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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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)

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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

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reliable/good commuter car

Cons

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

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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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Jeremy15 writes:
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Not Performance Oriented At All, But Great On Gas And Very Reliable. — This is the first car that I ever owned and will probably always be somewhat special to me, but not for actual driving. The car was an automatic and had extremely low horsepower and not great handling. But if you want a reliable car to get you from point A to point B that is very inexpensive, then you should get one.

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coggs769 writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

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Really good engine, reliable car

Cons

Every little thing around the car seems to weant to break..like door handles

coggs769
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Pretty Nice Ride — I love any Honda cars, I think they are some of the best made cars around. What I find troubling is the fact that even though the engine is exteremely good, little things around the car break easily. Overall, I love my 97 Civic. My wife also loves her 2006 Civic EX!!

Owner for 7 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,500

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kimmylyn writes:
1997 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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3

Pros

the car was basically free when i needed a car when my trans went out on my vw jetta. great gas mileage. ran smooth. no weird noises

Cons

crappy paint job. headlights wired wrong. no a/c. seat belts were chewed up (probably from dog). manual window regulator broke. accessory plug broke. 4 cylinder

kimmylyn
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Excellent For Basically Free Car. — the car ran great(before my recent problems). got great gas mileage. handled corners very well.. got me were i needed to go! no weird noises or smells. dont like the 4 cylinder but really cant complain, for a basically free car. all my cons are just really cosmetic things. which is not bad at all! i love hondas. makes me happy to own one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MikeinWA writes:
1997 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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5

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Great commuter car, great for trips, fuel economy, comfortable driver position, good legroom and adequate headroom, good visibility.

Cons

Road noise, limited cargo space of small car, adequate power

MikeinWA
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Reliable Commuter Car That Can Go On Trips Too! — This car has been quite reliable with over 269,000 miles and consistently gets at least 38 or more mpg. Best observed on freeway section of a trip was 49 mpg measured by taking miles traveled divided by gallons put into tank. Seating is pretty good with good leg and headroom (no sunroof).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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nothing

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everything

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My Horrible Car That I'm Stuck With — This has got to be the worst car ever. I hope one day i can drive this car off of a cliff and never have to deal with it's horrible smell and noise ever again. I only bought the car to save gas.

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

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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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