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The Civic
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Reliability
By Weasel661
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

My Civic was the second car I ever
bought, and it is really fun to drive,
It isn't the fastest car out there, but
it sure is not the slowest. I really
enjoy my Civic, and am extremely glad
that I bought it!


Best Features

5 Speed Transmittion, and styling interior and exterior.


Worst Features

MORE HORSEPOWER! Easier to shift into reverse.


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As Good as Any Honda
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By FinalHeven
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan


Review

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
it.


Best Features

CD Changer and speaker system that was factory installed.


Worst Features

Reduce the noise from air whistling by the car and some other creeks and noises.


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Don't want to give up
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By partingsweetsorrow
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe


Review

Fell in love with car from moment saw
and first drove it.Searched for Hondas
due to reliabilty and high fuel
ecomony. This car is great for city
and/or suburbia. Love having a manual
but soon give up sadly to a condition
that allows me to drive automatic at
maximum. I intend to find another
Honda. I had to replace muffler,due
to the large amount of erosion caused
in Chicago winters, and an unavoidable
pothole/debris incident (Chicago
streets ;-{ hurt radiator but the new
one will outlast the engine YEARS from
now if possible. I adore paying so
little in comparison once every 2
weeks for gas even for a job that
requires me to drive daily!


Best Features

Fuel economy, Moonroof, multi-cd changer, RELIABLE, and roomy yet looks sporty/compact.


Worst Features

More oompf while driving the highest mountains! A little quiter, but I tend not to notice due to music, news or on the backroads.


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Civic was great purchase
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By kimmee
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car with 63,000 miles.
Excellent car. Have had no problems
whatsoever with it! No costs other
than regular maintenance. Highly
recommend to those looking for fuel
economy and reliability with a car
that still looks good- despite its
age.


Best Features

Fuel economy- especially with the stick shift. Very dependable.


Worst Features

More comfortable seating. Fine for everyday driving, but a little stiff for long trips.


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One of the best...
Performance
Comfort
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By MrBusiness TT
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Vehicle

1997 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

There are cars that get better fuel economy
(but only a handful that seat four people),
and there are more powerful cars, but only
the HX delivers 115 HP in 2324 lbs with fuel
economy over 40 MPG. The best of
efficiency and reliability. A liitle noisy due to
lack of sound deadoning material (which
saves weight).


Best Features

Fuel economy, light tossable handling and zippy performance in a very reliable car.


Worst Features

A little quieter


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