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#1 of 222 2012 Honda Civic
Oct 12, 2010 (9:28 am)
The new 2012 Civic has been seen without much camoflauge. Let's discuss it here!
#2 of 222 Photographs from Vtec.net
Oct 12, 2010 (9:36 am)
To me, the Civic too closely resembles a 2002 Camry from the rear. It's awfully conservative in a time when the bold vehicles from Ford, Chevrolet, and Hyundai are making the big news.
#3 of 222 Re: Photographs from Vtec.net [thegraduate]
Oct 12, 2010 (8:05 pm)
Conservative, yes, but I'd rather have that than yet another bizzaro-world Honda styling exercise. And the lines are not that much different than the new Elantra's, except the Elantra has the gargantuan headlamps and the character bulge on the sides. Compared to the likes of the new Cruze, it's almost "racy". I assume the ugly grille is a cover-up.
#4 of 222 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [thegraduate]
Dec 03, 2010 (10:57 pm)
The car in pictures isn't a new Civic. It is an all new 2011 Honda City, which is a popular car sold mostly in Aisa and Middle East. The new City is a little smaller than Civic, but bigger than Fit. So, it is a good car for some one who wants something between Fit anc Civic. I see a green button looks like a ECON button on the left side of the steering wheel in the 3rd picture. Honda may be testing City Hybrid. I wonder what 9th gen Civic will look like.
#5 of 222 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [civic9874]
Dec 04, 2010 (1:54 pm)
I think the possibility exists that since Honda abruptly halted/changed the design of the 2012 Civic due to changing fuel efficiency standards (which was supposed to increase in size) after much work had already went into the redesign - the possibility exists that Honda will bring this model to the USA and re-badge it as the Civic.
#6 of 222 Re: 2012 Honda Civic [accordguy0325]
Dec 04, 2010 (4:12 pm)
I hope you are wrong about this, accordguy0325. I'll be very disappointed if they re-badge City as Civic in the US.
#7 of 222 So what's new?
Dec 15, 2010 (4:26 pm)
Anyone knows what improvements are coming to the 2012 model?
Will the car be quieter? (the cruze is extremely quiet). Will the ride be a little softer (it's way too firm to my tastes, making sure I feel every single bump or pothole firmly..)
Also, will some features - now available in upper models only - finally come down to the mainstream trims? I bet that stability control will be standard across the line; but what about heated mirrors? exterior temperature indicator? trunk opener on key fob? bluetooth? variable wiper settings.. All these and more are currently reserved only for EX trim, some only on EX-L (highest trim!). They should all be standard or available in lower trims as well. like Hyundai and others are doing. Leave sunroof and navigation etc. as options for higher trims.
I would like to finally see a remote starter. Why doesn't Honda offer it, even as an option? That should become the new standard! I would also like more storage bins all over the car, but covered!! The current generation Civic has many storage cubbies, but all are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Anyone looking into the car could easily see everything! The Corolla is much better in that regard.
I'd love to see a better sounding stereo, a larger LCD for the stereo with more info, lighted controls for all power windows and door lock switches, as well as ignition key ring. Also a light in the glove box(es). And please, when I open the front doors, the "front overhead lamps" should come on, not the rear ones! Very un-intuitive.
I also need a better inside door handle (CR-V is nice), and a TPMS that indicates which tire is at fault. Also the service-minder starts to bug you every time you need service way too soon, 15% remaining is too soon to terrorize me every single time I start my car. The current sun-visors are very cheap plastic, they need improvement, and enlarge them! Or at least offer a sliding extension.
Anyone is welcome to add their own welcomed improvements.....
#8 of 222 Honda Not Changing
Dec 15, 2010 (7:50 pm)
Well its looks like Honda's ugly direction is still commencing that way. Seems to be a move in the wrong direction with this civic compared to the current one. What a shame!
#9 of 222 Re: So what's new? [samnoe]
Dec 16, 2010 (5:58 pm)
Some more improvements which I would like to see in the new 2012:
* Better, stronger brakes, with stronger brake feel.
* Turning circle. The current one have a very wide.
* Fuel economy, while not bad, trails the newer competitions.
* Brighter headlamps + fog lamps (at least optional).
#10 of 222 Detroit Auto Show
Jan 17, 2011 (5:04 pm)
There is a new Civic concept at the show. Pretty similar to the current one.