Last post on Jan 15, 2008 at 9:21 AM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Scion tC, Coupe
#116 of 186 Re: tc vs. civic [nauticascion]
Jan 16, 2007 (9:19 am)
Yes i am because they never change my girl has a 06 and it drives worse than my 2000 did.
Ah, you never mentioned that. I disagree that they never change. I drove my grandparents in their 1997 Civic on Christmas Day, and can tell you it is MUCH different from my dad's 2007 Civic. Both are sedans, with Automatics.
Care to elaborate about your evaluation a little? "Drives worse" is pretty useless to me in figuring out what you don't like about the car. Handling? Ride? Steering? Acceleration? Just curious here, not trying to poke and prod... It might help other shoppers interested in these two.
The Civic with a manual runs 0-60 in the mid-high 7s I believe. The last Scion tC manual I saw was similar, so acceleration has DEFINITELY improved from the 106 hp Civics like your old one.
Jan 16, 2007 (12:47 pm)
everyone is entitled to their own opinion of the civic yes it is great for commuting, be sure to bring your butt pillow though for the hard seats(How about those nice warm leather heated seats in the tc.The tc seats in rear tilt back for a more comfortable ride-civic does not). The stearing radius on the car is very limited. It also has many blind spots, the worst being the spoiler in the rear window. As for acceleration, the civic is a good choice if your not trying to pass someone when needed, expecially trying to drive the car filled with passengers. when breaking in the tc the center of gravity seems more centered than in the civic where the tail tends to drift out from behind you(mind you i am not talking from ten miles a hour, i mean emergency braking 30- 40 mph). The headlights give very poor light in the civic allowing very poor visability. The overall cosmetic look of the two cars is not close ,civic looks like my gramas grocery getter and the scion at least has some sort of sporty appeal. I think i read somewhere on here that the civic had one touch windows? Was that a special or something cause my girlfiends car only has it on the driver side. I could go on all day but i do have to work a little today.
#118 of 186 Re: tc vs. civic [nauticascion]
Jan 16, 2007 (4:58 pm)
Sounds like you made the right decision for you. We're obviously getting nowhere with each other (and I mean that respectfully).
Although i must comment on the seats, and on the visibility. You state that visibility is bad with the spoiler - since it isn't standard equipment, I don't hold that point to be true.
As for the seats, firm seats (sculpted correctly, and the Civic's are for my large frame, surprisingly) will support you much better than soft ones on long trips. They may seem too hard to some ( I can understand that ), but will definitely be better over the long haul.
#119 of 186 Re: tc vs. civic [nauticascion]
Jan 16, 2007 (5:25 pm)
what level of trim was your 2000? 2 door? 4 door? Si, LX, DX, HX, CX??
also the old civic 96-2000 wasn't that great for headlights. The tC is MUCH better! I do agree the Civic was bad for lighting.
the seats in the 96-2000 civic weren't that great, they didn't have a spring suspension to the cushions. Just foam and then the seat frame, that's it! So yes they didn't have much "give" making them feel hard. Seats in the tC have that spring suspension and feel much better!
Jan 24, 2007 (5:55 pm)
In my opinion the tc has the civic beat by a long shot for looks. I own a 07 TC and my friend recently bought a 07 civic si and installed a turbo. We both agree that he would have been better off with the tc. the civic had no room under the hood for mods. He had to remove the frond bumper support to fit the intercooler. And it costs a lot less to get more horsepower for the tc