Fuel Sipper: 1992 Honda Civic VX
The Civic comes in three flavors. First up is fast — the Type R or Si version or modified. Then there is the plebian sedans that you see driven around by grandmas and by people who view a car like they view a dishwasher or a pair of pliers. And finally, there is the Civic VX…which V for very, and X for xtreme. Actually, I’m not sure what VX means, but I do know that it came from the factory only in the hatchback and it pushes out 92 horsepower from a 1.5 liter D15Z1 VTEC-E equipped 4-cylinder attached to a manual gearbox. If don’t like to drive a Prius and if you like to get your fuel economy the hard way…this is the car. Find this 1992 Honda Civic VX offered for $5,200 in Prairieville, LA via ebay. Tip from John.
From the seller:
For sale is 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback. It’s VX trim level which makes it very rare. Engine is 1.5l VTEC-E which is rated 48-55 mpg comes with light weight wheels from factory. I am the second owner. The first owner owned it since brand new in California. I had it shipped to Louisiana in 2017. Car comes with maintenance record from original owner and maintenance record from my ownership as well. Equipped from factory A/C which blows very cold. Everything is working. No modification on the car. Car is in great condition for it’s age.. however it’s not perfect by any means (please see pictures). Rust free vehicle since it was spending most of the time in California and Louisiana. Previous owner had installed professionally Kenwood Audio, including hands free phone, has a mic by the driver’s sun visor. Hood was replaced due to a vehicle backing into the car and there is a cut on front bumper, please see picture. Gauge cluster was replaced by previous owner due to the original gauge cluster malfunctioning (have shop receipt) Please reach out with any questions if interested. No reserve.
Condition: Used Year: 1992
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 2HGEH236XNH542320 Mileage: 150437
Model: Civic Drive Type: FWD
Make: Honda Fuel Type: gasoline
Interior Color: Blue For Sale By: Private Seller
Body Type: Hatchback Trim: VX
Exterior Color: White Number of Cylinders: 4
Vehicle Title: Clean Transmission: Manual
Engine: 1.5L Gas I4
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VX = abbreviation for vasectomy?
Paging Dr. Richard Chop?
I bought one in 1992. I turned 40 and thought it was time to own something sensible instead of a string of $1000 Alfas. It was cool at first getting close to 50mpg and having the same top speed in 3rd, 4th and 5th. Then a 1000 mile trip to Oregon with lots of road noise from the paper thin glass and body- pressed a dent in the rear fender with my hand- and one of the worst seats ever for a drive more than an hour.
Went to Ron Tonkin, bought the only Alfa 164 in stock and got a ride in a Ferrari California as part of the deal. I never looked back, a good thing as in a few years the Honda was worth more than my $35000 Alfa. So much for being responsible.
My own effort at being responsible by buying a 5th generation Civic (in this case, a low mileage one) also went horribly wrong. In my case, I ended up being subscribed to the breakdown of the month club. One tip off about why was when I took it to a mechanic for a brake issue, and they found the front brake on one side was an inch larger than on the other.
That Civic ended up being the third car in a fifth car pile up, and I replaced it with a BMW E36 convertible that was much less troublesome.
My mom had this generation Civic hatchback when I was in high school. An 88. Gold. I think it was a DX. Hit the top speed in my life in that car. 115 mph downhill. Because you know, high school. Probably a good thing it was a cheap Honda that I was such an idiot in.
The dominicans I used to work w/ at the Toyota shop would drool over this thing, and what they would do to it. That V-TEC crew knew what they were doing. This would be a great commuter car for the moola…. I got a chuckle out of the size of the radiator; about the size of a cutting board.