The question is, i own a 1989 Civic HB DX 219k which i am getting a steady 36mpg with and have the opportunity to trade it for a 1996 Civic Coupe DX 151k which has the 1.6, full power accessories, sunroof cruise etc etc. So im looking for someone on here that has some mpg figures for the 96. Fueleconomy.gov seems a little high so i would like some real numbers to help with my dessision.
Gas?? Oh you mean the expensive smelly stuff Grandpa used to power his car with? Silly old Man.
Is the new car gonna be in Manual or Automatic transmission?
It seems like you described a EX model with all those options (and your title says "EX", but you said its dx in the description). The EX will most likely yield lower fuel economy than the DX. If its a DX, I've got a 96 Civic DX hatchback automatic and I got 36 mpg on 13 inch steelies pumped up to 45psi tire pressure.
manual transmission all the way. i owned a 90 civic 4 dr auto, 90 civic hatch manual, and my current 94 civic coupe with the manual EX transmission (shorter gears) and the manuals can easily get 30 mpg without trying, while the auto takes quite a few tricks (not extreme) to get it to hit 30 mpg
If it really is a DX, it's got great potential. Manual makes a big difference, too. Pulse & Glide works great on these cars, especially the ones with the shorter gearing (all of them, just some are more worser than others).
Before hypermiling, the epa ratings of 33/38 were almost spot-on for me. Best highway tank was 40, average daily driving was low 30's.