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Back on a Honda...

Well, back *in* one at least. My first non-american car/truck. I like it a lot so far.

I was pretty sad letting my truck go. My wife got pretty emotional. I think it's going to be a good move though.

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Re: Back on a Honda...

Nice car!

I think the new Civic is on helluva handsome automobile. You'll be laughing all the way past the gas pumps too.
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Re: Back on a Honda...

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... My first non-american car/truck...
Yep, that there is a Canadian car.

Handsome little cars, those new Civics. I recommend windshield insurance. I don't think you want to know what it'll cost to replace that thing.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Back on a Honda...

Made in Ohio bud.

Gas? Oh yea. 30/38 is the rating. We'll see what she really does.

I've hardly driven the thing, but I like it. handles great, decent power (thankfully I got the manual tranny). And for a 4 door it looks pretty good.

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Re: Back on a Honda...

That was a quick 2-4 weeks with a different color and extra 2 doors.
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Re: Back on a Honda...

Just took a short drive to pick up a pizza. I think I'm going to like this car. Also glad that I didn't spend the extra money to get the EX ("nice" stereo, sunroof, alloy wheels for 2k).

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Made in Ohio bud.

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My mistake. The 2-doors are made exclusively in Canada, 4 doors are made in both plants.

Whatever... nice car.

And then there's this asshole...
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nice work dude, congrats!

So did you know you're driving throttle by wire?

why put off today what you can wake up late and forget to do tomorrow.

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Re: Back on a Honda...

Give a month before you have a truck again?

Nice ride, enjoy.
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nice work dude, congrats!

So did you know you're driving throttle by wire?
Honestly, I hadn't given it a second thought. Furthermore (and I'm a bit emberassed to admit this) I haven't even popped the hood yet.

<sigh>

I'm pathetic.

Oh, question: How can I keep the console from sliding backwards when I DON'T want it to?

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Give a month before you have a truck again?

Nice ride, enjoy.
No way. Gotta pay off the student loans, among other things.
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No way. Gotta pay off the student loans, among other things.
How many times did I offer you a dollah for that Lightning. One thing I kick myself in the azz for was getting rid of that truck. Never again will I make that kind of sacrifice. Eat wish sandwiches before I get rid of something like that again.
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Oh, question: How can I keep the console from sliding backwards when I DON'T want it to?

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Very nice ride, my friend!!

I really think Honda knocked one out of the park with this new body style.

I look foward to updates and driving impressions.
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I look foward to updates and driving impressions.
Well I've only got about 100 miles on it so far but here's a short list:

1. It handles great.
2. It rides great.
3. Freeway ride is great.
4. Freeway handling is great.
5. All the controls are right where I want them to be.
6. The standard stereo is adequate, and "not that bad".
7. Soooooo glad I got a manual. I missed shifting.
8. The clutch engages pretty high. Still getting used to that.
9. LOVE the instrument cluster. The HUD speedo is..well...great.
10. Didn't need the stuff that came w/ the EX. Glad I didn't spend the cheese.
11. Trunk is huge
12. Back seat is huge, and no hump in the middle on the floor
13. Maybe the only negitive I've found yet is that while seated in the drivers seat I don't feel completely "aligned" w/ the stearing wheel.


That's all right now. I'll report back what kind of mpg I'm seeing and anything else I observe. It's a great car so far.

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How many times did I offer you a dollah for that Lightning. One thing I kick myself in the azz for was getting rid of that truck. Never again will I make that kind of sacrifice. Eat wish sandwiches before I get rid of something like that again.
Huh? I'm not following you dude. I think you meant to put this in Bubba's thread.

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