1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6 liter VTEC-E from North America
Great car, fun to drive, with good gas mileage!!
Front engine Mount 67,000.
Two CV Joints 67,000.
85,000 the same cv joints went bad again repair shop replaced under warranty.
The Bearings in the transmission went at 100,000.
The Clutch was replaced also at 100,000. The shop said it was really close to going.
100,000 miles 02 sensor went covered under extended warranty.
All other repairs where general maintenance. Like tune up, timing belt at 95,000, battery, and the other three belts around 67,000.
This car is very reliable and gets great gas mileage. It has not gotten me stuck anywhere. When its about to break it lets you know. I drive Pizzas for a living and average around 25 mpg. Which is not very good, but I do a lot of idling. Also I am very heavy on the gas sometimes. Before I delivered pizzas was over 30.
For anyone with a Honda car in 95-97 check to see if you have an extended warranty. It saved me three hundred dollars when my O2 sensor went and, I got a free tune up and oil change. Honda is offering this because some cars did not pass their emissions test and this is there way of making it up. It covers 14 yrs or 150,000 miles.
One bad thing Honda did in 97 civics was run the dome light, and keyless entry through the factory radio. I bought the car used and it already had an aftermarket cd player. So now I have no keyless and the doom light dose not turn on when you open the door.
I love the factory HX rims, but I run through front tires like crazy with my driving style.
All in all I love my car and I think my next one may be a new Civic SI.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2007