Used 1996 Honda Accord EX Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1996 Honda Accord - Consumer Reviews

1996 Honda Accord Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

23 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Accord model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Will run forever
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mwasilis
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my second honda accord. My last accord was a '92 and sold it with 250k on it and nothing was wrong with it! My 96 honda I have put 100k on it in about 5 years and the thing will go another 150k no problem. This car is extremely reliable and would recommend it to anyone.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

buyer beware of this year and the 97
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By john
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased my 1996 EX 4 cyl from a local dealer in MN with warranty in 1999. Had problems about two months later, the check engine light came on, took it back to the dealer and they replaced all they could, covered under the warranty, but the problem still was there. soon after the car started to fall apart, engine bogged, the Vtech failed, gears slipped, figured out later that it was the EGR(exhaust gas recirculation) sensor that made the check engine light come on. Honda made some bad vehicles, I only bought this Honda Accord because it looked sportier than a Toyota Camry and now I regret it.


Favorite Features

looks and thats about it, Honda Vtech is nice if it works!? even though I bought this lemon of a Honda, it still held up better than my Chevorlet.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Honda Reliability
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JW
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

Owned this car for 5 years so far, and it has been as reliable a car as I have ever owned. Repairs since 78k miles have included, new exhaust, timing belt and water pump, alternator, clutch master cylinder, several CV joints, horn malfunction, plus general maintenance. Overall this is typical for any car over a 70k mile span of time. The EX four cylinder has enough pep, but is not a performance engine. Manual transmission helps extract the most juice out of this powerplant. The interior is spartan but enjoyable. Instrument layout is intuitive and easy to use. Legroom in front is surprisingly good for tall people. I love this car. It isn't flashy, but it's reliable day in and day out.


Favorite Features

Well designed, front-wheel drive in winter, vtec 4 cyl., pwr sunroof, pass thru backseat.


Suggested Improvements

More power, too easy to break into.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

200K & It Won't Quit
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kSLC
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

Mechanically and with looks, this car is incredible. Over 200K and no oil leaks and looks like new. Doesn't burn oil, doesn't drip, doesn't show any sign of stopping any time soon. Worth twice what Detroit was putting out during that same time! I don't count myself as a Honda nut, but honestly, the engineering of this car is incredible. Planned obsolescence be damned. :)


Favorite Features

Reliability, reliability, reliability. Gas mileage is also amazing. On long drives I can get over 30mpg easily!


Suggested Improvements

Comfort is the only weak spot here. I'm 6'3" and it's tight. Also, the interior is too noisy in my opinion. Also, window locks should lock out others but not the driverís panel - that's always been irritating to me. Also no FOB.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Had to Sell Her
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Rachel
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4dr Sedan


Review

Well, I was the only owner, and I had to sell her. I could not get the check engine light to stay off. I had the distributor changed, and that did not solve the problem. The code was P1382. The car was great until this problem came up. I finally got tired of trying to figure it out. I loved the design of this car, and I will miss her.


Favorite Features

I loved the body style.


Suggested Improvements

Road noise.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411