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1997 Honda Passport LX
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By Dennis
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1997 Honda Passport SUV LX 4dr SUV


Review

I think this Isuzu built vehicle was designed well for 1997. Ten years later (2007) leads me to believe that better fuel economy and interior design improvements highlight the weaknesses of this vehicle. I've got 140,000 miles on it and maintain it on an above average scale and although it runs fairly well, engine power is weaker, fuel economy has slipped and interior amenities (e.g. lack of any cup holders and minimal front/back seat storage space)stand out. The spare tire location on the exterior of the tailgate blocks some rear window view.


Worst Features

Cup holders!!!! Maximize underseat storage availability


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By gratefullysafe
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1997 Honda Passport SUV LX 4dr SUV


Review

We bought a 97'passport used for our teenage daughter's as her first car. Four months later, with her 2 best friends along for the ride, she hydroplaned and and sheared off a tree. The tree hit the front of the car direct center and came to rest on the roof! The air bags deployed as they were designed to do. The only injuries were minor burns from the drivers side airbag. As the police officer said "the girls were very lucky" "usually it is the tree that lives and the people don't" I credit the passport's amazing structural design. Yes the car was total loss by the insurance standard but it was quite a sight to see the tree on top of the roof and the roof not even dented.


Best Features

the ease of putting seats down to arrange for storage and cargo


Worst Features

cup holders. remove the spare tire from the back as it makes it more difficult to open rear door and harder to see out back window.


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By Teletac
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1997 Honda Passport SUV LX 4dr SUV


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This car was ok at first, but the more i've driven it the more i have grown to dislike it. It has a poor ride, wind noise becomes a cacophany,every bump is pronounced, the engine is quite loud and not smooth at all, steering needs improvement, the rear seats become uncomfotable on long trips (especially for taller people), it lacks adjustable seatbelt anchorages, and it lacks power rearview mirrors, adjusting them becomes tedious. Let's just say im glad Honda got rid of this Isuzu SUV and replaced it with its own.


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HONDA OR ISUZU
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Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By CATHERINE
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Passport SUV LX 4dr SUV


Review

EVEN THOUGH THIS SUV GOT ME OUT OF A HUGE WRECK, I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS TRUCK. I DONT KNOW IF THE PREVIOUS OWNER DIDNT TAKE CARE OF THE TRUCK OR I AM JUST HAVING BAD LUCK. I AM NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE. EVERY MONTH IT IS SOMETHING DIFFEENT AND THE DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT IT FROM IS NO HELP EITHER. I THINK THAT IF HONDA MADE THERE OWN SUV, IT WOULD BE A LOT MORE RELIABLE. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CAR MADE FROM A DIFFERENT MANUFACTURER THAT HAS SOLD THE RIGHTS TO ANOTHER DEALER. MY TRUCK SAYS HONDA BUT ALL THE PARTS ARE ISUZU. THAT SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME SOMETHING RIGHT AWAY.


Best Features

I LOVE THE LOOK. EVEN THOUGH IT IS AN OLDER MODEL SUV, IT IS SLEEK LOOKING.


Worst Features

HONDA SHOULD MAKE THEIR OWN SUV WITH THEIR OWN PARTS. ISUZU SUCKS.


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