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Old 01-30-2014, 01:11 AM   #18 (permalink)
vskid3
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Civic DX (sold) - '97 Honda Civic DX
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90 day: 22.62 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by 23baseball3 View Post
I guess you're right. I've always kind of sterotyped Honda for figuring out their engines, but not really knowing how to make a body last through the salt and winter.
Insight solves that problem, aluminum unibody.
To be fair, salty roads aren't kind to any steel car. I would like to say that my parent's '94 Civic has nearly 290k miles and still runs great and I had a '97 Civic with 230k that I sold a couple years ago and is still running strong. Bodies haven't rusted away yet. Both spent at least a few years in northern Utah, not sure about their lives' before then.
I understand brand loyalty and preferences, but keep an open mind about imports.
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