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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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My First and only
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By beavetm
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1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe


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I have driving my car for over seven
years and have only had it in the shop
for a major repair one time. I must say
that this car has got me through high
school, college and beyond. It is a
wonderful first car for young drivers
because it looks sharp and is relatively
inexpensive. I will never buy another
car except a Honda in the future, but I
plan to keep my Civic forever.


Best Features

It is cheap to maintain and to fill up with gas. I have not had to put a lot of money into my civic and I am at 100,000 miles.


Worst Features

My car did have a problem with its oxygen sensor which was common on the 1997 model, but I did have to replace the alternator which was kind of expenseive, but that was after six years of driving it. Other than that, regular upkeep such as brakes, tires etc.


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By bcw04
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1997 Honda Civic DX 2dr Coupe


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wow this car is great


Best Features

the speed pickup


Worst Features

colors


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Honda = Reliability
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By Honda_Owner
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1997 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan


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This was my first major investment and
I have no regrets with my purchase. I
plan to drive this until it can't go
anymore. I have had to do minimal
maintenance. I added a Honda spoiler,
tint and fog lights and just love the
look!


Best Features

The "sporty" feel. The solid turns around corners. Most of all, the fuel consumption.


Worst Features

I understand that my car is a DX and that this is a base model. I don't know why it did not come with a trunk light.I don't consider having a trunk light a luxury. It is very hard to get stuff in the night.


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By GoGators
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1997 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe


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Bought this car from a high school
buddy with 78k miles. Put in some fresh
plugs, runs great. 5 spd tranny is
essential. I fully expect to get
another 100k miles out of this puppy
with minor repairs. Drove 300 miles
going 75-80mph with the AC blowing and
still got 32 mpg (205 size tires!). I'm
sure without the AC at a slower speed
you could easily get mid 30's.


Best Features

Zippy, efficient engine, manual transmission. Still has great legroom (for a small car) in the back seat for my passengers.


Worst Features

Center armrest is dinky. Us big guys need something bigger.


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