Last post on May 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Honda Civic, Future Vehicle, Coupe, Sedan
#5 of 37 Re: 13 [tomcatt630]
Aug 11, 2012 (6:16 am)
CIVIC: According to resources, the CEO of Honda company, Mr. Takabobu has taken the results of 2012 style very seriously and without spending much time has declared that organization is going to upgrade the automobile completely. According to firm’s Vice Chief executive of revenue in USA Mr. John Mendel “the organization is not only going to produce a better car but a great car”.
Corolla: The popular Toyota Corolla enters the 2013 model year with a few option package changes.
#6 of 37 Re: 2013 Honda Civic [backy]
Aug 16, 2012 (3:12 pm)
Given that the EX model does not have more horsepower than the LX or DX (unlike in previous generations), the Si's 6 speed manual would be a nice gesture.
Also, the EX-L (leather interior) should be available in both manual and auto, with or without nav.
#7 of 37 Re: 2013 Honda Civic [demetrios999]
Aug 23, 2012 (6:49 pm)
It would also be nice to have some modern technology interior conveniences in a model other than the EX-L/Nav. Satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity should be available in all trims.
Dec 30, 2012 (3:20 pm)
Just pulled up to a light and in the next lane to my left was a brand new 2013 black Civic...was one car length back so I only saw like a 1/2 view but from the bolt on wheel covers, it looked like a LX model. Very nice!! The tail lights made me think lexus at first before I zeroed into the small Civic in the trunk lid. There's a nice chrome strip on the trunk...shoulda whipped my camera out but didn't. Once the light changed...it made a huey and was gone but damn...sure looked nice from the rear! It had a temp plate and I swear I thought of Lexus first. Tail end looks better than the ILX which I really like.
Am very impressed from what I saw...very impressed!!
#9 of 37 Re: Just Saw One [sandman_6472]
Dec 30, 2012 (6:16 pm)
As an owner of the same generation, I had our '09 EX in for service yesterday. A new '13 EX was in the showroom. While the '12 was not a bad car, the changes made on the '13 were subtle but noticeable. I understand that the car is quieter, handles and rides better, super. I gave the car a good going over. I like the soft touch and chrome additions in the interior. The addition of the hood insulation panel and trunk trim panel inside the trunk lid are nice additions. Our '09 EX has been trouble free and inexpensive to maintain and have been delighted with it overall. Glad to see I can still consider another Civic as a possible future replacement.
Jan 02, 2013 (3:07 pm)
Like you we had a flawless 2009 EX-l with Navi that we kept for 42 months. A wonderful car! I like the much needed changes on the 13 Civic as we had given up on the 2012 all together. What I still don't like is that stationary front door's window fixed glass partitions, done I think as a cheap out, they also filled in the extra little triangle windows beyond the front doors and just behind the windshield and mounted speakers there on the inside and plastic fillers on the outside. That is no good as it cuts off some much needed visibility around the thick A pillars!
We ended up trading for the Acura ILX Tech which is based on the Civic but has none of the cheap out on the front door windows ie a full driver and passenger window without the stationary fixed partition. If you are going for a "loaded" Civic, do take a look at the ILX. They are cutting some good deals.
#11 of 37 Re: About time! [robtroxel]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:37 pm)
Discounts on the 2012 Civics are running about $3,000.
What does anyone think the 2013's will go for?
Aside from the dash, I think I would prefer the price of the 2012 over the "improvements" of the 2013. Coming off a Buick, I prefer the softer and more comforatable ride.
Right about visiblity... not that good.
#12 of 37 Re: Just Saw One [sandman_6472]
Jan 09, 2013 (11:28 am)
It sounds like Honda was listening. A good thing.
Still, there will always be some who will think the 2012's are somehow better than the 2013's or they will feel that Honda didn't do enough.
The tailights that you like will be knocked by others and some won't like the "nice" chrome strip on the trunk etc.
I used to hear it all. The "horrible" color that a lot of people can't stand is the ONLY color someone else will take.
So much is subjective. I learned to just smile and tune things out.
#13 of 37 Re: Just Saw One [isellhondas]
Jan 09, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Well, I really liked it and would be very happy to own one now as I was really turned off by the '12. A vast improvement!
#14 of 37 Re: Just Saw One [isellhondas]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:39 pm)
My 2 cents...I purchased a 2012 Honda Civic Sedan in October 2011. It wasn't my first choice for a vehicle but I won't get into that. I have not yet seen the 2013 except for photos here. I absolutely agree with isellhondas that "so much is subjective." I would like to have some of the new features of the "refreshed" Civic, such as better safety, quieter, and smoother ride (not that mine rides bumpy), but I do not like all the silver trim. I think it looks cheap. Also, I prefer the body style of the 2012. And I still don't like the double dashboard and all the digital displays; looks ridiculous. So there you go. In a few years, I hope to move up to an "adult" vehicle, such as a Lexus or Subaru SUV, which I should have purchased in the first place. BTW, I'm a "young" mid-age woman, who often forgets she's middle-aged. I think the 2013 Civic will be popular with the younger crowd.