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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:21 am
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Default are the newer honda civic sedans built to last like the older ones?

are the newer honda civic sedans built to last like the older ones?
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:24 am
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we shall see in 10 years
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:27 am
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i think the pre 2000s are better than 2001s and later. I work at a shop that gets a good amount of cars each day, and older civics have similar problems that come with age, exhaust replacement, tuneups, basic things. Newer ones have suspension issues (bushings and struts that go bad quickly) and ride worse (I think). Not to mention it seems like they used a thinner gauge metal to make body panels, because they dent easier than old ones (unless the ones i've been seeing have careless drivers)
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:33 am
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so long as it is a manual ........ the automatic trans dont hold up
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:36 am
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I would think so
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:45 am
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Of course it is. Honda has always been dedicated to improving their quality and fit and finish. This newest civic (2006+) is one of their best products to date. A slightly larger engine, 4 wheel disc brakes optional, large use of plastics instead of metal to prevent rust, improved paint and steel quality and strength all have alot to do with it. Also, Honda loves to refine an already great product so the product you are buying will always feed off of the great ideas of the previous generations. The same can't be said for alot of domestic manufacturers and especially, ESPECIALLY german manufacturers who are always trying to hurry some new technology into production to get a couple more buyers, only to have that unproven technology develop a glitch that makes the buyer angry they had to get it in the first place. Honda rarely plays around with unquestioned technology (the preludes used to be the testing beds of honda with 4 wheel steering technology, a vaccuum illuminated dash, etc) and if they decided the customer didn't like it, they got rid of it. The civic has always been a practical car for practical people and it won't let you down
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