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The Infamous DX

the famous DX by Meetzorp
the famous DX, a photo by Meetzorp on Flickr.

The 1.5 litre 1988 Honda Civic DX has enough pickup through the lower range of gears that I can get annoyed at other drivers for being slow on the takeoff.

In fact, it is just sprightly enough that I can combine impatience and enjoyment in almost equal measure. It is a capable freeway car, though acceleration in fifth gear is negligible at best. It is a true overdrive, and if you get bogged down by, say, a lumbering bread truck cutting you off from an on-ramp, you are best to shift down to fourth and get on by as quickly as possible, preferably with a maximum of cathartic swearing.

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