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Car Tech forum: My non-Hybrid Honda Civic got 72 mpg...

by: Skyhawk007 May 24, 2007 3:18 PM PDT

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My non-Hybrid Honda Civic got 72 mpg...

by Skyhawk007 - 5/24/07 3:18 PM

Yes, that is right- I got 72 mpg from my 1995 Civic VX hatchback.
The car was rated at 49 city/56 hwy to begin with, and I actually got better mpg than that.
I don't see what the big deal is with Hybrids, quite frankly. My non-Hybrid 1995 Civic got 72 highway MPG, and it didn't cost the $23,000 that Hybrids go for today. I bought my Civic VX for only $10,000 brand new.
The truth of the matter is, Honda USED to make the Non-Hybrid gasoline engine that would get phenomenal mpg, but no longer does.
This makes no sense to me at all. I do not understand why Honda abandoned their Civic high mpg Vtech-E gas engine years ago. With gas prices almost at $4.00 a gallon, we need to have this kind of technology available to us once again right now.
Can someone please explain to me why Honda Motor corp was so foolish and abandoned this high mpg engine without any thought?
Anyone who wants to drive a tremendously high gas mileage Honda can buy one off the used car lots today and get even better mileage than any hybrid ever made.
Spending $23,000 for a new hybrid simply makes zero sense to me at all, when Honda Motor can simply make their non-hybrids with this V-Tech E engine and make it available to anyone who wants it for half the price of a hybrid.
Why is Honda Motor company doing this?
Is it because of silly profit at the expense of reason?

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