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284,200 miles of civic HX quality
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By ron
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

It averages out to 23,683 mi/yr. crazy, huh? went through 1 month of self troubleshooting w/ egr and related systems, spent near $500 total incl getting the engines cooling channels (in the block) cleaned, 3 yrs ago. AVERAGED 43 mpg first 3-4 yrs,'dropped' to 40/41 next several yrs, the egr killed to 30-32, the fix brought it back to 35-37 mpg. The CVT tranny has been going out for, no b.s., the last 34k miles! I am STILL getting 35-37 mpg! The NEW Civics barely get this let alone any other domestic name out there. I wish I could of had the veh before or after this one from the production line and stored to drive it when this veh finally finds the big garage in the sky.


Best Features

This is the HX model...MPG, noiseless and 'shift' free tranny. Original stereo sys almost awesome. MPG. Bucket seats excellent. Easy to work under hood. MPG. 60/40 seats in back. MPG. Veh exceptionally reliable.


Worst Features

Battery under rated. Wiper motor should be stronger. Muffler/tailpipe improvements though I got a legitimate lifetime warranty from Monroe mufflers on the muffler. 3 rplcmts cost only for hardware-cheap) A/C could be improved.


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Owned Dozens, A SAVER and a KEEPER
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By JeremyW
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

I've owned dozens of cars. With 40+ miles to the gallon and perfect reliability for almost 40,000 of the roughest miles an avid driver can put on it. THIS CAR IS A KEEPER!! If you purchase this car for a kid, the commute, or the environment, I am willing to bet you will never regret the decision. Bought for 5,500. 35+ thousand miles later sold for 4,500 WOW.


Best Features

RELIABILIRY reliability reliability. I hate going to the mechanic more than the dentist. This car made us rare aquaintences at best. THAT and the manual tranny in this car cant be beat. BEST manual transmission I have ever driven


Worst Features

Dosent have a lot of power but if your looking in that in a 4cyl civic your ignorant of physics. Hard to get 4-5 people in and out but again in a 2 door civic.... I dunno. Its just about the perfect get around car


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1997 HX Coupe Manual
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Josh
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

I am the 2nd owner of this family car, and I love it's reliability. It is not by any means a "performance" car however it is still very fun to drive and with 160,000 miles I am stil extremely happy, not to mention 40 mpg!


Best Features

Rims, interior seats, ease of modification


Worst Features

Outside red moldings and mirrors, disc brakes all around.


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1996 Civic HX
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By razzy
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

I drove this vehicle for 33,000 miles without any complaints. Great gas mileage, sporty feel, and fun to drive. I recomment the civic to anyone on a budget.


Best Features

looks and gas mileage


Worst Features

More creature comforts


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great
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Tdog101
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


Review

good car,has a fast vtec engine,runs great


Best Features

vtec


Worst Features

tailights


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