1997 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Basic fun

1997 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Basic fun
By wrb on


1997 Honda Civic CX 2dr Hatchback


bought base model ( lightest, nothing
power but brakes, no options ) for
10800.- Put AEM airintake for better
breathing and 10 more hp, sport
springs and -shocks ( stiffer and 1.5"
lower ), front and rear -swaybars,
front strut towerbar, 15" alloys w.
195/55-15 -V rated performance tires,
all for much improved handling, race
breakpads in front to compensate for
weak rear drumbrakes . Total cost for
improvements : $ 3000.- Overall
result: a small ,light, fast, good
handling, cheap car with 40 mls. plus
mileage, very reliable and lots of
fun !! A 9.5 overall for sure.

Best Features

Reliability, handling, great , easy ergonomics, gas mileage, hatchback versatility, double wishbone suspension, light weight agility

Worst Features

of course more horses would be nice, but if you use the 5-speed properly and don't lugg it, you are fine. 15" wheels and better tires desirable.
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