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Old 07-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Mirage 5MT driver
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 43

honda - '99 Honda Civic EX
90 day: 38.09 mpg (US)

Mirage - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
90 day: 45.5 mpg (US)
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New here another Honda Civic guy

I have a lot of experience working on cars, including Honda's. This will be my 30th one I believe lol. I bought it from my friend not too long ago, its a 1999 Civic EX coupe automatic with 217k. We have card boarded and masking taped the front end and the door/hood gaps before and cruised at 55mph achieving 54+ mpg. I have a few plans for my civic but I am not going to go to extreme...or least no monster tail fins.

Things I want to do,,,

Aluminum sheet metal riveted to the front end with a opening for the radiator.

I want to have that opening have a linear actuated shutter to close off that opening until it reaches a little under operating temperature (override for winter)

Moon flying saucer hubcaps on steel wheels, stock 14's.

Mirror removal/replacement.

More to come as I learn more from this board

1999 Civic EX coupe Autotragic -MPG project best mpg 54.2 w/masking tape mods otherwise stock. -SOLD

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5MT. 15k miles 44.2 mpg avg overall in my mountain, northern PA

2010 Cobalt sedan XFE -project uber/mpg taxi.
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