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Old 02-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New VX'er from Ithaca, NY

Hi, some of you will recognise me from gassavers.org. I have a 94 civic VX, with grill block, synthetic fluids, and 124k. After a year with this car I am really starting to like it. At first I had to get used to the really tall gearing and fix the lean burn, but now it is a joy. I live up a dirt road in the mountains, which kills my fe especially in the winter because the sun never hits my car. I use it as a daily driver, family car, and even do farm errands with it, picking up chicken feed, etc. In the winter I get 45-48 MPG and in the summer it is around 57 MPG. I still have high rolling resistance 175/70/13 tires...am waiting for them to wear out. Other than that I am thinking of some smooth hubcaps soon, and maybe even a short boattail (nothing basjoos style yet).

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! Don't forget to add a fuel log and all that jazz. Got any pictures?
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks! Maybe this site will get me motivated to get my 2 pizza pans installed on my wheels, and build a mini boat tail for my hatch. The 10 deg F weather is killing my economy.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will try and take a few new pictures soon and put them on. It is white and looks stock, except for the cardboard (easily removable) and metal grille block.
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