1996 Honda Civic Overview

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1996 Honda Civic Overview

I had just graduated from college, and was out to buy or lease my first car. I was about to leave the Honda dealer when the salesman pointed out a brand-new Civic still on the truck. Half an hour later, I was test-driving a car with 17 miles on it, and two hours later, walked out after signing my first lease.

My new car was a manual transmission, 5-speed, dark green Honda Civic EX. The interior was a soft grey. As soon as I learned to work the stick shift properly, I loved jumping from second gear directly into fourth. I always felt like the Civic was my partner in crime, and we loved taking mountain roads like we were a sports car and a stock car driver.

After two years, I had to turn my baby in. My only complaint was how uncomfortable the seats were. I had tried everything to increase the comfort level, including pillows, mats, and different seat positioning. After that experience, my next car was as comfortable as I could find (a Volvo), but I will always have a special place in my heart reserved for my green Civic.

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    Lights Flashing On Gear Slector

    Light flashing on gear selector on start up, After driving car very slow for a couple of minutes it goes out, but seems to have a hard shift about 50 miles per hour, Then it is fine, manual rear ...

    14 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    1996 Honda Civic Ex No Start Good Batt.

    one morning went to start my 5 speed Honda civic ex and it does not start. batt. is good my friend came over took the switch out from under my dash around the clutch area. had me push the button as he...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    Issue With Car

    I have a 1996 ek with a d16z6 swap does not turn over have spark and have gas starter is okey and the dizzy moves a little when trying to turn car on eny ideas

    8 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

    What Upgrades Can I Do ?

    Alright guys this is my first civic ! Definitely step down from my Infiniti G35 power so what I wanna know is what can I do to gain HP ?? I don't want to spend thousands at once... slowly but sur...

    11 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Oil Leak Help Please Sump Or Gearbox Or Somewhere Else? Help Help Help???

    hi i have a honda ballade luxline 160i manual 96-00 model motor model is D16y9. its showing a small oil leak or gear box leak or sump gasket leak. it only leaks when i stand still not much but can be...

    15 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)