by HappyHondaOwner on Oct 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe
I purchased this civic at 10 y/o (in 2007) with 145,000 miles. I replaced a Ford coupe, at first I was skeptical about the transition to Honda nameplate. Very easy and fun to adjust to the civic, easy to love. The car was very clean, good engine (evrything original). The only repairs needed so far: a radiator replacement (just over $100), brake service overhaul (ouch: $400), alternator replacement (about $100). Routine servicing has included a new set of tires ($245), new battery ($55) and the usual periodic oil changes (at around 5k miles; $23ea), and a autotrans flush ($85). I am currently clocked at 192k (happy) miles! Cant wait to break 200k I know it will...
by Thug Life on Mar 27, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe
I have been driving this car for about nine months. I have to say it is quite premium. It looks very nice, is easy to work on, and is fun to drive. Like other reviewers, I really like the lack of power steering and the driving feel it brings. The car is easy to work on and has a lot of tuning potential. Also I get well above 35 MPG in the city.
by beavetm on Sep 8, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe
I have driving my car for over seven
years and have only had it in the shop
for a major repair one time. I must say
that this car has got me through high
school, college and beyond. It is a
wonderful first car for young drivers
because it looks sharp and is relatively
inexpensive. I will never buy another
car except a Honda in the future, but I
plan to keep my Civic forever.
by j.p. on Feb 19, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe
The only problem I had, was the radio &
CD player. The CD player is a 6-CD
changer in trunk. The connecting cable
becomes loose at the radio & makes the
CD player fade in & out. This has been
repaired 4 times & is now starting to
act up again. The rest of the car has
been great.I realy like the fuel
economy, it averages 42-HWY. 33-CTY.
Also the AC will freeze even the hottest
by Jessica Smith on Feb 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe
I really enjoy my car. I am a
teenager and loved the look of the
car. I have been driving it for over
2 years and love it. I like the look
so much better than the newer one, and
the gas mileage is great. Its a great
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