civic Si Sedan: A Car For The Practical-minded Enthusiast
First, some background information. I drive my Si 14000 to 15000 miles per year. My commute to work is a handful of miles on mainly straight roads, with lots of traffic signals. Overall, I average 2... Read More
I Love This Little Car For The Purpose Of A Get Around Town Car!
Hondas are know to last forever! This little car has been to college and back and still runs like a champ! Its fuel efficiency is fantastic! The trunk space is large enough for 2 huge suitcases and 3 ... Read More
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.
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
Yhe Name Of The Quality
2009 Honda civic LX-S sedan ....the high quality vehicle for family ...low mileage , cheap on gas....back parking sensor...shiny red color,,,,all maintenance made by Honda dealer.. excellent condition... Read More
Te 2009 Civic Hybrid has all the extras. Nav, Leather seats, great milage because it is a Hybrid. Handles great for a small car and has been able to be an everyday car as well as good for longer roa... Read More
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