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Autumn writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

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new b20

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none, well except.. i dont have ac right now

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I Love My Car! — great car. fun to drive. gas mileage is amazing. preformance is great, needs more work in my opinion. has a lot of money put into it. my first and only car, and wouldn't have it any other way :) :) ♥ honda girl

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

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Gavin writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Review
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5

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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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yosef22 writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Review
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3

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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 d16, 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.

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

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Matt writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

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Bodywork, complete look, sound, engine

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engine was conversion and there were teething issues...

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My Sedan — I loved the whole package, bodywork and engine work was superb - a real one of a kind EK Civic Sedan for NZ! H22a engine which gave that extra grunt Miss this car soo much - as i put so much time, effort and money into it.. unfortunately cars move on... as do we.

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Evan writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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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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Daniel writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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4

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Fairly smooth transmission, easy to add aftermarket accessories, comfortable interior, usable back seat, good size trunk.

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Sloppy suspension/handling from the factory, very poor acceleration, no power steering, manual windows and door locks.

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Great Project Car! — I have wanted a Honda Civic since 1999 when the Coupe Si came out. I would consider myself an import tuner hobbyist. I like to take little 4-cylinder cars and make them go fast and drive like slot cars, it is one of my many passions in life. I have had my 1996 Civic DX Coupe since August of 2008 and I still love driving it. That is saying a lot from a guys who has also owned a 1992 Prelude Si, a custom turbo-charged 2002 Mazda Protégé5, a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX and a beefed up 2005 Subaru Legacy GT. It is a 4-cylinder, underpowered, 5-speed, “my soda bottle has more liters than that”, fun little tuner car. Before I start let me just point out that my Civic is not factory. I have invested heavily in the suspension, so much so that there are very few original suspension pieces left on the car (maybe a control arm here and there). I have KYB AGX Adjustable Shocks all around mated to Tien S-Tech springs and an Eibach Anti-Roll kit in front and back. Rear Skunk2 lower control arms, Skunk2 lower tie bar in the back and a rear disc swap from a 1997 Integra. I have power slot rotors all around with race spec brake pad and stainless steel braided brake lines. I have also added power door lock actuators for my Python alarm and Kenwood 5-way speakers in the rear deck with 3-way Kenwood’s up front. I have also added a factory CD player accessory that I got in my many trips to Alma Imports (Junkyard) here in Mesa, AZ. The interior is comfortable with plenty of room for my 6 foot 5 inch frame. I have plenty of leg and head room, and my knees are not constantly knocking against the dash. The radio is quaint, but still sounds good going through the Kenwood speakers. There is plenty of visibility all around and the mirrors cover the car very well. The seats are okay, they don’t hold me in as much as I would like but that will be remedied soon. Overall the interior is functional but bland. The exterior on my car is silver and a mess. There is a small impression in the roof, a dent in the passenger door and passenger rear quarter panel, the headlights have yellowed and are faded, the front passenger quarter panel is black, and there are various pits and dings all over. It needs a good once over from a body shop and some new paint and bumpers. The wheels are factory and bald as all get out. The engine is a D16Y7, maybe 115 HP when it was new, feels more like 90 – 95 now. It’s slow and can barely get out of its own way. The transmission is smooth and responsive. Overall driver feedback in the car is excellent. You can really get a feel for every aspect of the car when driving it. Overall it is everything that I thought it would be, I was expecting to get a very slow 2-door coupe with plenty of potential for improvements all around. Parts are really easy to get and the aftermarket selection is awesome. Probably not a car for everyone, good car for learning about car repairs and maintenance, and for getting into tuning. Oh yea, it has over 125000 miles and still runs strong.

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Ramiro writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

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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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carGrrl writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Great Little Car — 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 didn't have the engine or horsepower of a more powerful car, but it barely weighed anything so flew. I could pass much faster cars in it. I had a spoiler factory-installed; that might have been what gave my little car the speed! The only problems with this car were that it hydroplaned very easily and the seats were not very comfortable. It barely had to be raining, and I would skid over puddles like they were lakes. After driving long distances, my back would be much more sore than when driving other cars. Overall, I would recommend this car in a heartbeat. I wonder who has mine now...

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Bryan writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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3

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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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Sergei writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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Gas Milage

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Old

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Winter Ride — Great winter car Great gas milage Great student car Easy to drive Easy to park Park it anywhere Drive it till the wheels fall off Drive it like you stold it Fill her up and your good it go!!! But its still worth couple thousand!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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