Last post on Apr 04, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Honda Civic, Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic Hybrid, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan
#29 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [joeep23]
Jul 29, 2012 (9:40 am)
FWIW I am pretty sure the Elantra at least has auto-off headlamps. It's had that feature since at least the 2001 MY.
Jul 29, 2012 (11:00 am)
So, just go to any stereo shop and have an inexpensive Satellite radio system installed. With such widespread use of Ipods, XM radio may be on the way out.
The "target audience" for Civic coupes is a small one since tha vast majority of Civics sold are sedans.
Still XM cuold appear in the 2013's I suppose.
Nissan has tested the market and they are well aware that Sentra coupes would be very poor sellers.
#31 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [joeep23]
Jul 29, 2012 (11:07 am)
Yep, and when the 2013 Civics are released there will be some people who will wonder..." Why did honda screw it up?"
#32 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [backy]
Jul 29, 2012 (11:10 am)
It's almost like some people are terribly put out because they have to turn off their own headlights!
I mean BIG DEAL! When I do forget, that irrating chime quickly serves as a reminder!
#33 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [isellhondas]
Jul 29, 2012 (11:13 am)
Yeah, the chime is fine, but I kinda like the auto-off feature. Gotta have one of those at least.
#34 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [backy]
Jul 29, 2012 (11:51 am)
According to the Hyundai website the automatic headlights are not available on the GLS and optional on the Limited. They do have daytime running lights. Sure, turning of the headlights is not a big deal. But both of my other cars have the automatic headlights and with kids it's possible to get distracted and not pay attention to the chime. In any case the auto headlights was just a part of the decision. At this point my thoughts are toward the 2013 and how do I get information about it.
#35 of 38 Re: Looking ahead to the 2013 [joeep23]
Jul 29, 2012 (12:12 pm)
Are you looking for "auto-off" headlights (I thought you were), or automatic headlights, i.e., auto off and on? I think the Elantra has auto-off headlights, i.e. they go off when you stop the engine and take the keys out of the ignition. Automatic headlights are something else altogether.
Aug 10, 2012 (11:30 pm)
All the hand wringing is moot, Civic is #1 compact for the past few months. I got a good deal on one with minor hail damage for $4000 off sticker. Got the HF model and gets 40 on highway without electric motor to charge, nor a risky turbo, or complex, shuddering, wacky 'dry clutch' trans.
Sure, I'd love to have had XM, but I got a poratable one to plug into AUX port for $79.
For years I drove Ford compacts and faced critics, and no problem facing picky, snarky, uppity, critics now.
Oh and BTW, the Canadian plant can't build them fast enough, per a factory worker online.
#37 of 38 Unwarranted fears
Dec 17, 2012 (4:33 pm)
Even though the 2013 came out later than the dealer told me, there were more than a few 2012s left when they did come out. Just as I hoped I was able to get a good deal on a 2012. I test drove both cars over the same roads and decided a liked the softer ride in the 2012 and the cosmetic upgrades on the 2013 just didn't make that much difference to me. Sure I would have liked the backup camera. But I can add that and even have it display on the IMID. I just drove the car home today and I am so thrilled. It's my first new car in 26 years.
#38 of 38 Dealer still has 2012 in stock
Apr 04, 2013 (8:38 am)
They still had a dozen 2012s when I went to the dealer few days ago. After test driving the 2012, I was satisfied with how it drove even though 2013 looked much much better. But they wouldn't come down more than $3k so just went with 2013 since it was nearly $3k off also. It was a no brainer. Glad I bought the 2013!