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Old 06-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Slambo - '99 Honda Civic HX
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I finally snagged a manual '99 HX earlier this spring after months and months of watching Craigslist. Only regret is the lack of cruise control and one slightly wavy quarter panel. I paid $2700. Maybe a bit too much, still it was worth the wait.

It was tough to find a manual that wasn't borked. I would have preferred a 2001+, but I'm happy to have Slambo under the shade tree.

We've been going through it piece-by-piece, slaying dragons and bolting in the good stuff. It rolled into the driveway with a bunch of eBay's finest parts. The fart can was replaced immediately. Did the EGR port clean yesterday and swapped the stock airbox back in, replacing the shiny eBay tube. Fingers crossed, we might be close to the MPG spec. It never felt like it was going into lean burn.

'99 and up can accommodate a double-din head unit.

We popped in a (relatively) inexpensive JVC flat screen with AppLink ... add a $20 OBD WiFi dongle and DashCommand is *on* the dash, at last ...
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