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1998 Honda Civic

1998 Honda Civic

1998 Honda Civic is the longest lived vehicle in the manufacturer’s lineup. Being a sub-compact car means that it has a lot of competition from great vehicles like the Toyota Corolla. Amazingly for over 30 years the Civic has been the number one car in it’s class and that doesn’t look like it’s about to change. Not much has been overhauled for the ’98 model compared with previous years, but a few things have been tweaked for the better. Depending upon the trim package chosen the Civic ranges from rather basic to a fully loaded modern machine.

Still one of the most important aspects behind the car is the great fuel economy that it offers owners. Beyond that integral factor are the small stature that make the vehicle very easy to drive and an overall build quality that makes the vehicle comfortable and pleasant to look at. The trim packages available for the 1998 Honda Civic include the CX, DX, LX, HX, and Si. The basic models include the CX and DX trim levels which don’t really come with a whole lot of extra amenities. Expect one of these vehicles to come without power windows and locks, no AC, and only basic stereo systems. For something a little more refined there are the LX models which have a lot more going on the inside. Standard features for these trim packages include power windows and locks, AC, better audio systems, sun roofs, and more interior fabrics to select from.

The Si level has been outfitted for the year with a more powerful VTEC engine. Most Si models are equipped with the same standard features as the high end LX and have some additional features as optional equipment. A GX model was introduced as well for the year which runs entirely off of natural gas. HX models are hatchbacks that come with the high-end features and are a lot shorter than the standard 2 door coupes. Overall the 1998 Honda Civic comes in a wide variety of trim levels at the upper end and a lot of different power train options for fuel economy.

The standard engine for most vehicles is the 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine. Most other high end models are some sort of adoption upon that engine to get better horsepower or something else out of it. The standard transmission for most models is a 5 speed manual with a 4 speed automatic as optional equipment. The Si model is equipped with only a 6 speed manual for optimal performance. On gasoline powered models the average fuel efficiency ranges from 29 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. Those numbers make the Civic one of the most economical cars produced for the ’98 model year.

Overall performance is rather good and the wishbone suspension is certainly what makes the cars handle so nimbly. Compared with cars like the Nissan Altima the 1998 Civic is one of the most pleasant to drive and feels solid on any possible driving surface.

Consumers looking for a budget vehicle that is built to last will want to take a look at any one of the Civic models offered. They remain some of the popular cars in production today and are known for their ride quality, great fuel economy, and the superb quality of engineering.…

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2002 Honda Civic

2002 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has long been the industry leader in the small or compact car market. First introduced in the 1970’s it also remains one of the most popular vehicles as well. The 2002 Honda Civic is quite different from it’s predecessors and is available with a gas electric hybrid model that gives added fuel economy while making it one of the most environmentally friendly cars. Other new features for the ’02 model year include the addition of a hatchback option along with the standard coupes and sedans Honda has always provided in years past.

Trim packages available include the DX, LX, and high end EX level. All of these packages are available on both sedan and coupe body styles. The HX model is also a newcomer to the Civic fleet and is provided as a fuel efficient vehicle with a few tweaks than the standard models. DX models come with full power accessories, radio/stereos with 4 speakers, and a few other optional items. Most DX models are rather basic and come with the smaller engine as standard equipment. The mid-level package is the LX which comes with a few more creature comforts than DX models, including full power accessories, AC, CD players, power adjustable driver seats, sun roofs, and some other optional features. At the luxury end level are the EX trim packages. Every EX comes with full power accessories, larger stereo systems with more speakers, full leather upholstery, CD changers, and optional navigation systems.

Consumers looking for something more fuel efficient will have to consider the hybrid model, HX, or Si. The new hatchback model is the Si which only has 2 doors and is an entire 9 inches shorter than any other 2002 Honda Civic. The fuel efficient HX coupe model comes with a continuously variable transmission that adjust the gear ratios so that optimal gas consumption is achieved in all driving situations. Of course there is also the hybrid model option that does lose a little bit of horsepower, but gains dramatically in the fuel consumption area.

Engines available for these cars include the standard 1.7 liter 4 cylinder engine that comes with a standard 5 speed manual transmission or an optional automatic. Si models use a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that puts out 160 horsepower. All Si models come equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission with no option for an automatic. Hybrid models come with a 85 horsepower gasoline engine with an extra 93 horsepower coming from the electric motor. Hybrid 2002 Honda Civic models get between 46 mpg city and 51 mpg highway. Gasoline powered models get EPA fuel economies of 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, making them some of the most fuel efficient cars of the ’02 model year.

