Honda Civic 1996 - 2000 - used, engines, breakdowns

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic enjoys the confidence of drivers that many manufacturers can only dream of - failures are rare but not cheap to repair. The interior is spacious and well designed. Be sure to check the rear pot and rear trap condition. All recommendations for 1.6 petrol with 123 hp.

The Honda Civic does not captivate with its looks, and its main weapon is the maximum reliability that each Honda carry with you.

The most common versions of this Civic are those with three and five doors. There are coupes and sedans, but they are less frequently encountered along the way. The interior provides enough space for five adults, and the quality of the built-in materials guarantees longevity. We are referring to the plastic, which is of inferior quality compared to other competitors.

The size of the trunk is at the class level. People generally do not turn to the Honda Civic, but somewhere in the subconscious they register that a car has passed by them that will serve its owner for a long time, of course, provided that it is regularly maintained.

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

More variants, and as is the case with the Japanese, are mostly gasoline. The smallest of the 1,4L struggles a lot with the weight of the Civic, and when you stagger it gets a little noisy. Otherwise, Honda's engines use it VTEC technology fuel injection that delivers good performance only at higher rpm.

A 1,5L petrol is a good choice, and an even better 1,6 is 123 with 8 horsepower. This is just enough to drive around the city and again, if you want to chase, it will do well to raise your adrenaline. The average consumption is just under 158 liters of unleaded gasoline. There are also stronger, same cubic, with 1,8 hp and 167 with XNUMX hp. Once again, all these gasoline cars need to be kept at high rpm if you want any kind of sporty driving.

The Civic also has a 2,0 turbo diesel engine, but these models are very rare and should be avoided because they are noisy and performance is not very high.

Maintaining a Honda is not cheap at all compared to its competitors, but luck is that there is not much to go wrong.

When buying a Honda Civic, pay attention to the last pot that knows to leak ahead of time and check that the owner regularly changes the gear belt (approximately 100000 km). Check the rear trap as well, because if it is not maintained it can affect the otherwise excellent lay of the Civic on the road.

Finally, twist the engine, which is otherwise designed to operate at higher rpm, so that it can be oiled if the previous owner was constantly gentle on the accelerator pedal.


  • Mirza says:

    This post was written by Honda Civic…
    First resentment maintenance, the same cost as for the Golf 3 and parts for this 6 generation model is everywhere.
    Great service is around 70 Euros, brake pads 15 Euros, one ball from 10 Euros to 15 Euros, all the cuffs are the same as on Golf 3,
    body parts also affordable and large selection…
    1.4 engine of 90hp consumes from 4,5 to 6l, maximum 7l, goes better than the competition of that power, the car is not heavy has 950kg does not bother at all
    Diesel was never installed, as well as 1.8 petrol, after this 1.4 was represented by 1.5 vtec with about 115hp and 1.6 vtec, vti version with about 150hp…
    The materials of which the front panel and upholstery are soft to the touch, unlike hard plastic in German competitors…
    All models have power steering windows and mirrors, they are a little newer and air conditioning and airbags in standard equipment…

    Whoever wants to be convinced of all this, let him come and give him a Civic, let him test it and see for himself what I wrote above, and the car has a complete maintenance history and all the bills…

    LP and good luck with running the portal

    • Hips says:

      Nicely said, Mirzo, let me mention something about motorcycles.
      Honda really has a 1.8 B18C4 engine (which is essentially a weaker version of the Honda Integre Type R engine) and it comes with two models.
      In terms of engine variants you have 3 variants of 1.4 motors (D14A2 / A5 / A7), 2 variants of 1.5 motors (D15Z6 / Z8 have VTEC-E system), and a lot of 1.6 motors. The strongest engines are from the VTi model: VTi 1.6 (B16A2) and VTi 1.8 (B18C4).

      Here is the main "advantage" of the VTi model: the 1.6 engine was used only in the Civic VTi with three doors, and the 1.8 engine in the larger Civic VTi with five doors. The 1.8 B18C4 engine in the VTi arrived with the Torsen LSD found in the Honda Accord Type R and Integra Type R.

      So to simplify: the Honda Civic VTi 1.6 is a "Classic" Honda with a Type R look, and the Honda Civic VTi 1.8 is literally a Honda Integra Type R for those on a "budget" and with five doors.

  • Radovan says:

    I accidentally came across the text ,,,, I have been driving a Honda for 20 years, exactly 1.4 Hedgeback English..short-I would like the new car to serve me half as well as it does for all of you, in those 20 years. I replaced the thermostat and nothing more… so it's really not expensive to maintain. Always honda, son just buys himself a honda… and so, we continue the everyone.

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