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#182 of 352 I can't drive like an old lady neither!
Jan 26, 2001 (6:47 am)
This is a great site! I used to drive a 1990 Honda Accord LX and just sold it with 287,800 miles on it. My friend however still has her accord with 340,000 miles on it. I used to drive my old car between 65 and 70 MPH and let me tell you it is no fun while everybody pass you on the left.
Heck, I even have a trucker pass me on the freeway. In the last 100 thousand miles or so I began driving 80 mph constantly on my Accord. I got around 26 to 27 miles a gallon on the old car.
Now with my new Civic 2001 I am driving it a little bit harder. I guess I am used to the fast speed.
Say anyone here is experience with a hard start up? I mean when I turn the key the engine will not turn over till the 3rd try. I can hear the alternator cranking but the engine will not fire up. I also have to add 1 quart to my coolant reservoir since I got the car 3 weeks ago. I hope I don't have a coolant leak somewhere. I am paying close attention to the coolant reservoir to see if i need to add more in the next couple of week.
Jan 29, 2001 (4:08 pm)
I'm looking at Accord and Civic along with the VW Golf in diesel and gas variety. What kind of mileage do you get with your Civic? Auto or 5 speed? Which model? Thanks.
Jan 30, 2001 (6:22 am)
I am driving a 2001 Honda Civic LX / auto/ 4 doors. The sticker on the window when I bought it new it say 38 MPG on highway. It depends on how you drive it too. There are several earlier post in here that talk about how much MPG they got with their civics.
I only use Shell 87 Octane on my car. So far my average is between 36 to 37.5 MPG and I only drive about 90% to 95% on highway. (210 miles a day commuting). The rest is just city street.
Hope this help mpgman!
#185 of 352 Honda Civic vs. Volkswagon Golf
Jan 30, 2001 (10:30 am)
I just bought a 97 Honda Civic EX last week and am regretting it. It seems to get poor gas mileage (around 22) and doesn't have much pick-up (its automatic and I'm used to manual). I used to have a CRX that I loved and ran into the ground, but this seems like a different breed. I'm thinking about turning around and selling it and buying a VW golf. Anyone have any comments?
Jan 30, 2001 (12:42 pm)
We have a topic to help answer that very question: VW Golf or Honda Civic DX HatchBack. See you there!
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Jan 31, 2001 (9:07 am)
That sounds pretty low. It 's very possible it needs a tune-up?
Feb 12, 2001 (10:14 pm)
Which Golf model are you talking about? What's your price range? If you want to zip around, you'd have to get at least the 1.8 turbo. This one can get expensive.
Feb 13, 2001 (4:44 pm)
If I were going to buy a used civic...1996 and later...what would you recommend? And how much should I be paying?
Feb 14, 2001 (6:52 pm)
It all depends on the mileage. Go look at the kelley blue book prices on line (forget the url). If you want a little pep go for the EX model but you can't go wrong with the DX or LX. They 're all very dependable. I got a '97 DX HB with 121k mi. and I beat on the car a lot. Kelley blue book says about $5400 retail for good condition (not excellent) and $4200 dealer trade-in. Expect to pay $7-8k for a '96-97 DX/LX (106hp) coupe/sedan with around 60k mi. EX (127hp) would be around $8500-9500 but that baby will run like new. Try not to go to a dealer to buy one. Look in the paper and buy from the original owner if you can. If you go to the dealer make sure you come down at least $1,000 from the asking price because they 're ripoffs.
Feb 15, 2001 (10:28 am)
If anyone is interested, I unfortunantly must sell my 2000 DX hatchback. I can't afford the loan.
It is black, 5-speed, AC, Pioneer CD, has 18,100 highway miles (99% are highway) and the remainder of the warranty.
I am asking $12,000.
You can e-mail me at lilienthalapost.uwstout.edu if you are interested, or just post here.
I don't want to get rid of it; I love the car, but must pay off loans.