1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

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    1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Ambivalent — i can easily get 40 mpg with this car. not as fun as my previous accord but ehhh...it's fine to own. acceleration is a tad slow, breaking is ok, handles pretty well in any condition. overall not a bad vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: awesome gas milage

    Cons: small inside

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    1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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    Good Little Car — Performance - What performance?...It's a stock civic. Build Quality - It's a Honda, very little exceeds Honda. Appearance - Considering the mileage, very good shape Cost of Ownership - Just fuel, that's it. Fun Factor - Basically, the car is just like the Energizer Bunny, and you're never worried about breaking down.

    Pros: Reliability, Fuel Economy, Low Maintenence

    Cons: Power/Weight Ratio, Road Noise,

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    1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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    >love This Car> — Performance - acceleration quite good, but it is best for slalom. Quality is great, only money car is taking - for tires, oil, filters and none for repairs. "Honda - make it your self" this car is made to be tuned - it's wery easy... Maintaince cost wery low. Mileage - less than 70k And yes. It's fun.

    Pros: Economics, easy to handle, easy to modificate.

    Cons: Lack of power in stock model.

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    1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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    My Baby — I love my new car. Have lots of plans for it. Soon to be in car shows. I have a full lip kit, HID's top & bottom with eyelids, Rear spoiler & roof spoiler, Drag dr16 16" rims w/ Kumho tires. More to come. Custom music & interior.

    Pros: I own it.

    Cons: nothing

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    1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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    Honda Civic - Just Noise? — It is often said that the Italian Government is capable of making a lot of noise without actually getting anywhere...well this must be the automotive alternative. Performance wise, 115bhp is all you get from a 1.5, and that is only available at about 5,000rpm (the engine can rev to 6,800rpm easily!). Handling and acceleration are a bit to be desired, but that is my own fault, due to the 'sound system' in the boot. Understeer is horrendous on any surface and the brakes have a tendency to overheat quickly...so it is not reallt a car to push on in. Not much to be said about build quality, other than it's built like a Honda (the only problems so far have been losing ABS and the indicator cancelation...but they have repaired themselves) The appearance is enough to make children sick, it is ugly! The exterior looks like a Bee with a bit of botox, and the inside is just grey plastic on top of grey plastic. The seats are extremely uncomfortable, and the ride is not helped by the stiff suspension. Overall, not very plesant. Fuel consumption is terrible, especially if you drive it properly, which in turn would mean you get through quiet a bit of engine oil. More importantly, however, is the driving experience...which is brilliant! Thanks to a new intake and exhaust, the noise it makes is biblical, and if you rev it into the Vtec, it just goes mental. Even when you drop it down to 3rd at about 70mph, you have silence followed by a kick followed by a loud electronic scream, which is exciting. So if the road is clear, no speed cameras and you have enough fuel, it would be hugely fun, but on the other 364 days of the year, the ride and the greyness is impossible to live with...logic says I should have just kept the Corsa and undone all the crap modifications I did on a budget!

    Pros: Built like a Honda...Revs like a Honda.

    Cons: Accelerates like a van, handles like a van and about as comfortable as being stabbed!

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    1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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    Kitt — Well I ahave had this car for almost five years now. I love it just as much as the first day I got it. Over the years I have made my personal additions and upgrades. She just keeps getting better. Next step .... TURBO !!!

    Pros: Very nice car

    Cons: Not turbo yet :)

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    1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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    Unkillable Civic — I wish I could kill it. I've tried my best but it seems like this car just wont die. Downshifting from the fifth into the second gear won't even do it. My next attempt will involve either a cliff or rock pile. Stay tuned.

    Pros: can't kill it

    Cons: can't kill it

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    1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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    My Whip! — Love that it's mine...when it's done i'll be happy. Already got a lot of stuff done; engine, tranny, rims, lowered, sound system, exhaust, seats, shirt shifter, gauges, etc...a lot more to come! For a 4 door family sedan, it moves pretty good

    Pros: It's mine!

    Cons: It's not done yet

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    1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    Honda Power! — You can get parts anywhere, and usually easy to find. Performance wise, they can be built to be pretty fast with the right amount of money. They are cheap to buy. It is always fun to drive and it's my 3rd one. I'd buy another one!

    Pros: Cheap to maintain

    Cons: Easy to steal, so you have to protect it!

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    1997 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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    97 Blurple Bubble — I like that the car is so light which means i wont have to spend as much money on performance upgades an I can put more money towards the appearance of the car. not that it is ugly. it is jus it can be much more aerodynamic with visual upgrades

    Pros: quick

    Cons: purple

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Civic Reviews

    Amazing Ride By Alex

    I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

    Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

    i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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