7,000 Mile Roadtrip in a Civic and Miata - Episode 3

  • Published: 18 May 2019
  • Last year we drove our Evo 9 MR and STI swapped Subaru Forester from Florida to Alaska. Now, we're going to take another road trip! We've bought a supercharged Miata and Type R swapped Honda Civic to drive from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia. It's a round trip journey of over 7,000 miles.

    We drove our turbo cars from Florida to Alaska. We took our STI drivetrain swapped Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi Evo 9 MR on a journey of over 10,000 miles. This isn't click bait, we actually did it! Or rather, you'll have to watch to find out if we actually made it all the way!

    HUGE thanks to Advance Auto Parts for making this trip happen! They are offering Gears and Gasoline viewers with a 25% off online discount code until June 9th! Use the link: bit.ly/2Vngyqx and the discount code: "ROADTRIP2" in the checkout!

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Comments • 702

  • Calvin
    Calvin  15 hours back

    Never thought I’d say this but civics are fast for 5k.

    • Ralph Laurence Lingad
      Ralph Laurence Lingad  3 days back

      im happy that I found your roudtrip video.thank you.

      • Javier Cervantes
        Javier Cervantes  3 days back

        David got a 1:34.6 in the Miata and the time attack champion James got 1:34.8

        • Leon Zhang
          Leon Zhang  3 days back

          I almost cried when I saw that new Type R with Ben's Type R parked together

          • Dakota Valdes
            Dakota Valdes  4 days back

            This is awesome you truly living a blessed life paid to have some amazing time with badass cars youve succeeded the American dream

            • Elliott Grossman
              Elliott Grossman  5 days back

              Lol I've got a supercharged 88 MR2 and yeah... The "supercharger" helps with torque and hills but tbh only ads like 20 or so HP over the NA 4AGZE at 145 vs around 110-24 ish for the stock 4AGE

              • Eve
                Eve  6 days back

                Man cars used to have unique sounds to them, today all cars sound the same

                • Dailey Gaming
                  Dailey Gaming  1 weeks back

                  when they fixed your exhaust problem did you notice a decent power increase?

                  • Joliaunie Dafeo
                    Joliaunie Dafeo  1 weeks back

                    Yoo. I think these honda lovers hating on a supercharged miata. Something aint right

                    • McGuire Reid
                      McGuire Reid  1 weeks back

                      thats the learning curve with a FWD car i guess, you either brake or gas, never lift, or you start sliding

                      • alexander1485
                        alexander1485  2 weeks back

                        the civics license plate should have been "fake r"

                        • Dylan Rides
                          Dylan Rides  3 weeks back

                          Exhaust was glowing

                          • Steinyamite
                            Steinyamite  3 weeks back

                            Unfortunately for the drag part it’s a NA Miata. They’re beautiful and fun and many people’s favorite unfortunately they aren’t that fast.

                            • Samuel Silva
                              Samuel Silva  3 weeks back

                              Can you imagine Dave doing a 1:34.6 and a time-attack pro doing a 1:34.8? Either dude's crazy fast, or the pro didn't have the right amount of laps to get used to the car.

                              • pokedude104
                                pokedude104  4 weeks back

                                If I'd have known you guys were taking the 401 up the lakeshore I'd have watched for you! I live just outside toronto

                                • fallenbullseye
                                  fallenbullseye  4 weeks back

                                  I do love the road trip videos. It's something that I've always wanted to do - take a care that I enjoy and just cross country it. I did, however, take my NB Miata from Northwest Florida to Phoenix, Arizona. Travelling in a small car with a luggage is not everyone. But it was an experience, nontheless.

                                  • GTaero
                                    GTaero  1 months back

                                    Just an FYI DO NOT drive your car with a cracked header like that. Not only does it reduce back pressure (in an actually relevant manner) it offsets the resisitance of the exhaust stoke with the other cylinders which puts a LOT of stress on the connecting rod bearings. Run it too long like that, poof motor

                                    • Khanyiso Mapuma
                                      Khanyiso Mapuma  1 months back

                                      But Honda's don't sound nice though :-(

                                      • Nummeros LOL
                                        Nummeros LOL  1 months back

                                        snow? poor miata

                                        • cat
                                          cat  1 months back

                                          19:21 *cries in american*

                                          • vtac e
                                            vtac e  1 months back

                                            Vtec the sound of my people 👌

                                            • John Theurer
                                              John Theurer  1 months back

                                              seeing the veiws from the 401 at the end truly put a smile on my face. im from oshawa and i love this region

                                              • Oli S
                                                Oli S  2 months back


                                                • Pepe Le Pew
                                                  Pepe Le Pew  2 months back

                                                  This is basically Roadkill without zip ties.

