1997 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 8 of 14

1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres

Summary:

VERY Reliable, Great Looking... HONDA

Faults:

Replaced Radiator myself - 120$

That's it.

General Comments:

I just sold this car a few weeks ago, and I miss it so much. In my opinion it is the best looking accord in the 1990-2001 range.

It was extremely reliable, only maintenance that had to be done was brake change & oil changes.

The car isn't very fast, but it isn't very slow. With the manual transmission it was fun, and it had zip where I needed it.

The seats how ever only become uncomfortable during long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2006

1997 Honda Accord EX-R VTEC 2.2 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission VTEC 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97400 kilometres
Most recent distance157555 kilometres

Summary:

I'm looking for another one of these :)

Faults:

Daytime running lights control module is known to be defective. This is due to a bad cold solder and can be corrected simply by opening the DRL module and re-soldering the connections on the integrated circuits. I have recently learned that they have started doing this at some of the Honda service centers.

General Comments:

I love this car. No rust to speak of. Have done regular maintenance almost by the book. engine/transmission seems to get a little noisy at around 2000 RPM.

Although I wouldn't consider myself a fanatic, any and all maintenance work I do on schedule as much as possible whether it's needed or not. I change the oil every 3 months whether it's needed or not.

Rust proofed every 18 months.

I have also found that adding 30ml of 100% acetone to every 15 litres of regular unleaded makes this baby purr. I also get about 50km per tank adding it. Supposedly doesn't work as well if there's too much alcohol in the gasoline mix.

I'm going to keep this car forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2006

20th Jun 2006, 08:53

A couple corrections.

The module is the Running Light Relay. Re-solder the contacts for the relays. You may notice that the solder around them is not clean or may even appear to be cracked.

On the acetone subject, it was my intention to say I get about 50km MORE per tank of regular unleaded then when I don't use it. The lower the ethanol content the better as ethanol reduces the efficacy of adding acetone.

1997 Honda Accord EXi 2.0 16-valve EFI SOHC from Malaysia

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16-valve EFI SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Boring, but stress-free

Faults:

Usual wear and tear items - nothing unusual here. Unresolved brake disc warpage problems since new.

General Comments:

Engine is smooth, but with very average power and fuel economy.

It is a reliable car with decent build quality. Quality of interior trim material is not bad either.

Acceptable handling. Good ride quality. Refined cruiser. Overly light steering.

Spacious.

A bit boring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2006

1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2 Litre from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired93200 miles
Most recent distance93450 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

First in line of one hundred to buy it!!!

Faults:

Muffler has a crack in it. Very loud!

Seal is missing from door when purchased. 25 bucks to replace.

General Comments:

Very clean car; just purchased from a car dealer and boy are these things popular. I was first in line of about 100 people to look at this car and bought it cause it was in near mint condition.

2.2 liter is very reliable. My other Accord with the same engine has 232,000 miles and I can get over 35 MPG with no AC running and cruise on.

Supposedly this car is painted a rare color that only 5,000 97 Accords got painted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2006

1997 Honda Accord SE 4 cylinder. from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Best car ever owned! Runs great!

Faults:

AC doesn't keep a charge, but I think it is just being an old car.

Nothing else, but general maintenance!

General Comments:

Honda has been the best car I have ever owned!

I am looking forward to purchasing a 2006 Coupe 2dr in the near future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2006

1997 Honda Accord VTI-S 2.2 SOHC VTEC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 SOHC VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60857 kilometres
Most recent distance63800 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great family car

Faults:

The climate air conditioning had electrical problems with the fuse. When you turned the air conditioning on, it would blow out hot air. Also the unit had to be gassed as one of the solutions (not a biggy) Only cost $160 NZD to get fixed.

Also there is an electrical problem in the car with the locks; for some reason the car can't automatically lock itself when it's suppose to.

General Comments:

Although the car has had a few minor problems, it is still a fantastic car. It drives along the road beautifully, and the VTEC engine gives it great power on kickdown and high revs.

The car is reasonably economical; we get between 500-550 kms out of a tank, depending on how we drive it.

The leather interior is also a great feature, and so is the cruise control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 53 reviews