1997 Honda Civic User Reviews

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    1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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    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.

    Pros: 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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    1997 Honda Civic EX Review
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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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    1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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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

    Pros: Really good engine, reliable car

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

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    1997 Honda Civic LX Review
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    I Must've Gotten The Lemon — I guess I'm spoiled by my gas-eating Silverado. I guess this really is about the bigger choice-buy a V8, pay the gas, or by the 4-cyl and visit the mechanic frequently. The litany of problems I've encountered with this car will bore you. I bought it old and high-mileage, so I guess there is our answer. But I really expected more, or I should say, less, problems from this car. It is consistently highly-rated, but it is also consistently in the shop. They are not high-dollar (over $500) fixes, but require visits nonetheless. The visits have gone from annual to semi-annual. The most troubling part? You're going to save money, but not headaches, by going this route vs the V8. I'm at the breaking point with headaches. Good chance newer versions of all makes are better, but I've a friend with the same make with pricier problems. But of course, if you don't care about the paint, leaking, radiator, door function, axles, manifold, brake light/brake fluid cap, window washer motor, window function and have a mechanic you love/trust within 10 miles of your home you should buy this car for $3000 or less. The engine will last you 300k or better and the ac probably will also. Unfortunately, in the day/age of $4/g gas, you pretty much are forced to pick your poison, but my bottle this time won't come with a square H. The math on a new V8 pickup is pretty ugly over a decade. Slingblade from Illinois removed this from my garage recently. Hung a left in front of me with a truck behind him. Total loss. So let me comment on the handling. I put this car in the only spot it could be put at 60mph so things didn't get REALLY ugly with him and the trailing truck (so close the trailing truck driver had to get out and make sure he wasn't hit). The car was fun to drive, terrible acceleration, but after that, I can tell you looking back that I now felt COMPLETELY safe and IN UTTER CONTROL driving it. I put that car 2" behind slingblade's back tire and less than a foot from the oncoming truck. I probably owe that car my life because it went EXACTLY where I wanted it to go. RIP 97 Civic, better you than me. Changing recommendation to yes. But be ready for problems, have a good mechanic.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good fuel economy-cheap-ac refuses to quit

    Cons: Besides the engine/ac, this is a collection of spare parts on wheels.  Really lost a lot of respect for Honda.  4-cyl fail list:  Honda, VW, Chevy

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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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