Reviewed By Gregory G (Aurora, CO) Reviewed for a 1992 Honda Civic —9/13/2008 9:57 AM
I purchased a K&N air filter for my 1992 Honda Civic VX to replace the standard disposable filter (the VX was Honda's fuel efficient version of the Civic). I did not want to throw away any more filters, which will just end up in landfills. In addition, information I had gleaned from various "fuel economy" websites indicated that K&N's claims of increased mpg and power were true. After installing the filter, I did notice that the engine ran better, with a noticeable increase in power (the VX is tuned for fuel economy, and only gets 92 hp). My first gas fill up after installing the filter produced nearly 50 mpg-the best fuel economy I have measured in the 12 years I have owned the car. The previous best was 47 mpg. In summary, I do believe it worthwhile to replace the old paper air filter with a K&N; they are expensive ($40.95 in my case), but with the price of gas so high, the return in better fuel economy and the elimination of disposable filters will make up for that in short order.