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Seefer writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

A looker!!

Cons

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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besthondabuy12 writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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Reliable - resale

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none

besthondabuy12
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Honda Is Always A Great Choice — This car has been a very reliable for the years I have owned it. I really likes the 5 speed. Very low cost to own. Very conservative, but overall a fun car. Great college student car or first car for teenager!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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darekp writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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Car still looks good for 96, Good tires, A/C works

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like all car needs some minor work

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. — I bought my '96 Civic EX in '1998 with 24k miles on it, and have been driving it ever since. I live very close to work and now has only 112k miles. About 3 or 4 years ago I changed timing belt @ water pump my self, about 10-12K miles ago.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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randtgorman writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

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Very Solid vehicles. Made to last for many years. Family cars that can be passed down. Easy driveability.

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Sits a little low for me. I think the newer modles improved on this.  Not enough power, but it is a 4 cyl.

randtgorman
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Long Lasting — The Civic's are a good base line, long lasting, economical vehicle. They fit teen to elders. Comfortable ride for the most part. Great City driver that provides a lot of maneuverability in and around tight parking lots. The gas mileage is the selling point for most people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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history121999 writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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Reliability, timeless styling, affordability, paint, trim, decent fuel economy, brakes, agility

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Oxygen sensor defect

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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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Chescov writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

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Gas saving, reliable car!

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I wish it was newer

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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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Michael writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

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Great gas mileage and it's fun to drive!

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It's always getting hit and scratched by morons in NYC.  It's the people that suck!

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Very Reliable And Fuel-efficient Car! — This car has been absolutely great! Very reliable and it performs very well for a small 4 cylinder motor combined with the 5-speed manual transmission. Also, the design of Hondas is timeless. This car doesn't look anywhere close to 14 years old! I love it and would highly recommend Hondas to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gonçalo Sonny X writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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Very reliable, drives like a dream. Preety good looking.

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Sort of a gas-guzzler in the city.

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Perfect Toy — Awesome acceleration, since it has good horsepower and is very light, good brakes, and perfect handling with the proper set of tires. Very well built, tough, and very good looking and confortable. Does burn quite a bit of fuel when driven in the city traffic, but hardly consumes on the freeway. It's one fun thing to own.

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

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Joseph Anthony writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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Durable chassis, still a good run for a 15 year old car...

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kinda old, lots of problems with cooling, gears, AC and suspension...
sometimes hard-to-find parts are just fabricated and after-markets installed...

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Good Overall Performance — Street Tuned for a little edge against road rage drivers, slow folks and ricers... it was resurrected after a freak accident and all the tuning and fabrication was done for 3 years, all the little details slowly but surely done because of a tight budget and limited availability of some parts...had a few problems but i guess it's part of the scene..there has been a lot of trial and error processes especially with the engine..considering the fact that a less powerful engine was swapped with the stock D16Y7 (swapped in a a D15B w/c has better rod and compression ratio) and most of the parts were fabricated... fun factor? OH YEEEAAAAH!!! On the more technical side, the modifications seemed to have made the Civic hungrier for fuel with an average of 15km per liter (40 liter tank). This is somewhat unusual for an earlier version Vtec engine's fuel economy versus the much more powerful DOHC Vtec. And the McPherson Strut upgrade at the front end seemed to have stiifen the ride too much while the stock rear multi- link wishbone really took its toll and gave in, so a modified tortion strut bar was fitted in to lift the suspension a little and give it more "movement" even with a loaded rear end...A/C still runs like new because of a newer system and compressor. Audio works well with the stock head unit (Fujitsu Ten) which is already obsolete, also surprisingly the only downside was the exterior appearance because the dents and loose bumper/ fenders were'nt really fixed. new upgrades: OEM/AEM Fuel Rail, Grounding Kit, Platinum Spark Plugs, Aestethics, Brake PAds, Intake Port, Vtec Bypass...

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

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Brady writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

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fun to drive, fun to work on

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nothin bad. its a honda whats not to like!

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Japs Got Something Right — I love my car. Ive always loved hondas. The most trustworthy car i couldve asked for. Right now im working on the performance of it. the cost to operate it is small, good on gas and not much maintenance to do on it. Its alot of fun to drive and will be more so when im done.

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