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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:31 pm
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Default If Honda made a turbo AWD Civic SI, would you buy it?

Why or why not?
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:46 pm
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NoThe price would now be in Acura territory...
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 02:01 pm
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No. Because Honda is known for its naturally aspirated high-rev VTEC engine with FF drivetrain. I think a AWD Turbo Honda will not be a good handling vehicle.
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 02:16 pm
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It is hard for me to part my money purchasing a Honda, because seemingly everyone drives a Honda. Honda is a common car, the brand is not unique, BUT, if Honda is willing to take a risk and bring to market well oiled technology in a nice suit, that could be an interesting proposition. Right now, I don't know the value of AWD turbo. I love cars, but it seems like an AWD turbo defeats the purpose of a Civic. If Honda puts the money in the interior of the Civic for the same money they would spend on a power-train upgrade, it would probably be a safer bet. Buyers would love to have an Aston Martin interior in a Civic. I think this reinforces owner loyalty. They would better understand the dollars spent. It fits the equation more with less. Ford is making a play along these lines with the Eco-tec power-train and Mazda does this very thing with it's interior. The materials are not as rich as they could be, but it is headed this way. Perhaps it would be more convincing to have an AWD 4 cylinder powered Honda Pilot. In this application, the technology and capabilities better feature a solution to transportation in a package that is family friendly, efficient and entertaining. What do I get with a AWD Civic SI that I couldn't experience with front wheel drive version of the same car for less money? Finally, safety sells. If they do not already, Honda should install a deep cycle battery as an option for the Civic Si. Deep cycle batteries are better suited for booming stereos, the other side is that in an emergency reserve power keeps lights flashing longer, power for the cell phone, or laptop more time to get help and have power. This is one step further that Honda has taken that others have yet to even grasp. Trust me. All will follow.
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 02:31 pm
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\That car sounds great to people like you and me who are thinking "light chassis""All wheel grip""Turbo" but in the real world that means a whole lot of weight, a whole lot less gas mileage, and whole knew price range ( Im guessing 25-30K). The reason the car wouldn't succeed is the reason the 3000GT VR4/ RX-8/ Supra/ all other boy racer cars are dying or died off, young kids like em but only older people can afford em. A 95 3000GT VR4 hard top convertible was 45K and their 300ZX and Supra counterparts weren't too far behind lol. It would be hot if they dropped the RDX powertrain into a civic though >.>
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 02:46 pm
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buy a sti or evo for awd they are awesome although i am a honda lover at heart.
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 03:01 pm
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No because Honda doesn't have much experience in AWD and Turbo yet.
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