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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Mis writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

save gas, reliable

Cons

hills

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Beautiful And Reliable — Reliable, great on gas, but gutless. Maybe a vtec would help but it has no power uphill at all. Also the litte things break easy like the hood latch, visors, and window motors. Of course I've put 40,000 miles on it in a year without any problems.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tsvetomir writes:
1996 Honda Civic Review
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5

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Good acceleration, fuel economy

Cons

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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Mitchell writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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1

Pros

fuel economy

Cons

small

25

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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Axel writes:
1996 Honda Civic Review
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4

Pros

Reliable and cheep to own

Cons

Not so funny with the 1.4 liter engine

25

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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Azam writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

kick ass

Cons

no sunroof

25

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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Dustin writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

Fuel Economy, feel, looks

Cons

Entry to the back seat, has no extras

25

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TJ writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

great fuel economy

Cons

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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suzirohaz writes:
1996 Honda Civic HX Coupe Review
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4

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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.

Cons

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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Melissa writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

cheap on gas

Cons

Its so little!

25

I Love My Wittle Baby — Its old but its cute and it thinks its a big car!!! I love my little car! Its only problem is that it tends to get drowned in puddles and gravel and snow aren't too fun... but it tries, it thinks its a four by four...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sneaker writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

It was sexy

Cons

cop magnet.

35

My Ek — My old bubble. slammed on webs . tinted all around . loud sound system. and it was pretty fast (: purple hid's and yellow fogs. use to fill it up for 15. and lasted a week + ! (: i loved my ek hatch. it was amazing.

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

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1973 Honda Civic Reviews

Cute Trash By revbaby

Transmission went out at twenty-one days and 700 miles. The dealer kept the car for 37 straight days. Needed plugs every 3200 miles and the hatch rusted out at twelve months and 9000 miles. It was fun... Read More

Great Drive, Great Mileage, Great Parking, Plenty Of Room For Friends. By signtalker

This was my high school car, and it was the best thing going. $3.00 filled up the tank at the time, and it seemed to run forever on that little tank of gas. It took us everywhere. When it got too ol... Read More

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1974 Honda Civic Reviews

A Lovely Little Car Well Ahead Of Its Time When It Came Out. By YDO010

Was just given one by a neighbour after it stood for ten yrs outside under a tarp. A Deluxe version with roof console with map reading light, interior light and clock with chrome overriders on bumper... Read More

Great Value And Wonderful For A Young Family! By Michael

This is the only car I have ever owned that I sold for more money "used" than I paid for the car "NEW". We once drove 250 mile with 4 adults and 2 kids and luggage and still averaged over 30 mpg. Wh... Read More

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1975 Honda Civic Reviews

Honda Civic Cvcc By carrotzilla

My first, car that is. In 1985 this car was "out" but I loved it. Big on the inside and really cool looking with the hood scoops, 2 pairs! I think I will buy another in the next couple of years f... Read More

Honda Civic 1200cc 2 Door Coupe W Trunk (no Hatchback) By instituteofenergy

This was my second car out of High School. I could not afford the gas for the 1973 GTO that I had so I sold it and bought a blue CIVIC Coupe. It came with 12" wheels but I put oversized mag rims (13... Read More

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1976 Honda Civic Reviews

Civic 1200 By TenthA86

I ran 120,000+ miles on mine - 13" American Racing wheels & T/A tires. It handled like a slot car - got 45 mpg on hwy & 35+ in town. Had factory am/fm & needed the following: new front fenders - dea... Read More

Rusty But Cute By Dwayne

good reliable vehicle but not very quiet inside. comfortable and fairly roomy but no otions whatsoever. Great on gas but as a result, very poor acceleration. Read More

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1977 Honda Civic Reviews

Its A Pretty Ight Car By Brandon

its a fun tiny car thats is very very good on gass, the car goes very good if you have a dohc integra 1.6 motor in it. it looks like it has no room, but there is alot of room when you get in it Read More

My First Car By Mark

great little auto. easy to repair, prone to rust along door sills though. got mine up to 100 mph, even 12 years old Read More

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