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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Brooks writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Looks, Reliability, Performance, Fuel Economy

Cons

Not enough power!!!

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Civic Review — My dream car....still got the old girl!!! Closing in on 400k!!!!Doesn't owe me a thing....It will be a sad day when its time to part ways...Going to trade up to the latest generation Si sedan...one day!!!

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Daiseph1 writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

nice paint job, nice mods!

Cons

engine blown upon testing...but now it's all good!

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It's Out And Running Again!!! — just finished "break-in" status (1000 kph accumulated after tune-up)...sound system measured 65 decibels, (rocked the neighbors during early morning breakfast...) midnight black paint job rocks! just like the original black paint before! by the way ,after the engine blow-up it just took a couple o' tunes and BOOM!!! i love this car!!! thank u all for ur suggestions!!! peace!!!

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Ljuben writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

acceleration, drifting, style... Honda

Cons

high petrol usage when you pedal to the metal

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A Drifter's Dream — It is a Honda. That says everything, but for those who don't know - it is a beast in the class and has everything you might want from a car in this price range. As every Honda it has great acceleration. It has a distinctively short braking distance and is quite easy to handle, even by an inexperienced driver. However, apart from the engine, gears and brakes, it has a weak built quality of the outer parts. It looks good on the inside and has a wonderful exterior - it is very moddable. If you play too much with the gas pedal the petrol indicator drops, otherwise it is pretty economic. Last, but not least, drifting is the real power of this incredible drive - get the tail one side and bounce on the road sideways - it's the art of real driving!

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frugalguy writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

reliability, fuel economy

Cons

starting to rust a bit behind rear wheels

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1996 Civic Cx — RELIABILITY & fuel economy! Have achieved 50MPG+ in summer on highway with AC off @80 km/h. Still have original exhaust and clutch at 340,000K. Only had one repair so far....a fouled oxygen sensor needed replacing. No oil needs to be added between changes. Starts first try every time no matter what the weather. Only complaint is some rusting on rear wheel well (it seems to be a problem area on this generation.) Performance-wise the car has two personalities. It's meek at low RPMs and behaves like it has a turbocharger at higher revs. It's not worth much now so I'll keep it as long as the AC keeps working....hopefully not before a Honda plug-in is available.

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Brian writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

gas mileage, reliability, functionality

Cons

lack of luxury amenities

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Awesome Little Car — Great little car, not bad size on the inside, I am 6'5'' and fit comfortably, drives nice, gets outstanding gas mileage, could use more power, very reliable, replaced clutch at 159k miles, 10 gallon tank, 36-50 mpg, is a very basic car, no power steering, no power windows, no power locks, no ABS, but is still a very solid car

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Scott writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

Its a Honda

Cons

Its a 1996

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Civic — The occasional scheduled maintenance and a repair here and there but those repairs could of been avoided if the previous owner had taken better care of it. Roughly 30 mpg city and 34 highway. Scratches and minor dings here and there but to be expected from a 1996.

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John writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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4

Pros

has good preformance

Cons

may have a little bit of rome for improvment

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The Honda Is Great — this is a good car for the preformance with out wasteing any extra cash for gas. The thrill of being able to drive it is above anything i have ever felt in any other vehicle. beyond that the fact that it always is looking good with out to much have to do by me is a large factor in why i purchased it.

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Ben writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

QUALITY, handling, reliability

Cons

performance

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Honda Civic 4-dr Lx 1996 — Old reliable - over 12 years old and still kicking! Slow as crap, but the handling is great. Still manages to look good even though its old, and the insurance isn't nearly as bad as other cars. Even though it's slow, it's still fun. I would certainly recommend this to a friend, as long as they don't want to race it!

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Matt writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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5

Pros

Bodywork, complete look, sound, engine

Cons

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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Tyler writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

Pros

Great MPG

Cons

Styling, Interior comforts

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Civic — My sisters car. Well it still runs! That is Honda Quality for you. It has 110,000 miles and runs amazing. Just re-painted and detailed so it is a bit nicer. No real problems as of yet. Great gas milage as well around 40 mpg. Great car to run around in.

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2014 Honda Civic Reviews

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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

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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 US... Read More

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

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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

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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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