I have a '98 V with 207,000 miles. It has the automatic tranny. I'm getting around 20 MPG overall. My best tank was around 25 MPG on a long trip. I bought it just shy of a year ago. The woman I bought it from had a major tune done to it just prior to me buying it. Timing belt and water pump were replaced. New plugs, plug wires, complete new distributor, all new belts, valve adjustment, new tranny fluid, fresh 10W- 30W Mobil full synthetic and new oil filter, new K&N air filter, etc., etc. It runs like new.
I'm a little disappointed as 20 MPH doesn't seem too good. I have the stock Honda roof rack on and I realize that may affect the mileage a tiny bit. My wife also has a '98, (an automatic), that just turned over 200,000 miles. She does not have the roof rack. She gets great mileage around 25-30 overall. Once on a cross country trip in her V, I checked the mileage on each tank of gas and the lowest MPG was 29 and one tank was 35! This averaging 75-80 MPH with the AC on!
I'm just wondering what MPG you Gen. 1 owners get in yours? And please be truthful.