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#1 of 26 Check this out...!
Aug 04, 2000 (3:42 am)
I was at the MAGX website the other day and came
across the new Civic Hatchback, which kinda looks
like a really small minivan. I can't say much for
the sedan though. That thing just looks hideous
from the rear end. They have a three door
hatchback available but what's on the website is
the five door version. Check out this link:
#2 of 26 We may see slightly larger version
Aug 04, 2000 (3:25 pm)
I think there is a possibility that we may see a slight stretched version of the 2001 Civic Hatchback to show up in about a year's time as a small MPV. Think of it as the 2002 Civic MPV.
By the way, I've seen pictures of the undisguised Civic sedan and coupe and they are -very- conservatively styled--they remind me of a reduced size Accord, of all things. But then, Honda car owners are not the type of people interested in adventrous styling, just solidly-built, reliable cars.
Aug 04, 2000 (6:11 pm)
If I want an undisguised car I'll buy a Toyota. Honda you better start making better looking cars or you will join Nissan as a has been.
#4 of 26 no civic hatch :(
Aug 04, 2000 (9:09 pm)
It totally sucks that Honda is discontinuing the Civic 3 door hatchback for the US! After more than 25 years of Civic hatches, I think it is stupid to discontinue them when the hatchback is enjoying a slight resurgence in popularity with the new Focus and Golf selling better than expected and gas prices as high as they are. The reason Honda doesn't sell many hatchbacks is because they don't give them enough equipment, forcing the hatchback to be nothing more than barebones transportation, exactly why Americans hate hatchbacks. You can't even get a tachometer or any power accesories on the current hatch for God's sake! And what happened to the sporty Si hatch?! Anyway, I think Honda is making a mistake abandoning the wonderful hatchback market and I am very disappointed. Also, the new Civic sedan looks way too bland and the rear is funky looking, though the new coupe isn't too bad looking, resembling very closely the 94-96 Accord coupe.
Aug 05, 2000 (11:34 pm)
Now we all know where your Civic love comes from.
"I'm moving to VW! maybe even Ford, god forbid!"
I'm a hockey fan, even when Rangers loose and suck for three years in a row, I still can't admit it out loud and say "Rangers suck, man".
You can't be loyal to the Car manufacturer in the same way as sport fan is loyal to the sport team.
Why, because you can live without NHL,(What did I just say!),but you can't live without a car.
And you spend a lot of money to have the car, while being a Rangers fan doesn't cost you a lot (it causes a lot of frustration as of late, though).
The car purchase is a necessary investment.
No blind loyalty in the money issues!
Even the Communism and Capitalism , while being two extremes don't have any loyalty.
Bitch is where the money are!
I wish you good luck considering other cars and learning how to judge them without being blindly biased. It will make you a much better and happier buyer.
Aug 06, 2000 (3:47 pm)
Check out VWVORTEX.COM. Hopefully VW brings over the Lupo and we will have nice new hatchback in the US Market. The GTI has 125hp motor and weighs 2100lbs. A diesel version is supposed to get around 80mpg. I would be all over either of those.
Aug 07, 2000 (9:28 pm)
I would love to see them in the states.
#8 of 26 '01 Civic Type-R!
Aug 08, 2000 (2:06 am)
I saw a picture I think it was in Busyboys.com. It's the Hatchback version which looks a little like a Focus and a mini-minivan. It has 215hp! Now that's something I bet we 'll never see here
And what about the Accord Type-R? There 's also a Euro-R Accord that's only available in Europe! what's up with that? The US always gets screwed. In Canada the Civic Si has ABS! In US it does not! WTH? Just because the Civic in Canada is the #1 selling car, they get special treatment? Canada also got the Integra Type-R for 1999. There was no ITR in the US for '99! Then they keep the same design and everything for the Integra for 7 yrs! What the hek are they doing? Nothing they do makes any sense anymore!!! I bet you they 'll start losing customers. They already have. I know people with '94 & '95 Integras (some leased) that after 3-4 yrs, they were hoping for a new redesigned Integra.. They ended up buying Audis, Celicas and others. Oh well, Honda will learn the hard way. Motortrend already voted the Civic (LS) #4 out of like a dozen compacts they tested for $15K (most of them were priced right at $15K and a little over). I think the Sentra, Corolla and Protege were the top 3. Doesn't Honda look at these reviews?
Aug 08, 2000 (4:08 am)
What happened to the 4 years and a new model? Honda was like a clock. Ever fourth year you knew that a new model would be out. Now they have gone with boring styling. The new accord looks like a Tarus to me. VW is now building the fresh looking cars and there sales show it.
Why did Honda kill the CRX? It was one of the best cars of all time. It will go down as a compact legend like the '83-'83 GTI. I would love to see cars like that built with the current technology.
#10 of 26 wholeheartedly agree
Aug 08, 2000 (5:09 am)
I completely agree with sentra20ser and only1harry. As an owner of the original pocket rocket for 6 wonderful years, an 84 GTI, I would really like to see VW and Honda go back to their sporty roots with a reintroduction of the Civic Si hatchback, CRX Si, and a lighter Rabbit sized GTI (maybe the European Polo GTI). The 1.8T GTI was a step in the right direction, but it still lacks the character and playful direct handling of the Rabbit GTI. I plan on keeping my GTI as long as I can, because I think it will become a coveted classic. Everyone thinks I am crazy for wanting to hold on to my 15 year old Rabbit, but they just don't understand the intimate relationship one forms with this special car. Not to mention how reliable the car has been.
Anyway, Honda majorly messed up when they cancelled their 4 year product run. You could always count on a new car every four years from Honda. Not anymore! The Integra's life span is just plain ridiculous. My brother owns a 95 Integra GSR sedan and has been waiting for them to release the new one before deciding to trade in for something else. He has been disappointed every year when the Integra just kept soldiering on with no real changes. Now, the ultimate disappointment: after all his patient waiting, news comes that there will be no Integra sedan when the new one comes out this spring! They may have just lost his business to Audi or Lexus. Honda is going to lose a lot of loyalty unless they get their act together. This 5 year or greater product cycle is not going to work when the products offered are possibly the blandest looking cars on the road. Honda, get your act together!!!!