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Just purchased a 2007 HCH-2

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Hey folks. I just purchased this car yesterday. Anything I should know immediately in regards to maintenance, recalls, optimizing MPGs? All input is appreciated. My other cars are a Lexus ISF and a BMW 335xi, both modded. I'm very comfortable doing whatever I need to the car myself so any technical suggestions are welcome as well.
 
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:38 AM
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Hey folks. I just purchased this car yesterday. Anything I should know immediately in regards to maintenance, recalls, optimizing MPGs? All input is appreciated. My other cars are a Lexus ISF and a BMW 335xi, both modded. I'm very comfortable doing whatever I need to the car myself so any technical suggestions are welcome as well.
In terms of optimizing MPGs on the highway space between you & the car ahead of you = your friend. If you allow a lot of space that gives you time to instead of braking to let the car slow down on its own. Also don't goose the gas pedal when the car ahead of you gets moving take your sweet time getting up to speed if its stop & go traffic. You'll get there around the same time as "normal" driving people only with a few extra MPGs.

As far as mods there's not too many mods you can do to the car: I have a blue light kit on mine and have thought about adding a short ram intake. For those willing to spend a little more money there are cat back exhaust options on ebay and you can also get suspension upgrades too. I wouldn't advise lowering the car however as it already rides pretty low.
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:50 AM
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Alright thanks, I've been working on the best driving techniques to maximize mpg. As far as mods go, I meant mods for getting better MPGs out of the Civic. I'd rather sink performance mod money in to the ISF where I'll actually see some returns.
 
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:09 PM
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I've always wanted to Mugenize my HCH2. But it's money better wasted on my S2000 and M3 than my stock HCH2
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:38 PM
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Yeah. I'm not interested in spending any money on the hybrid if it doesn't increase MPGs. My ISF is the car I drop mod money in to.

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**** from isf to a HCH II, what made you buy the HCHII?
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:15 PM
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i still have the ISF. I drive a lot for work and my company compensates me a fixed amount each month for fuel and car. My ISF was costing me almost $300/month for gas, I can reduce that probably to $100/month with the HCH-2. Freeing up $200 extra each month. I drive my ISF on the weekends and after work.
 
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