1997 Honda Civic Consumer Review: A decent car
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1997 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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DX 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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A decent car
By The Dude on

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1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback

Review

Not a bad little car. My commute is 100 mi/day, and I bought it for commuting and hauling. I'm familiar with Hondas, so when the 5-spd failed I wasn't surprised. Gets 40-43 MPG consistently. Like the hatch and fold-down seats to haul ladders, furniture, trees, tools, wood, etc. There's a lot of cheapness inside, but not the hollow cheap you get with GM or Ford. Handling isn't great, but not terrible. I don't know why ppl race these so much when it's only a commuter at best.

Best Features

MPGs, interior space

Worst Features

I wish the back was about 6" longer, and just when you get something big to fit (a box), the sloped rear glass says, "no". Honda manual transmissions are all garbage, but cheap and easy to rebuild.
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