1996 Honda Accord User Reviews

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    1996 Honda Accord Review
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    Good car for city travel.
    Back Seats Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry better.
    "more leg room and head room"
    Would Buy Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry better.
    "Tons of style, space, great handling, tons of power."
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    1996 Honda Accord Review
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    The 1996 Honda Accord V6 is a totally different animal than its 4cyl brothers. The car has about 170hp stock and the CE frame handles like a dream. Admittedly, these are only found in automatic trim...but with the proper tuning and wheel/tire set up...this is a sports sedan.
    Power Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry worse.
    "V6 is actually the same family as the NSX motor. Revs to 7000+ Still, most models have a four cylinder 2.2l, and one is available with Vtec(intake side only)...when mated to a 5 speed manual, even 145hp feels sufficient for most."
    Back Seats Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry worse.
    "Honda has sculpted some very beautiful back (bucket) seats...and I think Toyota has accomplished similar interior design. Ultimately, the real deciding factor is just how well the seats have been kept and cared for."
    Value Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry worse.
    "The car is more than a family grocery getter....it accelerates and handles like a sports car!p Beyond that, the Accord has a vast spectrum of after-market goodies available...it is just a great car to build/tune."
    Would Buy Ranked 1996 Toyota Camry worse.
    "Both the 1996 Accord and 1996 Camry are practically, A Dime a Dozen, but the Accord can be transformed into a very interesting daily driver, and modifications are vast and relatively cheap...."
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    Looks/Style Ranked 1997 Honda Accord better.
    "yes"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1997 Honda Accord better.
    "the 97 has more room"
    1996 Honda Accord LX Coupe Review
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    Awesome But Not Family Friendly — I've owned this car for several years and it has only needed routine maintenance. It has 240k miles and the biggest thing I have done is a clutch, computer, and battery replacement. It still gets 30 miles to gallon and saves me money every month by not making payments or higher insurance premiums that come with not owning your car or a car with a higher value that will go down over time.

    Pros: everything but it being family friendly

    Cons: size and not have four doors

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    1996 Honda Accord DX Review
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    Awsome Car Buy Them All — Greatest car ever made for reliablility and entry level tuners. I rebuild mine after I hit a deer and it runs like new, Check your valve clearance every 30,000 mile don't over tighten them and change your oil mine doesn't leak a drop and its got 230,000 rounds on her.

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

    Pros: Its a Honda it runs like its new with 230,000 on it, It took a deer collision and still moves like nothing happened(hit at 70mph) this car has not let me down ever.

    Cons: Folds like a pop can and no air bags deployed....

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    1996 Honda Accord EX V6 Review
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    Very Well Done With What Is Available, And Keeping Cost Below Value Of Car. — Could have a body kit for it, but never found one I liked that was cost effective. Suspension upgrades would do wonders for this car, but here we go again, cost was a factor. Spending the money on this car and keeping it in ratio to worth of the car was fruitless. If I want a Hot Rod, buy a car designed for, and has the parts available for, would be the answer.... for what I paid for on addons and the price of the car, I did a great job.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good power with a 2.7L V6 that I have added some power addons. Brakes are excellent, with Brembo drilled and slotted extra thick discs. Upgraded calipers and Kevlar pads, steel braided hoses. Handles ok, larger sway bar added, but did not give as much help than I expected.

    Cons: Too much body sway for cornering at a fast rate, better than stock, but not up to competition.
    Would be nice if there were more available parts for engine upgrades. I have about all can add, and boosted power only about  25%. Fuel mileage is fair.

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    Wonderful Car! — I've owned this car for about 5 years now. It had over 200,000 miles on it when I bought it. I have had to replace the master cylinder, radiator, and alternator. I love this car! The air conditioner hasn't worked since I bought it but the heater works great..lol. I live in Texas, so air conditioner would be awesome! I usually just refill the freon and it lasts for a while. I'm pretty sure it has a bad hose or something, but I'm not sure. I have driven this car over 200,000 more miles since buying it. It has been to several different states and through rain, snow, sleet, desert, and everything you can think of! I recently blew out the front passenger side tire which ripped out my wiring harness and busted out my blinker. I rigged the headlight to the driver side light and so it works but still haven't been able to replace the harness or get a new blinker. The car still runs and gets me back and forth from taking my kiddo to school everyday. Luckily it's not that far. lol. It has recently developed a harsh idle which goes up and down while in park or neutral. Not really sure what's going on there. But it still works for what I need it for.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Dependable, reliable, comfy, nice ride

    Cons: Hasn't had ac in over 5 years, right now doesn't have a horn or passenger blinker or wiring harness

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    Great For Starters, Good Handling, Nice Size, Low Maintenance! — What I like about this car is that anyone can drive it young or old and just a good ole vehicle to drive around town! I don't think I can say anything bad about this vehicle because it's such a popular demand in today's economy!!!

    Pros: Great family car that can save you a lot on gas on long trips or just a daily commuter.  Don't forget at a great price!

    Cons: Not really fast or have alot of power considering it being a 4 cyclinder

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    1996 Honda Accord EX Review
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    Good For The Money — Gets great gas mileage, does not brake down ever, have 225,000 miles and still not much for issues, be careful in winter it like to slide around like crazy. Acceleration was okay, I cant speak for the auto version but the manual tranny was a breeze and very forgiving. overall its a good car for getting around, you wont win any races with it or make any heads turn, but for a cheap car you cant get something much more dependable and cheap to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Does not break down + cheap to fix if it does

    Cons: Terrible on icy roads

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    1996 Honda Accord EX V6 Review
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    Nice! — I like this car because it is just awesome to drive. easy to drive. fun to drive. put over 3,000 into this car and i love it. the rims are nice and the body is decent. this car is all together awesome!

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

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: had to put some money into it

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    Another Amazing Honda By Mailguy42

    Overall just a great car. Happy with everything! I get over 40mpg on the highway with the accord which is amazing for a midsize car. Has a smooth ride and great trunk space. For the price you cannot g... Read More

    Effecient Great On Gas By sherlene

    The maintenance on this car has been easy. Keep up your oil changes and you can have it for life. The best car I've owned for the gas mileage. Very sporty, fast, safe, spacious and rides like a dream... Read More

    2013 Honda Accord Reviews

    Very Nice Family Sedan By joselakeland

    I am a SUV person. There are limits for a sedan compare to SUV. Honda Accord is a very affordable and reliable car. It has Bluetooth and backup camera standard. So far no complaints. Mine is CVT trans... Read More

    Fast With Neat Tech, But Has Issues. By jtcon86

    I like the way the car looks, and enjoy the power of the engine. Furthermore, the technology features of the car are a great bonus. However, I am not a fan of the variable cylinder management which i... Read More

    2012 Honda Accord Reviews

    Awesome Sedan. By Car_Sense

    These Accords are such well built cars. They have extremely low maintenance costs, nice power and acceleration for a 4 cylinder engine, very smooth automatic transmission, and excellent braking. Handl... Read More

    Good Economical Family Car By zzoooman

    Good car: easy to maintain, comfortable, reliable, great MPG Cons: lack of power, no sun roof or moon roof as far the power goes: that's expected it's a 4 cylinder ECo friendly car so, Over all very ... Read More

    2011 Honda Accord Reviews

    Amazing Car And Great On Gas By omairmj85

    Now approaching 91,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Maintenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with... Read More

    Greatest Family Sedan Ever By migration_da_familyautolosangeles

    nice family sedan economical and comfortable having had this car pleased me a lot good on gas low maintenance cost reliability wise best vehicle ever. cant make a tow truck comes in for a service... Read More

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