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Old 11-14-2007, 06:24 AM   #1
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Well after a tuneup, 45psi tires and scanguage monitoring, airfilter back to stock and everything else I could try the Camry MPG was stuck at 29-34mpg...34 was a one shot thing and 29 was more the norm. I took delivery of a 2008 civic LX 5spd last night! The Camry needed about 1k of body work (paint cracked) and 1k of brakes and a steering shaft. So it was a no brainer, I financed the entire difference in the two cars and added the Honda 100k warranty and still have a $155 car payment at 5.4%! I could have bought the car cash but I can do better than 5% investing the money. (plus I can write off the interest )

Hoping for 40mpg, will keep you guys posted, BTW I drove the Mazda3, Focus,Corolla,accord 5spd, and Prius. First choice was the Prius but the 7k difference in price was a killer along with the poor ice/snow performance some have reported. Civic is in my humble opinion 3x the car that the Corolla is and a little better (other than performance) than the Mazda.


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Old 11-14-2007, 06:30 AM   #2
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I think you made a good move...What are the new EPA ratings for the model you purchased?
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:53 AM   #3
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Well after a tuneup, 45psi tires and scanguage monitoring, airfilter back to stock and everything else I could try the Camry MPG was stuck at 29-34mpg...34 was a one shot thing and 29 was more the norm. I took delivery of a 2009 civic LX 5spd last night! The Camry needed about 1k of body work (paint cracked) and 1k of brakes and a steering shaft. So it was a no brainer, I financed the entire difference in the two cars and added the Honda 100k warranty and still have a $155 car payment at 5.4%! I could have bought the car cash but I can do better than 5% investing the money. (plus I can write off the interest )

Hoping for 40mpg, will keep you guys posted, BTW I drove the Mazda3, Focus,Corolla,accord 5spd, and Prius. First choice was the Prius but the 7k difference in price was a killer along with the poor ice/snow performance some have reported. Civic is in my humble opinion 3x the car that the Corolla is and a little better (other than performance) than the Mazda.


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Corolla 2009 will be different, because the actuel model is kind of old.

But a good move on the Civic, and a 5 speed with 140hp will probably have some peep.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:22 AM   #4
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or pep at least!
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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Congratulations on the 09'Civic! Good choice. You should be able to hit 40mpg for sure, depending on your driving manners. I have an 07'SI sedan that I used to commute to work w/and got on avrg. of 33-34mpg while staying at about 65mph. If I can get that on an SI (premium gas, 197hp,6-spd lsd tranny, 17"rims at 33psi all around), you probably won't have to try too hard. But now I'm looking for a more FE car that I don't have to try to stay under 65mph. It's gets boring in the SI, especially because you know that you can make it go faster so easy.
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Good job! I definitely think you will be able to pull 40 MPG in no time.

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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its an 08!

Hahaha fumbly fingers (lack of caffine) its an 08 LX

Filled up from half a tank twice now

first fillup 44mpg
2nd fillup 38mpg (included a 55mile run at 75+)

Happy so far

Returning from an unsucessful bowhunting trip this AM, had two does bolt out of the woods onto the freeway less than 20yds in front of me at 60+mph!!!

ABS works
Steering and suspension are stellar
I still have cat-like reflexes in my old age

I don't know how I missed them both I kept waiting for the thud....would have been some expensive venison.

not a scratch (to the Honda or the critters)

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Work your self and the Civic will give up 50 mpg....
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Well after a tuneup, 45psi tires and scanguage monitoring, airfilter back to stock and everything else I could try the Camry MPG was stuck at 29-34mpg...34 was a one shot thing and 29 was more the norm. I took delivery of a 2008 civic LX 5spd last night! The Camry needed about 1k of body work (paint cracked) and 1k of brakes and a steering shaft. So it was a no brainer, I financed the entire difference in the two cars and added the Honda 100k warranty and still have a $155 car payment at 5.4%! I could have bought the car cash but I can do better than 5% investing the money. (plus I can write off the interest )

Hoping for 40mpg, will keep you guys posted, BTW I drove the Mazda3, Focus,Corolla,accord 5spd, and Prius. First choice was the Prius but the 7k difference in price was a killer along with the poor ice/snow performance some have reported. Civic is in my humble opinion 3x the car that the Corolla is and a little better (other than performance) than the Mazda.


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So how are you writing off the interest? Are you taking a home equity loan for this?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #10
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Its a "company" car, total cost is depreciated and written off over 5 years or until it is traded.


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