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#324 of 488 Re: Age of Civic Si Sedan owners [nowakj66]
Aug 08, 2007 (4:46 am)
I am 40 & will likely purchase an Si sedan. Good value, MPG, 4 doors, full size trunk, stealth look & fun to drive. Pretty easy choice for me.
I had the previous Si hatchback in silver. A little too unusual, hard for folks to get in back, performance not so great.
I had a 1989 Si hatchback... one of my favorites. Have also had 2 regular 1998 & 1999 Civics and the first generation Odyssey.
Best thing about any Honda is you can drive the living tar out of it, park it, and it will be ready to go again the next morning, and still get great gas mileage for 100K +.
For the $, Honda cars & motorcycles rock. If I had the extra dough, I'd be driving a BMW 335i...
As someone else on the board said, "BMWs are built to be driven on the autobahn and serviced by highly skilled technicians with special tools. Japanese cars are meant to drive in heavy traffic with minimum maintenance." Good observation. I've had 2 BMW motorcycles and loved them dearly, but they were expensive to maintain.
Thanks to all you Si owners who are posting positive & negative info--helps me make an informed decision.
Have fun & be careful out there.
#325 of 488 Re: Synthetic oil - jiffy lube [bf04]
Aug 08, 2007 (5:57 am)
bf04, it's unfortunate that your Honda dealer is so far away. I have heard a lot of horror stories about Jiffy Lubes, but maybe the one near you is honest. The oil filter for the Si is very hard to get to. When you go in for an oil change, I would suggest asking them to show you the oil filter they took out, just to keep them honest.
#326 of 488 Re: Synthetic oil - jiffy lube [bf04]
Aug 08, 2007 (7:12 am)
I wouldn't let those jackasses touch my car. But then I don't like anyone but my mechanic touching my car. Try Wal-mart instead, as you can at least watch them a little better than jiffy lube and they are all corporate run instead of being franchised.
#327 of 488 synthetic oil- jiffy lube
Aug 08, 2007 (11:10 am)
I can watch my jiffy lube easily and seem honest. I live in a small town. We do have a merchant tire and auto I get my major work done at, would you suggest them instead? I have no problems with Merchants or Jiffy.
thx for the replies.
PS. If I do goto the Honda dealership to get oil change, do they have synth and do I just go by their recommendation?
#328 of 488 Re: synthetic oil- jiffy lube [bf04]
Aug 09, 2007 (5:21 am)
Where you do the oil change doesn't matter, as long as you can trust the mechanic. You also want a place where you can watch them do the oil change. Make sure they put in synthetic and replaced the oil filter. Honda dealers will go by manufacturer specifications so they will not put in synthetic unless you ask. Even then, it's a gamble if they actually remember it. Some places will let you bring the filter and motor oil.
#329 of 488 BMW 325 i manual v. Sedan SI
Aug 10, 2007 (2:46 pm)
I have a bmw 325 i manual. and am considering a si sedan.
I love the bmr's rear drive. you really can't beat that. the inline 6 purrs like a kitten. the car is very smooth.
However the cars feels heavy. the steering is a little slow unless you yank it and the suspension is on the soft side. Although it does handle even with the soft underpinnings.
I have driven an si sedan. the car was very nice except that it did not idle down between shifts. Iv'e heard there is a fix for this. I will have to go for another re-test drive to see if the factory has addressed this little annoyance. the car feels light and agile compared to the bmer and with lay down seats it has way more storage room for my rc cars and my mt. bike. I wonder how the '08s will drive? (re the idle down issue)
I like the habanero red color and the nav system. HOnda doesn't charge you 400 bucks for pearls or metallics. this I like.
#330 of 488 Re: hesitation, age of drivers [eldaino]
Aug 10, 2007 (9:38 pm)
The median age of an Si coupe buyer is 25, the Sedan is 30. 80% are male, on both of them.
My ~55 year old father drives a Mazdaspeed3, and likes my Civic. My ~52 year old mother drives an 07 Miata (6 speed), and also likes the Civic. They also have an 07 Jeep Commander on lease, and a 4cyl Tacoma, but the Mazdas are their daily drivers except during the winter. I think my father prefers my car to his, as he doesn't really push the Speed3 very much, and the Civic is quite a bit more slick when you aren't trying to get every once of performance out of it.
When my father gets tired of the Speed3 in a year (he's a new car junkie), I might offer him a trade; my Si should be worth more than the Speed3 by then, and he'll have put some more economical all season tires on the car, too. Furthermore, I'll know the car has been meticulously taken care of.
This is my first Honda; my previous car was a 2001 Hyundai Accent that I bought new for $8000, and previous to that was an old beater 86 Chevy pickup. I'm not in to the whole throwing lots of money on swapping new cars constantly thing.
Anyway, the median age means that half of the people that buy the car are older, and half of them are younger, as opposed to an average, which might be a bit higher than the median.
#331 of 488 Saw a Civic "2.0i-VTEC" Sedan in Korea
Aug 10, 2007 (11:23 pm)
I saw a sweet light silver Civic 4 door sedan with Si wheels in Korea today. I stopped to look and saw it had a sunroof,"> leather seats, an auto tranny w/paddle shifters, and a small lip on the rear fender rather than the Si's wing. Rear badge read "2.0i-VTEC"
Aug 11, 2007 (2:13 am)
#333 of 488 Re: Saw a Civic "2.0i-VTEC" Sedan in Korea [siarizona]
Aug 11, 2007 (5:08 am)
When I was in Germany a few weeks ago, I also noticed the European style of the Civic... I was actually quite impressed, I really liked the body style it has. Unfortunately I didn't think to snap any pictures, but if you ever see some photos, you'll see what I mean.