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#1 Emil

  • Joined:17-April 04

Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:46 PM

Hey Guys,
Im considering getting an EG civic but am not up to scratch on the specs. Can anyone link me to reviews on the EG with specs?(Specs such as opinions on the car, what equipment they came with etc) I can find reviews on eg's in america, but im under the impression that they have different specs so its of no use to me.

I'm looking at a 1994 eg3 with a d13 engine at the moment. What are your opinions on this model? I intend on using the car as a daily driver, with plans for light mods. (I'd love to get a b16/18 conversion, but they seem excessively expensive). My previous vehicles have been a modified S13 with SR20DET and a modified sports bike, now im seeking something cheaper, that can be economically insured. Am i kidding my self with false economics? (as i see it, its cheap on fuel, should be cheap to maintain, is sedate so i wont be scared parking it at train stations).

maybe some of you could tell your stories on your experiences, or why you chose your Eg's? I'm mostly concerned about reliability (how long do the engines last??), build quality and costs.

Cheers,
Emil

#2 Victory-Spec

  • Joined:05-June 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:48 PM

Reliability is 2nd to none, my civic has done 240,000kms and it cops 7,000rpm everyday almost (never cold).
Thats a si eg5 with a d16a8, got plenty of zippiness for a daily. It has electric mirrors and windows, which im pretty sure the eg3 doesnt have. If I was you I'd go an Si or VTI for a daily, 1.3L carby engine stretching the friendship.

I can give you all the specs on the VTI an Si civics if you wont.

#3 lookingforboost

  • Joined:09-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S14

Posted 07 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

man its a honda..... it'll never let you down

i have seen plently up over 220,000kms and one on 375,000kms still going strong ;)

#4 BoSsY_CiViC

  • Joined:07-September 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:94 Eg Hatch

Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:17 PM

i had an original eg with a 1.3l carby job and it had over 400,000kms on it when i got rid of it, never had a drama with it (to be honest i didnt exactly drive it easy) and it started every day no worries!!! but they are really slow.. ive just got a 1994 model, its a d15 (1.5l injected) theyre alot more responsive than the carbys but i had a mate with the 1.5 double craby and it was ok...
theyre good as a daily driver but i just still found the 1.3 too slow!!

#5 lookingforboost

  • Joined:09-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S14

Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:58 PM

^^ you have a need for speed he he :P

#6 BoSsY_CiViC

  • Joined:07-September 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:94 Eg Hatch

Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

View Postlookingforboost, on Dec 13 2008, 06:41 PM, said:

^^ you have a need for speed he he :P


yeah you may be right.. hahaha
wasnt quite as nice to drive as the boys ss lol
and thats half the reson im dong it up.. at least this one will look sweeeet
and im stickin a lil turbo kit on it..
dont want it as a race car, jus so i can have my fun :D

#7 UWantDiz

  • Joined:14-November 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:180sx SR20DET

Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:14 PM

and leave all those StUpId BoYz behind.

#8 BoSsY_CiViC

  • Joined:07-September 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:94 Eg Hatch

Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

View PostLiquidity, on Dec 15 2008, 01:57 PM, said:

and leave all those StUpId BoYz behind.


yeah something like that!!!
hahahaha good call though!!
super :P

#9 skedy

  • Joined:21-July 04
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:46 PM

my daily is a 95 vti. 230kkms is extremely slow and boring to drive (auto) only problem i have had was a leaky sump gasket and the dizzy died...
Dizzys for these are expensive.. well the ones i priced anyways. 1000 new from honda, 550 aftermarket and 150 second hand

#10 cursed

  • Joined:29-June 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Club Spec EVO 3

Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

i got a 94 vti sedan, manual, compared to other cars in its field it is pretty good, can keep up with non-vtec integras aswell... sounds great, i got a nice SRI and proper exhaust, very reliable car, so effing fuel efficient to, before i started modding it (bought it dead stock) my mum drove it for the first year or so and she used to get nearly 550-600 k's to a 44litre tank... i get aronud 400-450 :P

if u can get past the evil mods go have a look on ozhonda, im perma bann from there so i can't share any links with you but once upon a time they where a very useful crew :P<br><br>oops just realised i bumped the worlds oldest thread&nbsp; sorry lol<br>

Edited by cursed, 21 August 2009 - 09:14 AM.


#11 j_diz

  • Joined:19-June 05
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:57 AM

Extremely reliable.

Cheap to run.

Most Hondas come with power options, so they are a fairly good comfortable run about.

Can't go wrong IMO.

#12 lookingforboost

  • Joined:09-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S14

Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:38 PM

haha old thread to the top :P

#13 SL33PR

  • Joined:18-April 08
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:silvia

Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

quick question. anyone got an idea on a price for a b16 half cut? did a quick search but couldn't find anything.

#14 xris

  • Joined:05-November 02
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

$3000 for a cut

might be buying a EG civic this week 1.8ltr B18C, should go pretty hard

#15 blingcommander

  • Joined:05-October 06
  • Location:Japan
  • Car:Scooty-Puff Jr.

Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

wtf neil! your about 2 years late

#16 -traedayz-

  • Joined:20-January 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:01 EVO 7 GSR

Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

^ haha the Honda, Evo, subi etc sections really took off on this site...

#17 xris

  • Joined:05-November 02
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

yeh bad. ended up buying the civic. best thing ive done in regards to buying a car. had a dizzy that was stuffed but once that was fixed its been awesome. 500km to a tank no problems from police (even when pulled over by highway patrol!! )

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#18 Snoop G

  • Joined:25-August 05
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

^ lookin great.

#19 Stuss15

  • Joined:23-November 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:2000

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:32 AM

View Postlookingforboost, on 07 December 2008 - 08:59 PM, said:

man its a honda..... it'll never let you down

i have seen plently up over 220,000kms and one on 375,000kms still going strong ;)
Get a Daewoo lanos, we've had one in the family with 450 000 Kms on it and still going strong!





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