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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
Phille writes:
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Eat Sleep Jdm — two seat, cheap, and fast sports car. only bad thing at the car is that with the years they become rusty. and start to consume oil. vtec is pure sex, 5.5k rpm engine goes open and the beast starts going

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: vtec powah

Cons: rusty

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr S CoupeReview
diet_del_sol writes:
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I Love This Car. Targa Top, Big Trunk, Reliable, Great Mpg's! —

I own the S coupe. That's the base model with ~106 horsepower at the crank. The D16Y7 engine used on the S models in 1996 and 1997 is the same as the respective year LX Civics. The "D" Honda engines are notoriously reliable and make fair power while maintaining gas mileage. Honda eliminated power steering on the S models, giving more power and response. I really ended up liking NOT having PS more. The del Sol is extremely light, and I average upwards of 37+ mpg city/hwy combined. I don't drive on the highway much, mostly 55mph zones. Appearance is very pleasing. The removable top goes right on a rack in the surprisingly large trunk. The rack releases and goes up to access the trunk below without having to be take the targa out of its storage rack. The quality of the car is excellent. Newer models ('95+?) have lockable storage compartments behind the seats which come in handy. The rest of the interior is well appointed with A/C, smooth manual transmission, full gauge cluster, center compartment, and power windows. The rear window also goes down for that "convertible feel." Overall, the car is a blast to drive. It's fun, sporty, quick for a 4 cylinder due to its light weight, and very economical in respect to repairs and gas mileage. I drive mine in the winter and summer commuting over 50 miles one way. (and I love it!) P.S.-- Opt for the Si or VTEC model if you can. Watch the prices, because the standard Si is still VTEC and is a single over head cam (SOHC) D16 engine, but the VTEC del Sol is a DOHC VTEC or "B16" which produces about 160hp in respect to the Si's 125. The resale values of the VTEC del Sols are significantly higher so don't be sold on an Si as a VTEC.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Incredible gas mileage, slick look, removable and stowable top is a great feature

Cons: Sometimes it feels a bit cramped inside, but I haul a LOT of stuff in it over long trips. Sometimes body parts are hard to find and the weather seals degrade slightly over a long time (10+ years)

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
Ashton writes:
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Great Love It — great car, did a lot to it. needs a little work has huge potential. JDM are all made well. and honda's are really easy to get parts for. and vtec engines are awesome. untill I'm 18 I can only drive one person so a 2 seater is perfect.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fun

Cons: loud as hell

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
Kata writes:
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Lala — the acceleration is good, braking good and handling so so. Very good quality. Very pretty foreign appearance, but it would modernize it a bit within. It doesn't consume very much combustible and his maintenance is expensive. It is very enterteining to lead this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Is very fast

Cons: lala

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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What?! — I have had no problems with my vehicle. It is rather old but it has NEVER failed me (knock on wood). I would definitely recommend this car to anyone. Plus, with the economy its good gas mileage is a plus!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: CONVERTIBLE!!

Cons: Small

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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Good Car If You Wanna Drop Some Money Into Them — i like the size and how smooth it handles a turns. performance the dseries in these are alright if you want to do a build otherwise the b16a1 in the vtec version is much more spirited. build quality needs to have had better weather stripping other than that perfect. smooth design and functional. gas milage is about 30-40 with the parts i have on it. fun factor 1-10 how mine is set up a 100

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: amazing turning

Cons: put some money into it

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
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Good Looking Crx Civic — Good Car NiceLooks,good for Night Drives and Clubbing,the should have worked on the lights though,its very low profile thats good and bad at the same time.good because there is lot of legspace and bad because one will have to get use to while entering and sitting inside the car as well as getting out of it,its a bit difficult for most.

Pros: Targa Top,Seating comfort,leg space,Drive

Cons: Elbow Rest,Not Spacious,Vulnerable to roof top leakage in rains

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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97 Honda Del Sol Si — Its a little 2 seater convertable, why wouldnt you love it, the top goes off and on in under 10 secs. Other cars with targa tops take forever like supra take 5 mins to take the targa off, wth is that about. the car also get between 30-36 mpg and has a top speed of 119 governed, the car is fun to drive.

Pros: 1.6 sohc vtec engine with 127hp, fun to drive, convertable. rear window rolls down

Cons: 2 seater, bad blind spots in the rear

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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One Of The Best Cars Honda Made — removeable top, rear window goes down and its a blast to drive big trunk space and very clean

Pros: mpg's overall fun to drive and cruise with the top off

Cons: I totalled it rear ending someone

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
Rachel writes:
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Honda Crx Del Sol — I bought this car as Honda build quality is excellent, and the CRX is so much fun to drive. Forget your airbags and anti this that and the other, new cars just arent fun anymore. Take 1 CRX, add some decent suspension and wheels - point it at a corner hold the gas pedal down, and simply point and hang on. This is my 3rd CRX and bang for buck you cant go past them. Easy to work on, oodles of information on mods and aftermarket parts and cheap to run. What more could you possibly want other than a factory turbo or B18C / B18CT version!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small, 2 door and high powered compared to anything similiar at 1/3 the cost of new.

Cons: Honda should have stuck with the hatchback style. Coupe is inconvenient by comparison

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Reviews From Other Years

1996 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

Worth Every Penny As A Fun 2 Seater Convertible By Ben

Alot of Bang for your Buck! cheap to run,Fantastic engine,I love its retro looks its a car with character and charm.Vtec engine is excellent and adds real drama to the acceleration.Sweet gearbox and v... Read More

My Ultimate Loves. By Shelley

I love del sols but I did not like the VTEC model. The del sols are gorgeous to me but my 1996 sol was really ruined by the previous owner, paint wise, which is why I no longer wanted her. Read More

1995 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

Review By itsbetts

This car is cute as all get out--the style holds up nicely after all these years! Pair that with the legendary reliability of a mid-90s Honda, and its a serious win-win. Features are basic power windo... Read More

Review By H0nd2L0vEr

I owned a Honda Del Sol in 2000. It was a 1997 manual transmission. The one I just bought is a 1995 automatic. These little cars are so much fun to drive and last forever. I have always been a Honda ... Read More

1994 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

A Future Collectible ? By Dave

This '94 Del Sol Si has been family owned since new. It's great fun to drive. The handling exceeds that of a modern Civic coupe. The styling is excellent. I'm not sure this is better than the CRX it r... Read More

Vtech? Thats Cute By Vicente

I like how I can get from point a to point z with only one tank of gas the v tech is awesome but I would like at least a turbo pushing 9lbs at least maybe 15... or 20.. well till I would need new pist... Read More

1993 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

Review By Guru9V2WJZ

Small easy to park Good gas mileage Fun to drive Hondas quality Easy shift gears Prob. So quiet, doesn’t sound like a sports car Read More

Review By Guru6TJ35

I like the Del Sol although it is a bit small and difficult to get in and out of. Would probably have purchased a different model were it not for the Targa Top roof. Read More

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