Well it is an excellent model. Ride quality is awesome and brakes are very good as well. Original new parts are still available but are expensive e.g. the new OEM springs cost Rs 6k each, similarly, new OEM headlights for the 96-97 model (pre-face lift) cost Rs 13.5k. So the parts are available but expensive. Though, parts are also abundantly available in junkyards and will be way cheaper than the brand new ones.
The air conditioning is also very nice. Overall an excellent car, but you'll have to ensure that you get a good one.
We own a 97 civic and it's been going strong. Gives about ~14 km/l in semi-highway traffic (Islamabad Expressway) with AC. Don't exactly know the in city mileage as I don't get to drive it that much. The car is an auto.