Good choice on the DX. I had a new '97 Milano Red DX with no options back in the day -- it was my first Honda. The engine is about 106-hp when you really rev it, but it got great FE. On the back roads of Ohio, I would have to drive about an hour to work in the morning. I would get 35+ without even trying, but it was mostly high-speed operation. Even with no rear sway bar, that thing handled like mad.
I was disappointed with not having a tach, so I just installed one in the left corner of the dash. It was rear ended and nearly totalled, but the insurance co. decided to fix it. The incompentent repair shop forgot to hook up one of shocks on delivery. I really like that body style.