1996 Honda Civic Consumer Review: 10 years still going strong

1996 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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DX 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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10 years still going strong
By Smoke_Jaguar4 on


1996 Honda Civic DX 2dr Hatchback


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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