1997 Honda Civic del Sol User Reviews

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC Coupe Review
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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

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr S Coupe Review
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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 Coupe Review
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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

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC Coupe Review
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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 Coupe Review
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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

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si Coupe Review
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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 Coupe Review
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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

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si Coupe Review
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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 Coupe Review
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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

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr VTEC Coupe Review
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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

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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

A Civic Chopped In Half Lol By Coronajeep

Great little fuel efficeient, fun-to-drive car! Reliable while still looks great! Seemed to have decent enough acceleration.. Can't remember if mine had cruise control or not though, but it Was a 5 sp... Read More

Buy It Keep It By ed0311

If your the sports car type this is your ride.Girls love its looks, guys dig its abilities.Gas mileage is good.Maintainance is low key and doesn't hurt your bank.Overall if you buy one I doubt you wil... Read More

1994 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

A Future Collectible ? By iceman957

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 Chente

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

Good For Back And Forth To Work By jeremym31

Not much I dislike, bought it for fuel economy. I just thought it would be a little quicker with the way people talk about these cars with the d16 but it works for me. I'll just have to molest it a bi... Read More

Awwweesome By Zachary

pretty fun to drive. it has over 300,000 miles, and still runs like a champ. this car is awesome. corners 15mph corners easily at 50-60. I gave it an exhaust customization, cold air intake, header... Read More

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