(4.0) 16 reviews
MSRP: $206$4,818
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 33-35
Engine: 106-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
1996 Honda Civic


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If you remember the very first Honda Civic, you go back a ways. Now in it's sixth generation, the car that made Honda famous has grown up. Available in hatchback (CX, DX), coupe (DX, HX, LX) or sedan (DX, LX, EX) variations, all ride on the same 103.4-inch wheelbase this year. Translation: lots more space inside. Three single overhead cam, 16-valve 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines mo... Read full review for the 1996 Honda Civic

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Great first car!!!

by College Student from Louisville, KY on January 20, 2009

I bought a 96 Honda Civic LX in 2002 for my very first car. It is 2009 now and I still have it. It has 140,000 miles on it and still going strong. I drove it through high school and all of college. Gr... Read Full Review

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