Re: 96 Civic EX vs. 95 Civic DX Hatch
I would also go with the DX. Swap the transmission with VX/CX tranny (which I did with mine when I bought it 5 years ago) and you should see 45 to 50 mpg. In case you're interested, I'm 90% sure I will be selling mine within the next month because I need a car with a more upright seating position to alleviate the stress on my back and right hip when driving. Mine has 181,000 miles with no rust (NC car from 1995 - 2007). The VX tranny was installed at 68,000 miles, so 62% of the total miles has been at super low RPMs. Runs perfectly, doesn't burn any oil, 53 mpg lifetime fuel economy.