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Old 06 Mar 2012, 09:17 am
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Default What do you think of the Civic coupe si? Pros and Cons?

I'm thinking of buying the 2012
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 09:31 am
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its a bit of a weird shape in my opinion, i prefer the older models tbh..

but honda are a good make of car for reliability safety etc...;
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 10:16 am
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wait for the 13 to came out
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 10:31 am
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I have an 07 Si coupe and I love it. The VTEC kicks in hard at 6k RPM and it's a blast to drive. I would not recommend you getting a 12 Si though. Many people (myself included) hate the styling (it looks a lot less agressive.) Also Honda increased the engine from a 2.0 to a 2.4 and only increased the HP by 4! (from 197 to 201.) That's pretty pathetic in my opinion. The new Si's are not faster than the previous generation, but they are more expensive. Get an 06-11 Si COUPE. You won't regret it.
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 10:46 am
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Great 2.4L engine with a lot more torque than the previous 2.0L engine.

The differences in HP is not much but the torque just dominates over the 2.0L engine.

However, because they took the 2.4L engine off the TSXs' (or the higher trim 4cyl Accords) the redline limit went down.

What used to be an 'eargasm' 7800-8000 redline at top end HP, it is now down by 1000rpm (around 7000rpm).

However. Because the redline is brought down...Peak HP and torque kicks in sooner. So therefore, it is quicker than the predecessor's 2.0L Engine.

One of the big complaints that people had with the Si is that it took too long for the car to reach peak HP and Honda solved this problem with the new 2.4. (Putting driver fun aside)

Honda enthusiasts are reluctant to the new Si due to the lower redline limit that the previous Civics were known. BUT without a doubt the new 2.4L engine is quicker.

The 6 speed manual transmission is typical Honda.

Slick, smooth, shortish throws. Best in the business.

I don't think the Si is going through big changes for the 2013 refresh.

Probably a face-lift, and interior upgrade, maybe more soft touch spots for interior quality design that the current Civics are being criticized for.

Wait for 2013 and the 2012 Si's might even go for cheaper. Who knows? Dealers want to clean the old stuff off their lots.
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 11:01 am
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It is an excellent car.

When comparing it to the older 2011 model, here are the differences.

The 2012 has more torque so it accelerates much faster. About 0.6 seconds faster from 0-60mph.

The 2011 has better quality interior and ride and less wind noise.

Honda is already redesigning the Civic since the 2012 model received bad ratings and lost in all comparison tests.

They are still some of the most reliable cars you can buy, but this new 2012 Civic went down in materials quality.
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