Last post on Jan 31, 2007 at 6:16 PM
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Honda Civic, Coupe, Sedan
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.