06 Civic Si

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  1. CappyStyles

    CappyStyles New Member

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    Seems to be gettin pretty positive feedback, and I'm looking for a lower-end super dependable car...just concerned about what else I could be getting for my 24k. When I'm really not exactly looking to spend 24k in the first place. Does OT think teh 'newness' is worth it, or should I be shopping for older cheaper accords? Thanks. :noes:
     
  2. Kroze

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    06 civic dx for $14k ftw.

    do your homework.


    also, brand new cars are overrated. if i know what i know now, i would buy a 2-4 years old used car and save a shitload on depreciation.
     
  3. cnguyen32

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    i know a guy who just purchased the new SI. one of my friends got to drive it...

    my friend who drove it is an experience track driver. here are cliff notes on a review he gave me..

    its a honda, still has poor low-end torque.
    suspension is well balanced.
    LSD makes such a big difference on cornering.

    i would have purchased an AWD Turbo 4-door over a civic that runs 24k.
     
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    Good luck finding one. The DX pretty much only exists on paper... besides, it doesn't come with a/c or a radio :hsugh: The LX is a fine car, but at that point, might just as well get a used 7th gen LX, EX, or Si. (The latter is actually pretty nice.)

    As for 06 Si, it's a great car for the money at MSRP, but not with a $3500 dealer markup tacked on. For $24k you could get a WRX TR, a Mini Cooper S with the John Cooper Works package, or a one-year-old 350Z.
     
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  5. Epik High

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    you could get a used S2000 for $24k.
     
  6. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I could have gotten one for 21500, you should only be paying 24k if you want the navigation system.

    get it without nav ftw
     
  7. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Vw Gti!
     
  8. Epik High

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    FWD = old and busted
     
  9. Siblack

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    toyota yaris?
     
  10. Kroze

    Kroze Active Member

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    why don't you just wait till honda & toyota to push out their economy model line where it's like $13k and under.


    i think it's honda fit & toyota yaris.

    they're suppose to be fully loaded, 6-8 airbags, air conditioning, power everything, etc...


    & toyota/honda reliability + $13k FTW.
     
  11. ridiculous

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    I would def. get a WRX TR if I had 24k to spend.
     
  12. huntz0r

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    Word is the Fit is a surprisingly fun car to drive. And the utility is pretty darn cool. I was thinking about one but decided to economize and ended up with a low mileage 10 year old 'teg sedan.

    If they ever came out with a Fit Si with the 1.8L and voice navi... hoo boy that would be a winner.
     
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    I'm really interested in the Fit as my next daily driver. The lack of power concerns me but like you, I've heard so many good things about its fun factor. Looking forward to driving one soon.
     
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    WTF?! $24K for a civic?
     
  15. Zak8022

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    :werd: x2. I was reading about it last night, and teh Fit Sport sounda hella intriguing. I'm torn cuz i would really love a Legacy GT and used STi's, which would be in the mid/upper 20's... and it would seem silly to pay only a few grand less for a Civic Si when i could get a STi.
     
  16. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    vw has had insane quality control issues with them. I'd be very wary about buying a VW product right now.

    This GTi is supposed to be the shortest production generation ever done. It makes me more than suspicious.:squint:
     
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    Milin It's Terminal.

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    the sti is an expensive car to maintain.
    brake pads, frequent clutch replacements, and tires are all considerably more expensive than on a honda as is the more frequent regular maintenance schedule.
     
  18. Kroze

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    i heard the brakes on the evo & sti cost in the $800s.
     
  19. Zak8022

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    Good point...


    Tho i dont know about brakes costing $800. Maybe at a stealership or someplace where they rape you on charges.

    Besides, what i want (STi) and what i'll most likely get in reality are two completely different things. :o
     
  20. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    welcome to my world as well. I want an STi or a 330 ZHP BMW to autocross with.

    in reality, My senses will get ahold of me and realize what a crappy investment those cars are to buy for a 23 year old. :(
     
  21. Kroze

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    i heard the evo & sti uses somekind of special brake disc/system and that's why it cost around $800
     
  22. patina

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    Kroze, do you realize your car and the new SI are worlds apart?

    If you are looking to spend $24k, look into a used G35 or a Lexus IS300.
     
  23. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    Brembo. It's just a big name brand.

    Rotors are expensive and good brake pads tend to eat up rotors.

    there are aftermarket options now though.

    I just did all my rotors and pads on my wrx for under 300 :wavey:

    its nothing "special" but rather that both cars use brembos and brembo is known for being expensive as crap.

    If only OEM's would use stoptech calipers :o
     
  24. ///M

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    the new civic si is fun to drive, but the fucking dealer wanted $24500 for a non nav. needless to say i didnt buy that.
     
  25. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    you dont know how to negotiate
     

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