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Old 07-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Ok, it's almost official. I put down a deposit on a 2000 Honda Civic Dx Coupe manual with air. I found my baby! I've been looking for quite some time now, lots of test drives and this one is by far the best in every category. Gotta love cars owned by detail oriented people.

I do the deal tomorrow, then I finally have my fuel sipping car!

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Ok, it's almost official. I put down a deposit on a 2000 Honda Civic Dx Coupe manual with air. I found my baby! I've been looking for quite some time now, lots of test drives and this one is by far the best in every category. Gotta love cars owned by detail oriented people.

I do the deal tomorrow, then I finally have my fuel sipping car!
Excellent - best of luck with it!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #93 (permalink)
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Congratulations! I'm obviously a fan of these cars.
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So, I've had no luck at all finding a decent 6th gen HX. One thing I hadn't considered is the 7th gen. They look like they are bigger, heavier, with larger engines... but the mpg ratings are still pretty darned good. Should I be looking at the 7th gen too? I don't see many of those in use here.

Also, I seem to remember that the California models of the HX may not use lean-burn, is that right? Does that apply to the 7th gen Hondas as well? There is a 2001 HX in my local craigslist but the seller has a Sacramento area code.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Hopefully 7th gens are good, cuz I just bought me a 2001 HX.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Hopefully 7th gens are good, cuz I just bought me a 2001 HX.
They are good, but they tend to be overlooked between the more mod-friendly 6th and radical-looking 8th. You should be able to get some impressive numbers from your HX, with taller gearing than my EX and e-VTEC.

(Also, you're from Puyallup? I grew up in Sumner! And bought my Civic a couple years ago from Harnish, actually, when I was teaching at PLU).
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Filled the U.F.O. - also updated my fuel log (I was 2 behind - sorry guys!).

Experienced a weird glitch: the trip odometer showed 1001 miles, but against the main odometer, I calculated just ~930 miles. Very confused, but I went with the main odometer. I'm going to have to watch more closely for a discrepancy between the two odo's on this tank (think I've seen them disagree once before).

Fuel economy came to 93.9 MPG (US) for the tank.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #98 (permalink)
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And now Honda is firmly in the lead. Great job!
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Filled the U.F.O. - also updated my fuel log (I was 2 behind - sorry guys!).

Experienced a weird glitch: the trip odometer showed 1001 miles, but against the main odometer, I calculated just ~930 miles. Very confused, but I went with the main odometer. I'm going to have to watch more closely for a discrepancy between the two odo's on this tank (think I've seen them disagree once before).

Fuel economy came to 93.9 MPG (US) for the tank.
Wow - I'm impressed. 2.51 L/100 km [or] 93.9 mpg US for your most recent tank. What can I say??
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Filled the U.F.O. - also updated my fuel log (I was 2 behind - sorry guys!).

Experienced a weird glitch: the trip odometer showed 1001 miles, but against the main odometer, I calculated just ~930 miles. Very confused, but I went with the main odometer. I'm going to have to watch more closely for a discrepancy between the two odo's on this tank (think I've seen them disagree once before).

Fuel economy came to 93.9 MPG (US) for the tank.
I notice reverse is never calculated into my Scanguage, and since my rim size picks me up by 3%, I just go by the bigger number, always the actual front mileage.

So do you think you could have gone 70 miles in reverse? Lol, I hope you figure it out. You guys have some impressive numbers, by the way.

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