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Always stick with a Honda!
By R. W. on 01/08/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord 25th Anniversary 4dr Sedan

Review

Recieved this car recently as my first car, and have had this car in my family for years, and I love it! You can never go wrong with a Honda! Performance is still up-to-par with most modern cars. Take my advice, BUY A HONDA!!
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Bland but Reliable
By drivefor5 on 01/04/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Been driving the wife's Accord LX for almost 2 years now. Only has 65,XXX miles. Always there for you, just do the maintenance. It's boring as hell though after driving a '92 Camaro RS V8. 2.2 4Cyl sounds like a diesel even after valve adjustment. Great highway MPG (Over 30 with the 4 Cyl) Get the V6 if you are looking. Better performance. Why is A/T shifter able to shift from Overdrive to Drive at all times? I think my wife was screwed over by the dealer as the paint on the left rear door is different (no accidents either).
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I like it
By john wood on 12/31/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe

Review

I will drive this car into the ground. It runs perfectly and I will give it the proper maintence, both body and engine, to make sure it stays that way. Looking to get 400k miles out of her.
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No problems...
By ethylsdad on 11/29/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan

Review

The Accord is a great car. It has no real faults except for its horsepower deficiency, and its not-so-smooth auto transmission. It's fun to drive, just not as fun when pushing the gas to the floor as say, a 2003 Accord 4-cyl, or especially the V-6. Great economy, ample room, and great build quality overshadow these few shortcomings.
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Cost of Maintaining is crazy!
By MMH on 11/20/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan

Review

Burns oil faster then gas (Broken ring $3000) Timing belt at 100,000 miles $400. Universal joints $400. Get a Saturn (Steel Timing belt). when useing the drink holder forget about using the casset player. Lights are way under par mosture-fog over, Tempature control involves opening window, Parking break button sticks, Oil cap almost impossible to remove without burning fingers, Bogs down on hills with curse control on, The trunk is way to small and laying the back seats down involves trying to hold a spring lock key open while pulling the seat down?, Poor rear visabiliy, Crappy radio, and you will bump your head getting in. HONDA ALL HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Still My Car of Choice
By Don410 on 11/06/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan

Review

This is the second Honda that I've owned. The car is fun to drive, although it doesn't seem quite as powerful as my 1990 EX. The A/C condenser fan quit at 67,000 miles. Cost of replacement: $230. Just last week, I lost the timing belt at 72,200 miles. I assumed that my '96 had the same timing belt interval as my '90, which was 90,000 miles. Unfortunately, the interval for this engine is 60,000 miles instead! Surprisingly, no engine damage occurred. For some unknown reason, the coil and igniter gave up at the same time I lost the timing belt, so I'm looking at a grand total of almost $1000 in repairs (I am waiting for the new igniter to arrive as I write this).
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SOLID, RELIABLE W/STYLE
By HUGH on 10/30/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe

Review

My car has 120,000 miles on it. I have had routine maintenance, changed the timing belt and had 1 tune-up. I use all honda parts. I run w/synthetic oil, but I plan on owning this for another 120,000 miles. This car runs great, smooth, quiet, reliable and peppy. I'll go honda again.
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SO SO sad to say goodbye...
By Lori O on 10/30/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX 2dr Coupe

Review

I bought this car as a 25th b-day to myself new and yesterday we traded it in for a later model Accord. I didn't realize how great it was till it was time to say goodbye... I never had a problem with it, my only complaint was that I didn't think it was great in the rain (tended to hydroplane, maybe it was the manual transmission...) and felt the brakes weren't as powerful as they could've been. We were looking at other cars, but realized you can NEVER NEVER go wrong w/a Honda!!! The only day it didn't start was when it needed a new battery (74K miles)!!!
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Caveat Emptor, Nice People
By Foster on 10/21/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord DX 4dr Sedan

Review

My experience with the 1996 Accord could have been worse. It is quite well- made; the seats are comfortable; and the controls are well-placed. Rear visibility is fairly bad, however, and exhaust system problems have plagued the car since my purchase. Acceleration with the base SOHC engine is acceptable for normal driving, but highway merges on short onramps are unpleasant. Again, though, the car could be much worse.
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problem with low beams
By Sang on 10/16/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX V6 4dr Sedan

Review

alright i got this babe roughtly 2 months already... the only problem i have now is the low beams... I don't understand why when i turn on the low beam. Only 1 beam on even both of them not death, but when the engine running both of them only on when the daytime running lights is on.. otherwise if daytime running is not on.... only 1 beam on... sometime both on sometime not... Can anybody explain this???
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