by ernie_8000 on Nov 5, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
1996 Accord LX (no VTEC) with over 235,000 miles. The car has been to Lake Tahoe, to LA and long distance trips (over 300 miles). car still runs really well (except engine is a bit louder than it was when new - which is understandable). Great chassis, ample seating for 5 (cars nowadays are too large). When driving highways, gets around 32 mpg. When primarily city, gets around 23 mpg.
by spenc618 on Apr 2, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
I purchased my mint condition 1996 Honda Accord that was traded in at a dealership in 2005.
I have replaced the brakes, a brake line (63 dollars installed), starter (25 buck that i installed) and clutch actuator (13 bucks) over the past 6 years.
All repairs were less than 400 bucks total.
I only wish the power window motors were faster.
Mine is stock but minor tuner stuff can easily make it faster if your into that stuff.
If you find one with a good body and interior.. buy it.. fixing it will be cheap!
$2000 for a 210 hp Japanese Spec Engine. 100 hp over US spec stock.
by forbidmourning on Nov 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
I've had this car for about 2 and a half years, it is now at just over 240,000 miles. I have taken it on a 22 hour drive back and forth from MI to TX a couple of times, and it still runs like it is brand new. I have never had any kind of issues with it at all. This is the most reliable car I've ever owned and I love it! Gas mileage is fantastic too. Would highly recommend this car to anyone!
by Festis on Nov 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
This car is fantastic. I bought it with 100,000 miles on it and have not had one problem at all. It starts up every time, always purrs like a kitten, accelerates quickly, and is incredibly mechanically sound. Handles great in the snow, and responds quickly to steering. Its accessories are kinda on the sketchy side, but all the doors lock and all the Windows work. All in all, a great little reliable car that's perfect for what I need. Not to mention its awesome gas mileage 14 years later. I will forever own hondas because of this car. The Japanese know what's up.
by Abbey on Oct 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
I have had this car for 10 years. I finally had to have some major repairs done, to the tune of $2,500, but it has 246,000 miles. It is a reliable workhorse of a car. I would recommend buying this car, even with 200,000+ miles on it.
by fajenkins on Jan 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan
When i test drove the car, I loved the pick up and go. because of her age, I'm having the original parts give out, but i have an awesome mechanical team that will give me a fair deal and fix her/maintain her one time and well. (she's 13 years old). My mom states in two years I should retire my car and get a newer one,if I have the money then, I will if not, I'll keep this one going until she can't go anymore.
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