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User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1835 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

This one looks very good. Did anyone test drive it yet?


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

WOW TedTAce, you make such wonderful contributions to the site!!!

Anyhow, the Civic coupe looks quite nice, and the 200hp engine should be a lot of fun. I'm not impressed with the sedan though, especially the interior. It should be a great buy though.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

I like it. But I don't want the EX. I want the full deal. The SI. It looks nice. And it's gonna have Navi! The only thing that disapoints me, is that there won't be leather in it.

But a six speed manual??? WOW. 197 horses. Pretty sweet.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
Oh yeah, it was the VERY first thing I did this morning, I skipped taking a shower and EVERYTHING

Do us a favour and please go away!

Quoting Bahadir (Thread starter):
This one looks very good. Did anyone test drive it yet?

I went in to our Honda dealership on Tuesday evening to get a first glimpse at the new arrivals. It looks a lot nicer in person then it does in the photos, both the sedan and coupe. I was invited to a private "unveiling" yesterday and had a chance to sit in it, the only thing that really bothers me is that the stereo system is part of the dashboard, so I could see problems if you want to put an after market one in. Other then that, they did a fantastic job for this generation. I haven't had a chance to drive one myself yet, I have to wait until Tuesday for that. But with a base engine of 140hp and even better handling (so I've heard), it should be a real blast to drive. In December, the Si comes out with 197hp.



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User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Haven't seen any in person yet, but it certainly looks unique. It's sure to be reliable and efficient like every Civic preceding it. From the front I would say it looks OK, but the back is awesome. Almost looks like a mini Audi. The only thing that drives me crazy though is the 2 tier dashboard. That is something I don't believe I could live with. Power wise 140hp is great, and of course fuel efficiency is going to be quite good. I just hate the dashboard.


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User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Great! just another car that can be turned into r1ce. I'd rather get the 06 EVO VIII or stick with my spec-v.

User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

If you are familiar with previous generation Civics, the 2006 model blows them away. There isn't even a close competitor to it. It is much smoother riding and handles a lot better too. There is also less engine whine and road noise. The interior layout looks wierd in the photos, but when you are actually behind the wheel it looks great.

I can't wait to drive an Si.

Matt


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 8):
It is much smoother riding and handles a lot better too. There is also less engine whine and road noise.

That's what I've heard myself.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 8):
The interior layout looks wierd in the photos, but when you are actually behind the wheel it looks great.

I agree with that as well. I'm sure it'll take most Civic owners to get used to this just as the new windshield wipers will.



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User currently offlineAmericanMD80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 996 times:

I test drove a '06 Civic EX Sedan W/Navi.

I could not believe that I was in a Civic. I love Honda and I think they have hit the nail on the head with the new Civic. It's got tons of room, great build quality, super quiet, extremely fuel efficient, and pricing is perfect.

It is kinda sad though that some of the standard equiptment that is on the EX coupe isn't even available on the the EX sedan (like the 300+ watt stereo.)

I can't wait until I can get one of these, but I have to wait until my current Civic dies, and I am hoping that won't be for a while. (1997 Honda Civic w/ just over 106,000 miles.)

>Joey

VTEC 4 EVER



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User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I was planning on getting a new Civic when my current one dies too. Since it's a 2000 with 55k miles on it that'll be in about 10 years.

User currently offlineAmericanMD80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Quoting Nancy (Reply 9):
Since it's a 2000 with 55k miles on it that'll be in about 10 years.

That's so true. I've had mine since new in 1997 and it has been virtually trouble free.

My uncle has 1996 and it has about 200K miles on it and he took it in for a tune up and the guy asked him when he last had a tune up and he said he didn't know, and the mechanic laughed and said "you've never had a tune up! these are all original parts." This was around 160K. He said he would replace the parts because he was there, but it wasn't really needed.

Things like this will always make me stand by my Honda, it's hard to think about buying or owning anything else...besides an Acura.

>Joey



do what you like . like what you do . life is good
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Quoting AmericanMD80 (Reply 8):
I can't wait until I can get one of these, but I have to wait until my current Civic dies, and I am hoping that won't be for a while. (1997 Honda Civic w/ just over 106,000 miles.)

You've still got many years to wait ...  Wink

I've had 2 Honda's (a 1995 Civic and a 1998 Accord coupe), but I traded my Accord in for a 2000 Ford Mustang GT. As much as I love my Mustang, the quality just isn't there, so it's gonna be making room for a new Civic next spring. I'd buy it now, but there's no point getting a new car just before winter and getting all the rock chips in it right away.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Quoting AmericanMD80 (Reply 8):
I can't wait until I can get one of these, but I have to wait until my current Civic dies, and I am hoping that won't be for a while. (1997 Honda Civic w/ just over 106,000 miles.)



Quoting Nancy (Reply 9):
I was planning on getting a new Civic when my current one dies too. Since it's a 2000 with 55k miles on it that'll be in about 10 years.

By the time you guys are ready for a new Civic, they'll have come out with at least two more body styles, and re-brands Smile


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2450 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 944 times:

The sedan looks alright... but the Civic coupe looks like a spitting image of the Saturn Ion coupe....


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 13):
The sedan looks alright... but the Civic coupe looks like a spitting image of the Saturn Ion coupe....

Does the US version of the Saturn look differently then the Canadian? Personally, I think the new Civic coupe as a little bit of the Acura RSX, Accord coupe and Peugout 307 in it.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 13):

The sedan looks alright... but the Civic coupe looks like a spitting image of the Saturn Ion coupe....

Too bad Saturn can't hold a candle to Honda's reliability....


