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Made it to 183 K
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By TDole
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1996 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe


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And it was still running strong though there was an ominous noise emanating from deep in the engine. Also the tires were low on tread. Otherwise everything was fine, original clutch, no rust, good suspension, working AC, shiny paint. It was a great car and I miss it already. Would have bought a new civic but I needed a sturdy roof to carry sea kayaks. Ended up buying a Subaru Forester.


Best Features

Very smooth clutch and transmission. Good power and excellent MPG.


Worst Features

None Needed.


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Honda envy
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By hon-da-man
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1996 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan


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Got this one with 60k on it and now has 144k. Gas mileage can go up to 46 mpg if I really baby it, but gets 40 mpg now. No problems, except self induced ones. Wish I had gotten one with power windows and doorlocks, just for convenience.


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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.


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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Good Reliable Car
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By Tim J
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1996 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan


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Great car - has been pretty reliable, now at 135,000 miles. Have had to fix: Exhaust Manifold Muffler (both rust) Distributor/Rotor (wouldn't start) I would characterize the repairs to this car as minor, vs other cars I have owned or a similar age. From my own experience/other reviews it appears that exhaust rust is the only real fleet-wide problem with the 1996 civic. Fortunately these aren't terribly expensive to replace, vs the repairs I have had on other older cars.


Best Features

Good gas mileage


Worst Features

Better rust protection for exhaust system


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Owned Dozens, A SAVER and a KEEPER
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By JeremyW
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1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


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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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