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Old 05-03-2016, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by snakedog View Post
...I just bought my first Civic VX. ... My other car is an Accord that I usually take to the Honda dealer, but I'm not sure if that is the right thing to do for a car this old...
Definitely stay away from the dealers with a Honda this old. On two occasions I went to the dealer for a part I didn't want to get through the aftermarket, and I was surprised how little the mechanics seemed to know about my car. I guess they rarely see these older Civics! By comparison, the men and women behind the counter at my O'Reilly's often can visualize the engine, or have a Civic themselves. I guess they see a lot of the older Civics!
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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