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#363 of 372 rex12 -too much crack for u
Aug 12, 2000 (12:15 am)
rex12- thats why i love you man,you have a good sense of humor.alfa,rex, + vadp.despite the differences of opinion you guys are alright in my book.i expect you to defend your car of choice
vigorously.there is also intelligent arguments here
as well.ive said that before.
#364 of 372 civic vs focus
Aug 12, 2000 (3:36 am)
this topic is out of control a little. But lets face it the Civic is a better car. When the 2001 model comes the focus will get laughed on even more. Here in ohio the focus dosnt sell that good . You will see a focus but not as much as a accord or a civic. I passed by a ford dealer and boy do their cars sit on the lot. The civic dealer? Its sometimes tough to see a civic or an accord for sale. Went I went to one of the biggest honda dealers in central ohio the selection was pretty small for the civic because of its good reputation.
Aug 12, 2000 (4:14 am)
the reason the focus gets laughed on,is because it
is such a steal.price/performance ratio is outstanding.a lot of car for little money.does
anyone have the sales figures for the civic and
focus in the state of ohio.or does one just count
how many are left on the lot?
rex12- this is an example of what you have mentioned before and i agree with you.it happens
on both sides.im sure you know what im referring to
Aug 12, 2000 (10:46 pm)
Guess what, the Civic hatch is sooooo much better than the Focus ZX3 that Honda is going to stop building them. Talk about things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm.
#367 of 372 01 Civic Hatch
Aug 13, 2000 (11:00 pm)
Actually Honda isn't going to stop building the hatch their just not going to send it to the states for model year 01, seems Americans love expensive top heavy station wagons on truck chassis. I considered a ZX3 but at the time it was too new for my taste.
Rob Fruth - Houston, Tx
1981 Raleigh for commuting, errands & fun
1997 Trek 2300 for real fun !
2000 Civic DX hatchback (stock)
Aug 14, 2000 (3:37 pm)
IMHO, the civic is a great car, but was, and is, overdue for a major update and redesign. I'm sure that's why they did not want to continue producing the old one. Only mistake they made was letting it go this long, thus creating this one year gap while they get it together for the american market. I'm sure what they offer next year will be great.
On the other hand, Ford shocked everybody by coming out with THEIR great, styling little car first. It is a fantastic value, as well. But what a suprise, I mean, could any of you have envisioned a ford vs. Honda debate before the Focus? No way!
#369 of 372 Well okay then...
Aug 14, 2000 (3:46 pm)
Just got back from a road trip to Chicago. My, my, my...do they love their Honda's! I generally see one newer model Civic Hatch a week in Michigan. I was in Chitown for 2 days and saw at least 10 of them. Conversely, I saw very few Focuses, maybe 4-5 no ZX3's.
It's pretty funny the way Michigan is such a different world when it comes to buying cars. I see what you guys were talking about when you were calling the ZX3 different, for you it is. I guess I just didn't realize the extent.
#370 of 372 ZX3 Beast
Aug 14, 2000 (3:49 pm)
Aug 14, 2000 (7:11 pm)
You 're right, but there have been topics here like: Geo Metro vs. Civic and Cavalier vs. Civic (not in those exact words). I wouldn't judge a car's success by the cars people compare it too..
There 's even a topic "Grand Prix vs. BMW 5-series"!! What a Grand Prix has to do with a Bimmer is beyond me.. and a 5-series no less!
If I had to compare the Grand Prix with a foreign car it wouldn't be anything more than a Huyndai Sonata..
#372 of 372 get laughed at...pks1
Aug 14, 2000 (11:39 pm)
the focus gets laughed at? why is that? explain please.
I am tired tired tired of people arguing that the civic is better than the focus based only on the fact that there are more civics and accords out there than focuses. please WAKE UP!!! ignorant people like that is what make others walk away from this topic. the civic has been a best seller for years. there are about 2 1/2 million of the current version of the civic, and millions of the one that came out in 1992, and millions of accords. the focus on the other hand just came out 11 months ago.
I've actually owned both cars, and I do believe the civic is a better car overall (ex vs zts). however, the zx3 has a more powerful engine, more room, more standard features, and better handling than the civic hatch. still the civic hatch does have better stats in other areas that are even more important to most people, such as reliability, and mpg.
for an equally equipped car the focus is cheaper, and does provide an excellent option to those of us tired of the same (almost equally priced) old options civic, corolla, sentra, and protege (I wouldn't even remotely close consider a cavalier, I'd rather walk) the focus will become a commun car too, I know that. but it'll take a while.
gotta go drive...