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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#74 of 114 96 Civic 1.8 VTi 5-door hatch
Dec 08, 2003 (12:36 pm)
Hi i'm Si hailing from the UK - i've had my 1996 vti (soon after rebadged as the R-Type!!) for about 3 months now and it;s the best car i've driven so far.
169 bhp, double overhead cam, always amazing when you hit 5600 revs and the whistle it makes is beautiful. stops dead in a straight line and all the electric luxuries i need.
anyway i'm having trouble finding a UK equivalent of this board. wasn't a problem when i drove a Peugeot 306, hundreds of UK boards for them, but where are the honda drivers? hoping you guys can point me in the right direction. ?
#75 of 114 2004 Honda Civic Coupe EX in Rallye Red (5-spd)
Dec 10, 2003 (2:28 pm)
I just bought my Civic and I'm loving it. It has just over 1k miles on it (hated the break-in period so I got it over quick!) and just wondering if there is anybody else out there with the same model as mine. I haven't seen any on the road and I'm enjoying the stares I get. I keep getting asked if it is a Mazda and more than a few thought it was one of those Lexus IS330s or whatever their sporty runabouts are.
I love the new for 04 soundsystem, the standard alloy wheels, and the new exterior and red paint. I almost got the Magnesium Metallic but I'm a red fanatic.
Oh, I'm still not getting the best gas mileage (30-31 using mid-grade Chevron w/Techron). Any better gas out there? We have BP and Texaco as well as a few other local stations I'll probably stay away from.
Thanks for any imput!
#76 of 114 Just sold my beloved '91 civic EX
Jan 08, 2004 (9:48 pm)
I just sold my Honda that I've had for over ten years now for $1850 and while I feel it was time to let it go it still represented just under a quarter of my life on the road so saying good bye was really hard. It was so reliable and fun to fling about, especially considering that it had over 222,000 miles with no major work performed. Just hop in and go. Everytime.
My question is, did I do okay on the selling price? Edmunds says a private party value would be about $1,100 so that's a bit of a consolation, but I would like to hear from others what they think.
#77 of 114 Re Just sold my beloved '91 civic EX/ millsoren
Jan 09, 2004 (3:32 am)
Let see, you got $1,850 for a multi-owner, 13 year old car with 222,000 miles, I'd say you made out like a bandit! Your question makes me think you are suffering from Post Honda Long Term Ownership Syndrome, so you may need some professional counseling to get you through this very traumatic loss or you could just get over it and move on. It was only a car, really!
#78 of 114 Update on our vehicles.
Mar 04, 2004 (6:33 pm)
My wife and I now own a 2003 Honda Accord and a 2004 Honda Civic. Both are four cylinder / automatic vehicles. To date, we have owned and / or leased five Honda vehicles. Outside of regular maintenance, we have never had a problem with these vehicles. The lease ran out on the other two vehicles. We decided to purchase these vehicles because leasing became a "pain" in the "xxx"! We plan on keeping these vehicles for 7 years or 100,000 miles, so we put an extended warranty on these vehicles for that period of time. We plan on taking some "road trips", so we want the security of having a warranty that can be used throughout the United States at any Honda Dealer. The 2003 Accord is one year old and we already have 20,000 miles on the clock! The 2004 Civic is two months old, and we have 2,200 miles on the clock. ----Greg
#79 of 114 Owner of 95 EX Coupe & 96 LX Sedan
Mar 05, 2004 (4:42 am)
I bought the Civic because it was told it was reliable. It has held up on that end very well. I currently have 202,000 on 95 EX coupe and never had a major mechanical repair and fiance's 96 LX has 160,000 and never a major mechanical repair either. The cars are not very exciting but given the mileage/reliability they are fine. We use 4-5k mile oil change interval using dino. No additives ever nor premium fuel used just followed manual's maintenace schedule.
I plan on keeping mine now till it requires an expensive repair (>$1000) which according to my mechanic could be still a while to come. I'm sick of it but given it only requires about $200-$400 a year recently in maintenance/repairs that beats paying out $300 a month.
#81 of 114 Plum Purple 94 coupe EX
Jul 29, 2004 (9:42 pm)
Hi, I'm Andrew, I am in my 3rd year ownership of 3rd Honda Civic. Currently have 106K on the 94, I have upgraded the plug wires, K&N filter/3" intake tube, and as of 2 days ago, cat on down replacement. Cat broke at the exit end, so needed a new one, got 2" pipe, straight through resonator,and a nice Magnaflow with dual DTM tips. Sounds great. The 5M shifts nicely enough, since the previous car was a 4M '91 DX hatch stripper. Only took 6 months to stop looking for 5th gear. Pain in my butt! But got 42mpg summer,and 38 mpg winter. Had same upgrades as current '94, but had Flowmaster with dual straight tips. Got it up to 105 downhill, on a cool spring morning. Before that, owned an '88 CRX Si with 1.6l and 5M. Was great to drive, even coming from an '85 325e BMW 5M. CRX had K&N, Jacobs Electronics full ignition upgrade, and catback w/o resonator to 2.5" Flowmaster w/dual 3" tips. Could modulate throttle at coast to make it pop at light throttle tip in, was cool. Only problem was geared out at 125mph. Would go that fast before upgrades, and that fast after, but much much quicker. Interestingly enough I liked the way the rearend would rotate around, the Beemer couldn't touch it in that aspect. Also, never even got a second glance from the folks in blue(or black), eventho' I have heard of people who have been stopped.
By the way, I'm 30, and have owned a Lincoln TC,2 classic Mustangs, the Beemer, '84 300Z turbo, and the 3 Hondas, wife owned a 90 Accord, 94 Beretta w/3.1 V6, and currently owns 99 Contour SE with 24v V6. So, no, I'm not brand loyal, but recognize a good car when I see one. Honda does need to step up to the plate and join the rest of the makes with upgraded hp in the entry level offerings.
#82 of 114 Re: Hello and Welcome! [KarenS]
Oct 07, 2004 (1:42 pm)
JDM CRX OWN3S
#83 of 114 Re: HI [bordsource]
Oct 21, 2004 (5:05 pm)
Your car is only 4 years old. What is the resale value of your vs. if you had bought an 01 Malibu or Altima?
Not much huh?