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#120 of 224 Re: Elanta 2011 vs Civic 2012 [isellhondas]
Jun 08, 2011 (3:23 am)
Well, I am damn sure that our 2006 Civic suffered much more hail damage than a 1995 Dodge Stratus not once (during the first hail storm both cars were exposed to side by side three years ago this August) but once again two weeks ago this Thursday when a F-1 Tornado struck about three miles from our home. Once again the same cars were hit with pea or larger sized hail driven by 65-70 mph winds. Guess what? the Honda AGAIN suffered $1200.00 in dent damage and the Stratus???? Nothing new. So, maybe once but not twice. I've seen it twice now so I am beyond convincing otherwise.
Jun 09, 2011 (11:30 am)
Does anyone know what the Econ button does behind the scenes? I know it supposedly reduces power to save on gas. But I am curious how does it reduce power? Does it control the flow of fuel? Or does it use less than four cylinders? Or is it just fancy button with psychological effects?
I have driven the car the first two weeks with the Econ button on and have been driving the past couple of weeks with it off. The terrain is the same I pretty much drive it back and forth to the office. I get exactly the same mpg either way.
#122 of 224 Re: Econ Button [civilguy1]
Jun 10, 2011 (7:53 pm)
I don't know the details....but I believe it also alters the use of the air conditioning when at a stop light. So it has less drag and lowering fuel consumption.
When I drive in the Econ mode....it appears that the shift points are different when I am on the same route.
My MPG improved by about 2mpg by using the Econ mode for in city driving.
#123 of 224 Any one installed a radio in a 2012 dx?
Jul 05, 2011 (4:55 am)
Any tips tricks or problems I should be aware of when attempting to install a radio in the dx? Is the wiring, speakers, or antenna already installed? Are there any wiring diagrams or "how to" manuals available for the 2012 civic?
#124 of 224 I cant stand these slanted headrests!!
Jul 08, 2011 (6:41 pm)
i just bought a 2012 civic and drive it 82 miles roundtrip everyday for work. i know these active head restraints are a safety advancement but i cant deal with the neck pain they cause. no amount of adjusting seat, changing my posture or use of cushion/pillow helps. my dealer wont give me any guidance and i know i would be making car less safe by switching out the headrest. that said, does anybody know of ANY less slanted make/model headest that will fit this car? doesnt even have to be a honda headrest. 2011 civic headrest doesnt fit, some have suggested an accord headrest but i need to know which model year will fit . i am desperate for a solution and i am starting to hate this car.
#125 of 224 You can NOT install a Radio or A/C in a 2012 DX
Jul 10, 2011 (5:39 am)
I entered into a purchase agreement to buy a 2012 Civic DX with the promise the dealer would install an Air Conditioner. After a couple days, they told me it was impossible. Honda offered no guidance. And, no current aftermarket installers could do so. Also they told me that it was impossible to install an LX radio in the DX. It was not listed as an "accessory;" so, not possible. I called around to a few dealers -even a big online part dealer from the east coast. All told me the same thing. I did find one professional review that said the Honda DX was factory wired with speakers so that a dealer or customer could install a radio. This is July 2012. I bet by October 2012, Honda will provide "how to" guidance on both of the above issues. If not, it is kinda of sad that in 2012, a major car maker would design, build, and sell such a bland uncomfortable stripper model. Due to the Japan crisis, my dealer had three new cars. 2 2012 civic DX sedans and one 2012 EX-navigation coupe. (for the record they also had a few 2011 SUVs) Luckily, they cut me a great deal on the EX coupe. before taxes, it was $1000 below TMV.
#126 of 224 Re: I cant stand these slanted headrests!! [jonnakate]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Perhaps try a seat cushion/pad which will cause your back and head to be further way from the headrests?
Or perhaps tilt your seat back one notch from your current setting?
#127 of 224 Re: You can NOT install a Radio or A/C in a 2012 DX [jocolli]
Jul 11, 2011 (2:37 am)
Honda has been selling the DX model in pretty much its current form since 2006 model year. It had no radio, AC, and other features the public expects as standard even then. I remember looking at one when we bought our 2006 EX sedan wondering who would pay the premium price (for a car having nothing) then pay some more to have those features installed...I guess people will pay for the "Honda" name even thought the car is a stripper. Not me because the name won't keep me cool or play tunes for me. Anyhow, my point is, sure dealers can install an AC at the least, they could back then because I asked out of curiosity. Try an Elantra and see what you DON'T give up for not much more!!!
#128 of 224 Re: You can NOT install a Radio or A/C in a 2012 DX [jocolli]
Jul 11, 2011 (2:31 pm)
I've been retired for a year now but I didn't know honda even made DX Civics anymore! Even when we could get them, we wouldn't order any because they such poor sellers.
You think it's "sad" that Honda would build and sell such a "bland, uncomfortable stripper" model?
Well....um...YOU bought this car! You knew EXACTLY what you were buying!
By the time you add A/C and a decent radio you'll be close to the price of an LX.
Any car stereo shop will be able to install a nice radio for you at a decent price.
As far as A/C? I know Honda used to sell and install A/C units for DX's and I would find it odd that they no longer do this. I would call a couple of other stores and ask.
Your last sentence confuses me. did you buy an EX coupe too?
#129 of 224 Window Tinting
Jul 15, 2011 (8:10 pm)
What is everyone doing with window tinting the 2012 Civic?
What percentages are you doing? What is the 'factory tint' percentages?