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 71 - 80 of 87 1997 Honda Civic reviews.

Matt writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

good on gas, never broke down once.

Cons

gutless, no room in it, little scary on the highway next to transports

45

The Donda. — another vehicle i never stopped driving. should never have got rid of it.

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Sean writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

Pros

Reliable, Manual, pretty good on ice (front wheel drive), You can do your own
maintenance.  High resale value. Easy to drive.

Cons

Body is not extremely solid, lot of road noise, not a lot of power.

115

Its A Civic What Can I Say — Civics are great cars for what they are, they will never die, they last forever, but they are a economy car so you cant expect F1 performance

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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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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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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Great Economy Family Car With A Modern Style. By Sergei_SFBAY

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Decent Looking, Economical, Compact Family Car. By mre7three

I love the fuel economy of this car. I also includes bluetooth technology, hands free mobile connectivity. The "eco" function does help improve fuel economy, at the expense of engine power but is a gr... Read More

A Great Bundle Of Stylishness, Efficiency, And Technology By David

I loved everything above: the alloy wheels, leather seats, Bluetooth, and Gas consumption. It's pretty stylish and comfortable. Fun to drive and a nice car to own. Honda cars are expensive brand-new, ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

Perfect For Commuter Or Driver On A Budget By mrg163

I enjoy how affordable the car is, even the insurance is dirt cheap compared to the cars my friends are driving. The manual transmission helps to add an enjoyable driving experience. Definitely feel s... 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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