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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:20 pm
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:24 pm
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civic/i have a 93 civic/ stock off show floor110HP/now after $4000 bucks she is proudly running around 185hp but is all your prefence and what u plan on doing with it happy racing
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:30 pm
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They are both good cars but if you get a Volkswagon Jetta get a diesel it will get good on gas and it will run forever
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:34 pm
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simple!if you want to save money on fuel or repairing cost. and a very reliable car the civic is the best on the planet in its class. I still driving a 90 CRX Si 30mpg average but on freeway and cruising at 70mph its does amazingly 45mpg. plus there are so many standard compare to the vw. in the next 50year you probably see 70% cars on the roads is Honda and Toyota.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:36 pm
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i would have to say honda. they get great gas mileage, and with regular care you can get over 200,000 miles easily. they are also alot cheaper to repair than the german volkswagon.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:40 pm
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They're both great cars, but I would choose the Honda. A little bit better MPG.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:44 pm
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I can only speak from personal experience, but everyone I know with a Jetta has had disappointing service issues/repairs.If you're looking for an economical yet roomy sedan, I can understand why the Jetta TDI (with its super-high mileage, even if it is an environmentally filthy Diesel) might be an attractive choice, but if you're going for looks, reliability, and driving enjoyment, the Civic coupe is your no-brainer choice.If you really need the practicality of a sedan, I would take a long look at the Mazda 3. It's what I would have bought if I'd needed a 4-door.At the moment, and probably for quite some time, understated economy and relaibility in a car that's actually fun seems to be the "cool" trend. "Prestige" cars are very un-cool at the moment, which is why so many Hollywood Trendsetter-types are driving Toyota Priuses. This is a phenomena I didn't realize when I got rid of my big twin-turbo Volvo (out of disgust for fuel and maintainence costs) and bought a 5-speed Civic Ex Coupe, though it's turned out to be a fun bonus on my decision.On another note: The Civic won Motor Trend Car of The Year, and we all know that, but this tiny little thing also managed to win "Best Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.The Jetta is more of a 4-star protector, which is ok, but... (see first link below for Jetta crash test results) the Honda clearly did a better job (see second link below for Civic crash test results). Look closely at two things when you compare the two:1) Watch how violently the Jetta nose dives and loses compusure on impact. To me, it meant that the car does a lot more whipping around in a collision. If you've ever had the misfortune of being in a bad accident, you'll understand why you don't want a "jumpy" car on impact.2) Also, look at the femur load data for the two cars...vastly different, with Honda the clear winner. To me, the idea of a crushed pelvis in a car that didn't spread the crash load properly is not a good thing.Good luck with your decision. Even if you do end up with the Jetta (not my pick), you're still making a rational choice.































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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:46 pm
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Civic unless your father owns a VW dealership.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 02:48 pm
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Definatly the honda. I own a 95 civic DX coupe and I already have 250,000 kms on it and it still runs like a dream. The volks is nice, but it is very expensive, and even more expensive to fix. a catalitic converter costs 1,600$ on the volks, it only cost me 43$ on my civic, it lasts just as long too. If you want to save money, have a more fuel efficient car, for longer.............go with the civic my friend, it wont let you down.
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