1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6 from North America
Don't even waste your money, unless on a very very low budget!
Exhaust manifold cracked at 40,000 miles.
O2 sensor problems, why it needs TWO I'll never know, $$$$$ and more $$$$$.
Cheap metal, dings.
Auto transmission is going bad.
Bad alignment problems for a car that's never been wrecked.
The sheet metal on this car is joke!
The engine is OK I thought it would get better gas mileage. Less than they quote.
Automatic transmission. It seems like it takes 10 seconds just to engage a gear!
DON'T EVEN think about passing something, unless it's standing still.
O2 sensor, alignment, exhaust, rough idle, headlight seals, all have gone bad more than twice, paper thin brake rotors (warp all the time}, stalls when braking hard.
Gas hog on hills, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2001
11th Jan 2002, 01:16
I own a 1997 Honda Civic EX and the transmissions has been slipping slightly on acceleration and thumps into gear as I slow to 10-15 mph then acclerate again. My Civic has 55,500 miles on it as this has been going on since about 30,000 miles but has gotten worse to the point I took it in for service. The Honda dealership recommended replacement today at a cost of $4,600.00. I saw a consumer fight back show on one of the big television stations on faulty 1997 Honda transmissions about 2-3 years ago for the same thing. I can't remember which reporter or station in Los Angeles did the segment, but they settled on a lesser amount through Honda Corporation. I hope they will be understanding when I ask for the same tomorrow morning.