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Old 09-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
but here in America we don't teach people how to drive cars with manual transmissions because that sounds hard.
Hahahaha!! Thanks.
... on the HX... Old Mechanic made a good call, and if it is not the manual trans you will not see the best numbers you could get out of that engine... A Civic HF, VX, or HX ... these are the kings in the 80s/90s, it seems. But the hatchback sixth generation CX and DX had great gearing, better than my DX Coupe. What you need is just a good platform... any of these cars are it... take a look at all those TDI diesels too... wow.
good luck...
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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