quote:Civic Hybrid is imported from Japan.
Originally posted by drive it forever: All civics have a front sway bar, but the EX and the LX adds a rear sway bar. The Honda civics except for the si model are made here in the USA in East Liberty, Ohio. The engines are also cast and made in Ohio as most Ohio built Hondas have been for years. I would rather save about $6 or 7k and get the HX over a Toyota prius if I were in the market, as 99% of the buyers will never recoup the difference between the two. I have a friend who works at the Marysville accord plant and makes $24 per hour being a line worker.
quote:Besides weight is not much of a factor in highway mpg and really not a factor in top speed for example. It's probably just a cost thing. The HX doesn't even have sway bars (more cost saving). That engine technology probably adds a lot of cost, they needed to make the price comparable.
Originally posted by XS650:quote:I doubt that a factory AC weighs over 40 lbs.
Originally posted by drive it forever: I suspect the weight of factory AC would give the car not 44 EPA highway and is the reason Honda wont put it on the car factory.
quote:If new look at this list for LB or R versions of vehicles>>>> Best MPG 2005 You just have to filter out diesel/hybrids.
Originally posted by wavinwayne: Which gas-powered, non-hybrid, car(s) available in the USA get the highest gas mileage?
quote:Sure would hate to read of how your enemies treat thee.
Originally posted by GreeCguy: gudmund - did your older Metro have a/c? Mine didn't. It was a base model Metro XFI - 93 model. What a great little car! I could regularly get 50 mpg. (Once on a trip to Birmingham I got 60 mpg - no kidding). I loaned it to a "friend" and never saw him nor the car again.
quote:I have pictured my vehicle being taken out this way... Not much one can do about that, re: defensive driving. Glad you walked away.
Originally posted by gudmund: two days after Christmas 94 that 92 died a violent death after pole vaulting over a fallen tree at 50+mph in a wind storm. Was told by the driver coming down the hill who saw the tree fall that I got over 10feet of air