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1996 Honda Civic - Consumer Reviews

1996 Honda Civic

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Good reliable car
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By bnguy15
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have the midori green hatchback dx model. The car isn't fast by any means but it's really reliable. I like the storage capacity of the hatchback. It's a simple car and because of that simple maintenance will keep this car running for a very long time.


Best Features

Folding seats, storage room, outside look, simplicity.


Worst Features

It's slow, but it gets the job done. If you want, there's plenty of engine swap options. I like mine stock which has intrinsic value.


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10 years still going strong
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By Smoke_Jaguar4
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1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

I bought this car new. Since then I've driven it cross-country 3 times (fully loaded with stuff), through every possible climate and condition you can imagine. 10 years, 115K miles, it has never let me down once. All it needs is oil changes every 3K and regular service every 15K miles. Avg 38 MPG, quick around town, can haul more than some SUVs. The only downside is interior noise is a bit loud and the seats are not the most supportive. Only now am I seriously considering buying an other car (Honda Fit?) since this one has performed admirably.


Best Features

Fuel economy, spacious cargo hold, ultra-reliable, agile (but not sporty), easy on the wallet


Worst Features

Needs tachometer, supportive seats, center armrest. Rear seats are tight for most people and can barely accomodate a childseat. Reduce road noise


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Great car
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Fuel Economy
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By Aquafina
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

Great car. Gets great mileage even
when I beat on it. Took out the rear
interior and ran a 17.4 on bald street
tires at Bristol Motor Dragway. Paint
was crappy from previous owner but it
was repainted after hail damage and
looks great.


Best Features

Weak but fun engine. The hatch.


Worst Features

A little more padding on the seats. 2- 3 more horsepower. Cupholders with a lid that will always stay down.


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Beloved Honda
Performance
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By Nimble Simba
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1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

Just sold it after 7 1/2 years. Will
miss it a lot. Hardly any trouble at
all; very quick, reliable. Only reason
to sell was I wanted an Outback Sport.
But can't recommend the Honda Civic
hatchback highly enough.


Best Features

Reliability, nimbleness, quickness.


Worst Features

Could've used a little more interior refinement.


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Very well designed
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By MR
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


Review

Never had a single problem in 2
years. Love the utility, reliability
and looks. Plenty of room to haul
stuff (if you need to). Not sure why
so many people feel they need an SUV.


Best Features

Reliability, practicality, fuel economy, fun to drive


Worst Features

Would prefer power steering


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