Compared with the Ford Focus the Civic remains the car to beat for the year. IN crash tests rankings the Civic remains one of the safest compact vehicles on the market. Handling is very nimble and is still owed to the uniquely tuned suspension system that Honda designed for the Civic and Accord models. Interior quality is another aspect that these cars seem to excel, offering ample room for rear passengers. Consumers looking for a small car that is sporty, well refined, handles great, and comes at a very affordable price must consider one of the 2002 Honda Civic models.…

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Think Twice Before Tuning Your Toyota Supra

Think Twice Before Tuning Your Toyota Supra

Supra has become very popular after the Fast & the Furious movie. Everyone remembers the famous 10-second orange MKIV generation Supra. This is the point where Supra owners started to think more about converting their slow non-turbo 2JZ-GE engines into a 400-700 horsepower 2JZ-GE-T beasts.

I am one of those owners (yes, a girl with a beautiful red Supra) having a naturally aspirated Toyota Supra 1995, 222hp in stock with manual gearbox. The car is gorgeous, sexy lines, original interior – great feeling to drive the car. The only thing that was wrong was the lack of power. I like to drive fast, I just love brutal acceleration with wheel spin and 222hp was not enough for the Supra to become my dream car. So I decided to tune it. I was totally new to turbo chargers, standalone engine management, intercoolers and BOV-s. I had no idea how much it could cost and that it was not the best choice to tune a car with 184k miles on the odometer.

The first thing I have done after talking with a tuning specialist was ordering a full turbo kit which consisted of a Precision T61 turbo, Intercooler, 440cc injectors, HKS BOV, all sorts of pipes, cone air filter, all sorts of fuel/oil lines, some sensors, fuel pressure regulator and some other things needed for a turbo conversion. I have spent $3900 for the kit plus AEM standalone unit to tune the fuel (+$1400).

After a month when I had all things on my hands I could start to convert my beautiful princess into a sexy wild roaring beast. The car has spent 2 weeks in the tuning shop when all the stuff got bolted on and tuned to 400hp on a crank.

It is nearly impossible to describe my first experience of driving a 400hp Supra, hearing the turbo spin and BOV releasing extra pressure, I just can’t describe that awesome feeling, it is even better than sex! Going single turbo was worth every dollar until…until the problems started to happen.

After two months of owing a turbo charged Toyota Supra the stock gearbox has failed. I was really disappointed, but this was not the only bad thing that happened. I have spent few months to find and order the gearbox from the internet, spent more money to have it installed and had my car back when the engine started knocking on my way home from the tuning shop. It appeared that I needed a new JZ block with all internals.

After I have bolted on the turbo, the problems just kept coming. Now my main aim is to sell the car. So think twice before starting to tune an old car. It is much better to drive a naturally aspirated car, than to have a turbo charged one in the tuning shop and not being able to drive it.…

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Honda Civic: Honda’s Blue Eyed Boy

Honda Civic: Honda’s Blue Eyed Boy

One of the largest manufacturers of passenger cars, Honda of Japan is renowned all over the world for the superior quality and comfort of their cars. Honda cars have a reputation of being most reliable and are enjoyed by owners for a log time without any trouble. Honda civic is a golden boy from the stable of Honda. It was first manufactured in 1970 and has been a darling of the car owners for the last 40 years. It is a very fuel efficient and fashionable car from Honda. Honda have been known to produce cars that are high on performance and do not believe in unnecessary frills.

Honda Civic was one of the first hybrid cars of the world. With the price of gas increasing rampantly, it came as a breath of fresh air for the people. It is a very cost efficient car and reduces expense on transportation. Honda civic is a sports car that gives high fuel efficiency without compromising on a high performing engine. It is really fun to drive this car as it has an aerodynamic body that reduces friction to a minimum.

For those who want a stylish car without giving up on fuel efficiency and comfort, Honda Civic is got to be the first choice. As this car combines electric power with gas, it gives a better mileage which makes millions go for this beautiful car. Along with Honda accord, Civic has been ruling the roost for the last so many years. Civic had modest beginning as it was made fun of, on American roads as it appeared small in comparison to big cars. But very soon, it made a name for itself because of its features and unparallel comfort and economy.

The time in the 70’s when there was a shortage of gas all around, Honda civic caught the fancy of the people as it was the most fuel efficient car around. It has been a loved car of the people since then for being a very reliable and fuel efficient car. It is a preferred hatchback of millions of families for all the comfort it provides to them. Not many people know it, but Civic is one model that accounts for almost a third of the total car sales made by Honda worldwide. Civic is perhaps one of the most comfortable cars when it comes to driving in city conditions and this explains the high number of cars sold all over the world every year.…

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Nearly 40 Years of the Honda Civic

Nearly 40 Years of the Honda Civic

The Honda Civic stormed North America in the fuel hungry times of the early 1970’s. The Civic was first sold in North America in 1972, although it was named the 1973 Civic. The engine was a mere 1.2 litres and the vehicle was so notorious for early body rust in the first three years, especially on cars that were driven where road salt was used, that safety recalls were issued.

