1996 Honda Civic User Reviews

1996 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 73 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"power" 26 reviews
"ride" 25 reviews
"reliable car" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"suspension" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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A looker!!

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Nothing!!

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Never Though I Was Gonna Have A Honda — Really i was thinking on a Fairlady or a Silvia but this came out from heaven...a beauty, dinamic, easy to drive, fun, so much, that i can´t take it away from my wife.....guess i have to consider another car....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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Gas saving, reliable car!

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I wish it was newer

Chescov
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Awesome Car For The Buck! — Gas saving, reliable car, bought it at 240000 miles, and have not had a problem yet! Hondas are truly amazing cars, I just wish they were a bit better looking. It is definitely the right car for a college student with not much money!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reliability, timeless styling, affordability, paint, trim, decent fuel economy, brakes, agility

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Oxygen sensor defect

history121999
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Love My Civic — This will be the 13th year of ownership with my 1996 civic. In has 184000 miles. Apart from a few oxygen sensor related computer issues early on, I couldn't of asked for a better car! It is not just for teens and tweens. Nowadays,with the oil and gasers raking in record profits, speculators laughing in our faces and grinning all the way to the greedy banks, its nice to own a vehicle (no payments in 7 years) that can get decent milage and that lasts. However, I am kind of disappointed in the fall of the civic as of late. This new generation of civic is nothing like its great handling predecessors. Honda in general is not living up to the quality standards it helped to create in the 1970's and needs to get back to it's quality-driven roots that really came to an end at about the time the 7th generation civic rolled out in 2001.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Honda Civic DX Review
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so fun

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it don't have a v8

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Fast And Furious — best $2300 i ever spent love my honda. it's fast and fun in the snow and rain. i love rippin the E-brake and waching it slide. i have had my 1996 honda civic for 2 years now and it never gets old.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bullet proof

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Nothing.

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Civic Loveliness — Great overall car on a budget! Bullet proof! There aren't too many cars on the road like the one I had. I miss the car on a daily basis, and wish I could get my hands on another one! The performance wasn't necessarily there, but for someone who's interested in modifying cars, as we all know, this is the car for you!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1996 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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It is a powerful car with reliable performance.  I never had engine problem with it. The radio and CD player is loud and gets good reception. I love driving down the road with windows down listening to the music. The manual gear is fun to play with and makes driving very fun each time you're on the road. But I think the best of this car is the gas saving.

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This car does not have A.C when I bought it and have been driving with it the last three years. Though the heater works well. Never need to use either of it though.

suzirohaz
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The Sports Car To Go — It saves a lot of gas. I travel between home and school and work often and the gas saving is really amazing. I have replaced new tires and the rims are new too. Never broke down before, which is a plus!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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Unbelievably Powerful Engine....with amazing acceleration & Top Speed

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This car needs 5k to 15k /month for maintenance  

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Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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fun gets good looks

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the clutches wanna go at a unusuat rate

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Awesome — performance is great as well as handling and braking. build quality is about the same as any other car eventually parts will need replaced. the cars look anazing inside and out when brand new. incredible in gas 32 city 36 highway. the cars are a blast to drive if they are 5 speed manual.

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to smash

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if you want to go 4x4

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Its Sikk — preformance is great handles good built good it looks bad ass lol it smashes goin down mountain st. Heleana. It runs perty cheep its one of those car dat isnt that expensive to tune up. Windows tinted smoked taill lights it looks good>>>

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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gas milage

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is none

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Cheap — i love my civic its a cheap ass car to fix and to make look good. parts are everywhere. it gets 33 mpg so thats a big plus for me. its also fun to drift round in the snow with. if i knew how.ha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

Amazing Ride By Alex

I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

Super Commuter. By witii

Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

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2012 Honda Civic Reviews

Classy Car By Caddyohlala

I love the car, it handles real well. The gas mileage is a winner, and shifting the car is so much fun, she is fun to drive! It's sharp and eye catcher, just sad I must sell due to unforseeable circum... Read More

Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

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2011 Honda Civic Reviews

The Pinnacle Reliable Commuter Vehicle By vayu17

I loved pretty much everything about this car. It made me more conscious of how I drive to achieve a higher fuel economy. The car handled well in almost every situation. I drove this car across the... Read More

Madison By Lamster

Madison is a very beginner friendly car. It drives like a regular civic in low rpm saving gas but when needed to go fast, she picks up fast. All due to her Vtec. She puts a joy inside of me everytime Read More

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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