15th Jul 2008, 20:40
Just discovered this site and like it a lot!
I've owned several Hondas and Geo Metros. In my experience, these are quality cars for the price that can last a long time if they are maintained properly, especially the Hondas.
I never heard of the Civic VX until a few days ago, and now I want one!
I would appreciate it if some of you posters could post a few links of sites where I might be likely to find such a beast for sale.
Thanks a lot! May the tailwinds be with you.
18th Jul 2008, 20:41
I bought my '92 VX hatchback new. It now has just a little over 111K on it. It is on its third set of tires. That is all its ever had done to it.
I switched to synthetic oil at 250 miles. I figured at 50+ mpg I didn't care if the rings seated or not. The last three tanks have averaged just over 55 mpg. I do drive it conservatively. However, not so conservative driving still gets me 40+. Great at today's gas prices.
By far this is the best investment in a car I've ever made.
25th Jul 2008, 08:59
Just thought I would post a link to a guy who gets 69 MPG in his 92 Civic. It's a wild looking ride. http://greendrivingtips.com/?p=91
8th Aug 2008, 23:44
It's called conspiracy. Honda had the technology 16 yrs ago... which means it was out there then, and there's no reason why it can't be put back into play now. I'm sure the oil companies didn't like a '92 car getting 50-60 MPG!
Only car I've ever bought brand new off the lot.. the '92 Civic VX. This was my favorite car. I had it 7 years... in '99 the day I hit 140,000 miles a full sized Bronco pulled in front of me, and it totaled my Civic... so sad. I was averaging 48 MPG, mixed driving. Best I ever did was 58 MPG on a road trip. I really wanted to get 600 miles on one tank, but didn't know where the next gas station was when I was in the middle of nowhere. Got 585 miles... ON 'ONE' TANK OF GAS.
11th Aug 2008, 15:40
I bought a Civic VX last year, had 133,000 miles, currently has about 148,000.
I love this vehicle, it really is very economical. From my house to my job, I travel close to 62 miles daily, and the fuel tank is taking me for an average of 280 miles, which I feel is very cheap, especially because sometimes I like to accelerate a little more than usual, to hear the 97HP roaring.
What worries me now is that I feel that the car near 2,500 rpm at fifth, begins to make cuts. It costs to maintain a constant speed, so I sometimes need to go back to the previous gear to get a little of normalization.
Another thing I feel that it is costing him response to a rapid acceleration, so that remains a bit and is not 100%. Someone could help determine what it may be happening?
18th Aug 2008, 18:10
1991 Honda CRX HF, put 391,000 miles on it. Got hit by an American while in Mexico, was totaled. I lived and so did my passenger.
Honda stopped making the CRX HF, and the Civic VX for the same reason, AMERICANS WILL NOT BUY THEM. The CRX sold 55% Si, and the Civic Hatchback also so 48% Si, Americans really do not want those cars. I do miss $10 fill ups and going 450-550 miles on a tank. If only the Fit came in a VX or HF model, be one of first to buy it, or if Toyota did the same with the Matrix. I have Civic EX 4 door that gets 28 - 33 mpg depending on city or highway driving. I miss +500 miles on a single tank of gas.
21st Aug 2008, 11:06
I just found site, had 90 CRX HF, never got low 40s per tank. Put 389,000 miles on it. I want a Civic VX, if any of you lucky people want to sell; let me know. Honda stopped making the HF and VX for the same reason. Honda sells cars and that is how they make money, Americans would not buy them. CRX Si sold 62%, with HF being less than 1% of CRX's sold. Did not get a VX then, I had the HF. Very interested in a VX though, have a 07 4dr EX, gas today 328.2 miles on 10.012 gallons. Really want VX though, any body in Ca let me know I will come to you buy and drive back home into the sunrise.
26th Aug 2008, 00:41
Well what can I say.
I have had about 6 of these, and currently own one.
The first one I bought by accident to race it out.
It did not run; it had 300,000 miles and I got it for 800 bucks.
The main relay was bad. Fixed it and drove it for 3 years.
Sold it with almost 400,000 miles.
The current one averages over 50 mpg. Every one wants to buy it, no plans of selling soon!!!
26th Sep 2008, 21:58
I own a 1993 Civic VX which I purchased new in the Fall of 1992. It now has 272,000 miles on it, and runs as well as when it was new. Aside from replacing the clutch once and the exhaust system, it has had no major repairs. I did replace the oxygen sensor at about 150,000 miles.
While I routinely got about 40mpg around town, and 45-50mpg highway, that has recently decreased to about 32mpg city, 40 highway. I recently checked all the warning lights, and they are working, but the check engine light is NOT staying on, so I don't think the oxygen sensor is bad again. Anyone know what might cause this decrease in mileage? I have replaced the spark plugs and air filter recently and this hasn't helped. Dirty fuel filter? This has never been replaced to my knowledge.
Any help would be appreciated.
19th Nov 2008, 22:00
I live in Québec.
I bought my 1992 Civic VX in 2000 at 32000 km.
Now it's at 205000 km.
My engine stalls on neutral, and is very hard to start without giving it gas.
So I installed new sparks plugs: the NKG ZFR4F-11.
When changing them, I realized that the dealer had put the wrong one in; before in 2003, they were the ZFR5F-11.
I had my Idle Air Control Valve cleaned by a Honda dealer last month.
I had my distributor changed for a new one last year.
I also had a new fuel reservoir and a new battery last year.
The dealer said that my fuel pump was OK, that my igniter and coil were also OK, and that my ECU was OK.
I get the code 14, 18 and 48.
Could someone help me on this please?
28th Nov 2008, 14:22
Hey, I have a 1991 Honda Civic VX, and I love it.
I have an acceleration problem. You give it the gas and it does not want to go, all it does is bog down. Someone said that I could put a different throttle body off a different car and it would improve the acceleration, but I cannot remember what year or car it was. Can anyone help, thank you.