1996 Honda Civic User Reviews

1996 Honda Civic Review Ratings

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  • 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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Rusty writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Runs great

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I wrecked that car as you can see like 2 times and fixed it with new parts, just never painted and totalled it again on drivers side(never fixed but sold.

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Sold It About A Year Ago. . . . .guy That Bought It Still Drives It Hard — nothing much to say, just built on crate motor. Coil over springs and ICW Rage 5.0 15" Racing rims. Headers, ram-air intake, AEM fuel rail and regulator.

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Stefan writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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it looks good, it drives good, good on gas... and apparently they don't die? lol...

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too pricey for what you get, no power anything.  even the tape deck is moody >.<

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Good All Around Car... But Too Expensive For What Little You Get — all around a good car, but for 5 grand it's pretty lame to not have power steering, automatic transmission, air conditioning or a decent sound system... this is the problem with most imports, they're over priced used... but once it's up to par and is not nasty grey and silver everywhere and stuff I doubt I'll hate it as much, performance and quailty are pretty good...

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Martin writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Easy to tune and lots of parts availible

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Manufacturer parts expensive.

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High Revving, Easily Modifyable, Fwd Fun! — Great fun to drive, good acceleration and braking, steering is slightly vague. with slight engine modifications can easily beat better cars. All engines easily swapped and most parts bolt on/bolt off.

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Francisco writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Great look
Exceent handling
Reliable engine, it´s a Honda

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Small Engine
nothing elsee...

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My Ex-civic... — This is my old civic. A '96 JDM Civic. I bought it for a swap, but never was done.

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Brian writes:
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fast

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slips when wet

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Fast And Sporty — this 1.4i has coupe' brakes and is low to the ground. very sound , very easy on the eye

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Luka writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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Its performans and great handling...

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sometimes, problems with engine start...and its a little bit too low=)

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Moja Civicica.... — Its a very nice car with great performance, a little bit tuned... with some styling aftermarkets...

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carGrrl writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe Review
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Great Little Car — I owned 1996 Honda Civic from June of 1996 to June of 1998. I loved it. I had the EX trim and a standard transmission, and it was really very peppy. I liked taking it up mountain roads. It didn't have the engine or horsepower of a more powerful car, but it barely weighed anything so flew. I could pass much faster cars in it. I had a spoiler factory-installed; that might have been what gave my little car the speed! The only problems with this car were that it hydroplaned very easily and the seats were not very comfortable. It barely had to be raining, and I would skid over puddles like they were lakes. After driving long distances, my back would be much more sore than when driving other cars. Overall, I would recommend this car in a heartbeat. I wonder who has mine now...

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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darekp writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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4

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Car still looks good for 96, Good tires, A/C works

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like all car needs some minor work

darekp
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. — I bought my '96 Civic EX in '1998 with 24k miles on it, and have been driving it ever since. I live very close to work and now has only 112k miles. About 3 or 4 years ago I changed timing belt @ water pump my self, about 10-12K miles ago.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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randtgorman writes:
1996 Honda Civic LX Review
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3

Pros

Very Solid vehicles. Made to last for many years. Family cars that can be passed down. Easy driveability.

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Sits a little low for me. I think the newer modles improved on this.  Not enough power, but it is a 4 cyl.

randtgorman
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Long Lasting — The Civic's are a good base line, long lasting, economical vehicle. They fit teen to elders. Comfortable ride for the most part. Great City driver that provides a lot of maneuverability in and around tight parking lots. The gas mileage is the selling point for most people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph Anthony writes:
1996 Honda Civic EX Review
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3

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Durable chassis, still a good run for a 15 year old car...

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kinda old, lots of problems with cooling, gears, AC and suspension...
sometimes hard-to-find parts are just fabricated and after-markets installed...

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Good Overall Performance — Street Tuned for a little edge against road rage drivers, slow folks and ricers... it was resurrected after a freak accident and all the tuning and fabrication was done for 3 years, all the little details slowly but surely done because of a tight budget and limited availability of some parts...had a few problems but i guess it's part of the scene..there has been a lot of trial and error processes especially with the engine..considering the fact that a less powerful engine was swapped with the stock D16Y7 (swapped in a a D15B w/c has better rod and compression ratio) and most of the parts were fabricated... fun factor? OH YEEEAAAAH!!! On the more technical side, the modifications seemed to have made the Civic hungrier for fuel with an average of 15km per liter (40 liter tank). This is somewhat unusual for an earlier version Vtec engine's fuel economy versus the much more powerful DOHC Vtec. And the McPherson Strut upgrade at the front end seemed to have stiifen the ride too much while the stock rear multi- link wishbone really took its toll and gave in, so a modified tortion strut bar was fitted in to lift the suspension a little and give it more "movement" even with a loaded rear end...A/C still runs like new because of a newer system and compressor. Audio works well with the stock head unit (Fujitsu Ten) which is already obsolete, also surprisingly the only downside was the exterior appearance because the dents and loose bumper/ fenders were'nt really fixed. new upgrades: OEM/AEM Fuel Rail, Grounding Kit, Platinum Spark Plugs, Aestethics, Brake PAds, Intake Port, Vtec Bypass...

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

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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

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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

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2010 Honda Civic Reviews

Good By xrigs007

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