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1996 Honda Civic Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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By dago travers
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1996 Honda Civic Hatchback CX 2dr Hatchback


Review

I'm 66 and this car has been the most cost effective vehicle I've owned including motorcycles and as old as it is now I still consider it a beautiful frog and believe it will last as long as I. Thanks Honda


Best Features

mpg utility and excellent ergonomics for a person my size


Worst Features

for Honda to start building this car again


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Great Lil Car
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By eb_thatsme
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1996 Honda Civic Hatchback CX 2dr Hatchback


Review

Im in the military, and im a single mother. I got this car during the winter and was surprised as to how well it did on the roads in Italy [im in Pisa]. My daughters car seat actually fits quite well behind me while i drive and i drive comfortably.. [mind u im also 5'6] Its a great lil work car, i get awesome gas mileage [i only put about euro 40 in every two weeks]. This is just an awesome lil car. I do have dash problems, as in the display doesn't work, but all in all, great lil car. And amazing space!


Best Features

Gas Mileage, space... reliability


Worst Features

power, just give us some power.. something!


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Good reliable car
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By bnguy15
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1996 Honda Civic Hatchback 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 Hatchback 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
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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Reliability
By Aquafina
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Vehicle

1996 Honda Civic Hatchback 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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