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1996 Honda Civic Overview


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CX Hatchback
9 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,667
DX Coupe
DX Hatchback
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,620
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,722
EX Coupe
24 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,197
HX Coupe
22 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,344

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 72 reviews

Great Little Car by carGrrl
 — I owned 1996 Honda Civic from June of 1996 to June of 1998. I loved it. I had the EX trim and a standard transmission, and it was really very peppy. I liked taking it up mountain roads. It did... Read More
A Drifter's Dream by Ljuben
 — It is a Honda. That says everything, but for those who don't know - it is a beast in the class and has everything you might want from a car in this price range. As every Honda it has great acceleratio... Read More
It's Out And Running Again!!! by Daiseph1
 — just finished "break-in" status (1000 kph accumulated after tune-up)...sound system measured 65 decibels, (rocked the neighbors during early morning breakfast...) midnight black paint job rocks! just ... Read More

1996 Honda Civic Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 72 reviews

1996 Honda Civic

I had just graduated from college, and was out to buy or lease my first car. I was about to leave the Honda dealer when the salesman pointed out a brand-new Civic still on the truck. Half an hour later, I was test-driving a car with 17 miles on it, and two hours later, walked out after signing my first lease.

My new car was a manual transmission, 5-speed, dark green Honda Civic EX. The interior was a soft grey. As soon as I learned to work the stick shift properly, I loved jumping from second gear directly into fourth. I always felt like the Civic was my partner in crime, and we loved taking mountain roads like we were a sports car and a stock car driver.

After two years, I had to turn my baby in. My only complaint was how uncomfortable the seats were. I had tried everything to increase the comfort level, including pillows, mats, and different seat positioning. After that experience, my next car was as comfortable as I could find (a Volvo), but I will always have a special place in my heart reserved for my green Civic.


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Honda Civic Questions


My 1996 Honda Civic Ex Sedan Starts "sputtering" As Soon As I Press The A/c...

My 1996 Honda Civic EX sedan starts "sputtering" as soon as I press the A/C button after I turn my air on. I just recharged the air about a week ago. We have the car running, with the air on like he...

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Will Leaving An A/c Compressor Off My Car For 5 Or More Months Ruin The Who...

I bought my 96 Honda Civic EX in Oct. 2013 but didn't start driving it until Dec. 2013. The man I bought the car from removed the a/c compressor from my car and said that it needed to be replaced. I...

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I Have A 1996 Honda Civic The Two Front Window Wont Go Down At All ?

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