1996 Honda Civic User Reviews

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Users ranked 1996 Honda Civic against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1996 Honda Civic DXReview
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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 d16, 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.

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

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

    Cons: 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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    1996 Honda Civic EXReview

    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

    Pros: Gas mileage, cheap

    Cons: Not enough power for showing off, lame car when stock

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    1996 Honda Civic CX HatchbackReview

    Easy To Repair, Reliable — Poor acceleration, brake better with rear disk upgrade, handling good, good quality but poor sound isolation, very low cost to run or repair, easy to get parts, many many many aftermarket parts for this car, and can fit a lot of other motor in.

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

    Pros: Nice looking car, cheap parts

    Cons: Sound Isolation, Performance

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    1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Review
    This was my first car. She was in good condition and I loved her. However, I was constantly battling timing and cooling issues. Not to mention for how small she was my gas was not very efficient. Overall a good car but I just couldnt keep up with the ticking bomb of things consistently going out.
    vs1985 Honda Civic Wagon 4WD
    1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback winning categories:
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    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1985 Honda Civic Wagon 4WD better.
    "The 85 honda civic has fully collapsable and removable rear seats. Ive consistently used her for hauling large loads. Camped in the back as well as set up a lg dog kennel when traveling with my pitbull. "
    Would Buy Ranked 1985 Honda Civic Wagon 4WD better.
    "The 85 is a 4wd all around great car. Good for camping, commuting, hauling, and great in snow conditions. The only real draw back is finding parts when working on her simple because she is so old. "
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Civic Reviews

    Amazing Ride By Alex

    I recently nough this car, and man i love it, very smooth to drive and always reliable. I know when i turn the key it will start. if you havent drove one, you need to! it wont disappoint, i promise Read More

    Amazing Car To Own! By alexsntn

    i love the handeling, very fun to drive for a four cyl. Good on gar, i love the side view camara. Coulnt find anything wrong with it, it even did good in the snow. Safety was an importnat factor. not ... Read More

    2013 Honda Civic Reviews

    Nice Small Car By subramanian_v

    Car gives great mileage and doesn't require any maintenance other than service at regular intervals. Civic is an ideal car for people who are single or drive long distance as its gives 40+ in highways... Read More

    Super Commuter. By witii

    Had never driven a civic or a hybrid before. Was looking for the best bang for the buck getting over 40 miles/gallon combined as my current commute is 130 mi/day . Did not want a hybrid but found that... Read More

    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

    Great Car - Some Drawbacks By wwboy

    I like my car. it's efficient, simple, and good looking. The imid display, steering wheel controls are super nice. I like the built-in phone and the adjustability of the steering wheel and seats. I'm ... Read More

    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

    Really Good And Can Be A Really Good First Car For Anyone By Gerson23

    I like everything about the car how smooth it is and how others can't help but look at and I love that. I don't have any negative comments about it. Try it and you won't regret it is just good Read More

    2010 Honda Civic Reviews

    Good By xrigs007

    Not a bad car if you are looking for something for the family or long distance travel. Very good vehicle to have as a daily driver to and from work or school and to the supermarket. My family loves it... Read More

    2010 Honda Civic In Excellent Condition. By Russ952

    This car has been a great car for me. I used it to commute to work (60 miles one way) with no problems. The gas mileage is unmatched and there is very little maintenance. The car handles beautifull... Read More

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