User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 928 times:

But at the end of the day, it's a Civic, powered by a rather lacking V-4 creating 1799 cc's of displacement, which equates to a pathetic 1.8 litres. I've driven vacumn cleaners with more power. But just wait, anybody who can't afford a car with power will soon find someone to borrow money off of so they can soup up their new Civic, complete with drilled-in exhaust and family name proudly displayed across their rear window.

And while I was looking up the specs on Honda's website, under the specs there was "Valve Train." Is this their new terminology for camshaft, or am I completly missing something here?



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 919 times:

Quoting EclipseFlight7 (Reply 16):
But just wait, anybody who can't afford a car with power will soon find someone to borrow money off of so they can soup up their new Civic

Interesting, since a Civic costs just as much as most cars with power, yet they still sell better then most other cars. Honda must be doing something right.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Quoting EclipseFlight7 (Reply 16):
But at the end of the day, it's a Civic, powered by a rather lacking V-4 creating 1799 cc's of displacement, which equates to a pathetic 1.8 litres. I've driven vacumn cleaners with more power. But just wait, anybody who can't afford a car with power will soon find someone to borrow money off of so they can soup up their new Civic, complete with drilled-in exhaust and family name proudly displayed across their rear window.

And at the end of the day, the Civic is a great car in it's class. It is easy to mod. There's a reason so many people turn them into ricers. The engine is just too easy to mod, and make that much better.

You can't seriously put the Civic down. Sorry. It's a reliable car. It does a great job for what you pay for.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 882 times:

I am laughing to myself cause everyone has '95 and later model civics..I am big civic fan too but i am embarassed to say i have a '90 model, but I hasn't died yet and I really love it.. It is in immaculate condition by the way cause i had in the shop for a while. So for all those who waiting for their newer models to die, you do have a wait  Smile These cars keep on going..

The new civic on the other hand is rather blinging... Can't afford it right now cause i am school, but I wonder what honda will have for me after I graduate...



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 860 times:

EclipseFlight7, your age range is 13-15! How can you possibly be telling us about the amount of power in a Civic? Seriously, North Americans have this odd perception that anything under 200 hp and 6 cylinders is under powered. In Europe, the speed limits are consistently higher, and engine displacements and power ratings fall well short of what we're used to in North America. Trust me, a Civic with 140 hp might not be excitingly fast, but it will have plentiful power, even for a fun moment or two.

At the end of the day, however, these things are well put together, well balanced machines that will serve their owners extremely well over the long run. And if the owners decide to sell them, they depreciate far less than the vast majority of their competitors.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Quoting Captaingomes (Reply 20):
EclipseFlight7, your age range is 13-15! How can you possibly be telling us about the amount of power in a Civic?

I may be 15, but I work the front desk in an automotive repair shop (owned by my dad) and you pick it up fast when you have people calling you asking for help.

And I know that a car doesn't have to be powerful to be a good car. It just boosts your ego, and when you fly airplanes a big ego is required.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Quoting Captaingomes (Reply 20):
Seriously, North Americans have this odd perception that anything under 200 hp and 6 cylinders is under powered. In Europe, the speed limits are consistently higher, and engine displacements and power ratings fall well short of what we're used to in North America.

Very good point. It's all how the car brings the power onto the street. My Mustang GT as a V8 with 260 hp (302lbs of torque IIRC) but it wouldn't even have had a chance against my 1988(9) Peugout 309GTI with only 135hp.

Just because a car may have "power", it may not necessarily know how to use it the way it should.



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Eclipse, don't get me wrong, I am not against you for having an opinion at your age, but hopefully when you start driving, you'll realize that 140 hp in a 3,000 lbs car might not produce a road rocket, but it does get out of its own way very nicely. It all depends on the engine's characteristics too. A VW 1.8T with 150 hp is to me by far the nicest 150 hp engine I've tried. Others feel lethargic in comparison, but that's mainly because of the broad torque curve thanks to the turbo boost.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Civics are good cars, dependable, good on gas etc. But they do have one problem, they're boring! Around here everyone and their uncle has one, and they will all have the new one when it comes out. But still, only 200 horsepower in a 3000 lb car?... ho hum... yawn  I'm sure Honda would have no problem coming up with a 300 horsepower version, now that would make a fun car!

T prop.


25 L410Turbolet : Tell me what's more pathetic: 140hp/180hp out of Honda's/VW's 1.8l or 224hp out of Ford's 4.6l or even better 295hp out of Chevrolet's 5.3l??? What r
26 ACDC8 : Again, it's how a car brings the power to the street. Having owned a 1995 Civic with only 102hp and a 2000 Mustang GT with 260hp, the Civic was much
27 EclipseFlight7 : Of course a car can be judged on horsepower, but a lot of it goes back to what I said about an ego. For example my dad has a Triumph TR6 with a V6 wi
28 AC777LR : Hey Nuno, we just picked up a 2.5L Jetta (Jettola), and its great, its 150Hp but it has low end torque as well. VW has made a really nice engine for t
29 Post contains images Captaingomes : Jordan, the 2.0T is available now! You should have gone for that! It's not much more than the 2.5, looks better overall, has a sporty suspension, argh
30 Post contains images AC777LR : Well Nuno, its my sisters car, if it was up to me it would have been the 2.0T with the Prem Leather Pkg and 6 Speed Manual with all options in. Howeve
31 Post contains images Captaingomes : You bought a Magnum? Holy! LOL damn! I'm definitely looking forward to the next YYZ Meet!
32 AC777LR : LOL yup, there is a picture of it in the self photo thread.
33 Bahadir : Thanks for all the replies, I had a 97 DX model that I traded in for a brand new 2003 Grand Vitara. Since i rarely needed a car, my wife is still enjo
34 ACDC8 : I finally got to take one out for a test drive today. My impression on the LX coupe was that it's a great car to drive. The two tier instrument does t
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