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1997 Honda Civic

Honda Civic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 31/39 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Honda Civic

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun, affordable, and good looking.

  • Cons

    Why are anti-lock brakes only offered on models with an automatic transmission?

  • What's New for 1997

    Honda deletes the Civic EX Coupe five-speed with ABS model. DX models receive new wheel covers, all 1997 Honda Civic trims get 14-inch wheels, and the LX Sedan gets air conditioning.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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About my civic

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

To be honest, I purchased this car from a private party with 15,000 miles on it. It was 3 years old at the time; and it had a salvage title... At first, I was concerned, but I have had no problems with this car. I am very pleased with my purchase. I paid $7,500. I go to the dealer to get my oil changed regularly, but besides that and brakes, that is all it has needed. I absolutely LOVE it.




Car of the times!

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

Better real world gas mileage than the the other four seat hybrid competitors: 37 in the city and 44 on the Highway. I get closer to 40/45 because I overinflate the tires slightly and I'm easy on the throttle. With Honda's reliability, its like driving for free! Great car in these $2-3 per gallon times.




Cvt transmission problems

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

CVT transmission developed serious problems at 60,000 miles and cost $2500 to fix, at the only shop or dealer which was willing to touch it. Now, at 65000 miles, it is going out again. Very disappointing for a car bought because one of its main features was supposed to be reliablity.




The civic

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

My Civic was the second car I ever bought, and it is really fun to drive, It isn't the fastest car out there, but it sure is not the slowest. I really enjoy my Civic, and am extremely glad that I bought it!




One of the best...

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

There are cars that get better fuel economy (but only a handful that seat four people), and there are more powerful cars, but only the HX delivers 115 HP in 2324 lbs with fuel economy over 40 MPG. The best of efficiency and reliability. A liitle noisy due to lack of sound deadoning material (which saves weight).




Money well spent!

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Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe

I have owned 2 new civic. The first civic lasted for 221,000 miles in 10 years. My second civic has 160,000 miles on it in 7 years and does not show any signs of slowing down. They are and were worth more to me than the sticker price I paid for them. Reliability is the best feature of the civic. They are not the fanciest vehicle out there but they cover every base very well for the everyday person or the traveling type.



Full 1997 Honda Civic Review

What's New for 1997

Honda deletes the Civic EX Coupe five-speed with ABS model. DX models receive new wheel covers, all 1997 Honda Civic trims get 14-inch wheels, and the LX Sedan gets air conditioning.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 31
  • cty
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  • 39
  • highway
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