1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

1997 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 85 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" 43 reviews
"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 21 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 71 - 80 of 85 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

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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Stefan writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Overall:
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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Tiffany writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

gas milage, beautiful!

Cons

the material on the fenders is kinda week

35

This Is My 1997 Honda Civic Ex — it was and IS my dream car ever sincie i was 12. It is durable and the best car i have EVER owned! GREAT GAS MILEAGE!!!

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Dan writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

Reliable Honda quality, enough get-up-and go for arround town.

Cons

It would never, never, never be able to hold its own on the track. Manual crank windows SUCKED

35

For A Daily Driver, It Held Up To The Task — Drove this car for abotu two years in high school, and now my little sister is driving it. I loved the manual transmission, and i never had any real problems with it besides the fact that the manual crank windows sucked. There just wasn't enough acceleration in it. It would have been decent acceleration for a passenger car, but just not enough for a sport car.

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Steve1045 writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

Gas mileage.

Cons

Hard to shift, no torque at all

35

Nothing Special — Not a bad car, used to borrow it all the time, kinda sporty but kinda boring to drive.

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Aliza writes:
1997 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

Reliable, fun to drive, handles great in snow & ice, cheap to run, looked good, fuel economical, safe

Cons

Cassette deck was placed in a weird spot, cup holder lid broke... really, the "cons" were minor. Insurance is higher than for other makes/models; get a car alarm/engine disable system installed (I was only broken into once, in 10+ years).

55

The Civic Si Is An Awesome Car! — I loved this car, kept it for 10 years until it was totaled in a crash (I walked away with barely a bump; the paramedics, cops, firemen, body shop-- all were impressed based on how fast the other car was going when she slammed into me). Several friends who rode in (or drove) my car liked it so much, they went out and bought Civics as well. They're well-built, well-designed cars, fun to drive for their category, handle well in snow and ice (I've never driven better than a Civic/Integra, in winter). They're comfortable, even for adults in the back seat on road trips. With the seats flipped down, they can carry quite a bit. Easy to find a good mechanic to maintain them. Good on gas. It's not too big, so finding a parking spot isn't too hard. Really, a very good practical car.

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Jose Osbaldo writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

swap motor and front conversion

Cons

no power locks or power windows

35

Civic — good car for first timer and good if you want to hook up its good and cheap to modifie

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Isaac writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

tinted windows, loud exhaust, it might be a 6spd cuz it was rebuilt and has a 6 gear knob

Cons

needs alot of stuff cuz of the prior salvage, easily reconized so if i catch a case im gone for sure, windows might be too dark, needs new paint job, rims and clutch

35

The Yellow Beast — the car is good on gas its prior salvage so its been modified from whoever had it when i bought it, it has a pretty loud exhaust which is kinda bad on the ppl who i live around part...lol

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Phil writes:
1997 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

Honda reliability, good performance.

Cons

No rear seats (my doing), noisy (my doing)

45

My Race Prepped Stealth Rice Mobile — I've had this car for over 4 years, I can't complain about it really. I've resprayed it Matte black and done a few modifications, Wheels, exhaust and a few engine mods. I've removed pretty much all the comfortable interior and rear seats to save as much weight as possible.

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Nicole writes:
1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

reliable/good commuter car

Cons

Not so impressive gas mileage/Not very pretty inside: Kinda bottom of the barrel for Honda

55

Reliable Cute Commuter Car — Okay, so I'm not wowed by this car, but it is easy to drive and reliable, comfortable, roomy in front and back (even if you're tall), good trunk space, fair gas mileage (not as good as I had expected: it gets around 26 mpg freeway, less than my Accord LXI with more power (which tends to affect mpg in the negative, but that car at over 15 years old avg'd 30 mpg.

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

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2009 Honda Civic Reviews

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