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Is an Ls auto worth buying as a DD ?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Bkkfarang, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Bkkfarang

    Bkkfarang New Member

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    I have been driving hondas for years but have never driven an ls power teg . Are they worth buying for a DD ? I have an opertunity to buy a 4door 99 civic thats got a b18b and auto trans for a daily driver . the car is all stock . and yes they did make 1.8 powered civics . i am just tired of my over cammed, manual hatch in traffic in Bangkok .Just to avoid being flamed non stop here is a photos of the back of the car and the engine bay . its called a civic Si AT,

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    looks nice.
     
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    that would be a great daily driver! sounds like it would have enough power.. and the ls auto should give you great gas mileage to go along with it!
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Why not? Looks pretty nice...
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    A manual LS gets better mpg than an auto. Trust me, I know.
     
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    yeah of course a manual gets better mpg but an auto ls would still get better than an auto si
     
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    Bkkfarang New Member

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    but slush box i said " i am just tired of my over cammed, manual hatch in traffic in Bangkok"
    not worried about mpg . just really tired of physco traffic jams and pushing in the clutch 500 times in an hour to move 3 inches , traffic here can be a total nightmare
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Great calf workout though, haha. I wish I had one.
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Automatic LS for the win. SWOOSH! :D
     
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    If one was able to get ahold of those auto LS/EK tranny mounts is there any other reason you couldn't do this swap in an EK? I'm thinking it would make a great DD for the wife, the auto D16Y8 in there now is low on power and thirsty because of it.

    To the OP, ya I'd think it would make a good daily.
     
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    it would be too much work to change it to 5spd, ecu trouble, gauge cluster, blah!!!
    keep it the way it is?
    btw, what does a civic like that sell for?
     
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    your looking about 10k , cars cost a shit load here
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    A manual transmission does get annoying after about an hour in stop and go 1/2 mph traffic. If thats what you're up against, Have at it. I drove a manual truck in austin tx, when they had it all fucked up with road construction. 4 hours a day in traffic jams in a manual ftl.
     
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    i feel you thats why i am thinking about buying the auto ( 20 years or driving in bad traffic all over the world ) no its not performance but i am not getting rid of my hatch , and its all performance
     
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    hatukazi ambitious...but rubbish

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    if you're keeping the hatch, that civic is a very nice ride.
     
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    Looks like a perfect daily driver if you're looking to get away from the clutch.
     
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