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.
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 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.
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
Ok so I’ve been trying to sell my beloved wagon…and I just can’t, people call and I always seem to down play the car. Last night I had a call about it and my friend Chris was with me and after the call he had to laugh at me cause I was underselling the car so hard.
So yesterday I came across a picture of a gorgeous wagon with widened oem steelies that I immediately fell in love with and totally renewed my wagon love….my wagon still needs a new body but I’m willing to transplant it’s heart…
so it begins again
It’s the undeniable new style. oem body, nice wide wheels (but not large, you won’t see a civic with anything larger then a 16″ wheel in this style), and super low.
the wheel choices these guys keep to are really nice, I’ve seen this one several times with slightly different set-ups and I always like what I find.
thanks to: the chronicels, phaze2, and digifresh for pics.
The fitment of this car speaks for itself.
16×9 +10 all around
on a eg civic!
I flip cars and that’s all i do, maybe I like the hunt more then the kill?? no, I just want a car that does what it should. I liked the wagon for 3 solid months, same with the cressida…building cheap, neat, unique cars was seeming to make me happy. but when you spend 3-4 times the money and end up with more problems then the beaters gave you is just lame.
here’s some cool pics of cool, fun, unique cars that make me happy to look at. altho some are into the $$ range.
the ae86 (85-87 corolla gts):
the EG civic HB:
the previa van:
the starlet and te72 corollas:
the vw van:
a well done ra65 celica:
The classic skyline:
a sexy silvia (240sx):
the civic ef: