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My Honda
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Fl Boi
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1996 Honda Accord EX V6 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Honda out of someone's yard for $3k and its the best $3k that I've spent. I've driven it everywhere. I like the get-up-and-go, however I do wish it had at least 30 more horses, and the front seats could be a little softer. Overall I can't complain I plan on having my Honda in my fleet for the foreseeable future.


Best Features

Styling, low cost maintenance, and reliability


Worst Features

More power, and softer front seats


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Had to Sell Her
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By Rachel
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1996 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan


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Well, I was the only owner, and I had to sell her. I could not get the check engine light to stay off. I had the distributor changed, and that did not solve the problem. The code was P1382. The car was great until this problem came up. I finally got tired of trying to figure it out. I loved the design of this car, and I will miss her.


Best Features

I loved the body style.


Worst Features

Road noise.


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No Complaints from me.
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By Accordion
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1996 Honda Accord LX 4dr Wagon


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Aside from routine maintenance, and an occasional free check up, (complements of the extended emissions warranty) this car has required less than any other car I have ever owned to continue doing its job. I love the ride, and the 5-speed keeps it fun. I hungrily admire many new cars each year, but return to the same reasoning: why spend $15-$50K on a new car when the one you are driving is perfect and virtually free by comparison. It seems almost un-American, but I'll keep my money for now.


Best Features

The 5-Speed.


Worst Features

I regularly get 25+ mpg, but this day and age that number is a mark against the car. The rear mounted antenna doesn't play well with my GPS FM transmitter. You stopped making this model? Why? I suggest you remod and rock on - hybrid style...


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NOTHING but a worry
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jenna
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1996 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan


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I've had nothing but problems. My dad bought this car for me 4 years ago from a woman that bought the car new. It currently has 127,000 miles and here are just a few of the problems. It takes forever to get the window to go up, often have the help push it up. Need a new muffler. Hesitates CONSTANTLY like its going to die, told it was the EGR (?) valve, paid to fix, still does it months later. Starter went out (normal, i guess?). ALL four signals do not work, went to mechanic and said fuses are good, so they need to run a diagnostic test for $90 for SIGNALS? Bizarre problems.


Best Features

The steering wheel tilts. The windshield is gigantic. The outside is pretty decent for being such an old car.


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My Honda
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By sheila
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1996 Honda Accord EX 4dr Wagon


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I have no interest in replacing this car, which has served me well for years. It did require about $3-4000 in replacement parts at around 105,000. It was well worth the investment. I wish they were still on the market! Only disappointment is that it only got 22 mpg in the city, and about 23-25 highway.


Best Features

Responsive handling


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