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#10367 of 10939 Re: Over the weekend [anythngbutgm]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Yeah I see the new 2013 Civics here too. They did a good job with the refresh as other than the car's general shape, it does not look much like the 2012 Civic.
It's funny because I see 2012 models on the road and they do seem plain compared to the 2013's. The 2012 looks like a design that could have come out in 2001, it's so dull. I've never seen a manufacturer do a big refresh like this only 1 year after a full redesign. Gotta give Honda credit for listening to the criticizm but on the other hand it makes you wonder what they were thinking in the first place? The reputation they earned from the last 20 years is not enough to carry a new model into sales record books amid the competitive small car market today.
#10368 of 10939 Re: Over the weekend [boomchek]
Feb 25, 2013 (3:08 pm)
I like the theory that the 2012 Civic was decontented as not to compete with the ILX - but I guess that doesn't hold as much water in Canada. The 12 really does have a bland cheap look to it, even the exterior plastic just doesn't look up to snuff. Really bad planning, I wonder what it cost them.
Saw a Fisker Karma on the road not long ago.
Feb 25, 2013 (5:20 pm)
'Problems' need to be defined in order to interpret that graph.
Feb 25, 2013 (5:22 pm)
My wife has a 2013 Escape and the lower front control arms look awful because the are pretty big, so you notice them.
#10371 of 10939 Re: . [explorerx4]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (5:30 pm)
If your's has "rust" maybe you can head over that way and reassure folks.
Feb 25, 2013 (6:07 pm)
I may have posted about that over there already.
Maybe there will be a Customer Satisfaction program to address it.
#10373 of 10939 Re: . [explorerx4]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (7:11 pm)
Feb 25, 2013 (10:04 pm)
Last winter I bought an '01 BMW 3-Series convertible and it looks like I may have started a trend to convertibles in my nabe as this winter three new flip-tops have appeared. One is even older than my 330CiC, it's a Geo Metro 3 banger bought by a guy who drives mostly big pickups (still has his long-bed Ford F150).
The other two are brand new, one is a Volkswagen Eos with the folding hardtop. It looks pretty sharp in black but it's one of the few convertibles I've seen that actually looks better w the top raised.
The other newbie is a dark grey Camaro SS with a black top. I'm not a big fan of the current Camaro h/t because the squashed roof makes it look like a cartoon version of the original Camaro. The convertible rook which is a tad higher (at least it looks it) looks much nicer to me. IMO the car looks great with the top up or down.
For an area where the cars of choice are Camrys, Lacrosses and Grand Marquis that's progress!
#10375 of 10939 Spotted...
Feb 26, 2013 (7:35 am)
...another Chevrolet Spark, silver, outside the gym I go to last night.
Feb 26, 2013 (8:26 am)
Saw one today on the Whitehurst Freeway.
Before that, a new Accord sedan, and a new Accord coupe.