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1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback (Honda)
1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback (Honda)

The Civic through the ages

The Civic through the ages Add to ...

1973-1979

The first Civic was remarkable for its fuel economy, the CVCC engine, a five-door wagon version and rust. Canadian winters played havoc with the Civic’s sheetmetal.

1980-1983

Generation two was, among other things, known as the “Super Civic.”

1984-1987

The third-generation “Wonder Civic” had a two-valve cross-flow engine.

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1988-1991

The fourth-generation “Great Civic” had a double wishbone suspension that pleased enthusiasts on a budget.

1992-1995

The fifth generation came touted as the “Sport Civic” and had double overhead cam engine with variable timing. Very advanced for an economy car.

1996-2000

The sixth generation saw the introduction of the Si coupe.

2000-2005

A flat floor was something that made the seventh generation stand out from the pack.

2006-2011

The eighth generation won its share of awards thanks to engine improvements that boosted performance and fuel economy.

 

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