Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Classifieds > For Sale
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2021, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
SOLD. 1992 Civic VX for sale in Arizona. $6500. SOLD

Sold on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/29444132564...2Cchnl%3Dmkcid

--------------------------------------------------------
1992 Civic VX

$6500

Bought from the executor of my deceased friendís estate. He passed away May 2021. He purchased the vehicle new at the age of 44 in the summer of 1992. He also had a 1940 Packard, a 1975 450SL, and a 2017 Prius. I am the 2nd owner.

It is an unmodified original car. Some parts have been replaced as part of routine maintenance.

154k original miles.

Clean title.

Starts up immediately hot or cold, runs/drives great and has good power. Tracks and brakes straight. Idles at approximately 700 rpm with engine warm, 1400 rpm cold.

No fluid leaks. Does not use oil between oil changes.

Last year, driving from El Paso to Phoenix he got 54 mpg. He always drove for maximum fuel economy and tried to keep it in lean burn mode. He told me that he never ran the engine near redline. He drove carefully and gently. The wheels, for example, donít have curb rash.

The original tire size is 165/70/R13. Although still available, they are getting harder to source. Currently 175/70/R13. He kept tires at 40 psi.

The rear bumper had minor damage and was repainted at the car dealership. I have a receipt for the work showing $438 for repair and paint.

It has a few scratches and parking lot dings.

There is a scuff mark on the plastic driverís air bag cover near the top.

Always a Southwest USA car that was never smoked in.

I removed the ECU and inspected the circuit board. It looks like new. None of the nine capacitors are bulging or leaking.

The records are incomplete, but my friend changed the oil every 3k-4k miles. He always changed the oil filter when changing the oil. I removed the oil filler cap and looked inside. It is clean and no sign of sludge or discoloration.

Once warmed up, the temperature gauge is always at approximately the halfway position. I Drove it in Phoenix during the summer and the gauge is steady.

AC, passenger door mirror, and pinstripes were dealer installed.

The Civic VX did not have body side molding from the factory. It was added.

The car did not come with factory air conditioning. However, an OEM Air conditioning system installed at the Honda dealership in 1996. R134 refrigerant. He also had the AC system serviced as needed.

Has window tint and it is in good condition but does have a few scratches.

Has a Trunk Cargo Security Cover purchased after the car was delivered. Guessing he bought it from the Honda dealership as it looks OEM.

The ďclothĒ on the inside of the doors is starting to separate.

There is wear on the driverís seat bolster as can be seen in the photo.

Tiny part of the driverís side of the rear spoiler/wind deflector is chipped off.

Windshield has been replaced with an after-market unit. There is some pitting in the windshield but it was not noticeable while I was driving.

There are tiny chips on the front bumper and the front part of the hood.

Has an aftermarket hose clamp on air intake, can be seen in the photo.

The positive battery cable terminal has been replaced.

Has a one year old, 4 year free exchange AGM battery.

He towed it behind his motorhome and it has wiring for the brake lights and turn signals.

Radio antenna does not completely retract.

Passenger side mirror does not have full range of motion when using the adjustment handle.

Donít know if the cassette deck works.

Everything works, except as noted above.

He kept it garaged. Probably why it was never stolen ;.). Comes with a light car cover that can be used while parked in the garage.

It was one of the most fuel efficient non-hybrid cars ever sold in the USA and the first to use VTEC-E. I have the original window sticker, at the time it was EPA rated 48 mpg city and 55 highway.

For more photos go to:

https://www.honda-acura.net/forums/v...vx-6500-a.html

Info on the D15Z1 1.5L engine:

The engine achieves the same gas mileage as the 88-91 CRX HF model with an additional 30 hp.
D15Z1 is the only USDM D-Series that comes with factory oil cooler.
D15Z1 is the only D-Series that has an aluminum alternator bracket.
D15Z1 is the only D-Series that has an aluminum A/C bracket.
D15Z1 has a lighter flywheel (15 pounds versus 18 pounds).
D15Z1 has factory roller rocker valvetrain.
Factory-equipped wideband O2 sensors

Some info re the Civic VX :

The LAF (lean air fuel) sensor used on the '92-95 VX model can be used to detect air/fuel ratios in a range from approximately 12:1 to 22:1 air/fuel ratio. If an air/fuel ratio richer than 12:1 is required, the ECU will go into open loop. (48-state applicable)
VX is the only 5th generation Civic to with a factory rear bumper diffuser and front spoiler.
VX is the only fifth-generation Civic that came with factory alloy wheels, 9 pounds each.
Factory tachometer on the VX models.
Extra tall gearing set up for maximum fuel economy.
The Civic VX sits on a 101.3-inch wheelbase, almost 11 inches longer than the CRX coupes, and is nearly 13 inches longer at 160.2 inches.


