1996 Honda Civic Consumer Review: 284,200 miles of civic HX qual

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284,200 miles of civic HX quality
By ron on


1996 Honda Civic HX 2dr Coupe


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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