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1997 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Honda Civic del Sol Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 7600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Honda Civic del Sol

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun-in-the-sun, with the practicality of a hardtop.

  • Cons

    The removable roof panel is prone to squeaking.

  • What's New for 1997

    No changes to Honda's two-seater.

Full 1997 Honda Civic del Sol Review

What's New for 1997

No changes to Honda's two-seater.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Wifes forever car

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol

Just hit 200K asked wife about a new car, Daggers flew. SO time for a new timing belt, going to have seats upgraded and a paint job. Nobody builds a car like Honda 200k still runs like new uses no oil and 30mpg on premium of course. Have never replaced anything, except tires Batteries and belts. A 5 speed standard shift. I know gramps drives easy. Wrong! WE live in TX speed limit 70 here 80 mph West TX. If your not running 90 your in the way. THis is one fun car and what can I say 200k and we are keeping it. Is it a soft riding blimpmobile. Nope It is a fun little roadster; Can you travel in it? with a good friend and hard bottom yes WE have done 900 mile trips in one day;

Vtec model

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol

I picked up my del Sol VTEC a year or so ago and have loved every bit of it. I was lucky to find the top model with the DOHC 160 HP engine, and still get 30+ MPG highway and about the same in city. The acceleration is great, ride is smooth and driving with the targa top off is possibly the most fun next to a real convertible, it's a blast cruising around in, even with close to 180K miles! Aftermarket upgrade are easily and readily available for it still which is great. Overall, if you have the opportunity to find a del Sol and drive it, it would be well worth it at any age.

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A car you could take

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol

My Del Sol VTEC has been the best car I've ever owned. It responds willingly to any request for performance, rides reasonably well for a sports car, and has unique and attractive styling. Talk about a pocket rocket! It kills me to sell mine, but we've got a baby coming...

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Car of the year!

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol

This is a car that I would reccoment anyone have as long as it is the vtech and has some power with aftermarket parts. Featured in Fast and the Furious

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Gas Mileage


  • 23
  • cty
  • 27
  • highway
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