Antilock brakes were optional on DX and LX, standard on EX. Two 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engines were available. Both DX and LX models featured a 130-horsepower unit, while EX buyers enjoyed a 145-horsepower engine
Product Review Summary
71 Reviews from Epinions.com
May 18, 2004
Reliability standard of the world... (UPDATED on 7/05/2009!)
Pros: Fuel efficient, Reliable, Long lasting, Comfortable and virtually never breaks!
Cons: Jerky transmission, Some ergonomic flaws, Dated materials, poor structural rigidity and poor ride quality.
You'll probably get tired of driving it long before it throws in the towel. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 7, 2005
Pros: Reliability, fuel economy, ride, overall design.
Cons: Power window motor, exhaust rattling at 80k miles, brakes too small.
Highly recommended, does everything well, no problems, a joy to own. After being around mine for years, 2 friends bought their own. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 11, 2000
And I began my love of Honda's...
Pros: Comfortable, reliable, nice looking
Cons: No car is right for everyone Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 26, 2000
96 Honda Accord: Anonymity is only skin deep
Pros: Great engine, interior space, handling
Cons: A few very minor ergonomic flaws Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 10, 2002
1996 Accord EX 4 cyl 1 owner ME!
Pros: Great reliability, gas mileage and styling still good after 7 years.
Cons: Not very smooth transmission. Not very smooth ride. Hard to change oil and rotors yourself.
It will last as long as you keep up with maintenance. I expect my car will last at least 150k without any major problems. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 19, 2008
Great on gas, smooth ride, awesome car
Pros: Smooth, good on gas, easy and fun car to drive
Cons: Sometimes it would have been nice to haul more people
I think anyone who is thinking about this car should get it. they will be happy they did. Very reliable Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 19, 2006
Four Cylinders of Fun
Pros: Looks, Fuel efficient, Ergonomics, HVAC controls, RELIABLE!!
Cons: Lazy power windows, Hard shifts
Buy this car. Enough said. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 11, 2001
An all around money saver
Pros: Looks great, excellent ride, great gas mileage.
Cons: 4 cyl. engine on hills, paint quality
A Honda Accord is a classy money saver and is good for everyone all around. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 22, 2002
1996 Honda Accord
Pros: Handling, not impressive, but sufficient power
Cons: Headlight has gone out on several occasions
If you find yourself this car in good shape, go for it. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 1, 2003
Honda has done it again!
Pros: Reliable, great to travel, great gas mileage, nicely equiped (EX)
Cons: problem with powered windows and a/c
Everybody should drive an honda, especially an accord! Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 24, 2000
1996 Honda Accord LX
Pros: Quality, resale value, reputation
Cons: Sluggish engine, noisy. Read More at Epinions.com