2015+ the best years for the v? Upgrading from 93 Civic

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  1. Biglou

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    Shopping around for a 2015+ v. I'm really excited because I'm upgrading from a 1993 Civic VX hatchback that I've been driving for 9 years. I will finally have AC!

    From what I've read 2015+ are the best years because they fixed the oil burning issues. Is there anything else I should look out for? When I get it I will do a Coolant and oil change and clean the EGR cooler. Is there anything else I should once I get the car?
    I'm looking at used models under 100k miles. How much mileage is too much for a used v?
     
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    They also updated the front end for better crash protection for 2015+
     
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    The V was stuck in Gen III up to its cancellation,
    supposedly 2015+ had ring improvements,
    As such similar precautions need to be taken as any 2010-2015 Prius

    That said there are 400,000 mile + examples but some Vs get much lower than expected economy compared to other identical cars.

    Best to keep the EGR clean, have a catch can and keep an eye on things.

    a few have done a Gen IV swap into the V, if you are so inclined it’s a solid swap.

    good luck
     
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    Get the youngest one you can afford. Congrats, they're great cars.

    Don't get caught holding one too long. Hybrids don't age as gracefully as simpler cars, so plan a shorter stay if you know what I mean.
     
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