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#1 of 4597 2006 Honda Civic / Acura EL
Aug 29, 2004 (12:39 pm)
I think nobody knows a lot about those future vehicules (Acura EL is a luxurious version of the Civic, only sold in Canada) but here is what I think they might change: the base civic will just keep the 1.7 VTEC engine (127 hp) and the non-VTEC one will just disappear (115 hp). The Si version may get the 2 liter engine of the SiR and RSX/Integra (160 hp). I think it's gonna become bigger too, since the Jazz/Fit is said to come in North America. Anything else?
#2 of 4597 Re: 2006 Honda Civic / Acura EL [lexi4life]
Aug 29, 2004 (6:35 pm)
It will almost certainly have standard side and side curtain airbags as Honda has stated they will make these safety features standard on their entire vehicle line-up. Whether it will also offer traction control, stability control or upgraded transmissions (6 speed manual/5 speed automatic) has not been reported to my knowledge. Honda is very secretive. One thing I'd like to see is the return of the double wishbone suspension of previous generation Civics.
Aug 30, 2004 (12:17 pm)
But to keep it at a reasonnable price, I don't think honda will put standard side airbags. Probably it will be an option on the base model DX and standard on LX, Si, etc. It is sad that honda is so secretive (and so toyota) because it's not fun to always have to guess what will come next...
Aug 30, 2004 (7:11 pm)
That helps build up hope for a better redesign
If Honda did like most of these American car companies and told everybody about there cars ahead of time, the remaining inventory might not sell out as well.
You will NEVER see a redesigned Civic, Accord, Camry or Corolla debut at an autoshow.
Oct 21, 2004 (2:16 am)
I don't think the old suspension will come back. Honda seems set on electric steering systems and tall cowls/beltlines, all of which work better with struts.
I could live without either of those, but Honda's electric steering is getting better (eg the s2000) and the Civic's steering never got rave reviews in previous generations anyway, and tall, slabby cars just seem to be popular. To other people.
I'll be upset when it gets heavier and maintains Honda's movement towards mainstream mediocrity. Rumors abound about the CRX coming back; I bet they'll decide that the rest of the Civic line can be boring once that's back.
High school parking lots aren't full of mildly souped up Civics, Integras, and Preludes anymore. This is their chance to permanently lose that fan base, and I think they'll do it.
#7 of 4597 Re: [carlisimo]
Oct 21, 2004 (5:39 am)
I think the low cowls are gone forever. The high betlines are needed for maximum side impact crash protection ratings now that safety is a higher priority.
#8 of 4597 Older Civics
Oct 24, 2004 (3:57 am)
I sell Hondas and have about half a page of people who want to be called when a 5th, 6th, or 7th gen used Civic shows up on the lot. Lots of folks looking for GSRs too.
The CRX (1988-1991) is slowly becoming a collector car. I predict the Integra Type R will be too.
With the safety regulations, and reinforced crash structures on new cars we probably wont see anything as light and nimble as the 5th gen Civic/CRX, or with anything with low cowls as the 6th and 7th gen Civics unless you go for an exotic like the Lotus Elise.
#9 of 4597 telescope and tilt wheel
Oct 24, 2004 (6:02 am)
Here is hoping that the new Civics and their derivatives such as the Element and CR-V have tilt and telescoping steering wheels. Makes my Accord 2003 a joy for a tall guy like me!