1996 Honda Civic Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Honda Civic

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Honda Civic Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 106 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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    Honda engineers have created a more powerful and more contemporary car with the 1996 Honda Civic.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
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  • 35
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great value

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

I bought this car a few years ago and with regular maintenance, it has been a charm! I have loved having this car for the gas mileage, of which averaged 40mpg (lots of highway driving). I now have 322k miles on it and it seems to have past its prime and the engine is going. It has served me well and will definitely be buying another!!




Another civic mistake

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

This is my 2nd Civic both bought from private sellers. First one: 2000 EX coupe, had a mechanic look at it and it just wound up being a piece of crap, not well cared for like I thought and was told. Sold it. This one was 1 owner, always maintained from day 1, all paperwork so I thought it was okay. Stupid me! Costly repairs on things and I still have costly repairs to do. This $3300 is now almost a $5K car! Civics are notorious for window issues, A/C not great, and I find it uncomfortable to get in/out of and sit for a long time in those thin seats. I bought it w/138K miles and I now have 140K. Can't afford to get rid of it now. Hondas are so overpriced and overrated!




96 civic

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

I bought this car as a 2nd owner at 67,000 miles in 1999. As of 2008, It's at 161,000. It's only not started once because of a dead battery. I have changed oil 3500 - 4000 miles, timing belt/water pump at 90k. The power windows have been on and off because of a corroded connection between the drivers door and the body of car. Radio sometimes gets loud probably because of dirty volume knob assembly. I have an exhaust leak that I smell when I start the car. In summary, 9 years excellence service with constant 30+ mpg at a reasonable price.




12 years and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

I had this car given to me as a gift it had 28,000 kms at the time I have had it 3 years and 50,000 kms later and all I have done is change the oil every 5,000 kms new front brakes and tires. I am impressed it never breaks down. It is fun to drive and it has a lot of pep for an engine and car of it's size I am also impressed with its safety. I was in an accident last year with it. I hit another car head on driving 80 kmh and did not even suffer any injuries and my car was fixable. After that experience I feel very safe in my car. Over all I think Honda has built a great quality vehicle with this car.



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The most reliable car

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

Car was originally bought as an R-title w 160K. It has been in the family for 5 yrs,now it has 240K. Still gets 33/40 mpg. Haven't changed the timing belt yet. Only changing the oil and an occasional bulb.




The best in its class.

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan

Over the past 6 months I had this car it drives nearly flawless in every way. Of course since it was used I had to do some minor repairs(New battery, realign rear bumper, swap lightbulbs) To this day I am still very pleased with this car.



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Full 1996 Honda Civic Review

What's New for 1996

Honda engineers have created a more powerful and more contemporary car with the 1996 Honda Civic.

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westcstsunset
westcstsunset
02-05-2014
I currently don't have a vehicle )-:, so when I can afford one, I think I will purchase a Honda Civic, 1996-2003. I don't intend to keep it that long, about 2 years total I think. What iI would like t...


thegraduate
thegraduate
03-21-2006
I need to find out what years Honda Civics have had redesigns...


fdanna
fdanna
09-23-2005
The comment made in that USA today article about the touchy clutch is a complaint I've had since my first civic (1996). It takes a bit of time to get used to the "last-minute" engagement of ...



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