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Brilliant!
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By Train2219
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1997 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


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I purchased my 97 Civic LX 5 speed when my 87 Pathfinder died w/170k on it. I purchased it used 83k on it. This car has been everything that I need it to be. Flawless reliability, outstanding fuel economy, and surprisingly fun to drive despite only having 106 horses to work with. The 5 speed manual makes all the difference in this car. Its a total dog with an autotragic transmission. I have just turned 100k and have no doubt that it will run for another 100.


Best Features

5 speed, fuel economy, reliability


Worst Features

a few more ponies would have been nice,


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Still Going!
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By luvmyhonda
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1997 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe


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At 185,000 miles....only thing needed was the routine maintenance, am now needing to replace my timing belt for the 2nd time. Still going strong. Can't imagine having to replace the motor??!!! I had brake pads put on, and besides that, routine maintenance at 50,000, 100,000 (replaces the timing belt), plus oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. I asked a Honda mechanic how far did he think my Honda would go and he said, "400,000" after confirming that I get oil changes regularly. I bought this new in 1997 but my next vehicle will probably be a used Honda after this experience. Wouldn't trust anything else. Runs great! I'm shooting for 300,000.


Best Features

Reliability, gas mileage. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Road noise.


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97 Civic
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By Sergio
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1997 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


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It is a good reliable car that is really fun to drive the handling is excellent and it's pretty fast you can feel the power right away its a 5 speed cluch transsmission and it peels in first three gears once you hit 4th it stops.


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97 Civic EX coupe
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By alotawatts
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1997 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe


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Purchased mine used with aprox 76000 miles. I get lousy milage in town with the automatic transmission but good on the hiway. 1996 - 2000 6th generation Civic's are outstanding !


Best Features

Body style. Interior layout / comfort. Easy to work on: Brakes, Engine etc.


Worst Features

Suppress road noise somehow. These cars are famous for power window problems but I have not experienced any yet. Get a manual transmission = good MPG !


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I Love this Car
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By MARYLANDSBEST
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1997 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


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The only thing I have to do is an occasional oil change. I'm at 163,000 and it still runs well. I own a Lexus but I drive my Civic almost everyday. Ecept for sundays.


Worst Features

Quieter ride


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