                                                  • Splendid
                                                    Splendid  2 months back

                                                    next time drift an ae86 from japan to canada should be possible

                                                    • Vortex iOS
                                                      Vortex iOS  2 months back

                                                      they drove cars with out plate numbers in the front i likey it

                                                      • DevasionX
                                                        DevasionX  2 months back

                                                        >5w30 in a B series vtec engine
                                                        >tells it burns alot

                                                        • Pat Davis 2403
                                                          Pat Davis 2403  2 months back

                                                          They both have so much character! The reeeeeEEEEEEE OOOoooohh of the miata and the raw v-tech exhaust sound of the swapped civic is amazing to watch!

                                                          • Ray Dingo
                                                            Ray Dingo  3 months back

                                                            Money is on the civic lol

                                                            • herul fahmi
                                                              herul fahmi  3 months back


                                                              • Alexis Tosta
                                                                Alexis Tosta  3 months back

                                                                Very nice. How did the Civic perform after clearing the catalytic converter?
                                                                I also want to do a massive road trip with my 1995 mk1 Fiat Punto to show everybody how Fiats are amazing cars with very good and reliable engines. But I am european so I will to a road trip through Europe.

                                                                • alberto reyes
                                                                  alberto reyes  3 months back

                                                                  7:32 he took the whole S like a straight

                                                                  Fastest S ever

                                                                  • Peter Villarreal
                                                                    Peter Villarreal  3 months back

                                                                    Please do a trip with the datsun 1200 pick up PLEASE

                                                                    • Ashton Ferrao
                                                                      Ashton Ferrao  3 months back

                                                                      That block in the exhaust caused back pressure and the header failed?

                                                                      • Spring Gipsy
                                                                        Spring Gipsy  3 months back

                                                                        What is the name of the intro music I love it anyway keep making video I love watching it thank you for making my day

                                                                        • Patrick94GSR
                                                                          Patrick94GSR  3 months back

                                                                          22:22 what is this sorcery, changing a Honda B-series oil filter from above???? I sure as hell can't do that on my GSR! Only way to get to it is from underneath, which has always sucked.

                                                                          • Patrick94GSR
                                                                            Patrick94GSR  3 months back

                                                                            so much attention to detail making the Civic into an EK9 CTR clone, but it still has the USDM side mirrors. For shame.

                                                                            • Patrick94GSR
                                                                              Patrick94GSR  3 months back

                                                                              8:27 *all the weight from the BACK went to the FRONT - lift throttle oversteer.

                                                                              • Victor Melgoza
                                                                                Victor Melgoza  3 months back

                                                                                *Tall Ben opens Miata hood*
                                                                                *people laugh*

                                                                                • KeepRolling1000
                                                                                  KeepRolling1000  3 months back

                                                                                  pls, share how to make Miata wink faster?

                                                                                  • Joe Black
                                                                                    Joe Black  3 months back

                                                                                    Year, if there is a road trip next year, can you so it with less expensive and less reliable cars? Put your automotive skills to use. Plus you have a support vehicle and sponsered by an auto parts store. No death trap cars but stuff like a 240 wagon, Saab 900 OG, Merc 190e or BMW E21/30.

                                                                                    • Final Drive
                                                                                      Final Drive  3 months back

                                                                                      Fake CTR ForTheWin! 👍

                                                                                      • Chris
                                                                                        Chris  3 months back

                                                                                        maybe the miata would win if you took off the supercharger, weight reduction and a power increase

                                                                                        • Mikey T
                                                                                          Mikey T  3 months back

                                                                                          19:50 the plate on that Type R looks familiar, pretty sure the owner lives in my area.

                                                                                          • extended range techmetal
                                                                                            extended range techmetal  3 months back

                                                                                            no wonder they burn oil if you put 5 w 30 oil into those engines XD

                                                                                            • Danny Benoit
                                                                                              Danny Benoit  3 months back

                                                                                              Welcome to Canada

                                                                                              • Mohd Rashid
                                                                                                Mohd Rashid  3 months back

                                                                                                they sad when ben leave garage..what the touching frendship..its marvelous to have friend like them.. 🤗

                                                                                                • jonathan gibson
                                                                                                  jonathan gibson  3 months back

                                                                                                  I don't know why but the Miata suspension joke killed me