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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#120 of 158 Re: Agree With Bottgers [sandman46]
Jul 17, 2007 (7:40 am)
i totally understand what you are saying sand; but your gripe didn't seem to be about color choices as it was feature content.
and his gripe could be applied to many different automakers, not just honda.
heck mazda wont even give you a hatchback unless you get the 2.3! even with honda you have a choice with regards to performance models.
#121 of 158 Fog Lights
Jul 17, 2007 (8:48 am)
I have a 2007 Civic Coupe EX in Galaxy Grey Metallic. I want to add fog lights, but thru the dealership it will cost me around $300 before installation (not worth it). So I was planning on ordering from ebay and having a friend install them. My question is what color are the factory fog lights? Yellow or clear? I want it to look authentic without having to pay an arm and a leg to a dealership. And I only need the light, not a harness or anything right? Since there's already a circular cut-out in the fender that looks like it will pop out to install the light. Is that correct? Any additional info regarding fog lights is appreciated also. Thanks!
#122 of 158 factory fogs are clear
Jul 17, 2007 (10:46 am)
...but a bigger problem is that they aren't quite round. a custom fit will be tricky but highly doable.
#123 of 158 Re: Agree With Bottgers [sandman46]
Jul 17, 2007 (12:13 pm)
I waited for the 2007 EX, black with gray interior, and would rather have black interior to hide the stains. So it goes.
And for sure, my next Civic is going to be an Acura!
#124 of 158 gas milage help for 2007 honda civic sedan
Aug 08, 2007 (7:41 pm)
I just bought a brand new Honda civic.I sold my 99 Honda Civic EX and decided to get a newer one .Im actually a little disappointed with my purchase. I am only getting 200 miles per tank of gas. Also I noticed my accelleration isnt what it was on my 99.Is this normal on the new ones
the guy at the dealership said i should be getting 400 miles per tank, which i figured was a little out there but i really thought i would be getting better milage
#125 of 158 Re: gas milage help for 2007 honda civic sedan [civicgurl27]
Aug 09, 2007 (4:22 am)
Has your new vehicle been properly broken in yet? I surely wouldn't expect to compare acceleration and mileage figures without at least 1,000 miles on the odometer.
Any "guy at the dealership" telling anyone about how many miles someone should get from a tank of fuel should not be believed. Miles per tank is virtually meaningless. The only true measure is actual number of miles driven divided by actual number of gallons consumed... that's Miles Per Gallon (MPG). Even that figure is only valid after averaging a few tankfulls of driving.
Miles per tank could mean many things, depending upon how large or small the capacity of a particular tank is.
#126 of 158 Re: gas milage help for 2007 honda civic sedan [civicgurl27]
Aug 09, 2007 (6:39 am)
Well, even if you completely drained the tank (it's 13.2 gallons, btw), 200 miles per tank would only work out to about 15mpg - which is horrible for the civic. On my very first fillup (bought my 2007 EX/AT sedan in March) I recorded 29.4mpg.
Of course you do need to calculate what your actual mpg is, as you cannot really guestimate reasonably going by roough mileage and the fuel guage LEDs. But you should be well over 20mpg right from the factory (even with heavy, stop-n-go traffic). I agree that mileage figures should improve over the first few 1000's of miles, but break-in will not drastically alter it, just slightly improve it. Off the lot, in average city traffic, I'd be calling my dealer had my mileage been less than 25mpg - that's not right for a brand new civic.
P.S. my worst mileage thus far has been about 26mpg - a couple of weeks of only short trips with lots of idling at lights and such. My best was a shade over 41mpg, on a long afternoon cruise at 65-70mph along I-64. In theoretical miles-per-tank, that would work out at 340 to 540 (if I ran the tank dry).
#127 of 158 Re: gas milage help for 2007 honda civic sedan [blane]
Aug 09, 2007 (8:22 am)
how is miles per tank irrelevant?
if you reset your odometer every time you fill up, that IS the ACTUAL number of miles driven. you divide this by how many gallons you pumped.
a sales guy saying that she should be getting around 400 miles to a tank isn't ridiculous, as thats what i used to get; its to be expected. there is something wrong with her civic, or she is driving in the worst conditions possible.
acceleration, though should be just as good if not better. same goes for handling.
#128 of 158 Re: gas milage help for 2007 honda civic sedan [eldaino]
Aug 09, 2007 (12:34 pm)
Could be the fuel gauge is way off, how many gal was added for a 200 mi range? I notice my gauge doesn't budge until around 2 gal is used but reads about right at 1/4 tank left indicated. Which, btw, is around 400 miles. My second tank fill used 9.3 gal at 399 miles and the third tank used 9.9 gal at 422 miles, so my LX certinaly has a 400 mile range. This was over half hwy miles so probably will drop considerably if all city.
Gas stations in my area can be a long ways apart, so it is necessary to have a good idea how far you can go before you run out of gas. So yes, miles per tank is a very useful idea.