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I just bought a 16 2.0 liter Civic which is my 3rd Civic. The first was a 1973 model which was the first Civic model sold in Hawaii. The new Civic replaces my 05 coupe which currently has 140K on the odometer. I am very impressed by the 10th generation Civic so far as it has plenty of power and gas mileage around 35 mpg. I believe Honda has reclaimed the class leadership with this edition of the Civic. Aloha from Hawaii, Wayd.
 

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When did you get rid of your 1973 Civic? Ever bothered to follow up on who owns it by now? Hopefully it's in good condition.
 

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I got black on black. I think the black looks really good on the Civic but the car gets hot when parked in the Hawaiian sun. I sold the 73 Civic in 75 and bought a 74 Corolla wagon which I needed for my growing family. I did see the Civic about 3 years later and talked to the then 3rd owner. I could tell it was my old car because I painted it baby blue acrylic enamel with catalyst before I sold it. I would be very surprised if it was still running. It was a good car for the time because of the opec oil embargo at the time and the long gas lines. I guess I am showing my age so I;ll stop here. Aloha, Wayd.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if your 73 Civic is still running. Honda cars are generally very reliable if you take care of it and i'm sure your new civic will last you 140K too.
did you get the coupe or sedan? don't think it was mentioned here.
 

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I got black on black. I think the black looks really good on the Civic but the car gets hot when parked in the Hawaiian sun. I sold the 73 Civic in 75 and bought a 74 Corolla wagon which I needed for my growing family. I did see the Civic about 3 years later and talked to the then 3rd owner. I could tell it was my old car because I painted it baby blue acrylic enamel with catalyst before I sold it. I would be very surprised if it was still running. It was a good car for the time because of the opec oil embargo at the time and the long gas lines. I guess I am showing my age so I;ll stop here. Aloha, Wayd.
The black on black is definitely how I'd like to spec out mine. It really doesn't get better than that. But I can only imagine how hot it must get there :|

Do you utilize the remote window up and down thing ?
 

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Those Corolla Wagon's were awesome, but if there's anything I must have from that era, it's going to be the Celica.



Fortunately anyone who has a true classic Japanese car will be in for a surprise in the coming years, they're starting to get recognition globally and held as high as classic american, british and german cars have been for so long now.
 

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I have the sedan. While I got a consistent 29 - 31 mpg with the 05, I am getting 35 mpg with much more power and torque, better handling and a much better driving experience. Ditto on the Celica - don't see any around anymore. Aloha, Wayd.
 

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I have the sedan. While I got a consistent 29 - 31 mpg with the 05, I am getting 35 mpg with much more power and torque, better handling and a much better driving experience. Ditto on the Celica - don't see any around anymore. Aloha, Wayd.
35 mpg is really good. I been getting 29-31 :(
 

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Hey! My mileage has been about 31 MPG. And at one point it was 29 MPG. Garbage. Lol well I guess that is what happens when your job males you drive 40+ miles every day
 
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