my old wagon had the same wheels, was the same colour, and the same ride height.
I miss it.
just plain classic miata, these cars are soo rapidly becoming classics and have quickly become the go to car for the budget sports car, replacing the ae86′s which are now either over priced or destroyed by “drifters”.
I’m finished with hondas, but then there was this.
you probably think it’s ugly, but it is certainly on point. subtle, nice stance, nice contrasts, a very well thought out approach for a clean sedan.
I’m not sure what the draw is but I think it’s just taking something that’s cheap and boring that can be made into something of an affordable piece of unique expression of ones automotive passion.
but i still love civic wagons
I know the wheels are too much for some of you, but at least it’s a modern honda I can stomach, and I usually hate the coupes.
basically got pulled over for driving an “illegally” modded car on a temporary registration.
very nice EG sedan tho, I had a exv mildly modified at one point… it was a nice little car.
the reality is that most cars will never look as good as most the pics I show on the site… and I really don’t want mine to have perfect paint, engine bays, interiors…. and especially perfect and rare wheels. Lets get real, I park my shit on the street, I drive the life out of it, I tag curbs, I put wrenches on my roof and I wash it about 4 times a year.
“pretty” cars are a pain in the ass, your always worried about people stealing and parting your car, getting rock chips, door dings, or just taking your wheels while you eat dinner. there’s already more then enough stress in life to worry that much about a nicely bent piece of tin (your car).
I will admit that while I drive hard I will replace and upgrade every part that needs it, I like my cars to solid and reliable… basically ready to roadtrip whenever needed.
and no I don’t go to the track or auto-x, I’ve got better things to do with my weekend.
so here’s a grainy shot of a wagon with the right wheels and stance, sure it only looks 70% as good as the others but I don’t care… I’d rather have this one.
Seeing as the first 3 real cars That I either owned or gained real driving experience with were of the EF (88-91) civic variety I have always been drawn to them, and I have owned every variation of them, sedan, hatchback, crx, and even the almighty wagon.
I love these cars
lots of love! What can be said, they are just damn cool cars. I gotta say I love a lot of cars that other people find ugly! but that just makes me love them more.
and this one is pushing upwards of 700hp! Overkill in my opinion, the 170hp in the wagon i had was more then enough!
Thanks motormavens for the pic
the last time we talked I had just put in the H&R race springs, since then I have only done one big thing and a few smaller things to the car. The big thing being Koni adjustable shocks, and the smaller being that I replaced a scuffed side skirt, installed the oem lip, and oem splash guards. I know it’s all pretty basic stuff but it really helps the car over all.
bad phone pics ..I know…
One thing I have really noticed with this car is that it’s a great commuter/daily car and perhaps not the best project car…. I think a project car really needs to be rwd.
so it seems in my search for a project car I have found a great daily…. only problem with that is the daily was suppose to have 4drs… perhaps I should trade this car for the 4dr equivalent, the 92-93 civic ex-v (in canada, 92-95 civic ex in the states). that way I could have a good daily/commuter/people mover that has a little soul in it and then I could truely commit to a project car…. dunno… going to wait it out for a bit and see what happens.
so I had to fix the 4×4 ride height. I picked up some H&R race springs and now it drives much nicer, just needs a toe adjustment up front… and some wheels…… and some stiffer shocks.
poor thing only lasted 3 days
about time.. I didn’t like my 2002 civic sir from the start, nice motor but crappy everything else, steering, handling, the seating position sucked and the seat had no adjustments except the mandatory forward/back and recline, poor rearward visibility, steering wheel was too high and always always cut through the gauges…. and last but certainly not least the a/c was always on whenever you had any type of defrost on… really really annoying.
so now onto what I think i like most about cars…. buying themI The current candidates are the 92-93 civic si hb and the s13 or s14 (89-98) 240sx.
the 92-93 civic si hatchback is most likely the best civic we ever got in north america, it was part of the best chassis and the best suspension line honda ever offered because it had 4 wheel double wishbone suspension (they don’t have that anymore), it was light (they don’t do that anymore), and it had good visibility ( nope… no longer in a civic), and it also had 4-wheel discs, the 1.6 sohc vtec engine, a power sunroof, . basically I love all the 88-2000 civic hatchbacks, but the 88-91 was a little too noisy and under powered, and the 96-2000 had a cheap interior and no power. of the 92-95 civics they only offered the si hb for 2 years. the si coupe was heavier, longer, and lacked the rear discs. the 4 wheels discs and vtec motor were never again available in the HB.
so for these reasons it’s on my list.
the 240sx is the other present candidate because they are just damn cool, 4 wheel disc’s, RWD, nice multi-link rear end, a torquey 2.4L motor, they are cheap, quick, nice highway cars, and endlessly modifiable… but they look best with the stock body, a nice drop on coilovers, and some killer wheels.
I love these little old civics, I guess it’s just because I learned to drive in an EF civic si and my first real car was the ef crx si…. got a soft spot for them.
love this sedan pic
the 1992-95 civic HB, doesn’t matter if it’s cx, vx, dx, or si model thay all have a great platform to start with, they all have the 4 wheel double wishbone suspension, they all are a direct bolt in swap for any D or B series motor (so you can choose from 100hp and 40mpg or 190hp and 25mpg, either way it’ll be with all stock original honda motors) and in the last few years they have come down in price so that a nice one can be had for under $3k.
If I were going to build one I’d love to start with an si (si had a sunroof and cruise, I like both)… but I’m not too picky, altho if i can find one I’ll take it.
these cars are soo easy to make look good, you just need wheels (the right wheels), a drop, and a nice si lip (same formula as always for me, wheels suspension, and a motor).
simple, clean, and effective
I was at the Classic Japanese car show at spanish banks vancouver this past sunday, april 26th, and it was a nice little event. I know there is a lot more nice old J-Tin around town and I wish more of it had of shown up.
and now… to the pics.
this is for my friend chris, he loves these old roller skate civics.
this is the nice d16z swap in said civic, very nicely done I must say.
This was a gorgeous early celica, with the jdm bumpers and badging, it was very very clean and a great restore!
and best of all the japanese spec 18RG dohc motor.
and more clean 240z.
a nice Datsun 510 with bluebird tails.
this was my favorite of the show, a 510 that’s classic, cool, fast, and looks like you could drive the hell out of it and not worry about it’s perfectness.
the 510′s turbo’d 1600.
this was a really cool 510 wagon, with a 5-lug swap, z32 wheels, 300zx brakes, and 3L V-6
It’s nice to see the older rx-7′s being restored and modded (resto-mod).
a nice RX-3 rounded out the show.
there were more cars there but these are the ones I took a liking too.