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#2244 of 4041 floormat question
Sep 24, 2002 (9:24 am)
Something is definitely wrong if you don't have two pegs for the driver's side floor mat. The missing peg has nothing to do with your car being a manual transmission. I purchased a 2002 Civic LX 4DR w/ 5 speed a few weeks ago and it has two pegs for the floor mat. You describe the lump in the carpet as a box? Not sure what that could be - maybe the base of the peg that has been broken off. I'd just take it back - I'm sure they can replace the peg. By the way, I'm glad Honda added the floor mat pegs. The car that I recently repalced was a 1990 Acura Integra. It had very similar floor mats - but no pegs. The floor mat on the drviers side used to slide around all the time - drove me crazy. With a manual transmission the driver moves their feet a lot - floor mats tend to slide more on manual tranny vehicles probably.
#2245 of 4041 floor mats revisited
Sep 24, 2002 (2:57 pm)
Thanks for the heads-up, Chalupny. When I spoke of a lump under the carpet, I meant the whole rounded-up place that continues on the other side of the gear shift--it must be part of the car, it's too big to be anything else. Is your second peg (closest to the middle) up higher than the other one because of this rounded-up car part?
I'll be getting ahold of my dealer tomorrow. There is the grommet in my mat, the hemmed hole in my carpet, and an empty hole in the plastic where the peg should be installed.
Amen about those pegs. I am replacing a 1990 Nissan Sentra, and the floor mat riding forward used to drive me crazy.
Sep 28, 2002 (5:55 pm)
I was going steady 60 mph on my automatic 01' EX today. Guess how much I got? 44mpg!! I have had 42 before. But this time is the record high! It ran 440 miles before the low fuel warning light came on. I took easy on the gas pedal and I didn't use any fan or A/C.
Sep 29, 2002 (7:18 pm)
That is close to impossible. How did you calculate your fuel mileage? And are you in the US or Canada?
#2248 of 4041 TTL & vocus
Sep 29, 2002 (9:54 pm)
It isn't easy to reach 44mpg, but it's possible. I have done 42-43mpg for several tanks while I was cruising at 55-60mph and I had AC on for about 50% of the time. My car is 2001 Civic LX (auto) which has the same EPA mileage number as EX.
The way I calculated the mileage is as follow: reset the trip meter after refill, drive the car till the gas warning light is on, refill the tank, divide the trip meter's reading by the gallon I pumped in for the 2nd refill. I always use the auto stop feature of the pumps, so that I won't over or under pump.
There is one obvious variable using this method. Different pumps may stop at different level when you use the auto stop feature and that may effect the mpg calculation. But since I was able to get back-to-back (for several consecutive tanks) numbers of around 42mpg, the variable above is cancelled out.
#2249 of 4041 Newbie - Mileage
Sep 30, 2002 (7:41 am)
I'm new to this particular board and very happy to see the high mileage figures. Even though I drive a half mile to work everyday, it's nice to see the EPA numbers beaten so soundly.
-02 Civic Sedan, white, auto.
Sep 30, 2002 (12:04 pm)
The way I calculate mileage is the same as jjpcat's. I'm intrigued by the whole mileage thing. I do a little calculation every time I fill the tank. The worst I've got was about 24mpg. That was 99% city driving on snowy road. All trips were short (a few miles each). I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan where the annual snowfall averages 250 inches. Driving in snow takes a lot of extra energy. On dry pavement, I usually get 34-35 if I'm going 80mph. So it really depends on the cruising speed and road condition.
#2251 of 4041 Kudos to an '01 Civic
Oct 03, 2002 (5:28 am)
My Mom got T-boned in her Civic Sedan at an intersection a couple days ago by Buick going ~40 mph. Caught her on rear passenger wheel and door, spun car around 270 degrees. Car was totalled but my Mom walked away with a few bruises and busted pride.
Autobody guy was really impressed how car absorbed and dissipated impact energy - passenger cage stayed intact. THe roof was still smooth, the windows all stayed in their frames and didn't crack. Mimimal cabin intrusion even though doors were smashed. Honda engineers did their homework.
Of course rear axle was shot, needed new right side doors, bumper, trunk was collapsed - all in all ~$10K in damage estimate before they even started taking it apart, resulting in a total. Unfortunately, there was only 4300 miles on the odometer. However, Honda end of model year clearance is still going on, so we can get a replacement, for relatively small amount over insurance payout. Mom's a much older model, but we're quite happy to keep her. Thanks Honda!!!
#2252 of 4041 Wpal....
Oct 03, 2002 (5:43 am)
Glad your mother was ok in the accident. People out there think because these cars are small, they are not safe. That's a very old school way of thinking in these days and times.
Oct 03, 2002 (6:49 am)
The Civic has actually been ranked as one of the safest cars in the market.