Besides gaming, I have a hobby which probably costs more than a drug addiction or a wife - Cars. Especially working on them is what interests me.
During the covid "pandemic"
(yes, I'm that kind of person) I got bored and decided to do what I always wanted to. Build & boost a Honda Civic EG.
Unfortunately the Honda Civic is probably the most hated car in the scene. It has gotten it's bad reputation because they're cheap econoboxes and are often abused by its owner.Why did I choose to build the most hated car then?
1. I'm truly a fan of older cars, especially Japenese cars. I don't like the fancy stuff. Everything built after 2000 doesn't interest me at all, I don't know how to explain this. I just don't feel connected to newer cars.
2. For nostalgic reasons. It was the exact same car my mother owned when I learned driving. I always liked how it drove compared to other cars.
3. Lots of parts available!
When looking for the perfect stock Civic EG I noticed they're getting quite rare in clean/unmolested state. They're either rusted out, riced out, or not for sale/expensive.
BUT! After months of searching I finally found the best base I could find. I bought it for 3 grand. Which seems to be the going price for a decent Civic EG nowadays.
This is my bone stock, vogue silver metallic, Civic EG4 hatchback from 1994 with 90k kilometers/55k miles odo. It's called an LSI model which has electric mirrors/windows and electric roof. I didnt care for this, but its just what I could find at that time. I didnt like the color at first either, but I got used to it. It has some minor scratches around, faded paint and a rust spot at the wheel arch on the rear right side. But overall, it's a very clean base for a 25 y/o car and the underside is mint!
It has a manual transmission, which is a good thing. I could convert an automatic to manual myself but this saves me the hassle of doing so. It has a d15b2 engine which is a four cylinder 1.5. Not that it matters, because its going out anyway. TIME TO GET SOME PARTS!