Thank you

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	78.2 KB
ID:	31180   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	70.4 KB
ID:	31181   Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	58.0 KB
ID:	31182   Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	89.4 KB
ID:	31183   Click image for larger version

Name:	7.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	60.9 KB
ID:	31184  


Last edited by GJKH; 10-18-2021 at 07:46 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GJKH For This Useful Post:
California98Civic (08-28-2021)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-26-2021, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
more photos
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	8.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	64.0 KB
ID:	31185   Click image for larger version

Name:	9.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	31186   Click image for larger version

Name:	10.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	31187   Click image for larger version

Name:	11.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	37.7 KB
ID:	31188   Click image for larger version

Name:	12.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	62.2 KB
ID:	31189  

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
extra photos
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	13.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	64.5 KB
ID:	31190   Click image for larger version

Name:	14.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	41.9 KB
ID:	31191   Click image for larger version

Name:	15.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	28.4 KB
ID:	31192   Click image for larger version

Name:	16.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	70.3 KB
ID:	31193  

Last edited by GJKH; 08-27-2021 at 11:31 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
additional pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	18.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	34.5 KB
ID:	31195   Click image for larger version

Name:	19.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	32.4 KB
ID:	31196   Click image for larger version

Name:	20.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	33.0 KB
ID:	31197   Click image for larger version

Name:	21.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	31198   Click image for larger version

Name:	22.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	37.8 KB
ID:	31199  

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 08:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
more photos
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	23.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	51.7 KB
ID:	31200   Click image for larger version

Name:	24.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	31201  
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
a few more pics

The cupholder design in this generation seems very fragile, yet this one is intact and in good shape.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08063.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	70.2 KB
ID:	31202   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08545.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	37.4 KB
ID:	31203   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08613.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	65.5 KB
ID:	31204   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08609.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	73.8 KB
ID:	31205  

Last edited by GJKH; 08-28-2021 at 01:13 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 11:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
partial maintenance items and bumper repair/paint record
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	17.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	79.5 KB
ID:	31206   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08836.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	48.5 KB
ID:	31207  
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 6,297

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,373
Thanked 2,168 Times in 1,467 Posts
With a car this old, documentation of the maintenance is still important but holes in documentation would be expected. Twenty-nine years is a lot of time and nobody is perfect in record keeping. The Carfax is good. The photos are pretty amazing and reveal a remarkably clean 29 year old car with 100+k miles. It looks more like a well maintained 10 year old car. Anybody needing further proof of its condition can just do the inspection that they should do anyway. Nice car, hey!

I am not familiar with the prices for these VXs. Have you seen comparable sales or asks?
__________________
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.



  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to California98Civic For This Useful Post:
GJKH (08-30-2021)
Old 08-28-2021, 11:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Thank you.

Prices for these VXs have been going up in the last couple years. They are getting hard to find in unmodified and very good condition.

The VX in the link below sold recently on eBay. The "See the full Vehicle History Report" in the link it indicates " 05/27/2020 Auto Insurance Source VEHICLE REPORTED AS TOTAL LOSS". Of course insurance companies look up the KBB price, and it takes almost nothing to total an old car. The car does look pretty good.

Sold for $6100.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/13379172804...p2047675.l2557

The 95 CX below sold for $4700 with 279k miles. CA car so most likely no rust.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/26517723034...p2047675.l2557

Last edited by GJKH; 08-28-2021 at 03:38 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GJKH For This Useful Post:
California98Civic (08-28-2021)
Old 08-28-2021, 11:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 57
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
My friend kept the interior and body clean, and waxed the car on a regular basis. He never detailed the engine compartment or undercarriage. I left those as is, so that prospective buyers could look for engine leaks etc. Also, unless a person is very careful, spraying an engine with water can result in electrical issues, for example.

Also, I have many additional photos of the vehicle, for anyone interested, that show greater detail.


Last edited by GJKH; 08-28-2021 at 03:39 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com