Ok so I have an automatic 02 Civic EX with 150k miles on it. The suspension system is shot, I'm getting about 23 mpg, and there's a great lose of power. What I would like to do is put a "new" engine and tranny with some lighter weight components, and replace the suspension. What I would like to accomplish is better fuel economy with a little bit more power and acceleration and better handling. I live in Southern Cali so I need to be smog legal. I'm trying to do this for 5k or less. Ok so what I am trying to find out is what would be the cheapest easiest route to take the bucket of a Honda I have, and turn it into a better functioning car that will last another 200K miles. Any help is greatly appreciated, feel free to as any questions comments concerns you might have.