I am new to the forum but not new to Honda of the scene; I return as a previous long standing member of CivicLife and a couple of forums before it
. Sadly I no longer own a Honda and haven't for a few years but I am in the process of taking on a project with the aim to save an ageing great from the scrap heap.
I've owned two Civic's myself, the first being a ChargeSpeed EG5 ESi which was perhaps my favourite, but also an EK4 VTi which remained untouched.
Both went off to happy homes...I hope.
We also have a family owned EK4 VTi in Supersonic Blue which started life brand new with my parents and then as it aged was handed down to my sister. This car has remained untouched but now, as a 14yr old car (MY00) its age is catching up and requires a small overhaul on some wear and tear items.
My Sister, being a rather spontaneous type and annoyed with a groany wheel bearing decided to dump the car and buy a new one with plans for a scrap company to take it away and crush it. I recoiled in horror at this point, thought back to my teens and have decided to buy it from her and have cancelled the crusher.
In the coming weeks I'll be working hard on her starting with a deep clean and detail and then at my expense replacing a majority of the suspension bushings regardless of state, brakes, wheel bearings and whatever else.
I'd really love to keep this car and turn it into a fun trackday toy but the plan is most honestly only to save it from death, return a great car to former glory and release it to a new owner who, like my a few years back, will love it to death and put their own mark on it.
I have a question mind. Is there a market for these cars still or is all the attention on cheap EP3's? I'm considering my options when it comes to picking the right media to advertise the car, whether that be AutoTrader for Joe Public, PistonHeads or a forum for the enthusiasts.
I see a few EP3's and FN2's around this way and although I drive the Devil, give me a wave
BMW 135i with a few extra parts - 440bhp/512lb-ft