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1996 Accord Auto Parts and Accessories

1996 Accord

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
Overall Rating: Rating: 4.61/5 stars
Reliability: 5
Build Quality 4
Roominess: 4
Seat Comfort: 4
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By: hondamaneh
May 18, 2004

Reliability standard of the world... (UPDATED on 7/05/2009!)

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

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.

Bottom Line:
You'll probably get tired of driving it long before it throws in the towel. Read More at

By: mezlax
Feb 7, 2005

Bullet-proof reliability

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Reliability, fuel economy, ride, overall design.

Cons: Power window motor, exhaust rattling at 80k miles, brakes too small.

Bottom Line:
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

By: pisces61
Nov 11, 2000

And I began my love of Honda's...

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Comfortable, reliable, nice looking

Cons: No car is right for everyone Read More at

By: eharri3
Dec 26, 2000

96 Honda Accord: Anonymity is only skin deep

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Great engine, interior space, handling

Cons: A few very minor ergonomic flaws Read More at

By: supercheapo
Oct 10, 2002

1996 Accord EX 4 cyl 1 owner ME!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

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.

Bottom Line:
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

By: bigsipe27
Aug 19, 2008

Great on gas, smooth ride, awesome car

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Smooth, good on gas, easy and fun car to drive

Cons: Sometimes it would have been nice to haul more people

Bottom Line:
I think anyone who is thinking about this car should get it. they will be happy they did. Very reliable Read More at

By: revil86
Jan 19, 2006

Four Cylinders of Fun

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Looks, Fuel efficient, Ergonomics, HVAC controls, RELIABLE!!

Cons: Lazy power windows, Hard shifts

Bottom Line:
Buy this car. Enough said. Read More at

By: mrhonda
Jul 11, 2001

An all around money saver

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Looks great, excellent ride, great gas mileage.

Cons: 4 cyl. engine on hills, paint quality

Bottom Line:
A Honda Accord is a classy money saver and is good for everyone all around. Read More at

By: fatmojo
Oct 22, 2002

1996 Honda Accord

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Handling, not impressive, but sufficient power

Cons: Headlight has gone out on several occasions

Bottom Line:
If you find yourself this car in good shape, go for it. Read More at

By: hondalova
Jul 1, 2003

Honda has done it again!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Reliable, great to travel, great gas mileage, nicely equiped (EX)

Cons: problem with powered windows and a/c

Bottom Line:
Everybody should drive an honda, especially an accord! Read More at

By: dado
Jan 24, 2000

1996 Honda Accord LX

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Quality, resale value, reputation

Cons: Sluggish engine, noisy. Read More at

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