Hello everyone, new here and will introduce myself in the appropriate place soon. For now, I need a new car and have been researching and looking at the 92-95 Honda HB VX with no luck at finding one worth having. I'm currently looking at a 93 HB DX manual that I really like, but am afraid buying it might be a long-term mistake. How much of gas mileage difference between the VX and DX should I expect on average.
It can depend. A well-maintained DX will probably do only 5 mpg behind a poorly-maintained VX. However, a well-maintained VX, when driven as it is supposed to be driven, can be awesome.
One Indiana member here has a DX or LX 4-door 5-speed that cracks 50-52 mpg during spring-fall months. At the same time, though, I was getting 57-65 in my VX on a regular basis.
I've seen VX drivers report as low as 32 mpg. That's well within reach of a DX.
I'd say that if the DX is in great shape, and you can't find a good VX, go ahead and spring for the DX. You can always trade up later if you find the ultimate VX. Good VXs are getting harder and harder to find.