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Old 04 Apr 2004, 03:35 pm
Ernest Cassirer
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Default Canadian Civics

Anyone know why the Canadian Civics seem to have more features than U.S.
market ones? For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on the defrost
setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In the U.S. ones, the AC
comes on as well, but the light does not come on.


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Old 04 Apr 2004, 06:29 pm
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"Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
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> Anyone know why the Canadian Civics seem to have more features than U.S.
> market ones? For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on the defrost
> setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In the U.S. ones, the

AC
> comes on as well, but the light does not come on.
>


I believe the a/c light comes on in my 98 civic lx when i turn on defrost.
>



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Old 04 Apr 2004, 08:11 pm
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"Perry" <ptb351nospam@adelphia.net> decided to join the conversation on
04 Apr 2004 with message news:XcmdnZfK4ZrtB-3dRVn-jw@adelphia.com:

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> "Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
> news:Ak_bc.1618$Wc4.5381@bcandid.telisphere.com...
>> For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on
>> the defrost setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In
>> the U.S. ones, the

> AC
>> comes on as well, but the light does not come on.
>>

>
> I believe the a/c light comes on in my 98 civic lx when i turn on
> defrost.
>>

>
>
>


same here w/ my 96 civic... not only that, but my "recirc" light goes
off! .. Course, that may be cause i have an EX

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Old 05 Apr 2004, 12:38 am
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Default Re: Canadian Civics

My Liberty,Ohio built 99 Civic EX (built for the US market) has the AC light
and AC turn on when the defroster is turned on. The AC acts as a
dehumidifier, which is why it goes on.


"Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
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> Anyone know why the Canadian Civics seem to have more features than U.S.
> market ones? For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on the defrost
> setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In the U.S. ones, the

AC
> comes on as well, but the light does not come on.
>
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Old 05 Apr 2004, 07:09 pm
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Strange how the AC works with the defrost.

I did a check the see what the difference, used the LX as an example. The
air-bags are the law here, so all cars will have them after 1998 (or around
that time). The LX in Canada is pretty much loaded, like ABS, AC, and power
everything. Perhaps the small car market is a bigger chunk of the pie, with
higher gas prices, and less disposable income, so I am thinking there is
more competition in the small car market, so offer more, or lose out.

Check out this site, I like it a lot, the prices are Canadian, but if you
scroll down to the quick search, pick passenger car, then chose the price
range from $10,000 to $20,000, where you can compare a few car features side
by side as well as the Civics.
http://www.auto123.com/en/


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Old 05 Apr 2004, 07:31 pm
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"Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
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> Anyone know why the Canadian Civics seem to have more features than U.S.
> market ones? For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on the defrost
> setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In the U.S. ones, the

AC
> comes on as well, but the light does not come on.
>
>


The light comes on in mine.

A.J


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Old 05 Apr 2004, 07:31 pm
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"Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
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> Anyone know why the Canadian Civics seem to have more features than U.S.
> market ones? For example, in the Canadian ones,if one puts on the defrost
> setting, the AC comes on, and the AC light as well. In the U.S. ones, the

AC
> comes on as well, but the light does not come on.
>
>

The light comes on in mine.

A.J


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Old 07 Apr 2004, 09:44 pm
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"Skid" <skid@hotmail.com> spake unto the masses in
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> Strange how the AC works with the defrost.
>
> I did a check the see what the difference, used the LX as an example.
> The air-bags are the law here, so all cars will have them after 1998
> (or around that time).




Wrong. Airbags are **NOT** required by Canadian law. The NHTSA in the US
DOES require them.


Transport Canada rigged the head-injury numbers in order to make it
difficult for automakers to pass the official crash-tests without an
airbag. They NEVER made bags mandatory. They figured if they jiggered the
test right, they could force automakers to install them without having to
go through the regulatory process.

Automakers found that they had to install them in at least the driver
position to make the numbers pass.

There are a number of vehicles that are/were sold without a passenger-side
airbag up to the present model year. The Hyundai Accent is one, the Toyota
Tercel is another.

It is not illegal to disable or remove airbags from a Canadian vehicle.
Most garages will disable the bags for about $40, no permit required.

Insurance companies neither penalize for the absence of airbags nor give
discounts for having them. You do not need to inform your insurance company
if you have had the bag disabled.

Insurance companies are decidedly ambivalent about having bags installed as
they cause an inordinate number of expensive injury claims.


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