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Old 04-13-2008, 02:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by thebrad View Post
If you're leery about Civics and don't care for Metros, why not try Prisms? They are just Corollas rebadged as Chevy/Geo so they will sell for less. Should still be able to return decent MPG, especially if it has a 1zz in the engine bay, I got 35+ on an automatic 9th generation Corolla.
I'm not sure where you live, but as a former owner of a 89 Corolla, I would urge caution. In Wisconsin, most of those cars have the bottom two inches of the front doors rusted off, and an inch of the back ones. The way they put those doors together captures salt, soil and moisture. It's a rust trap waiting to happen. It's one of the fastest rusting cars since AMC stopped making cars.

Perhaps in warmer climates it's not a problem, but I wonder.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As a former VX owner, that is the best cheapest car you can buy for the best MPG. I miss mine dearly but had to get rid of it because the darn thing was falling apart (body wise). The engine and trans were mint at 312,000kms. I'm an idiot and didn't know it's worth and sold it for $500. In retrospect, I shouldn't have sold it and should've kept it for parts to build another VX using a better condition shell. *sighs* Oh well.

I currently own a 95 Honda Civic 4-door LX 5-speed with A/C and it's decent on gas. But nowhere near the 52mpg I was getting with my warrior VX.

Any Honda Civic will return good gas mileage regardless of what model. But it has to be the older ones from 92-00. I'm not a fan of the newer ones. Or new cars for that matter.

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