Hey everyone- I just picked up my first honda..a 93 civic ex coupe. Given the prices of gas lately it seemed the best bang for the buck. with 218,000 miles i've driven it about a week or so and getting a return of about 32mpg in combined driving. (city/freeway). I couldn't be more thrilled! Anyways, I've been reading and looking @ forums during that time and i have a few questions and perhaps a few leads or idea's as to where to look for stuff. First..why are people always swapping engines? Whats wrong with the d16z6 engine? Given mine has that kind of mileage and runs great i'd assume it just from a hp standpoint? Vtec..some honda's i've driven over the years really seemed to have a big power change when vtec engaged..this engine seems to only slightly change. Normal? The shifter seems kinda sloppy. I'm sure i can put a new bushing in it,but i prefer a nice crisp feel. Any suggestions? Carpet is nasty..I want to replace it. Anyone have a company or brand they recommend? Driver front seat is torn..and pass side is stained. I dont want to put a cheap slip cover over them, and i dont want to have a mis-matched interior..i.e front seats different from rear seats. I dont mind removing the seats and changing the covers but are there any seats that i can use with perhaps some or no modifications? I appreciate any info ya'll can give me. I've been a tech for 13 years now and have mostly ford and subaru experiance..so this honda's kinda new to me. But im looking forward to all the possible things i can do with this car to personalize it and make it "mine". If anyone has questions regarding the other brands i'll be more than willing to help ya out. Thanks!