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1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe - Consumer Reviews

1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe

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Best vehicle I've ever had
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By Valerie
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1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe Si 2dr Coupe


Review

I have been continually impressed with my gas mileage, handling and the overall reliability. I am also very happy that the value has remained virtually the same as the purchase price. Maintenance has also been at a minimal cost. Honda will always be my brand of choice after this awesome experience!


Best Features

Gas mileage, Large trunk space, Easily removable hard top


Worst Features

Addition of running lights that come on when the engine is running.


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It won't stop runnning
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By Jim
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1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe Si 2dr Coupe


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So, at 120K, I was worried, when will this 'dream' end. Did homework and considered a TDI VW. Hmmm, not so good. Kept it and put up with 38 - 40 mpg. THEN - - - manifold blew out. Know what, it was still covered under warranty - - extended to 12 years! Give me a break. Now, hitting 180K, the thing still continues to drive. Love to get to hear if anyone's has died yet. THEN clutch went! Oh-oh, $2.00 for hydraulic clutch fluid. Now, at 190K, it still goes. GO HONDA! To bad GM and Ford have not learned a lessen, why support cars that aren't built to last like this? GREAT CAR.


Best Features

HMMMM - - all of it


Worst Features

YEAH! Why'd you quit making this incredibly reliable car that gets VERY decent mpg and NEVER DIES!


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Love my del sol
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By delsolomio
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1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe Si 2dr Coupe


Review

I have loved every inch that I've
driven in this car and every second I
sat at idle. OK, so it's a bit
underpowered when trying to merge onto
the freeway--especially with the AC
on. Big deal. Mine has regularly
gotten 38 mpg for city driving and
nothing beats that! The targa top is
lightweight, but solid and very easy
even for a wimp like myself to install
or store. Mine has the 6 cd changer in
the boot behind the driver's seat and
the audio blows me away. Wind noise is
at a minimum with the top off and with
the power rear window, controling the
air flow is a cinch.


Best Features

Good acceleration off the line & very nimble handling. Gotta love the audio system, too.


Worst Features

The cup holders are inconvenient in the center console behind the driver's elbow.


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I am going to miss her...
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By lucky
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe Si 2dr Coupe


Review

I purchased this car used from Carmax.
Low miles and in very good shape. My
wife liked it at first, so I was
skeptical thinking it was a "chick
car". I have to tell you, the first
test drive and my opinion changed
quickly. This car is quick, shifts
strong (even as an automatic) and
handles wonderfully. I truly lost all
preconceptions of it being a feminine
car and I have loved driving it every
since. And, it gets stares from old
and young alike. Very cool. It's a
great honor to have driven one, but the
new baby addition to our family just
doesn't fit the 2-door sport car mold
anymore, so I have to say "so long, my
beauty".


Best Features

engine performance, interior design, transmission feel


Worst Features

wheels that fit the wheel wells better, maybe a small body drop to make the stance more agressive (these can be done aftermarket anyway, I just didn't have the cash to do it).


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I am going to miss her...
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Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By Lucky
on

Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic del Sol Coupe Si 2dr Coupe


Review

I purchased this car used from Carmax.
Low miles and in very good shape. My
wife liked it at first, so I was
skeptical thinking it was a "chick
car". I have to tell you, the first
test drive and my opinion changed
quickly. This car is quick, shifts
strong (even as an automatic) and
handles wonderfully. I truly lost all
preconceptions of it being a feminine
car and I have loved driving it every
since. And, it gets stares from old
and young alike. Very cool. It's a
great honor to have driven one, but the
new baby addition to our family just
doesn't fit the 2-door sport car mold
anymore, so I have to say "so long, my
beauty".


Best Features

engine performance, interior design, transmission feel


Worst Features

wheels that fit the wheel wells better, maybe a small body drop to make the stance more agressive (these can be done aftermarket anyway, I just didn't have the cash to do it).


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