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1997 Honda Civic EXReview
Nicole writes:
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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.

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 EXReview
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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 LXReview
coggs769 writes:
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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 LXReview
Citrusy_Honda writes:
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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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1997 Honda Civic Review
Tristen says:
vs2007 Kia Optima LX
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Power Ranked 2007 Kia Optima LX worse.
"It worked"
Family Car Ranked 2007 Kia Optima LX worse.
"It worked"
1997 Honda Civic LX Review
eileenrojas says:
vs1997 Acura TL 2.5 FWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 1997 Acura TL 2.5 FWD worse.
"just looks better in style"
Value Ranked 1997 Acura TL 2.5 FWD worse.
"a lot more easier to customize"
1997 Honda Civic Review
John says:
vs2012 Honda Civic
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Handling Ranked 2012 Honda Civic better.
"N/A"
Family Car Ranked 2012 Honda Civic better.
"N/A"
1997 Honda Civic Review
Guru9K572 says:
Great gas mileage, runs forever
vs2010 Chevrolet Camaro
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1997 Honda Civic DX Review
Lacib says:
vs2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 320 CDI 4MATIC
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Front Seats Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 320 CDI 4MATIC better.
"Definitely more comfortable"
Back Seats Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 320 CDI 4MATIC better.
"They are bigger"
1997 Honda Civic Review
GuruJ3LD says:
Celica is nicer, but civic is less money,thwre are a million of them out there with tons of people who can help you in upgrade your computer theres like nobody out there who will help you with the Celica not one person if I found that could tune my computer if I was to Turbo Charge It theres a ton of room in the Civic engine compartment to Turbo it and not much room in the Celica Celica definitely prettier and definitely a better car but they dont offer Harley nothing for it you cant buy a loaded strut you cant buy rain guards you cant buy Harley anything for it
vs1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback
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Handling Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback worse.
"Well I own both of them and you just seems like I can go around a car faster in the Civic my Selleck has a body kit so I cant lower it down anymore then thats probably why the problem is cuz that body kit I cant lower it without air to nose off the car"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback better.
"Will the Celica is a hatchback in the seats fold down and I could just stick more stuff in it then the Civic seems like but theyre probably real close to the same but when I fold the seats down in the Celica theres nothing in the way its wide open"
Family Car Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback worse.
"Its bigger inside and gets a little better gas mileage"
Value Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback worse.
"Because Honda Stuff dont cost hardly nothing and Civics Celica stuff is outrageously expensive compared to it look up a power window motor regulator and motor for the drivers door on the Celica it will rock your socks"
Would Buy Ranked 1995 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback better.
"Toyota mixer better motor thats quieter and Toyotas just a better product but Hannah is running a good second the definitely second of all of the cars so its Toyota then Honda in the Nissan aint even in the same ballpark but the Celica is much prettier and the seats fill more sporty holding you into the seat I just like it better but I dont like what it cost to fix it up or even maintain it versus Honda dirt cheap everything about its cheap"
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