Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

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I'm sure this is going to be the biggest "my car is best" thread, but I'm looking for my next project car. I like the hatch look but EVERYONE has a hatch, are they really that much better than a coupe? I built up a 94 DX Mini-me D16y8 Sedan, it was fun but I want something better. It would be my daily at first, so It would need to get good MPG (mini me got 30 city, 80 freeway) but with plenty of room to build. I want to do a B series swap, but I am open to other engines within reason, not looking to do any V-6 swaps or anything crazy. We have auto-x and drag racing here, and I want to be able to do both with minor changes if any at all. I don't expect to win it all, but it's fun to go out and race
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Well, if you are sticking to strictly B swaps, any 92-up would be great. If it were me, i'd only go hatch or coupe on a civic. If i am building a sedan, I'd rather do that with an Accord...but again, that is just me. I've never been a huge fan of the civic sedan. Also remember, at least fro 92-95, hatch and coupe share a lot more body parts so it makes it a tad easier to hunt in a junk/scrap yard if you are going down that route.

Huge EG fan. Not a huge fan of the EK...I would only own a coupe in that gen. I am in the middle of rebuilding a 92 Si hatch. I will be upfront, getting some new parts direct from Honda is getting harder, but not impossible, just takes creativity or calling around.

I am not a fan of the EK hatch rear end..would only do a coupe in the EK generation.

As far as engines, the sky is the limit. B motors are good. A lot of people are making insane numbers on D series too. You can stuff an H22 in. Finally you have K swaps. If you are mostly daily, stick with a B or D series.
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2018 toyota camry v6.
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80 mpg highway fuel economy... HOLY COW !!! That is better than an Insight. Do THAT again.
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Get a Prius. I heard you can get 200 miles per gallon if you switch out the side mirrors.
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95 Si, superduper charged K swap.

Accept no substitutes.

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80 mpg highway fuel economy... HOLY COW !!! That is better than an Insight. Do THAT again.
Lol I pushed that D15B7 block to it's max without going F/I. It was fun but I want another challenge.

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Well, if you are sticking to strictly B swaps, any 92-up would be great. If it were me, i'd only go hatch or coupe on a civic. If i am building a sedan, I'd rather do that with an Accord...but again, that is just me. I've never been a huge fan of the civic sedan. Also remember, at least fro 92-95, hatch and coupe share a lot more body parts so it makes it a tad easier to hunt in a junk/scrap yard if you are going down that route.

Huge EG fan. Not a huge fan of the EK...I would only own a coupe in that gen. I am in the middle of rebuilding a 92 Si hatch. I will be upfront, getting some new parts direct from Honda is getting harder, but not impossible, just takes creativity or calling around.

I am not a fan of the EK hatch rear end..would only do a coupe in the EK generation.

As far as engines, the sky is the limit. B motors are good. A lot of people are making insane numbers on D series too. You can stuff an H22 in. Finally you have K swaps. If you are mostly daily, stick with a B or D series.
Yeah I'm stuck between which style to get. are there any pros and cons for either? besides the rear end in the EK hatch?

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Get a Prius. I heard you can get 200 miles per gallon if you switch out the side mirrors.
LOL yeah... I'll stick with either Honda or Acura. Have you seen the price for a hybrid battery
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2018 toyota camry v6.
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2018 toyOTA CAMRY V6!!!!!!
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2018 toyOTA CAMRY V6!!!!!!
Yeah... I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Payment already... No more car payments for me after this one.
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Get a CVCC
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You making payments on a 13 year old landscaping truck? Don't let GDD know
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You making payments on a 13 year old landscaping truck? Don't let GDD know
Trust me, I want it gone. I was 18, just joined the military, and had cash burning a hole in my pocket. Thought it would be reliable

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Get a CVCC
A what?
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A what?
Never mind. Thatís an engine, not a car. Iíve been getting everything crossed up lately.

Get a Honda N600.
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Never mind. Thatís an engine, not a car. Iíve been getting everything crossed up lately.

Get a Honda N600.
If i find any in Idaho I'd love to pick one up lol
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Honda Beat. The 3-cyl E07A gets pretty good mileage, it sounds awesome and revs to 8.5K, and it's a head turner. Cargo space is...lacking to say the least, lol. I'm sure it's not a bolt in affair, but there have been B-series swapped Beats.
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Honda Beat. The 3-cyl E07A gets pretty good mileage, it sounds awesome and revs to 8.5K, and it's a head turner. Cargo space is...lacking to say the least, lol. I'm sure it's not a bolt in affair, but there have been B-series swapped Beats.
lol yeah... Most cars I could put an aftermarket seat bracket a few inches back and down for my long *** legs (I'm 6'5") but it looks like that car is pretty much maxed out as far as leg space
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lol yeah... Most cars I could put an aftermarket seat bracket a few inches back and down for my long *** legs (I'm 6'5") but it looks like that car is pretty much maxed out as far as leg space
Yeah I'm only 5'11", and while I don't think I had the seat slid all the way back, there definitely wasn't another 6" of room, haha.
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Yeah I'm only 5'11", and while I don't think I had the seat slid all the way back, there definitely wasn't another 6" of room, haha.
lol I think I'm going to just get a shell and purpose build it. My buddy has a focus he's selling I'll use as a daily, leave it unmolested. Build up a Honda race car later on once I sell my POS dodge
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2020 honda accord type r. GO FOR IT.
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