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Honda Civic, Sedan
#606 of 4597 The Current Civic
Aug 06, 2005 (5:15 am)
looks nice to me. I'm kinda sad that it doesn't have the Double Wishbones that my Civic has, and it costs more nowadays too.
Plus they took away the Remote Keyless Entry and the Power Locks on the Value Package. What's with that?
I will always like Hondas. My 1997 Accord was still very smooth and strong even approaching 100,000 miles, and my Civic, which I plan to drive indefinitely, has 97,000 miles on the odometer and still feels brand new.
Will the 8th generation Civic get a Value Package model straight from launch? Honda, in the 6th and 7th generation, has waited until the MMC to unleash the Value Package.
Since Honda wants to position the Value Package as the base model, why not just dump the non-airconditioned DX and rename the Value Package as the DX?
#607 of 4597 current civic styling
Aug 06, 2005 (7:14 am)
thx for ur opinions guys : )
#608 of 4597 I'm a fan of the current Civic Coupe.
Aug 06, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I always thought it looked really nice. Had a long and low look to it compared to the sedan IMO.
But I like the 6th gen, so far, better.
I really like how the Spy shot SIlver EX model looks (minus the body-kit).
Aug 07, 2005 (12:32 pm)
hi, I cant seem to find any pics of the rear end of the 2006 civic sedan. Anyone know where i can see it? Also any idea if vehicle stablility control will be an option like on the carolla? In additon is the 200hp only available on the coupe?
#610 of 4597 Re: . [chidoro]
Aug 07, 2005 (12:52 pm)
Aug 07, 2005 (5:58 pm)
From what we know so far, the 200 hp engine will only be available on the Si coupe, although there is speculation of an Si sedan coming at some point. I'm sure the 200 hp engine will be reserved for the Si models only, so If you want a 200 hp sedan the only way you could get it would be if Honda releases an Si sedan.
#613 of 4597 Re: . [user1235]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:51 am)
I am glad you find it funny. What I'm just glad about is that you are, apparently, trying to post w/in the guidelines of the thread.
#614 of 4597 2006 civic photos
Aug 08, 2005 (8:51 am)
I've been looking closely at the photo links posted here, specifically http://gallery.8thcivic.com/gallery/2006-Honda-Civic-Spy-Shots/1299_G and I can't figure out the wiper configuration. Maybe it's because these photos are of pre production models but what are the chances the civic will have only one large wiper like the original VW Scirocco OR have a wiper set up like the Dodge Caravan? Has anyone mentioned this? The new windshield looks HUGE!
Aug 08, 2005 (9:18 am)
T of V tends to be pretty accurate, but Honda does have a history of keeping the details pretty secrect until they want them releasesed. So, at this point, what we think we know may or not be accurate.
In general, I am more concerned with results rather than #s on paper. Otherwise, we should all be driving a Pontiac or something because it has more HP or torque!
Until the tests are run, no one really knows how the Civic will compare. 140 vs. 160 HP isn't that significant (IMO), since the real world results will depend on gearing, weight, etc. And Honda's traditionally have done well with a seeming power deficiency.
Don't discount the MPG factor either, especially these days. If the Civic delivers comparable (maybe slightly slower, but close enough and plenty fast for most people) performance, a possible 20% increase in overall MPG will be hard to ignore. Remember, some of the high HP cars don't get very impressive mileage (the 3s at 25/32 and tC at 22/29, both with a stick shift). An Accord does better than that!
For the sedan, most people aren't likely to be driving it like a hot rod, but the overall driving feel/handling/etc. will be of primary importance. The Si sounds like it should have plenty of juice for the sporty set.
To me, I would be happy if they kept the nice MPG, give it respectable performance, keep the slick clutch/shifter, and make it a bit roomier but also upgrade the handling and comfort factor a bit. From what I've read so far, it sounds like exactly what Honda is intending to do.
Actually, I want the 5 door version that we won't get, but c'est la vie!
Styling is subjective, so I will wiat until I can see an undisguised version in the flesh, although I do think that the Euro dash does look a bit overdone (from the pictures).
As always, this is all MHO, no facts implied or intended.