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Old 02-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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crossing over to the darkside...

So I am torn... I was looking at a 03' 5dr SVT with 79k miles as is no warranty... but I found a 06 civic si for $13k with only 33k miles honda certified at the dealer. I drove the SI as to kinda just see if I would like it...

And I did... it was weird, it hurt at first...everything was happening so fast but I started to enjoy it... and it whirled up to 8200rpms pretty quick... I was actually quite impressed and became quite comfy inside of her...

I'm going back to the dealership tomorrow @ 8:30am.....


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Old 02-05-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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Were u able to drive the svt and compare em?
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
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Were u able to drive the svt and compare em?
Ya I drove both of them...

The SVT was nearly empty when I took it off the lot... I pulled into the nearest gas station and put $6 premium in and drove it around for about a 30-45 min's just by myself... no salesman... It was a fun drive and felt great... I enjoyed it as I had the ZX3 previously and I definitely felt at home.

as for comparing the too....

The SI has just a tad less torque @ 138 or 139ft.lb's but nearly 30 more hp 197hp and was definitely felt.

The Civic revved very quick to redline and seemed alot faster than the SVT. Even though the SVT is claimed to make it to 60mph in 7.8 secs and the civic in 7.1 it was also more comfortable IMO. I also have to say I love the clutch and gearbox in the SI... Although both cars felt very comparable in that department.

I dunno... IMO the SI is a great car for sure and much nicer than any other civic I've ever seen or driven. The deal breaker for me I think is the reliability in the honda, the mileage, the warranty and it's a certified pre-owned honda.



Don't get me wrong... I'm not trying to entirely promote honda in any/all ways... I am very unbiased when it comes to cars. I love and respect any car that can produce respectable numbers but at the same time will give my own opinion based on driving 'em myself. I love Ford and focus's....I alwa
ys will but Ford has yet to make another focus like the svt and I want to buy a car with less than 40k miles... and with a warranty.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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The new Si's are great cars, I say go for it. A friend had one for a bit and I loved the way that car felt. Styling is subjective, some really like it, some don't. I for one do and I love the way the car feels.
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buy the honda and enjoy it.. 46,000 miles and 3 years less, plus warranty is no comparison. my friend has had 2 and they are fun cars to drive. plus he made 300whp on an all stock motor and low boost, if you ever decide to go that route after the warranty expires
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wait a second here what is the difference in price?
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Honda=Bad SVT=Good
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Buy the SI, newer, faster, AND warranty, do it.
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I genuinely feel sorry for you having to resort to the Honda but I can fully understand your logic. It really sucks that you dont have the proper Focus ST over there, as I understand it, americans pay about the same for cars in $ as we do in £ and you can get a 2 year old 30,000 mile 230bhp Focus ST over here for approx £12k. I'm saving up cash for one at the moment. I do like the civics in a way (the type r ones anyway) but I love ford and my focus and a focus is the way I wanna go.
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