For the 1970’s, the Civic was produced as a two door coupe or a three door hatchback. The 1980’s brought the four-door Civic Sedan. In 1984, the first version of the Civic SI was introduced in Japan and the USA. In the United States, the SI was in the form of the two-seater CRX. From 1980 to 1983, Honda offered the ground breaking semi-automatic transmission in the Civics, which was the predecessor of their current automatic transmission.

The Honda Civic was designated a subcompact vehicle from 1973 until 2000. With the 2001 version, the seventh generation Civic, came the redesignation to the compact car. The car is in its eighth generation, an era that lasted from 2006 to the current 2011 version. Sometime in late spring or early summer of 2011, the ninth generation Civic will be brought on the market as the 2012 model.

The Honda Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan have together sold 1.6 million units in Canada alone since 1973. 2010 marked the 13thyear in a row that the Civic was the number one selling automobile in Canada. All Civics, except the Hybrid model, are built right in Canada at the Honda Production Plant in Alliston, Ontario.

The ninth generation Civic will be sleeker and sportier than the current version. The vehicle will be introduced in the traditional coupe, sedan, SI and hybrid models as well as a natural gas powered version. Rumours abound that the standard 2012 Civic will feature an engine similar to the 2011 SI model and the 2012 SI will be enlarged in size to a 2.4 litre engine. We’ll all have to wait to the product launch to find out for certain.…

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Creative New Ways to Supe Up Your Honda Civic Hatchback

Creative New Ways to Supe Up Your Honda Civic Hatchback

If you’re the owner of a Honda Civic hatchback, you’re probably a part of the tuner culture. What’s a tuner, you ask. A tuner is someone who constantly adds custom features, designs engine upgrades to his vehicle. Think Fast and Furious. Tuners like to show off their cars, so it’s probably a safe assumption you’re not content with the boring shade of red the factory painted your Honda.

Honda Civic hatchbacks are a favorite among enthusiasts for customizing. From a custom paint job with intricate details to a stellar sound system, drivers of the hatchback Civic find all kinds of ways to customize it to suit their personalities.

Start With the Paint

Even getting a paint job in another solid color has become passe. These days, Honda Civic hatchback drivers compete to have the most unique paint job in town. That might be a green dragon theme, complete with fire breathing dragon on the hood, 3D flames on the side, or even a shadow of a samurai on the side panels.

Consider your car as a canvas. Just like a painting or a tattoo, you can add artistic touches that speak to who you are.

Interior Design

The outside of your Honda Civic hatchback isn’t the only thing that can be improved upon. Drivers of the hatchback love replacing the standard paneling with a color and texture that matches the outside. You can upgrade the stereo system and speakers, as well as the seats (zebra print, anyone?).

Extra Accessories

While you’re on a roll, think of other ways you can stand out. Some Civic hatchback owners replace the Honda manufactured doors with DeLorean style doors that open at the top. Space age! You can also add custom rims or hubcaps, bras, grills or chrome parts to accentuate your hatchback’s awesome factor.

Getting Under the Hood

If you’re mechanically inclined and are into racing, consider suping up your Honda Civic hatchback’s engine to give it more get-up-and-go. You can buy aftermarket parts at a decent price, and before you know it, your hatchback will be converted into a super fast cheetah car!

Show it Off

Once your creation is complete, don’t neglect your bragging rights. Submit it to be featured in one of the customized car magazines or websites, enter it in a car show, or start your own car blog. You can get publicity for your hard work and even win prizes for your Honda Civic hatchback.…

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Anda Bisa Membuat Makanan Penutup Sendiri Dengan Pembuat Es Krim

