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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Displaying 61 - 70 of 73 1996 Honda Civic reviews.

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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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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Colin writes:
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
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4

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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

25

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

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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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Stefan writes:
1996 Honda Civic CX Hatchback Review
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2

Pros

it looks good, it drives good, good on gas... and apparently they don't die? lol...

Cons

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

35

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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5

Pros

Easy to tune and lots of parts availible

Cons

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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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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