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Old 20 Dec 2009, 08:01 pm
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Default This maybe a silly question but why do they call civic hatchbacks "EFs"?

This maybe a silly question but why do they call civic hatchbacks "EFs"?
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 08:16 pm
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It's the manufacturers code for the platform / body.















Same reason a first generation MR2 is called an AW11, an 89-97 Ford Thunderbird is called an MN-12, etc etc.















Most times it's part of the VIN.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 09:16 pm
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they should named them like gm, f body, y body. and ford, fox body, new edge, sn95, s197.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 09:31 pm
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Simple because with Honda's there often labeled after there chassis code (4th 5th and 6th position) of the VIN #.































If you look at the VIN # of any Honda, it will say two letters and one number (in the 4/5/6 position of the vin) similar to these: EF9, EG2, EK9, EJ8, EM1































4th Generation Civic's are Commonly Labeled EF's even though they might actually be ED/EE/EF's. My reasoning to WHY they are Called EF's is Simple it came from the EF8 (Japanese CR-X Si-R) and the EF9 (Japanese Civic SiR Hatchback).































Also its not just the hatchbacks that they label EF's its commonly associated with CR-X's and Civic Sedans as well any thing that is 1988-1991 is commonly labeled EF.































There is also EG's Which are the 1992-1995(5th generation) Civic's, EK's which are the 1996-2000(6th Generation).... and so on and so forth, but as also mentioned before they used the chassis code from the Japanese Civic's to commonly label all civics of there generation.































ie some EG's are actually EJ's EH's etc and some EK's are acutally EM's EJ and EK's, it mainly depends on what trim level and country the civic is from, if you look at the link i provided it will show you most civic chassis codes.































also the best list for chassis codes is the one No-fx posted on honda-tech.com, its titled "The Ultimate Chassis Code List" so if you google search ultimate chassis code list honda-tech, you can see the chassis code for most honda's (its currently down for revision, but will be back up)































hope it helped.































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Old 20 Dec 2009, 09:46 pm
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There ED in the US. But if there where name after Gm they be called out of business or bail out
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