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#21 of 50 Re: 2007 Civic Si Coupe - Lets talk! [mudpuddles]
Jul 12, 2007 (8:12 pm)
hey when i turn my lights on my 07 civic si, the spedmometer and tach lights dim. thats normal right? i cant remember if it did that before
#22 of 50 Re: 2007 Civic Si Coupe - Lets talk! [themistocles]
Jul 12, 2007 (8:31 pm)
That's pretty normal for vehicles. At night, when the headlights are on, you automatically dim down the gauge lights.
#23 of 50 vehicle stability assist
Jul 13, 2007 (4:12 pm)
Does anyone have experience with the VSA system in the new Si's? I know on some cars it kicks in way too early and some it helps out. My dad's Magnum has it and he says it keeps the car in line when he is really thrashing it.
#24 of 50 Re: vehicle stability assist [sarnman]
Jul 13, 2007 (5:57 pm)
sarnman, i've found myself using it a couple times, and from what i can tell/feel, it's pretty helpful. I've never had it start to take over my steering or anything like that when i didn't want it to, but i have felt it start to play with things when i'm taking turns faster than i should be... but who can blame me when the car's just that fun??
#25 of 50 new owner here...
Jul 13, 2007 (8:55 pm)
As of today I am the proud owner of an 07 SI in Nighthawk Black Pearl. I'm in Southern California near Santa Barbara and had a great dealership experience that was so much more painless than I had expected. After researching the car to death and every other competitor (mazda speed, mini s, gti, etc.), test driving the SI sealed the deal. I paid $22.5 OTD ($20,500 base + TTL) and am happy with the deal, especially since the sales guy was great.
The car is beautiful, in & out, and handles like you wouldn't believe. I love it!!!!
#26 of 50 Re: vehicle stability assist [kork13]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:00 am)
I'm glad to hear that it isn't too intrusive. I know I've read some Lexus reviews where the stability control completely prevented spirited driving.
Btw, I asked this in the mpg forum, but what kind of gas mileage are you guys getting from your Si's? I'm still trying to decide between getting the Si and an Ex. If I could get 27 mpg when I really wanted to by driving lightly, I'd definitely get the Si.
#27 of 50 Re: vehicle stability assist [sarnman]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:43 am)
My friend, if you want to drive lightly, you can get over 30. At least by my experience, with about 40/60 hwy/city driving, I usually get about 30-31 mpg if I don't play around too much. I drove from Oregon to Colorado right after I bought mine, and got as high as 37 mpg. On this tank of gas, I'm having alot of fun, and it looks like I'm probably getting around 24-25 mpg or so... so it does fall off pretty sharply if you start high-revving and getting fast accel's, but even 23-24 is pretty acceptable (for me at least) if you're having alot of fun at the same time.
#28 of 50 Re: vehicle stability assist [kork13]
Jul 14, 2007 (5:06 pm)
get an si, youll be much happier. lol, my mom bought an EX like 2 months before i got my Si and she even regrets buying it. Better brakes, better handeling, more power, good gas mileage. on the freeway i get around 29-33 depending how im driving. If i actually used cruise control i could prolly get better.
#29 of 50 Re: vehicle stability assist [sarnman]
Jul 15, 2007 (5:46 am)
I've got an SI Sedan, and regularly get 27-29 mpg, in mixed driving. Even blowing the AC and some moderatly aggressive driving in day-to-day situations doesn't hurt mpg.
Since new, the worst tank of gas got a high 26 mpg. The best, 32 mpg.
#30 of 50 don't know why you would want to drive easy in an si but
Jul 16, 2007 (11:18 am)
to those who are getting great gas mileage on the si, how far can you go on a tank? I would assume since you are getting around 37mpg, you should be able to go for almost 400 miles.