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#1 of 1035 Honda Civic Coupe / Civic Si 2006+
Oct 18, 2005 (12:31 pm)
Let's talk about the new Si and Civic Coupe for 2006. In case you haven't seen it, have a look at InsideLine's First Drive: 2006 Honda Civic Si and let's go!!
#2 of 1035 second post
Oct 18, 2005 (1:50 pm)
anyone have a link to the Dana Patrick??? something commercial with red Civic Si?
#3 of 1035 Civic Coupe: Poor Man's Si ?
Oct 18, 2005 (2:25 pm)
A big thanks to our moderator, Pat, who listened to our request and set up this forum distinct from the Civic sedan. Does anyone agree that with a spoiler, the new coupe will look a lot like the Si ? One of the biggest San Diego dealers told me the new coupes are flying off the lot. None there at present. I'd love to have an MT LX silver coupe and put some 205/55-16 Falken Azenis Sport tires on it. It would be a lot of fun, and would go around the local mountain twisting roads very well. There's no red for the coupe. Guess they've reserved red for the Si. There's a great two-page photo of a wine red Si on pages 80-81 of the November Road & Track that arrived yesterday.
#4 of 1035 Re: Civic Coupe: Poor Man's Si ? [andysandiego]
Oct 18, 2005 (2:42 pm)
Glad to help and let me just note that ClaireS is your host here and she was involved in setting this up - I'll be going back over to Sedans now.
#5 of 1035 Re: Civic Coupe: Poor Man's Si ? [andysandiego]
Oct 18, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I don't think the Coupe is a "poor man's Si." Budget sporty cars are Neons and Focus ZX3's in stripped configuration. The Coupe is $17,000 from a manufacturer that doesn't rebate or offer employee incentives. I view it more as a practical (read: reliable) alternative to a MINI.
But we have to wait and see how owners rate the actual handling on the Coupe. I hope to drive one at the Honda event in San Francisco this weekend; they have been hard to find at dealers. I had a 2003 Coupe and was not happy with its handling; it wasn't a dog, but it was no better than any competing econo-box.
#6 of 1035 Availability and colors
Oct 18, 2005 (3:43 pm)
I did a check of the local inventory at 4 dealers here in the Twin Cities, and each had anywhere from 4 to 16 Civics in stock. Without doing the math I would say that about 75% of these were coupes, so at least here it would seem that the sedans are outselling the coupes (unless they are just getting more coupes in than sedans so far).
Also as far as colors go, I believe Honda's web site shows a red color being available in December - comes with a black interior.
#7 of 1035 Re: Availability and colors [JBaumgart]
Oct 18, 2005 (6:04 pm)
the online inventory doesn't mean they physically have the cars...
I bought a Mazda 3 (which probaly works the same for honda dealers). Their dealer inventory is linked to the Mazda site. the exact Mazda 3 we bought was already shown in the inventory. Well, when we bought it (after "watching" it for weeks in the inventory) it still was on the way from Japan. Took additional 2 weeks to actually pick it up. After we already had the car it was still in the inventory. so, the inventory is more about cars that are coming soon or were there some time ago. doesn't mean the cars on the lot are the ones in the online inventory.
(why did we go through that huggle?.. we wanted Xenon headlights.... and the one with these actually on the lot was white brrr.... so we had to wait for the one we liked to arrive...
Well, checkin the local honda dealers... their inventory system is even worse than the mazda-one. somehow they have their own, not linked to Honda site. weird....
#8 of 1035 Re: Availability and colors [herrkaleu]
Oct 18, 2005 (6:52 pm)
herrkaleu, yes I realize the dealers' web sites probably don't match what's actually on their lots at any given point in time, but I was merely pointing out that at least here there seems to be more coupes than sedans, either now available or soon to arrive. It's just a relative measure of which style has the better supply in this area, shortly after launch. One of the dealers also had 10 or so new '05's listed on their site, and all but one were coupes, except one Si hatch.
#9 of 1035 Re: Availability and colors [JBaumgart]
Oct 18, 2005 (7:06 pm)
I love the looks of the Rallye Red (available in December). It looks a lot like the Milano Red that was available on Civics for years.
I wonder if it will be available on the Si or if they'll only have the Habanero Red they've shown in so many of the publicity photos. That one is too dark and burgandy looking for my taste.
At least the Rallye Red has black interior, my favorite by far! Will the Si have black interior on all models or a choice of others? I remember when you could only get a black interior on anything with an Si badge on it. Those were the days...