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1996 Honda EX six cylinder
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By KenStewart
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1996 Honda Accord EX V6 4dr Sedan


Review

This is a great car. Gas mileage is good, about 27 mpg at speeds up to 70 mph. Gas mileage declines above 70mph. ~21 mpg climbing Rocky Mtns @80 mph. Gas mileage is 24-26 mpg in city traffic. Handles well on dry road, wet road, and snow covered roads. I've driven it through Needles California when the outdoor temperature was 120 degrees F with no problems -- air conditioner functioned well and engine coolant temperature remained normal. Interior is comfortable with four adults. Ride quality is good with 1 to 4 people. Fill the car with 4 people and the trunk with luggage then the car feels heavy.


Best Features

Anti-lock breaks, large trunk, map lights.


Worst Features

Needs an auxiliary power outlet in addition to the standard cigarette lighter.


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my Accord
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By Bill
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe


Review

Great all around car. Good in snow. could use more power. Controls well laid out. Had problems with Ac, starter, fuel injectors.


Best Features

manual transmission, 6 disc cd changer


Worst Features

Stronger springs for trunk lid.


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What you can expect in repairs!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bruce
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1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


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Great car for Reliability. Below are my service records: 1. Timing Belt replaced 88K 2. New Radiator - 130K 3. Temperature senor - 140K 4. Vaccum hose fell off - 167K 5. Oil pan gasket - 170K 6. Rear main seal - 176K 7. Distributor o-ring and engine gasket - 176K 8. oxygen senors - 176K 9. Also, tires, battery, spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, gas filter, replaced brakes, replace transmission fluid, coil wire and distributor cap / rotor. (Normal repair items)


Best Features

The oldest car with the most miles I have ever owned. The car costed $18k new and only $2K in lifetime repairs. Not bad for 11 years and 178K miles.


Worst Features

Nothing!!


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A Reasonable but Not Exciting Used Car
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By emeyer
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1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


Review

This review concerns the 5 speed manual LX 4 cylinder model. Driving: The manual shift has always provided a little annoying hesitation coming out of first gear. I like the extra power of the manual transmission for passing. Interior displays are easy and logical. Not an exciting car to drive--but okay. Reliability: This car is now 10 years old and I have had some difficulty with the usual suspects for older cars: brakes and exhaust have been replaced. I have also replaced the starter (strangley). Otherwise the power features continue to work fine. Average amount of repair/maintenance I'd say. Overall I am reasonably happy with the car.


Best Features

I like the chime, upon exiting the car to let me know I have left the lights on. Otherwise, I can't think of a favorite feature. The car has power everything and given the age of the car- -10 years--I am happy the fetures in general still work.


Worst Features

Gas mileage for my manual trasmission car is only about 25 miles a gallon. That's for a four cylinder. The trunk design is such that putting the back seats down for extra storage doesn't really work since longer items won't clear the top of the trunk.


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By mg005
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I've owned my Accord for nearly 10 years. It is by far the most reliable and problem free car I have ever owned. It is not the most exciting car to drive; however, I bought the car for reliability and gas mileage and have gotten my monies worth. Currently, I have 165K miles and hope to get 250K.


Best Features

Reliability and ease of which I can do my own maintenance.


Worst Features

Recurring problems with the driver's auto window. It is slow and sticks requiring frequent lubrication.


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