1996 Honda Civic User Reviews

1996 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 72 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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 72 1996 Honda Civic reviews.

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

25

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

35

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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Jacob writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

Pros

Gas mileage, cheap

Cons

Not enough power for showing off, lame car when stock

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Its Just A Civic, Get Over It — pros: great on gas, enough power to get me there, handles well, its a standard cons: mine burns oil a lot of oil, not enough pickup to impress the ladies, as a standard 5th gear is strictly used on flat highways.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Thomas writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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4

Pros

Perfect car

Cons

Nothing

35

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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