by EX-G on Jan 8, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan
I purchased this car in 2001 @56K. I did 200K since then, had an accident and the car still runs with no problem. My next car will be a Honda Civic as it packs quality and reliability in one package. Go Civic!
by jb on Apr 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan
Now that gas is 3.50 my 2001 suburban that gets 11 mpg sits in the driveway I bought the 97 civic from a dealer with 178,000 on it after I week the MPG were 36/40 all the sudden it ran like crap went to the auto parts store and 65.00 later and 15 minutes it was tuned up. It runs perfect and when I checked the MPG I was shocked. 80 on the highway and city driving hard like it was a v8 90% city 10% on the highway my MPG were averaging 43 mpg (The suburban was costing me 120 a week in gas at 3.00/gal) I am so happy with it we bought my wife a 2002 civic and she loves it.
by Mountain Man on Oct 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan
I have personally owned two Hondas (my family has owned many more) and this overall was a good car while I was going to college. It was recently totaled, and as I looked to buy another Honda I was disillusioned with how much people are asking for their used Hondas. Give me a break! They are good cars, but not gold bricks on wheels! I had some problems with my car, so they are not impervious to damage and are not maitenance free. I think too much of a mystique has been built around Honda reliability to the point of being ridiculous! This is evidenced in how much people were asking for their Hondas with obvious blemishes. I ended up buying a luxury car for less.
by NWTransplant on May 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan
I've had mine since 3,300 miles and
couldn't be happier. No reliability
issues whatsoever. Built like a fine
Swiss watch. Follow the maintenance
schedule according to the owner's
manual (as I do) and the car reward you
with amazingly trouble-free motoring.
If deprived of my Civic, I would
immediately seek another one just like
it with no hesitation. It's like a
premium motorcar in a smaller, less
by FinalHeven on Apr 11, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan
This car is just what you'd expect in a
Honda. It gets great gas mileage and
plenty of power. There have been some
minor annoyances with sounds and
accessories, but nothing major. When I
drove my car after a very cold night
the thermostat broke and caused the car
to overheat, but there was no damage
besides the broken piece. I had the
side panels repaired after someone hit
me in a parking lot and now it looks
better than it did before it was hit,
though the doors creak a little.
Overall a really good used car and one
that is well worth the $4800 I paid for
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