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Old 05-03-2015, 12:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input everyone. If it was a 5 speed it would be so cool. But even up here it's getting harder to find a decent, low mile, rust free 20+ year old Honda. It's not my first choice, but the last one I found was my '87 with a 1.3L and a five speed that I can't get a carb for, that was over a year ago, and my CX was the last one before that. And I probably see 1500 cars a week between all the auctions, so that gives you an idea of how rare this stuff is getting around here. Thrashed beaters are not uncommon, but the low mile stuff you'd really want to buy seems to have dried up. Most of the cars I see may have started out as a decent eco ride, but by the time they show up now you can tell they have been passed down to the kids of the family, and then got traded in after they learned to drive on them. I guess my Honda fanboyness just doesn't want to think that an early '90s Honda wagon is only good for 25 mpg haha.

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The Accords of that generation do not get great mileage. 25 is what I would expect.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The first gen Odyssey ('95) is rated within a few mpg of that wagon, which for what it's worth, I to like. And with those you can carry more people and property. Even the big GM wagons of the mid 90s could squeeze out mpg in this range with the 260 hp lt1 and tall gears.
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Since you have the Accord and it looks pretty decent, why not make it a game to see what you can squeeze out of it? For examples: Grill block, warm air intake, when it needs tires get LRR tires, remove the mud flaps, get a scan gauge or equivalent, and a vacuum gauge, find a way to channel the air over your windshield wipers, add some trip strips to the back side edges of the car, smooth off (cover) the underside of the car, run max air pressure in the tires. I'll bet that you can easily get it over 30 mpg and maybe much more. Best of luck!

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Old 09-25-2015, 06:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey.

How's things?

Didn't those come with a Labrador Retriever as standard equipment?

Do you still have it. You may be able to freeze up the slushbox. I don't know if you can do that on a Honda but worth checking.

BTW, the spaceship is doing great.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My lil Space Ship!! I'm getting misty over here, glad it's still doing well. I had ended up driving a Miata for the summer, so the Accord has been sitting. But I hurt the Miata last night, so I just put my insurance back on - that's right, the Civic. The Accord needs a battery, and I needed something in 20 minutes or less kinda thing so I went to the one car I own that ALWAYS starts! The Festiva was supposed to be plan B but it has some weird electrical issues now so It's going to get sold for parts. I should take the battery out of it and put it in the Accord...hey, now that's a good idea!

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