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Old 05 Feb 2004, 02:32 pm
Rock Lobster
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Default Which honda should I buy?

Hi,

I'm looking at some older models, 5th gen (hatchback) civics and 2nd
gen rex.
Insurance will permit me to buy any one of the following models. The
choice I have is

92 Civic 1.5 VTI
92 Civic 1.6 ESI
91 CRX 1.5 dual carb

I dont know if any of them are jap or uk yet, I'll find out when I
call
the buyers. But based on either options whats my best bet?? I really
want a crx, but if the VTI is jap should I go for it instead?

Is their anything I should look out for when I'm buying it? I know the
distributor is a popular part to go on civics at around 80k!?

Heh, I was speaking to the guy at the insurance company and he wanted
to know were any of the cars modified in any way ... so I told him I
had no idea, but then I asked him what would happen if I put a super
charger in it? He left me holding for a minute and came back to tell
me that " I would " have to fill out an engineers form. I can see it
now ... 'I estimate the bhp increase from my super charger to be aprx
5bhp'
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Old 06 Feb 2004, 02:27 pm
Tim Draper
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Default Re: Which honda should I buy?

you do know the CRX is basically a civic anyway dont you?

i got a '93 civic 1.5 16v SOHC (non vtec) and very happy. doesnt the ESI
only come as a 1.6 vtec 130bhp model?

you from the UK, rock lobster?

for me, the choice would be pure 0-60times (after insurance price).
and if u plan on mods (i presume so by ur supercharger statement) then watch
the insurance. the b*****ds didnt charge me extra for ar induction kit, but
did for tinted windows and quickshift (80 more - ~$120USD)

tim

"Rock Lobster" <rocklobster@cheerful.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm looking at some older models, 5th gen (hatchback) civics and 2nd
> gen rex.
> Insurance will permit me to buy any one of the following models. The
> choice I have is
>
> 92 Civic 1.5 VTI
> 92 Civic 1.6 ESI
> 91 CRX 1.5 dual carb
>
> I dont know if any of them are jap or uk yet, I'll find out when I
> call
> the buyers. But based on either options whats my best bet?? I really
> want a crx, but if the VTI is jap should I go for it instead?
>
> Is their anything I should look out for when I'm buying it? I know the
> distributor is a popular part to go on civics at around 80k!?
>
> Heh, I was speaking to the guy at the insurance company and he wanted
> to know were any of the cars modified in any way ... so I told him I
> had no idea, but then I asked him what would happen if I put a super
> charger in it? He left me holding for a minute and came back to tell
> me that " I would " have to fill out an engineers form. I can see it
> now ... 'I estimate the bhp increase from my super charger to be aprx
> 5bhp'



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Old 07 Feb 2004, 03:32 pm
Rock Lobster
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Default Re: Which honda should I buy?

Hi tim,

I'm practically from the uk!

I know the crx and civic are closely related alright, but isnt the
crx about a 3rd lighter than the civic? The ESI as far as I know is a
SOHC 1.6 non vtec (120bhp?)

The insurance company are charging me 1210euro for either an LSI or an
ESI which I thought was odd, condsidering the LSI is only about
100bhp. Their charging me 1700 for the 1.5 dual carb rex, or the 1.5
vti civic. I dont know whats best to go for as I dont know what the
bhp/0-60 times are like, hence the post I'm figuring I'm gonna
like the sound of the vtec kick in on the civic, but I do like the rex
an awfull lot!!!
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