I have a 99 civic and blew my engine. I have about 2k to spend on an engine and everybody tells me to go ls and then add the b16a head later. This car is my everyday driver and yes I wanna smoke fools but I want a good reliable car too. This is probably a dumb question, especially to folks like you but, what would you do ? I could get another stock engine for about $400 and I'm not sure ? Any feedback ? How reliable is the ls engine going to be in the meantime and no vtec, is that cool ? Will I be happy with the ls untill I can afford the head swap ? Any answers will be much appreciated.