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Old 03 Apr 2012, 09:46 am
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Default Do the new Honda Civics perform more solidly than the Civics from the 1990's?

I used to have a 1993 Honda Civic DX long ago and didn't really like it. The acceleration performance and even sound varied from day to day. Sometimes it ran and sounded smooth. And sometimes it sounded dry and seemed to accelerate not as quickly. I don't know if it's just the one I had or the outside temperature or which brand of gasoline I used. Or if the engine had to warm up to run smoother. I remember sometimes it ran smooth when I first started it up and sometimes it felt and sounded dry the entire trip.

I remember feeling the difference and it actually affected how I drove sometimes. My ability to speed up as I switched to a faster lane depended on this. Really weird. I thought it was a Honda thing but my mom's V6 Accord is always solid no matter what. And her car is from 2002 I think.

What are new Civics like in comparison to what I described? Are they more solid?
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Old 03 Apr 2012, 10:32 am
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They are much more refined in comfort, road noise, features, space, ergonomics, and power.

But in my opinion, I prefer the handling and feel of the older Honda's. Because the older Honda's were so light weight and small, they were lots of fun to drive. Driving at 60mph felt like 90mph. The steering wheel vibrated. It felt dangerous and exciting.

The newer Civic's are heavier and more luxurious, so driving at 60mph actually feels like 50mph.
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A new Civic will feel like a nice Mercedes in comparison to that '93 Civic DX you drove. Cars, even the most basic cars on today's market, have come a long, long way since 1993. Drive a new Civic and see the difference for yourself. You'll see that the 19 year newer model is significantly quicker, rides better, has more space and is generally several levels "nicer" than the '93 you drove in virtually any way you can imagine.
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