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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
122,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Honda Civic body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012006

Civic EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


Seeing a lot of postings on this problem and it appears only solution is to repaint.

- , Sebastopol, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

Civic EX 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I have a 1996 civic ex sedan manual and the color is cypress green pearl and it looks like the clearcoat has started cracking on the hood. seems to be only on the hood and nowhere else. thought honda made a quality product but I guess I was wrong. I have seen a lot of complaints about hondas green accords and other dark colored civics where the paint is peeling or cracking.

- , Saint Louis, MO, USA

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