Last post on Jan 31, 2007 at 6:16 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
#13 of 20 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 [doan4u]
Oct 04, 2006 (6:18 pm)
It's nice to hear someone not have any complaints on their car. Enjoy it
#14 of 20 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 [kasper06]
Oct 07, 2006 (4:42 am)
Why is Fiji Blue Pearl not offered in any other model except Si, I have an 04 EX coupe in that color. I saw one yesterday, NICE! and would have bought a Civic EX coupe but dont want the Si.
Maybe next year.
#15 of 20 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 [civic4]
Oct 12, 2006 (8:41 pm)
My only regret with my purchase was not checking out the competition a bit more(I have a 2006 Civic EX). Because I have owned four previous Hondas, I just went for another one without giving it much thought. I am really disappointed with the quality so far. I rode in a co-workers Pontiac G6 coupe and could not believe how rock solid, quiet and powerful it was compared to my Civic (and he paid less than I did). Now don't get me wrong, I am still a Honda guy, it just made me raise my eyebrow a bit and wonder if I made the right decision.
#16 of 20 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 [droman]
Oct 13, 2006 (5:13 am)
Keep in mind though the G6 is a brand new model from 2005, replacing the Grand AM, designed to target the Japanese market. The base model is a V-4 engine and is 18,000 compared to 15,000 Civic DX. The upper two trim models have V-6 engines at much higher horsepower, and will most likely have average gas mileage at a price range of 26,000. IMO, Hondas are meant to be luxury cars with the best sound system and a quiet ride, that's what Acuras are for. Hondas are known for cheap, reliable, low gas mileage plastic cars. Pontiac, on the other hand, are part of GM who isn't known for quality or reliability and is drastically switching business gears to chase after Toyotas and Hondas and switch away from big truck market. For example, GM owns Chevrolet who recently came out with the Chevy Aveo compact car. Guess where the Aveo is from? GM bought out the recently backrupt Daewoo (they make TVs!!!) to make the Aveo. I've owned a Pontiac Grand AM before, it broke down every chance it could.
Oct 18, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Love my car so far with no issues to speak of...it just gets the job done. Having owned 2 Corolla's & 2 Camry's, it amazes me how Honda just "gets it right"! Rented a Corolla LE in St. Louis in August and was quite overwhelmed actually. The seats were comfy, and with bad spine problems, it was quite back friendly. I also was impressed with the mileage. It had 17k miles on the odo & the car was frugal. It's hard to judge with my Civic, as I haven't even passed the 3100 mark yet. But my calculations are showing 33 mpg's with a 80/20 mix. I know when it really breaks in, I'll be seeing closer to 37 with my mostly city driving.
I was disappointed in the loudness & thrashyness of the Corolla 1.8 engine. The Civic just seems to drive very seemlessly, it accelerates at a brisk pace with almost nondetectable shifts & outstanding low end torque. I did test drive a brand new Corolla before I got the Civic and was underwhelmed with it that I chose to spend my $ elsewhere.
#19 of 20 2006 vs. 2007 - style?
Jan 31, 2007 (5:56 pm)
I'm in the market for a Civic sedan, trying to decide new vs used. I walked around the dealer's lot just looking. The '07 Civic sedan has a really looong windshield, almost too long in my opinion, like some sort of minivan or "cab-forward" design (remember the old Chrysler ads?). I like the look of the '06 better, more like a 4-door sedan should look, just scaled down a bit. I looked around the forums, can't find any discussions on the new '07 Civic styling. Which do you all prefer?
I had an '89 Corolla SR-5, and had the windshield replaced a couple times due to cracks (stray rocks, etc). Would the jumbo windshield on the new Civic be more expensive to replace?
#20 of 20 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 - style? [tommcs]
Jan 31, 2007 (6:16 pm)
The Civic's design changed for 2006. You are probably comparing the 2006-7 models to the 2001-5 generation.
The 2001-5 Civic was boring IMO, the coupe a little less so than the sedan. The 2006-7 Civics may look odd to some people, but I don't think they can be called "boring."
Get zero deductible glass insurance (not that expensive) and the big windshield will cost you nothing to replace.