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#57 of 224 Re: Elantra 2011 vs Civic 2012 [backy]
Apr 29, 2011 (11:51 am)
I'm sorry but I watched the Korean cars do poorly at the auctions and as used cars (for us, anyway) they were never easy to sell.
Because of this, I think a two or three year old Hyundai could be a great value.
Since they are so close in price to a Honda, I just can't see why anyone would buy one. Of course, that is only my opinion.
Granted, they have, indeed come a LONG way. Given their dismal initial offerings they had to. I give them credit for being able to survive when the odds were against them.
I don't need to "wake up" I am simply stating the reality of today's marketplace. If the improvements continue I may very well change my mind.
#58 of 224 Re: Elantra 2011 vs Civic 2012 [isellhondas]
Apr 29, 2011 (12:15 pm)
I think you are stating the reality of yesterday's marketplace. But that's only my opinion.
In yesterday's marketplace, the Civic was at the top of the heap in the compact field. Not in today's marketplace however. Maybe the 2012 Civic will pull it back up. But it's a tough, tough field these days.
#59 of 224 Re: 2012 Civic [temj12]
Apr 29, 2011 (3:58 pm)
"""If you like the design of the Civic and the Accord, you need to go to work for Honda. You would fit right in."""
So by your logic you should be working for Hyundai, as others here, and I suspect you have a fondness for the upcoming Korean brand and feel the need to express said opinion in the HONDA CIVIC 2012 ROOM. Peace and love to you
#60 of 224 Re: Elantra 2011 vs Civic 2012 [backy]
Apr 29, 2011 (4:41 pm)
Well, no, I am talking about TODAY'S market but I also realize that TOMORROW'S marketplace may very well change.
People have short memories.
And you are spot on with your "tough, tough field" these days. So many cars to pick from and none of them "bad".
Personally, I think the latest offerings from Ford will be much more of a threat to Honda. They REALLY got their act together!
#61 of 224 Re: 2012 Civic [temj12]
Apr 29, 2011 (4:44 pm)
Your comments are strictly subjective.
The designs that you call "pathetic" or "sorry" are loved by the masses.
I suppose this is why restaurants have menus.
#62 of 224 Re: Civic crash test scores
May 01, 2011 (7:37 am)
Any idea why 2012 Civic crash scores are low.
#63 of 224 Re: Civic crash test scores [rustum]
May 01, 2011 (8:23 am)
I haven't seen any crash test results and they normally aren't released this early.
This would be surprising since they usually improve with each new redesign.
#65 of 224 Re: Civic crash test scores [rustum]
May 01, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Since there was no real changes between 2006 and 2011, I've very surprised. They did revamp their testing methods so I would suppose all makes were affected.
Honda has the largest indoor crash test facility in the world and they have never failed to meet or exceed what the government results turn out to be.
When they project, say a four star rating, they haven't been wrong.
I have seen some horribly mangled up Civics where everyone walked away unhurt.
#66 of 224 Re: Civic crash test scores [rustum]
May 01, 2011 (1:09 pm)
Keep in mind- NHSTA revised its crash test standards to be more in line with IIHS.ORG, where in which the 2011 Honda Civic does reasonably well in crash tests. Personally, I check both sites for ratings, but after years of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety having higher test standards, IIHS is whom I give more credibility rather than our federal government