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Nov 08, 2011 (5:05 pm)
Honda simply blew it with the 2012 Civic...calling it ugly is being too kind! It needs a complete redo from inside out...not just what they did to the Accord from model year 2005 to 2006...but a complete redo. If the new Sentra & Corolla is as nice as the Elantra, Honda will really be up a creek in this segment. So far, I've seen about 5 2012 Civic's out there on the streets...it is not selling well. And to go back down to 15" wheels for the mid level LX was just plain stupid...go back to the 16" wheels and call it a day.
If Honda is as smart a company as I know they are, this shouldn't be to difficult for them to accomplish. Take a look at the Elantra interior and use that as a guide...it's very driver oriented. As a Civic owner, I wish them luck in fixing a truly market blunder!
#174 of 224 Re: Thank The Lord [sandman_6472]
Nov 08, 2011 (8:04 pm)
Ugly? I've seen the new Civic a few times on the road and I don't think it's ugly at all. Nothing revolutionary, but then that's not Honda's way with their sedans.
Now the dashboard... that could use some improvement, IMO. If Honda spends any money on a near-term upgrade, that's where I think they should put it. And maybe bring back the precise handling feel of Civics of yore. I haven't driven the new Civic but have read several professional reviews that compare it to a Buick. And not in a flattering way.
#175 of 224 Re: Thank The Lord [backy]
Nov 10, 2011 (10:34 am)
lol a Buick ? It can't be that bad. The new Hyundai's look nice, but the styling will get dated. Honda's styling, however, is timeless. Look at yesteryears styling, and notice it still looks trendy today. I own a Honda Accord Hatchback wagon, and people still compliment it's conservative yet aerodynamic styling !
#176 of 224 Re: Thank The Lord [sxean]
Nov 10, 2011 (3:40 pm)
As I said, I don't have any problem with the exterior styling of the Civic.
But the dash... I wouldn't use the term "timeless". I'd use the term "cheap". One thing your Honda Accord wagon has going for it was excellent interior materials quality for its class, and time. The new Civic... sorry, not in the same league as several others in its class.
Nov 10, 2011 (5:25 pm)
Not this new generation, maybe the last one that I own but the new one...no way. By the way, Honda called today and will pay for 1/2 my recent a/c repair...great news and I told the guy thanks so much. Honda stepped up to the plate and it was the right thing to do. "If ya don't ask, ya don't get"...I asked for all & I got 1/2, still good in my eyes. I am pleased! I am,
#179 of 224 2012 seats are killing my back
Nov 27, 2011 (7:13 pm)
I bought a 2012 Civic in October. I previously owned a 2002 Civic, which one of my kids is now driving. But when I drive the new car, it gives me backaches. I've never had back problems before. I swapped with the kid for a week and went back to driving the old car -- the back problems completely disappeared. As soon as I started driving the new car again, I had back pain again. I bought a wedge-shaped seat cushion at Wal-Mart which helps somewhat -- reduces the back pain, but the car still hurts my back. I'm already planning on trading it in as soon as I won't take a bath on it. Can anyone suggest a seat cushion that will help? Or anything else? I'm 5 feet 1 inches tall, and I think maybe that's part of the problem. Has anyone else had this problem?
#181 of 224 Do NOT buy the 2012 Civic
Dec 22, 2011 (1:11 am)
I just read the yahoo article on the failing new Civic. It's nice to see the company is getting the recognition it deserves! When Honda was on top putting out quality automobiles the reviews & slaes showed. Now that the 2012 Civic falls on its face with reduced interior quality, recall due to fuel leaks & a dated exterior (the back end reminds me of the early 2000's Camry) it's only right they go back to the drawing board. Why would anyone buy a 2012 Civic when you can get a higher rated car in the same class for much cheaper? And the last question, why would ANYONE buy a 2012 Civic with a newly improved design Civic right around the corner?!?! I've owned 5 Honda's with my current one being an 06 Accord. I will gladly buy a Hyundai, Kia, or Toyota if Honda does not start giving more for the buck! But, at 119k the car is paid off and still running strong! If I can get 200k, it should be around 2019 when I buy again
#182 of 224 Re: Thank The Lord [sandman_6472]
Jan 04, 2012 (2:06 pm)
We are very happy with our 2009 EXL Navi Civic! Unfortunately we cannot bring ourselves to replace it with the 2012. We think Honda has really lost its way and it shows on the Civic. Totall cheap out on the interior>> by removing the little triaglular windows by the windshield. putting a divider on the front driver and passenger door windows so they can use cheaper glass!. This car is as noisy as anything I have ever ridden in. I also had this issue on the 09 but spend big dough to have sound proofing put in the doors, and floors. Even the Hyundia Elantra is better than this! No six speed auto either! We already gave up on the Accord and traded our 07 for another brand. Now we are done with the Civic! Prior to this we have had 9 Hondas. Imagine Hyundia leading the way. Who wouldaa thuink?