This is great site and I have been lurking for a couple weeks now. I recently graduated from college (5 months ago) and have been doing odd jobs, building decks and being a handy man. But now I feel I need to get a "real job" and use my college degree.
My current car is a 1983 Mercedes 300d Turbo Diesel. Great car, that I have put alot of work into and have really learned alot working on. I am thinking of selling it though because it needs some more attention and I dont know if I want to invest the type of money that it would take to make it what I want it to be, so I am thinking of selling it and buying 1992 civic vx. I found one in nice shape for a great price $1900.00 it has had arecent O2 sensor change, new distributor, plugs and wires, new exhaust, new tires, freshly charged A/C the car is clean rust free. It does have a small ding above the right rear wheel well but I think I could fix this pretty easily. My mercedes gets between 23-27 mpg in any driving condition fast or slow city or highway. This car is indestructible but I dont have A/C and it leaks a little oil like most older diesels. I dont want to leave oil spots in my new place of employment whereever it may be.
In the past I have owned a 1991 Accord EX which I sold because the rear main seal was leaking and I didnt want to put the money into fix it. I then purchased a 1991 Civic SI a fast hatchback that I loved besides it being red. I got alot of tickets in this car and sold it because all the cops in my area knew who I was. Now that I drive the old benz I have never been pulled over, I have had it for about 3 years now and I am older and done speeding for the most part.
I love hatchbacks and love that this car gets such awsome mileage. Any tips you guys could provide to a new VX owner would be appreciated. I cant pick the car up till the 11th of june because the owner needs the car till he leaves the country.
heres a pic of the car...The teal is not the best color but I like it much better than red...