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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#109 of 158 Re: urban legend [random1]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:18 am)
since when have civics been made in china?
#110 of 158 Re: urban legend [eldaino]
Jun 22, 2007 (6:07 am)
Since 2006 by Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., an affiliate company. They only make civics for sale in China though, and they don't make all their own parts either. I don't think any of the Honda affiliates in China export anything.
#111 of 158 Re: urban legend [drmbb]
Jun 22, 2007 (6:31 am)
well than its a bit different than now isn't it? his post made it seem like this applies to ALL civics that can be purchased ANYWHERE. what you are saying is quite different.
#112 of 158 2007 Honda Civic initial service
Jul 15, 2007 (2:36 pm)
I have had my new 2007 Honda Civic for about 2 months and a little over a 1000 miles.My oil monitor still says 90%. When I asked the service department at the dealer where I purchased my car when I should bring it in for its first maintenance, he replied, not until the oil monitor says 10%. Is that correct? I always thought that the mileage was more important. Can anyone give me the definitive answer to this question?
#113 of 158 initial service
Jul 15, 2007 (4:56 pm)
Mileage is important, but so are other factors such as engine RPM, duration at those RPMs, etc, so the oil life monitor (OLM) uses all these variables to let you know when service is due.
Take it in when it reaches 10%. I change my own oil, my 1st was at about 6,500 miles and the OLM was at 15%.
Jul 15, 2007 (5:25 pm)
The auto makers never seem to run out things they do that make you slap yourself on the forehead and say "what the hell were they thinking?" Being absolutely in the love with the new Civic since it was introduced for the '06 model, and being somewhat in the market for a new vehicle, I started doing some research. While doing so I learned Honda has made the Civic available in my favorite color (rallye red) only on the EX and SI coupe. For the life of me I can't think of one single reason why Honda couldn't have made this color available in any trim level. Now in order to get a Civic in the color I want I would have to spend roughly an extra $2K for a premium trim level I don't want or need just to get the color I want. How stupid is that? I absolutely love the new Civic, but Honda may have just lost a sale because I can't get the color I want in the trim level I want. I wonder how many other people opted to pass on the Civic because of Honda's ridiculous color unavailability decision?
#115 of 158 Re: OMG! [bottgers]
Jul 15, 2007 (5:37 pm)
Rallye red? Have you considered rose colored glasses?
Somehow, I think that if my mind was set on purchasing a new vehicle for how it handles, how comfortable it is, how it makes me happy to be in it (since I can't see the outside color from the inside), how it satisfies my needs, how it satisfies my ego, etc. I would get over any minor question of exterior color. At worst, I'd have it repainted.
For the extra $$ the EX has larger rear disk brakes, alloy wheels, moonroof, remote trunk release, variable speed intermittant wipers, 12-volt console outlet, premium sound system, audio controls on steering wheel, 7 speakers, outside temperature display, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, chrome exhaust, blue ambient light on console, navigation availability AND Rallye Red paint availability.
#116 of 158 and like I said....
Jul 15, 2007 (6:01 pm)
....I don't need or want any of that stuff. Why should I spend a bunch of extra money for something I don't want, just to get something else I want that should be available in any trim level?
#117 of 158 Re: and like I said.... [bottgers]
Jul 16, 2007 (11:14 am)
lets analyze your question here, because i don't think you are going to get an acceptable answer.
You want ralley red. But you don't want an ex.
Deepen your relationship with honda (i.e. purchase a more expensive civic) and they'll give you some extra perks.
If you notice, even if you got an ex SEDAN you STILL COULD NOT get ralley red. Becasue ralley red is usually considered a sporty color, and the coupe emphasizes this. As does the si sedan and coupe in which you can get ralley red as well.
Even if color was NOT an issue, the extras that the ex offeres you are totally worth the price premium, even if honda does make you pay more for them than other competitors.
I don't think they have ever been amazing at color combos (i.e. my black ex had an IVORY interior for 06 and its not until o7 that they finally decided to give it a gray interior), but a lot of auto makers do this. Think you can get aurora blue or cosmic blue on the base mazda 3? nope. youll have to get a 2.3s or a mazdaspeed to enjoy those hues.
So while not every automaker does this, its not exclusive to honda, and they like to reward those who shell out a little more; you may not agree with it, but thats how they have ALWAYS done it. If i was a red ex owner, i'd hate to see a dx guy drive up with ralley red civic thinking he's hot stuff.
this carries on to the si as well. YOu want fiji blue pearl ( a color that actually was available on regular civics of the previous gen) on a new civic? sorry, you need to get an si to do that, same with habanero pearl.
As a matter of fact, its interesting to note that in the previous gen of civics (01-05) ralley red was available on the dx/value edition trim; kind of a way for honda to reward those who opted for a car with little extras.
#118 of 158 Agree With Bottgers
Jul 16, 2007 (3:40 pm)
I also didn't really want everything that the EX version had, so I opted for the LX. That was my thinking last June when I purchased the car. I eventually added a couple of tweaks to my LX to enjoy the car even more. So at the time, I made the right decision for me.
Looking back now, I probably should've waited till the '07's came out and gotten the EX. Am I sorry I didn't wait...maybe a little. I'm still loving my LX and couldn't be happier. I guess it all happens to do with timing. Last year the LX was all I wanted and needed. This year, the EX would've been my choice.
That's what makes life interesting though, the life choices we make at different times.
P. S. If i had a true do over, I wish I would've checked out the Acura TSX...what an awesome car!