Welp, since I’ve posted in Discord and it would be some side dish.
I’d like to introduce my 92 Honda Civic EG (Sedan)
not that VTAK kicked in yo, but soon™
(that was on fresh new paint, after I’ve sent this to be resprayed and took a bit chunk of my money)
First of all I’ve driven many cars, from large V8 muscle car (my dad’s '73 Pontiac Firebird TransAM which I took it for joy ride), rare and wild car like Volvo 240 GLT Turbo, and some N/A cars, but this is quite a bit special to me.
Before buying this, I was driving my 02 7th gen Civic (ES) with leasing plan for 5 years, but major financial crisis hit me so hard and I’ve decided to terminate the leasing plan, despite of having just another 2 years left. (I’d not suggest leasing second hand car, the interest rates are too high)
But, there’s rainbow after the storm, I’ve got huge paycheck which I can buy another car in cash (within very tight budget)
For all I’ve search for, the EG wasn’t my first choice as too many were “riced”, and I was looking for AE92 Corolla GTi (yeah, in Thailand the GTi was equipped with 4AGE “Red Top”)
But… at that time, my bookmarked Corolla GTi was gone, so I’ve look elsewhere until I’ve founded this EG on the sale for cheap!
I’ve forgot to take the picture when I’ve seen the car for the first time, but the paint condition was not that good, even I’ve tried to use the buffing compound it would not help that much.
But this car catches my eyes for two reasons. Stock condition (all factory installed, no modification) and Manual transmission, in which very rare to see something this nice.
So I’ve negotiated with the previous owner, and took for a test drive which ended up with the deal for 52,000 THB (1680 USD) with a rare JDM windows (as you can see the brownish side windows) to me.
There is a catch, I’d not consider “Bangkok” lincense plate in the selection as most of them are “riced” (I can’t blame, it’s a nice car and has tons of aftermarket parts), but this one is carried with rural license plate which owned by a nice lady before being sold to previous owner, who prefer keeping it stock.
(I’ve took it for a night drive before new year’s eve, as having very few traffic)
Now, this little EG comes to my hands. And first thing to be notice, the painting needs some TLC. I’ve paid a bit for respray which gave the nicer looks. The headlining was sagging that bad, I’ve sent to upholstery (but if you notice there is some “sagging” on the leading edge to the windshield, I’ll figure the way to fix that)
Apart from the body works, the engine just only needs some refreshments, a new semi synthetic oil, new spark plugs, battery, clutch that’s it! And this guy is pulling stong.
There are many things to be done with this (brake upgrade, suspension, rims (I need VTi 5 spokes)