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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Brian writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

It's a Honda.

Cons

Nothing sucks about it.

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It's Amazing. — Averages about 30 mpg city driving and about 40 highway. Fun and quick little car to drive. Built like a tank. There's never been a time where it has stranded me or not started or anything. No problems at all. Through all the heat and cold, always starts, runs, drives. Look forward to driving my baby into the ground. :) It's a Honda, what else would you expect ? ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dany writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

Fuell economy

Cons

There is nothing sucks for this time

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Honda Civic And Accord Are The Best Car In The Whole World — this is the best car i've bought in my life it has a very good performance and acceleration the nadling are 90 5 good and the build quality is very good and elegant style inside the car and outside too, she's a very safety car wish have 2 airbags . im sorry about my bad english writing but im from Lebanon :P we dont talk english

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dimitar writes:
1996 Honda Civic Review
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5

Pros

It's a gift

Cons

nothing

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! — * Performance - fast, easy to maintenance, cheap * Build Quality - I only change oil filter/air filter * Appearance - it is good looking, despite it is almost 15 years old * Cost of Ownership - about 6/100 benzine * Fun Factor - it is absolute fun to drive this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jade writes:
1996 Honda Civic Review
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4

Pros

excellent suspension geometry, fuel mileage, cheap to maintain

Cons

The engine isn't a B16B, B18C5 or K20A.  Not yet...

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210 Km/h Is Great For A 127 Hp 1.6l Sohc — I've owned my car for three years, and am looking to buy another one to modify. Love this car for daily driving and very easy to get around the city. Very solid in the winter and with my winter Michelins no ski hill poses a threat. Don't buy a SiR or Type R, I want them all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Great mpg

Cons

stiff ride

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The Little Car That Could — Performance - it's 106 hp, so I'm not flying into my seat Build Quality - 177,000 miles, I have replaced a cv joint, a belt, other than oil, thats about it Appearance - body is still in good condition, I keep waxing it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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!!!

25

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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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

frugalguy
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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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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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