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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Brady writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

fun to drive, fun to work on

Cons

nothin bad. its a honda whats not to like!

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Japs Got Something Right — I love my car. Ive always loved hondas. The most trustworthy car i couldve asked for. Right now im working on the performance of it. the cost to operate it is small, good on gas and not much maintenance to do on it. Its alot of fun to drive and will be more so when im done.

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Thomas writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Perfect car

Cons

Nothing

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My Civic Vti Turbo — Build to last, Designed to impress :-) Haved own en Honda Civic VTI with Turbo, with 361horsepower at 1 bar´s pressure, and it was the funnist car i have ever owned :-) At 180km/t it would still make wheelspin,if you gave it full throttle:-) Was kind of the fastest car with in Denmark 2005 with frontwheeldrive :-) Miss like crazy!!!

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Fabio writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

build quality....motor takes a beating and still goes

Cons

looks......bubble like....needed some aero parts...

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My Little Red Hatch — this was a nice little car....overall i liked it but it lacked a few things...performance was probably one of them...i was thinking of doing a motor swap but then a bought a 06 civic...so just sold it....but to sum it all up the car was great....nice little red hatch

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David writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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5

Pros

great mileage

Cons

none really

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Best Car Ive Had So Far — Performance is great. have not had to really repair it yet. the appearance is good for me it only had 36000 miles on it when i bought it. this car to me is fun to drive because it gets me where i need to be. i need a newer model soon though

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Colin writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Good on petrol, looks good, qiute nippy and is so easy to customise

Cons

Sometimes scrapes on the back wheels when I go over bumps

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My 1996 3 - Door Honda Civic 1.5 V - Tech — Performance - Quite quick, got induction kit and exhaust system. brand new brake pads so brakes are sharp and solid, handles very well. Build Quality - Honda - Japanese cars are always built solid. Costs - Paid £1000 for it and it is very good on petrol, £20 has lasted me over a week before and I was driving every day. Fun Factor - Love driving it, makes a nice sound from the exhaust and the sub woofer in the back....

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Jessica writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

Gas mileage

Cons

Little maintenance crap that kills your wallett

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Ok Beater Lots Of Stupid Little Maintenance Issues — Have had to replace door wiring harness because wires were broken. Window motors are never reliable, but it gets good gas milage and has over 180 on her.

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Bob writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Looked very sexy when I was done.

Cons

Wasn't the fastest of cars, but the SOHC vtec kept up for a sub 2 liter engine.

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Fun Ricer......if You're Into Them — I'm kinda glad I grew out of this faze, but it was a fun car to drive around in at the time. Plus I still think it looked bad ass in its prime.

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Nicola writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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3

Pros

My dog sliding around in the back was extremely funny

Cons

Dull dull dulllllll

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Boring Reliable Car — It was so reliable, and ran forever on a tank of fuel. Boring as anything though

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Joekie writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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5

Pros

Just a reliable car to get around town, good aftermarket support for a hobby

Cons

Didn't go too fast.

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My Hobby — Just a civic. Mild tune - Suspensions, Rims, Tires, Bars, Exhaust, Cosmetics, seats, auto-manual conv.

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Daniel writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Coupe Review
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4

Pros

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

Cons

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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2013 Honda Civic Reviews

Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

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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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