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#3770 of 4041 Civic vs. Corolla
Nov 30, 2004 (6:11 pm)
My first car was 1992 Civic EX, and at 176K miles, it's still running fine. For many years, my family had four Civics at the same time. However, for the car we just bought last week, we chose Corolla. For $15,500, it has ABS, side and curtain airbags, alloy wheels, and 6-CD changer. Civic LX at around $15,000 does not have these features, and Civic EX would cost a lot more and still doesn't have curtain airbags. I think Honda has to make a lot of improvements to compete in the small car market.
#3771 of 4041 Re: Price for a Sedan [ckshep]
Nov 30, 2004 (6:15 pm)
Price at invoice is way too high, and you're in the wrong forum.
Nov 30, 2004 (6:43 pm)
I bought my Honda in CA and the doc fee was 45 dollars. The distinct impression I got was it was the "price" to process paperwork!! Or more specifically, the cost of the time that it took the salaried "finance person" to try to sell you all the EXTRAS!!! I thought 45 dollars was too much! So 398??????...
Dec 01, 2004 (3:29 am)
My Civic has also been trouble free. So has my refrigerator. Do I get excited about my refrigerator? I rest my case.
I think Tiger Woods is going to be the next gen. Civic advertising spokesman.
Dec 07, 2004 (2:21 am)
After reading the last 100 posts, I thought a little personal experience could be added. My father in law bought a 2002 ZX3, brand new, for 10,500. HE loved it, not a single recall. Put 21000 miles in 13 months of ownership. He had driven second hand Civics for the 10 years previous. Chose the Focus because he gets Z plan pricing. So, that's the obvious smart choice for him. Now has an 03 S40 Volvo, broke hip, couldn't operate clutch anymore. Went upmarket because he could, and Z plan, again. Me, I've owned 3 used Civics in the last 7 years. Enjoyed them. Averaged high 30s in a mildly modified 88 CRX si. Low 40s in a 91 DX w/4M(!), also mildly modded. Averaged mid 30s in 94 Coupe EX 5/M, slightly modded. I'm not brand loyal, I buy what I like, or can afford. have a nice day.
#3775 of 4041 A question about towing...
Dec 07, 2004 (12:30 pm)
Does the newer Civics have any kind of a small tow rating/capability? I noticed the Focus has a 1,000lb. rating as does the Aveo. The Corolla has a 1500lb. rating. What makes some manufacturers able to give tow ratings to their cars and others won't? I'd ask this on the towing boards but they all appear to show very little action from readers. Could anyone answer this for me? Thanks!
Dec 07, 2004 (5:05 pm)
Sorry can't anwser that, but can say, that when I lived in Germany in the early 80s, every car, big or small, was used for towing. They have a "national vacation" period in the early summer, where it seemed like they "ALL" went camping. We would see everything on the Autobahn towing a camper. The subcompacts towed subcompact campers.
#3777 of 4041 Re: A question about towing... [autonuts]
Dec 18, 2004 (8:15 am)
What could anyone possibly tow with a Civic?
#3778 of 4041 Re: A question about towing... [gregoryc1]
Dec 18, 2004 (3:46 pm)
Maybe one of those suitcases with wheels, or a nice barbeque grill.
#3779 of 4041 Re: A question about towing... [andyman73]
Dec 18, 2004 (4:10 pm)
One good use of a trailer hitch on a small car like the Civic is to hold a bike rack.