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1997 Honda Accord Coupe - Consumer Reviews

1997 Honda Accord Coupe

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Almost 20 years of complete satisfaction
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By Flyha
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Accord Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


Review

This car was so reliable until about year 15, when original parts needed replacement regularly. Unfortunately, exhaust seems to have the shortest life on Hondas, but replaced it around year 10 or 11 and nothing since.


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Good Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tim d
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1997 Honda Accord Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


Review

My wife had one of these for her first new car. Very reliable, easy to maintain and drive. Mileage was 30MPG combined, which was exceptional. A few minor problems: clutch start interlock switch (fixed myself) and a/c condenser kept getting stopped up with leaves and spilling water on floor (dealer wanted $200 to install a screen to keep this from happening). Fairly fun to drive and reasonably fast for a basic car. We had the coupe, but should have spent the money on the sedan so we could get more use out of it after we had kids.


Best Features

Extra-crisp 5 speed transmission (reminded me of the early Acura Legends). Low cost of operation. Large trunk, reasonably comfortable. Probably should have never gotten rid of this, it was a good car. Overall simplicity was a nice departure from today's cars. I wish my 07 Odyssey was this good.


Worst Features

Better power windows (too slow) and better engineered A/C system. Paint quality could have been better.


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Great car, sad it's getting old...
Performance
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By Esseppi
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Accord Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


Review

I boght this car knowing very little about the reputation of the Accord. Loved it from the first second of driving. Extremely reliable, only had to replace radiator once and battery another time. Extremely fuel efficient.


Best Features

reliability, fuel efficiency.


Worst Features

get the v6, for more power


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from a tuner's perspective
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By kevin murphy
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Accord Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


Review

Ok, if you are interested in adding
performance parts to this car you are
in luck, there are tons of them
available. The car handles well stock
but adding a new set of swaybars,
lowering springs, struts, and tires
will litterly make this handle better
than 95% of the cars on the road today.
The car has the makings of a great
handler. If power is your thing, the
stock engine is not what you are
looking for. i have the non-vtec so i
cant comment but mine is sufficent but
by no means fast. You may want to add
an H22 out of a prelude. this is what
im doing. Styling is subjective but i
will say this. The car is very bland
stcok so you can add body kits ect. and


Best Features

fully indepenent suspension, steering feel, intieror, quality build.


Worst Features

better stock stereo, yes the power windows are slow but spray some silicone lube in the window channels and it will help reduce the friction and they will be fine. stock alloy wheels for lx models, remove ugly black side panals from door


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Grrrreat Car
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By jdsharc
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Accord Coupe LX 2dr Coupe


Review

This is my 3rd Honda (83 Civic wagon,
86 Accord) and I've driven the stuff
out of it. The only money I've put into
it has been a timing belt - required -
and some A/C work - not Honda's
strongest link. I have no complaints
about this car. Can see the benefits of
a 5-speed, though and it's a blast to
drive.


Best Features

Manual transmission, gas mileage, handling


Worst Features

Power (especially when using A/C)


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