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 Review
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Good acceleration, fuel economy

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A bit noisy

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Honda Civic 1.6 Sr — Very nice car for his age. Good acceleration, excellent braking and excellent handling. The build quality is fine - a bit noisy but I can live with it. I like the appearance of the car very much and hell it does is fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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easily customizable, good MPG, reliant

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Not much performance from the factory

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This This Will Run Forever — I really like the car overall. the gas milage is awesome, and it's really easy to customize. it's easy to afford and maintaine, but it doesn't come very performance enhanced from the factory. Anyone who likes american cars, esp muscle will love to hate and talk trash about it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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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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1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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fuel economy

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small

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Cheap And Affordable — performance lags, braking ok, handling is great my hook lever broke so crap appearance is below par cheap to own and maintain. these cars last forever out of 10 this car is a 4. needs a turbo or nitro setup

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

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Reliable and cheep to own

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Not so funny with the 1.4 liter engine

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By One! — It's starting to fall apart due to its age. Some rust in the rear fenders and on the hood. Not the most inspiring car to drive, but it's pretty reliable. Has 11000 km on the meter and I think I have som electric problems, it's hard to get it started when it's been left undriven for a while.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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kick ass

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no sunroof

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Powerfull — sporty. light. fast. rare item. jdm parts. quick accleration. good handling with tein soft hi low absorber. need to convert to k20 engine. save gas. low mileage. the vtec is really fun to drive. exterior and interior need to be well taken care.

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

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1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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fuel ecomony, easy to drive, and easy to work on

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boring to drive and it FWD :(

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It Is A Fun Project Car :) — This was also an "A to B" car, but i wish i could do stuff to it, as in a K20 swap with a fine tune. But that day never came because the cars fate would be upside down on black ice. To be honest i miss it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Fuel Economy, feel, looks

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Entry to the back seat, has no extras

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My Civic Hatchback — Ok, I just got the car and I really do like it! I have some work to put into it (Paint and such) but it is excellent otherwise! The only downside of this car is that there is no AC...or cruise...CD...proper speakers...or power anything! lol

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1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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great fuel economy

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for a bigger person pretty small im 6 foot

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Fun 5 Speed Car To Drive — car is to small for me but has great mileage and awesome fuel eco. performance with a few bolt ons go a long way great to maintaine fun 5 spd to drive. looks amazing after a fresh wash and when vacuumed.

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1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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Manual Transmission

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Weak engine

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Loved It — The car was a great car to drive...it was very fun to drive as it was a manual. It had some issues with the transmission and brake systems but those may have been from the hard driving both the preivious owner and I put it through.

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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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