I hope I am posting in the correct place. My apologies if I made a mistake. I am doing some research before I go out and buy a civic. Can you please give me your experience? I would appreciate it. I am looking to purchase a honda civic with a high mileage. I have a desire to learn how to do an engine swap. I plan to remove the engine and replace it with a rebuilt engine of the same stock to avoid problems. I want the engine swap to be as easy as possible, being my first engine swap. Once I learn how to do it, then I can later experiment. One step at a time. What is your opinion on the year civic I should look for with the following in mind; 1. It needs to pass smog once I do an engine swap. Can I use JDM engines being in Southern California? Is it a good idea to buy jdm? 2. Easy engine swap with the same type engine. 2. Is a used engine easy to find on the net or ebay? 4. I need airbags. 5. What engine number? This is so I can find it on ebay or net. 6. Is there a business you have had experience in buying an engine. 7. Am I out of my mind? Thanks for your time. Your opinion is valuable to me.