Hidangan penutup adalah cara sempurna untuk melengkapi hidangan lezat sambil menyatukan semuanya dengan sentuhan manis. Semua orang memiliki makanan penutup favorit mereka, dan beberapa di antaranya sangat populer sehingga orang memakannya kapan saja sepanjang hari. Es krim mungkin berada di urutan teratas dalam hal makanan penutup yang termasuk dalam kategori ini. Ini adalah camilan beku sempurna yang cocok untuk setiap kesempatan dan tidak ada batasan cara Anda menikmatinya. Ini cocok dengan sendirinya tetapi juga berhasil menemani kue dan pai dengan sempurna. Setiap orang memiliki rasa favorit mereka dan menyenangkan untuk berdebat dengan teman-teman Anda mengapa favorit Anda adalah yang terbaik. Pada akhirnya, mungkin tidak akan pernah ada makanan penutup yang lebih populer yang dapat dinikmati semua orang dengan caranya sendiri.
Kebanyakan orang tidak terlalu memikirkan bagaimana es krim dibuat atau apakah mereka ingin membuatnya sendiri. Orang biasa hanya pergi ke toko bahan makanan dan membeli sekotak rasa favorit mereka. Atau mungkin pada hari musim panas yang terik, mereka membawa seluruh keluarga mereka ke ruang tamu setempat untuk menikmati makanan enak. Lebih jarang seseorang mengeluarkan pembuat es krim untuk membuat pohon ini sendiri. Namun berkat teknologi modern dan betapa mudahnya, semakin banyak orang yang mencobanya. Hasilnya adalah ledakan di berbagai mesin memungkinkan Anda membuat makanan penutup beku Anda sendiri. Banyak orang yang benar-benar terkejut melihat betapa mudahnya proses tersebut.
Dengan mesin yang tepat, yang harus Anda lakukan hanyalah mencampurkan semua bahan dan menuangkannya ke baut utama. Bergantung pada jenis pembuat yang Anda miliki, Anda bisa memutar engkol tangan atau membiarkan motor otomatis menangani semuanya. Bahkan dengan mesin paling dasar sekalipun, Anda bisa mendapatkan produk yang enak dalam waktu 20 hingga 25 menit. Sebagian besar pembuat menghasilkan produk sajian lembut yang memerlukan pembekuan lebih lanjut jika Anda menginginkan es krim yang keras. Tetapi dalam banyak kasus, apa yang Anda miliki di akhir proses benar-benar nikmat dan tentu saja bertentangan dengan apa pun yang dapat Anda beli di toko. Mengingat betapa mudahnya dan cara Anda dapat menggabungkan bahan-bahan Anda sendiri, mengherankan mengapa tidak setiap rumah tangga memiliki salah satu perangkat ini.
Proses pembuatan es krim pada dasarnya bermuara pada sains, dan Anda benar-benar dapat melihatnya beraksi tergantung pada metode mana yang Anda gunakan. Anda pada dasarnya membutuhkan bahan Anda untuk dikelilingi oleh lapisan dingin. Ini datang dalam bentuk mangkuk freezer jika Anda menggunakan pembuat Cuisinart standar, atau mungkin melibatkan lapisan dalam mangkuk dengan es dan garam batu jika Anda menggunakan model yang lebih tradisional. Anda bahkan dapat membuat es krim sendiri dengan dua kantong, dengan memasukkan yang lebih kecil ke dalam kantong yang lebih besar yang berisi es. Cukup memijat campuran Anda akan menciptakan reaksi kimia yang akan menghasilkan es krim setelah beberapa menit. Reaksi dasar inilah yang Anda ciptakan kembali apakah Anda menggunakan mesin tradisional atau mesin yang melakukan semua pekerjaan untuk Anda. Semuanya menciptakan pengalaman yang menarik dan menyenangkan yang memungkinkan Anda bereksperimen dengan semua jenis bahan. Ini adalah urusan keluarga yang menyenangkan di mana Anda pasti akan menemukan citarasa Anda sendiri yang dapat Anda bagikan dengan orang lain. Lain kali jika Anda berencana membuat makanan penutup yang enak untuk hidangan spesial, pertimbangkan untuk membuat es krim Anda sendiri!Kuliner enak Kota Malang

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A Homemade Recipe To Really Show Off in the Kitchen!

Everyone loves great home-cooked food, but finding time to make a big meal for an entire family or group of friends can be difficult in this day and age. As convenient as it might be to eat out or buy ready meals, nothing beats a lovingly prepared meal made at home, and the satisfaction that comes with it. Best of all, you’re in control, so you can add your own favorite ingredients and your own individual flair, for your own unique style of cuisine.
Here’s a great recipe for some delicious home-made food… the kind you certainly wouldn’t find at your local fast food restaurant!
Ox Tail in Red Wine Sauce – serves 4
Ingredients
1 ox tail – around 2 pounds
150ml red wine
150ml white wine
2 leeks
2 tomatoes
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
2 carrots
1/2 dry pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup of oil
Salt, flour, black pepper

Start off by chopping the ox tail into individual pieces, seasoning the tail pieces, then heat the oil and add the meat to the pan until they’re nicely browned. As with other red meats, you can cook them as thoroughly as you like, keep them a bit rare to ensure they’re nice and tender.
Use two tablespoons of oil for the sauce- any more and it’ll be too greasy. Add the onion, garlic, leeks, may leaf, dry pepper and carrots, cutting/mincing the ingredients, and saute until it is halfway browned. Finally add the tomato and let the lot cook for another 15 minutes.
In a second saucepan, heat the tail over a medium flame, with both wines, and heat down the mixture until half the liquid has boiled away. Place the vegetables on top, and then keep cooing for another 20 minutes.
Next you’ll want to take out the tail pieces while they’re still hot, and just rub off any bits of vegetable that are still attached. Mash up the vegetables in a pot with the sauce, and pour back on top of the tail. Another 15 minutes of gentle cooking will result in a delicious, tender meat, that should be served hot.Kuliner kota Malang