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Great car
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By Aquafina
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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.


Favorite Features

Weak but fun engine. The hatch.


Suggested Improvements

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


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Good reliable car
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By bnguy15
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1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Folding seats, storage room, outside look, simplicity.


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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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Very well designed
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By MR
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1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Reliability, practicality, fuel economy, fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

Would prefer power steering


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


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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.


Favorite Features

Reliability, nimbleness, quickness.


Suggested Improvements

Could've used a little more interior refinement.


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