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Solid car; would buy it again
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By Kevin S.
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1997 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car, then put 1,000 miles on it in the first week. Extremely frugal on gas; averaged 300 miles on a tank of gas in city driving; 400 miles on highway. A/C quit at 150,000 miles; repaired by dealer. Replaced brakes and thermostat; a few tires, but no major work. I'm a Honda driver for life.


Best Features

Gas mileage and reliability. Comfortable seats, especially on long trips.


Worst Features

Nothing comes to mind. I'd buy this car again.


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Best car I've ever owned
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By J.J.
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1997 Honda Accord Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 97 Accord LX 4cyl in 1999 with 23,000 miles. I have since driven the car to 148,000, with no problems what so ever. The only thing I did was perform basic maintaince, such as tires, brakes, timing belt, cv joints, etc. My only concern is that the power windows are very slow, especially in cold weather. Other wise I love this car. It also aged very well, The day I sold it with 148K it looked and drove just as it did when I got it with 23K. Needless to say, I am replacing it with a newer Accord, a 2003 model.


Best Features

Reliability, resale value, comfort, gas mileage


Worst Features

more powerful engine, power windows


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Rock solid
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By alex
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1997 Honda Accord Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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Best car I've ever owned. Requires no repairs, EVER. I live where there is salt on the roads, hence a new radiator due to rust. 100% reliable, would drive it anywhere in North America. You don't know quality til you've owned a Honda.


Best Features

Economy, reliability, smooth shifting gear box.


Worst Features

exhaust buzz is somewhat common and annoying.


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My Honda
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By KT
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1997 Honda Accord Sedan Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my first car. I got it with 166,000 miles on it and I had it for a year now and there has been no problems with it so far what so ever. The only few minor things that bothers me is when the car accelerates its not as a smooth and quiet as I expected it should be, its kind of loud and and the orange maintance light did not go away when I inserted my key, to set it back to the green light, the leg room in the back is kind of too little. Overall I love my honda and I plan on keeping it as long as I can, hoping it'll last me at least through college. I would definitely get a brand new one when I graduate from college.


Best Features

I like the back of this honda edition better than the newer verisons, I love the moon roof, the sunroof control being on the driver's side, the wooden dash, the color of it that they don't seem make anymore (its like a champaign kind of tone).


Worst Features

The driver's window does not go down all the way down as it should, it gets stuck, needs to make their power windows to last longer. Probably overall improve all their powered things in the car.


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Run Forever
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By jenthor
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1997 Honda Accord Sedan Special Edition 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car used with 62,000 miles on it and currently has 107,500 and have changed the timing belt and should be good to go for another 100,000 miles. Never had a probelem with this car.


Best Features

moonroof and wood grain dash


Worst Features

windows barely roll up in the cold Minnesota winters at -40 degrees, wish they would have used better electronis with the windows and the seats are a bit uncomfortable. They are not even close to being plush or comfy.


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