1997 Honda Civic
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Incredibly reliable car

by from PALATINE on September 13, 2017

Despite being small, which is probably only disadvantage of this car, it's great. It's very reliable and strong. It seems to survive everything. The fact there are thousands of civics out there is a...
Despite being small, which is probably only disadvantage of this car, it's great. It's very reliable and strong. It seems to survive everything. The fact there are thousands of civics out there is another prove of how good it is. Quality and durable car. If you want cheap, fuel-efficient car Honda Civic would be the best option there is.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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17 Years Old And Running Strong

by from Herkimer, New York on September 12, 2017

The 1997 Honda Civic is a truly wonderful car. I bought the car in 2016 at 192,231 miles for $850. The previous owners did bare minimum in maintenance, and for being a New York car, it was surprisingl...
The 1997 Honda Civic is a truly wonderful car. I bought the car in 2016 at 192,231 miles for $850. The previous owners did bare minimum in maintenance, and for being a New York car, it was surprisingly clean minus the rust over the rear wheels. Now, for an $850 car, I was expecting to make it a few months until I got something better. Let me just say this car went above and beyond. Parts are cheap for it, and its relatively easy to work on. I took the car to Virginia and back (putting roughly 1700 miles on it while doing so). Gas mileage was fantastic, $22 dollars to fill my tank from 1/4 tank. I'm a big man, so when I say this car was surprisingly comfortable for being a small car, believe me. Its got quite a bit of power for a 4 cylinder engine, I don't have any issues at all getting where I need to go. The down side is that the brake lines and gas lines on these cars rust easily, due to some design flaws. So if you buy one of these cars, make sure you get under there and check it out.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Wonderful Car

by on August 20, 2017

This was my first car, and i could rely on this thing to take me everywhere I needed to be great for teens
This was my first car, and i could rely on this thing to take me everywhere I needed to be great for teens
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Does recommend this car!!

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squeeze

by from north lauderdale,fl on August 8, 2017

this was my main squeeze for 6 years. there isn't a thing i had on it that was OEM besides my accessories. i love this car, it's beautiful lines, the mixing and matching that was possible from other c...
this was my main squeeze for 6 years. there isn't a thing i had on it that was OEM besides my accessories. i love this car, it's beautiful lines, the mixing and matching that was possible from other cars, how it's considered the underdog, yet i was beating every car that wanted a race. the only thing i hated was the a/c sucks in these cars. doesn't blow hard enough and in Florida we need that!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does not recommend this car

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Best car I have ever owned!

by from Texarkana, AR on July 8, 2017

This car is over 20 years old and still going strong. I had purchased a new car because this one is getting old and I drive a good 35 miles to work and back every day so I felt it would be better to ...
This car is over 20 years old and still going strong. I had purchased a new car because this one is getting old and I drive a good 35 miles to work and back every day so I felt it would be better to use this one in town. My husband was driving it until recently when the new car was damaged in a wreck and I had to have alternative transportation. This car does not have all the bells and whistles that the new cars have but it is still going strong and I would not trade it at the moment for anything! We have had it for the entire 20 years and have had it serviced primarily at the Honda dealership. They do a great job and it is apparent since this one is 20 years old.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Just keeps rolling

by from Harbor Springs, Michigan on June 24, 2017

I have literally driven across the United States of America three times in a 1997 Honda Civic CX, and have never had trouble. The car is superbly reliable. The basic maintenance has rewarded me with n...
I have literally driven across the United States of America three times in a 1997 Honda Civic CX, and have never had trouble. The car is superbly reliable. The basic maintenance has rewarded me with nearly 250,000 miles, and not always easy miles. There is sufficient horsepower to accelerate and pass, cautiously, in both the Applachian and Rocky mountains. Being easy on the acceleration and braking yields 32 to 36 miles per gallon on the highway, and around 25 miles per gallon in the city. The 2 door hatchback has seen 5 people, or 2 people and everything going to college (packed well). This is everything you would want, but not luxurious. The car has taken the heat of Las Vegas, where the air conditioning held strong. And the car has seen the chill of Minnesota and Michigan, where the window defroster works well. I have plowed through 2 feet of virgin snow with snow going over the hood and car, but the front wheel drive pulled me a half mile to where the plow truck had been at work. The car has been down rough 2 tracks, and kept footing like a mule. If you cannot tell, I am a fan!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Easy to work on, easy to drive, a reliable car!

by from on June 15, 2017

This was our first car that we bought used. Over almost 10 years of owning the car I was able to replace many of the parts myself, drive it on many road trips, and go on great adventures with this eff...
This was our first car that we bought used. Over almost 10 years of owning the car I was able to replace many of the parts myself, drive it on many road trips, and go on great adventures with this efficient, lightweight car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Practical Car

by from houston on May 6, 2017

good engine, rack and pinion easy to be worn. Transmission had noise problem difficult to change timing belt, ball joint, alternator due to poor vehicle design. good gas mileage
good engine, rack and pinion easy to be worn. Transmission had noise problem difficult to change timing belt, ball joint, alternator due to poor vehicle design. good gas mileage
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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Fantastic Reliability

by from on April 20, 2017

This car is the little car that could. It just keeps running! While it isn't the most stylish vehicle, it's a fantastic commuter car and I plan to replace it with another within the same generation as...
This car is the little car that could. It just keeps running! While it isn't the most stylish vehicle, it's a fantastic commuter car and I plan to replace it with another within the same generation as I know that it will go far. My vehicle has over 260,000 miles and continues to run. Perhaps not as efficiently as when new, but I never worry if it will start.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great Vehicle for the money , very reliable ...

by from Ashtabula,OH on March 20, 2017

Honda's are one of the best compact vehicles on the road , very good cars well made and reliable 100% ... I have own quite a few and I can tell ya I wish they keep making them like they did the 97 til...
Honda's are one of the best compact vehicles on the road , very good cars well made and reliable 100% ... I have own quite a few and I can tell ya I wish they keep making them like they did the 97 till 2000 models are the best looking to me , I do like the Si one of the best cars out there anyone tell you deferent there wrong ....I lobe them and I will always own one till I die..lol
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