People often purchase new Hondas because they are known for their reliability and efficient gas mileage. Over time, this leads to Honda consumers creating a world of high-mileage used cars that have seen their fair share of hard miles. Rarely does someone purchase a used Honda and replace the engine. However, this should be the first significant upgrade for owners who want to keep the car for an extended amount of time — a project car, for example.
Brand-new OEM short-block replacement engines can be purchased for under $4,000, depending on the model. For example, one random Honda dealer retails brand-new short-block 2000 Honda Civic Si engines for $3,300. One random Acura dealer sells brand-new short-block 2001 Acura Integra GS-R engines for $3,800. Both offered a 12,000-mile warranty for 12 months if the engine was installed utilizing their services. Imagine having the reliability of a spanking-new Honda even after it has been used and abused for 10 to 15 years. It can be done!