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Honda Civic, Coupe
Jul 28, 2004 (10:13 am)
"My first introduction to Honda was an 85 Civic DX Hatch, I bought it with 200,000 miles drove it for a few years, and sold it for as much as I bought it for. The car still runs, with 375,000 miles. The kid that I sold it to loves it."
I had the same experience with Honda and Toyota. And it equates to three new Hondas and a pristine 1994 Lexus LS400 sitting in my driveway right now.
#2815 of 3321 Re: Amen brutha!!! [gee35coupe]
Jul 28, 2004 (12:39 pm)
Wait so why aren't the 2001-2004 Honda Civic's on that high of a steal rate compared to the older ones? Will they ever be?
Jul 28, 2004 (12:45 pm)
Again, cars are stolen for parts. There isn't as high of a demand for parts from the 01+ Civics yet withthe exception of the seats from the 02+ Si's.
#2817 of 3321 Re: Amen brutha!!! [vdharia]
Jul 29, 2004 (3:28 am)
Like Annony said, cars are stolen for parts. Here is something that may get the post deleted. This has to do with socio-economic mind set. People who can afford to buy new cars are used to paying for the things they own. So, if someone owns a 2001-2004 Civic and it breaks, chances are it is under warranty. And if it is not, the person would not go as far as steal or have someone steal a "healthy" vehicle to transfer the parts. This is a different story with some of the people who can not afford to buy many things (read poor), some are bareley making the ends meet, and some have no psychological barrier to taking someone elses property. Their train of thought is, "if you have it and I want it, I have all the rights to just take it from you. You are the reason that I am poor." To that kind of person, there is nothing wrong with stealing your property, be it your car, your stereo, your kid's bike, or jewlery. I am not saying that poor people are all like that. There are welthy people who steal as well. But chances are that your local car thief does not hold a law degree from Harvard. Those are involved in more elborate embezzelment schemes.
Maybe Koran's criminal law, closely followed by the Taliban in modern times, had the best solution for thievery. You steal first time, they chop off your left hand. Steal again, chop off your right hand. And, I think, it also involved branding "thief" on the forehead. This is how I felt when my car was violated the first time.
#2818 of 3321 You can tell it's an election year....
Jul 29, 2004 (6:29 am)
Jul 29, 2004 (7:03 am)
let's get back to the discussion of the car and move away from any politics/class warfares/stereotypes. We all have our own theories on why people do things and are entitled to those opinions - - - I just don't want us to go off-track of the discussion too far.
#2820 of 3321 Si versus Factory-Modified Coupe?
Jul 31, 2004 (12:51 pm)
Which is the better buy?
Jul 31, 2004 (1:08 pm)
The FP package does not include a power increase. It's all suspension work.
#2822 of 3321 Exhaust System for '04 EX Auto Sedan
Aug 03, 2004 (5:21 am)
In general, there's not much interest in this subject on the Civic sedan forum, so am wondering if there's more know-how/interest on this subject here.
I'm interested in a new exhaust system for an ’04 EX sedan. Today, I went to the local Meineke Car Care Center. For about $300 I can get a new system. They’ll remove the stock resonator (a small muffler) which becomes straight-through 2” pipe, then a series 60 Flowmaster muffler (not Series 40 which would be too loud), and a chrome tip. The manager, said it will result in about 10% horsepower gain – enough that I will really feel. That would take it to 140 h.p., Miata territory.
My question is whether this will be too loud, and if it seems like a good idea in general. Any comments would be appreciated.
#2823 of 3321 Re: Exhaust System for '04 EX Auto Sedan [andysandiego]
Aug 03, 2004 (6:10 am)
I think freeing up exhaust, includuing new headers, removal of cat, and the system you described will yeild at most 5% HP at higher RPM and will lower your torque output at the low RPM's. You need some back pressure to generate torque form small displacement engine.If you are going to modify brand new car, at least wait until your stock system has rotten away.
The 10% power gain would probably happen on a very restricitve stock system on a korean or other poorly designed vehicle. Don't you think Honda would have installed the most potent street legal system on your car to boast 140 hp from factory?