i am having another fear bro, it seems evident that you'll park a honda beside your corolla and this thing is killing me that ur cow will jump over honda some day and............
comment aside herez what i would prefer serial wise knowing lil bit more than others
1- change the power plant to whatever is suitable for your machine
2- paint job............ na, who cares
3- sale is last option, but if your bro is stuck on city and you feel IDSI is slow and bla bla which she isnt, therez also 7 speed steermatic, do commment on this one i wanna have ur opion on this one,
and if you wanna have honda in ur garage go for civic EXi or VTI no other, if turely fallen in love with city get 97 shape or one i have, no other city right
Edit: regarding that power plant thingy, i wont recommend EFI for inherently Carb car, why i dont recommend just give it a thought urslef calmly!!!!!!!!!