Other changes include a switch to over , and. There was a flat rear floor, giving better comfort to the rear seat passengers. Manufactured by Honda Automobile Thailand in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The new front suspension did allow for a tighter turning radius than the better handling wishbone setup used earlier. It used both a small 1. Wayne, thank you also, I don't know how you keep tabs on all the different cars and mods.
Sounds like you're on your way to 50+ mpg, you'll be there in no time if you follow the techniques found here. Shifting away from the 1. Starting with this generation, also known as pollen filters were installed as standard equipment and are located behind the glove compartment internationally. This is all done without ever moving the accelerator pedal. I am new to this site and I am looking forward to trying some of the hypermiling techniques! The fuel injectors shut off when coasting in gear, but are on when coasting in nuetral to keep the engine running. In Europe the Civic was sold with a rated at 110 hp and a rated at 88 hp, also a common-rail diesel engine produced by Isuzu Motors Polska.
The interior layout also distinguished itself from other Civic Si generations with a dash-mounted shifter. Driving like most people drive, 65mph or higher, I'd average ~44mpg. The 60 mph sections will probably see maybe a 3% at most improvement with a Cd dropping from maybe. Smaller engines continued to be available for the rest of the world. The fifth-generation Civic Si saw roughly the same performance numbers as the previous generation Si, with 7. The hx is a hell of a car, it's a shame the 10+ year old technology used in this car is not used widespread on today's vehicles. In September 2003, 2004 model year Civics received a facelifted front end designed in 2002 with new headlights, bumper, and grille; it also received side skirts.
Be sure to ride that right side of the right-most lane ridge riding so that you stand out visually and cars coming up quickly can pass you sooner. In 2003, a 30th Anniversary Edition was added to all models, as well as a Sport model for sedans. Instead, the 2002-05 Civic Si is manufactured in Swindon, England, and exported to Canada and the United States. This model featured from launch a 1. I am inspired by the mileage that other people are getting on this site with similar vehicles. This engine is a 1.
Most of the highway is exposed to decent wind. I generally drive within 1 mph of the speed limit 65 on the highway to avoid getting run over. Let say you are cruising at 55 and someone comes up behind you at 75, thats only a 20mph speed difference, the guy is not going to run into you at 20mph unless he is drugged up and playing with his phone. I travel 110 miles round-trip to work everyday, most of which is highway 65mph. I guess we get similar mpgs. If you have not already, read this thread to get started There's a wealth of knowledge on this site, so explore.
It be a slowly depreciating asset toy for me, driven 5000 miles a year so it might hold value well. Compared to its , it retained similar exterior dimensions, but increased significantly in interior space thus bumping up Civic to a size segment. I would imagine Chicago to Houston is a pretty flat trip eh? I need more details on what you get and drive! My car compares to you! Howdy pardner, welcome to the clean mpg forums! I was putting the car in nuetral and coasting until i got the scangauge and realized that it uses more gas than letting off the acc pedal and coasting. Load driving seems to help alot also! The Sport Hatchback is also available with a 2. Just stick to the far right side of the right lane and watch your mirrors, if someone looks like he is coming in way to quickly, you can always pull off onto the shoulder and let em by. It would be great if Honda put a 6th gear in these cars.
It's really hard for me to break a 50+ mpg tank. My drive is 70 miles each way, 90+% highway. The exterior saw changes including a Rally-inspired body kit, a carbon fiber grill, front intake and rear bumper diffuser, a black chrome-finish headlights and smoked taillights, high-mounted two-stage rear wing. Work drives range from 43 to 51. Thanks dave, I will check that out.
Anything below 40 and you will receive a benefit measured in small fractions of a single mpg imho. I plan to drive my hx into the ground, hope to get 300K miles at least. I also have a monster stereo that I want to get rid of, made to get super high bass as opposed to good sound, big drain on the battery and takes up a lot of weight and space in the trunk. I know more air normally means less mpg, but summer for the hx may be an exception. I am trying to achieve an average of 50mpg which is proving difficult because of the highway speeds I travel. Some higher and more at altitude. Much of the weight gain is attributed to the chassis' stouter structure when compared to the previous generation hatchback, with the '02 Si boasting an increase in torsional rigidity by 95 percent and a bending rigidity increase of 22 percent.
Do you have any special mods on your car that you think help your mpg? The Hybrid was the only trim available for the sedan style in Europe. Those Civic were named 2. In May 2004, alongside the introduction of a 2. It was released in September 2000 as a 2001 model. I hear ya about going under the speed limit, it made me a little nervous too, but as long as you are easy to see, they are not going to run you over.
. At its introduction in 2000, it won the Award for a record fourth time, and it won the Japan Car of the Year award in 2001. A sporting hatchback model called the Si was unveiled in August 2005 for the European market only. The coupe, no longer available in Japan, was still sold in Europe. This generation abandoned the front , which had been used in the fourth to sixth generations, replacing it with.