1996 Honda Accord EX Coupe VTEC 2.4 from North America


The best type of car for low maintainence


My exhaust needed to be replaced last year.

The driver side door when locked makes a ridiculous sound.

General Comments:

This Accord is my third one in ten years and is by far the best car I have ever owned.

The VTEC engine is strong and outside of the exhaust needing to be replaced I just continue to change oil and tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

1996 Honda Accord ex 2.2 liter 4 cylinder. from North America


Overall, it's a good car. as long as you do your cars basic maintenance routine


Radiator cracked after 1000 miles of owning the car.

Engine is very noisy during acceleration.

Front window motors started to give after 95000.

Body Roll is recognizable at wide turns.

Engine is weak for car's overall weight.

C.D. and Radio console is built weakly and does not have a good setup.

General Comments:

Car has very good styling, both in and out.

Gas mileage is very good.

Fluids are not consumed quickly.

Speaker loudness is o.k.

Dual exhaust is awesome!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th March, 2004

1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2 from North America


Everything a Honda should be!!


Needed a new starter at around 160,000 miles, replaced myself for about $150.00.

Check engine light has been on since around 140,00 miles due to a faulty EGR sensor, not affecting me so it's not been replaced.

Something is slipping on the drivers side door lock. Everytime you lock the door it makes a loud buzzer type sound. It's been doing it for 60,000 plus miles so I'll change it when it goes, it's just annoying and works fine.

The oil sump plug came out at around 120,000 miles and completely drained the oil out. This WAS a recall which I was unaware of at the time, and since I noticed it quickly no damage was done to the engine.

Factory CD player stopped working at about 135,000 miles (It started rejecting CD's when I started using burn disc, so I think that's the root of the problem).

Rust holes in front in the exhaust pipe started showing "loudly" about 10,000 miles ago.

Sometimes when it's cold and you start off there is a weird, kinda hard shake from the front end like your running over pot holes at speed. It has been going on for almost 40,000 miles and it's just an annoyance to me. It's like the transmission is slipping. It only does this after the car has sat for at least 10+ hours and only maybe a time or two a month.

General Comments:

This car is a exactly what I expected from a Honda, it has been unbelievably reliable and I'm sure it has plenty of years left as a great car. I do change the oil regularly and that's it. I do a lot of off road driving and it has very few rattles. I would be confident and worry free for another 100k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2004

21st Feb 2007, 10:39

I have a fairly new vehicle, even though it is 11 years old.

What may be other types of faulty issues that could occur due to wear and tear of a 1996 Honda Accord EX?

1996 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder 2.2 Auto from North America


Extreme reliability


Overall, nothing major has gone wrong on this car. The only things that I have paid to replace have been the power window regulators on both front windows.

General Comments:

This vehicle is extremely low maintenance and an excellent choice for a first car, or a daily driver.

Hondas are known for their extreme reliability, and as long as you keep up with the basic maintenance, they will last a long time.

These cars seem to hold their value, and when it comes time to sell mine, I expect that I will still get a large part of my money back.

My only complaint about my Honda is the lack of power: this is no BMW. With the stock automatic transmission, this car lacks in acceleration until you reach high RPM. This, however, does not change the fact that it's still a great car. When you go several years without any huge maintenance repairs, you will thank yourself for buying such a quality made automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd February, 2004