1997 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Still chuggin' along

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Still chuggin' along
By Will C on


1997 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan


I bought the car new back in February 1997. It's now over 10 years old. What can I say about this car? It's been through 2 accidents, 2 AC systems (compressor locked and then a rock flew right into it), 5 windshields, blown head gasket, but it's still running along. The car still looks new, since I take care of my car, except the front. I drive A LOT! The paint is peeling on the front bumper and the hood, but the rest of the car looks new. It's getting time to buy another car. But I want to see the odometer roll to over 200K, and then I'm selling it off. I can't believe a lot of people are still interested in this car. I'm movin' on up. I'm looking into buying either a TSX or Accord

Best Features

It still drives great! Gas mileage is ho hum (maybe due to the way I drive). Body is still good.

Worst Features

AC not so strong; better power windows.
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