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Old 28 Jan 2010, 03:06 pm
Bob
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Default Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

Hello,

Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
various web sites.

Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.

The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
Digital ?
Are they kidding !

IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.

Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.

So, let me ask:

- do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
- find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?

Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
? Think this is a trend ?

Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 03:23 pm
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:06:24 -0500, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
>various web sites.
>
>Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.
>
>The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
>Digital ?
>Are they kidding !
>
>IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.
>
>Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.
>
>So, let me ask:
>
>- do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
>- find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?
>
>Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
>? Think this is a trend ?
>
>Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Bob



No, you're just old fashion like me. It's still bugging me to see a
mpg digital gage in my 2010 CR-V. What happened to just using your
brain for an estimate. I think I like the 60 and 70 era cars better.
They were a real car not a living room on wheels. I don't need all
the gadgets, I just want to drive a car not live in it (no offense to
the homeless).
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 03:41 pm
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

Bob wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
> various web sites.
>
> Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.
>
> The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
> Digital ?
> Are they kidding !
>
> IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.
>
> Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.
>
> So, let me ask:
>
> - do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
> - find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?
>
> Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
> ? Think this is a trend ?
>
> Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Bob


We had an Aerostar van that had a digital speedo. It was very weird at
first but we got used to it. I think I prefer analog, tho.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 03:57 pm
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On 2010-01-28, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
> various web sites.
>
> Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.
>
> The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
> Digital ?
> Are they kidding !
>
> IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.
>
> Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.
>
> So, let me ask:
>
> - do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
> - find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?


I have an '06 Si. When I bought it, I wasn't sure if I'd like it or
not, but it works great, is very accurate, it's easy to read, and it
doesn't jog up and down the way I expected. I also quickly got used
to the placement, and have come to miss it in the Winter when I'm
driving my truck.

>
> Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
> ? Think this is a trend ?


I'm sure there's plenty of other vehicles out there with digital
speedo's. And yes, I'd expect the number will grow.

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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:54 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

In article <hjsu8k$tka$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:

> - do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
> - find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?


I have it on my Prius. Took me a day or so to get used to it. Now I
don't even notice.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 07:37 pm
J.L.Hemmer
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:06:24 -0500, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>
>Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Bob



When my wife bought her Civic, she wasn't too sure about the digital
speedo. A few hundred miles later she said that she liked it. Same
comments as others: no bounce, easy to adjust to the idea.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 09:10 pm
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

In article <slrnhm421r.qv2.joe@barada.griffincs.local>, joe@spam.hits-
spam-buffalo.com says...

> I have an '06 Si. When I bought it, I wasn't sure if I'd like it or
> not, but it works great, is very accurate, it's easy to read, and it
> doesn't jog up and down the way I expected. I also quickly got used
> to the placement, and have come to miss it in the Winter when I'm
> driving my truck.


I've test-driven the latest-generation Civic Si, and actively disliked
the digital speedo. Perhaps I'd feel differently over a longer period of
ownership, but I found the placement awkward for someone of my height,
and also objected to it being given much more prominence than the tach
in a car that's positioned to emphasize performance.

Give me analog gauges any day. The ones in my '00 Si are head and
shoulders above the ones in the newer Sis, for my tastes.

Dave

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Old 28 Jan 2010, 10:40 pm
Gordon McGrew
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:06:24 -0500, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
>various web sites.
>
>Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.
>
>The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
>Digital ?
>Are they kidding !
>
>IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.
>
>Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.
>
>So, let me ask:
>
>- do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
>- find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?
>
>Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
>? Think this is a trend ?
>
>Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Bob



I have a 2009 Civic Si. Civics have had the digital speedometer since
2007 IIRC. I kind of like it, but I wish they would swap position
with the tachometer, at least on the Si. I am always hitting that
8500 rpm rev limiter :]

What I like about this car:

Engine - makes the old 94 GS-R 1.8 seem like a tractor engine.
Comfort - seems pretty luxurious after the Integra
Styling - not too boy-racer, not too bland. (mine is black)
Stereo - great sound and ipod ready

What I don't like:

Handling. It is certainly better than most cars on the road, but
nothing like the GS-R. I don't know if this is the missing double
wishbone or the car is just too high off the ground.

Can't shut off A/C in defrost mode. What were they thinking?

Mediocre radio reception with hidden antennae

Fuel economy about 20 mpg driven pretty hard in the city and with 10%
ethanol fuel. The GS-R got about three more mpg.

Overall I would have preferred to wait for the new CR-X hybrid, but
someone stole my GS-R so I had to buy this year. (I probably would
have kept driving the GS-R until I could buy the CRX used if I liked
it.)
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 11:30 pm
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On 2010-01-29, Dave Garrett <dave@compassnet.com> wrote:
> In article <slrnhm421r.qv2.joe@barada.griffincs.local>, joe@spam.hits-
> spam-buffalo.com says...
>
>> I have an '06 Si. When I bought it, I wasn't sure if I'd like it or
>> not, but it works great, is very accurate, it's easy to read, and it
>> doesn't jog up and down the way I expected. I also quickly got used
>> to the placement, and have come to miss it in the Winter when I'm
>> driving my truck.

>
> I've test-driven the latest-generation Civic Si, and actively disliked
> the digital speedo. Perhaps I'd feel differently over a longer period of
> ownership, but I found the placement awkward for someone of my height,
> and also objected to it being given much more prominence than the tach
> in a car that's positioned to emphasize performance.


I find the tach nearly useless after a few months of driving a
particular car, so I don't mind it being less prominent. Once I get a
feel for an engine and get used to the sounds it makes, I hardly ever
look to the tach again in normal use.

>
> Give me analog gauges any day. The ones in my '00 Si are head and
> shoulders above the ones in the newer Sis, for my tastes.


If all you've done is test drive, then you really never gave them a
chance. The speedo being right at eye level is perfect, IMO. It's
the one thing that always gets out of control when I drive (speed),
and it's nice to have a reminder without actively looking. Since I've
never gotten a ticket in the Si, I feel like it makes a difference...


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Old 29 Jan 2010, 04:18 am
Brian Smith
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Default Re: Digital Spedometer On 2010 Civic ?

On 1/28/2010 5:06 PM, Bob wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Haven't looked at them in showrooms yet, but have pulled up pix from the
> various web sites.
>
> Thought I was interested in a 2010 Civic.
>
> The first thing that caught my eye was the Spedometer.
> Digital ?
> Are they kidding !
>
> IMHO, the one thing that should always be analog is the Spedometer.
>
> Anyway, am willing to admit that this possibly dates me as old fashioned.
>
> So, let me ask:
>
> - do you folks "like" a digital Spedometer ?
> - find that it is something you (just) get used to ? Or,...?
>
> Any other 2010's have a digital Spedometer, or is the Civic the only one
> ? Think this is a trend ?
>
> Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.


I would like to see cruise control being able to dial in the exact
speed I want, that would be simpler to do with a digital view.

On a side note, a friend I worked with ten some odd years ago had a GM
product that had a HUD on the windshield, it was digital and rather nice
once you became used to looking through the speedometer's readout at
what was outside the vehicle.
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