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Honda Civic, Sedan
#106 of 4597 Re: Si room [stickguy]
Mar 11, 2005 (1:35 pm)
Front Head Room: 39.1 in. Front Hip Room: 54.9 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 54.9 in. Rear Head Room: 37.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 54 in. Rear Hip Room: 53.9 in.
Front Leg Room: 41.9 in. Rear Leg Room: 36.3 in.
If you compare these numbers to other compacts, you will see the Mazda3 is a very roomy car, especially the backseat (where I would have to put my three kids). I was hoping the Civic would be a comparable model as well as sporty. We have an Odyssey (love it) and I drive my wife's old 1990 Accord (love it, but it is getting old). I hope Honda does make it bigger. As a teacher, I probably can only afford the Civic if I want lots of options, which I do. I guess we will have to wait and see.
#107 of 4597 Re: Si room [bamaflum]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:10 pm)
current CIVIC dimensions:
Front Head Room: 39.8 in. Front Hip Room: 51.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 52.6 in. Rear Head Room: 37.2 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 52.0 in. Rear Hip Room: 49.8 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.2 in. Rear Leg Room: 36.0 in.
the Civic is currently smaller by two inches in width 67.5 vs. the Mazda3 69.1
also, the overall height of mazda is over 1.6 inches taller. you've to wait til the new 06 Civic coming out this fall for bigger room. just get the mazada3 now but you lose about 2 cubic inches for the trunk in compromise for more interior space.
#108 of 4597 Point missed
Mar 12, 2005 (12:55 am)
The idea of a hatchback is that you don't have to fit long items under the rear (fixed) glass as you do in a coupe. The Mazda 3 and 2006 Civic will probably be close in hip/shoulder/leg/head room, but the Civic won't have a hatch - big mistake.
The Si never caught on with the masses because it had only 2 door and a man. trans. and a $20k price tag. Never mind what it actually sold for - people looking for a fairly basic hatchback saw $20k on the sticker and kept walking. Ford seems to sell huge amounts of 3/5 door Focus hatches and Mazda can't make enough 3 hatches. How many times is Honda going to go back and forth between a hatch and a coupe for the Si before they get it right? First the Si was a hatch, then a coupe (arguably the best Si: 99-00), then a hatch and now back to a coupe. Here's an idea, let's have BOTH. How about giving us a choice. Let's have it our way, instead of always having it Honda's way
#109 of 4597 If honda continues to stay asleep at the wheel they will loose buyers
Mar 13, 2005 (8:15 pm)
I am seriously looking at gettion a scion xb since honda has shafted us on hatches, its so strange that a small "rogue" company has such an out of touch corporate mentality on its product lines, I mean look at the element the so called youth vehicle. thats sold to a majority of 40 + crowds
I might accept the fit if honda doesn't drag it out until 2007 , but I loved the current 5 door hatch so much I was thinking about importing one
I really would like a vehicke with proportions in the middle of a scion xb and xa
since the xa is way too small, and the xb has some wasted space, though not as bad as the element
#110 of 4597 Re: If honda continues to stay asleep at the wheel they will loose buyers [chris777]
Mar 13, 2005 (10:00 pm)
"I really would like a vehicke with proportions in the middle of a scion xb and xa
since the xa is way too small, and the xb has some wasted space, though not as bad as the element"
What about thr Chrysler PT Cruiser? It has those captain chairs that make you sit up a little higher(a little bit but not that much) than you do in your normal everyday sedan or coupe. It depends if you like feature or not. I think you could fit a normal amount of stuff in the trunk area.
I don't know but the XB does not strike me any more or any less than a youth vehicle than the Element would be. I;m not saying that makes Element or XB bad vehicles by any means. The TC is a youth vehicle to me. I wouldn't buy either the TC, XB or Xa but I'm just saying. Usually young buyers buy cars like a Protege 5/Mazda 3, Mazda 6, RSX, the Civic or Accord Coupes, and the Scion TC.
#112 of 4597 I'm sure this is not the best place for this
Mar 25, 2005 (12:07 pm)
but I was looking to get ideas of manufacturers for Honda aftermarket parts, like ground effect kits, exhaust, and intakes. I had a 99si, but my daughter has a 2004 LX coupe. Any pointers or suggestions on manufacturers would be great!
#113 of 4597 Re: I'm sure this is not the best place for this [erickpl]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2005 (1:22 pm)
You might try out our new Speed Shop board, where the talk is focused on mods.
Mar 28, 2005 (6:44 am)
So where is the '06 Civic? No word from the NY auto show yet!
Mar 28, 2005 (7:52 am)
Honda doesn't show a model before it's released unless they call it a "concept," like they did witth Acura RL and Honda Ridgeline. You can get the gist of what it's going to look like from the concept, but otherwise, I doubt we'll see anything final before August.