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Old 04-27-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Automatic Civics?

Anyone here with Automatic Civics? I have a 94 Civic DX 4 door and got 25 MPG. a bit disappointed.
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:51 AM   #2
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I had an auto CRX, but those days are over,
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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My girlfriend is in need of a better daily driver. I have been looking at the automatic Civic HX (Automatic: 35 mpg / 39 mpg)

She is all over the road when she drives now. If she had a manual, I would be afraid she would hit a pedestrian or another car head on.
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Yeah, stick is a little tricking getting used to. She needs some time behind the wheel before going on the open road.

Hey, would you be interested in my 1994 Honda Civic DX?
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my automatic 2000 civic gets 30-41 MPG, the only mods are a free flowing intake and i use acetone in the gas, and it has 195K mi.
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Makers started putting torque converter lockups into auto trannies some time in the early '90's. So I think it's possible the '94 Civic doesn't have the lockup. An auto w/lockup should get better FE, all other things being equal.

Without lockup there's some continual slippage in an auto tranny. Lockup only works at higher speeds and in top gear (or maybe top two gears?) so it should feel almost like an additional top gear when it kicks in.

Anybody know when the Civics got lockup torque converters?
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My girlfriend is in need of a better daily driver. I have been looking at the automatic Civic HX (Automatic: 35 mpg / 39 mpg)
I would recommend staying away from the CVT HX. I've read the horror stories of having to have them replaced at nearly $4000! Most owners of the DVT HX end up doing a swap to a manual transmission since it ends up being way cheaper. The first thing that goes out in the DVT trans is the starter clutch and from there the belts wear out.
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I had an auto CRX, but those days are over,
Ditto. You can check out my gaslog to see what kind of mileage I was getting when it was an automatic.
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Anybody know when the Civics got lockup torque converters?
I'm sure they've had them since at least the '88 model year. The '88-91 models have a single stage (on/off) lockup mechanisim. The '92-95 years have two solenoid valves which allow for more precise control of the lockup mechanisim... It allows for partial lockup, whatever that means. '96+ years have additional computer control which also tinkers with shift points and such.
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Yeah, stick is a little tricking getting used to. She needs some time behind the wheel before going on the open road.

Hey, would you be interested in my 1994 Honda Civic DX?
Where you located at?
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