What a great forum!
After driving 100 miles a day for 5 years with a 2003 chevy s-10 and throwing a big portion of money into gas i finaly decided to get a small commuter car.
It took me 4 months of intense research.
I found a 1994 Civic VX with 100k miles on it and no rust for 2000 $ .
I spent 300$ for a nice tune up.
Unfortunatly it needs a new Cat and manifold that is being done now, 1100$ .
It will need soon new CV shafts , breaks, , tires and shoks.
It is all stock teal grean .
I knew that i would have to spend a few thousand extra to get it close to perfect.
I have high hopes for this car to stand up to his reputation.
I was drinving it to work and home before i started the repairs and was getting 40 -42 mpg.
I hope that it will improve, I am a carefull driver and try to keep in the low 2000 rpm's ,even if it does get to be a fun car when it gets those extra 4 valves pumpin!
I will let you all know how the mpg is after all the work.
You cant allways get what you want, But if you try sometimes you get what you need.
Congratulation on your purchase. I just bought a stock '94 VX for the same price. Mine doesn't have the mechanical issues of yours, but i do have body damage to repair. I'm looking forward to the project. I haven't put 100 miles on mine yet. Also looking forward to see what mpg i'm getting.