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Old 03-07-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL698/4382742/9261619/132319653.jpg[/IMG] OK, I've admitted that it looks like a complete dorkmobile, but with a hybrid hooked-up to its little engine, think of the mileage! It would have to get in the 60s. Honda isn't sp



OK, I've admitted that it looks like a complete dorkmobile, but with a hybrid hooked-up to its little engine, think of the mileage! It would have to get in the 60s. Honda isn't speculating, just teasing for now: http://www.cars.com/go/news/Story.js...=&aff=national

You'd definitely have to get the body kit for it to look aggressive.

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Old 03-07-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yeah, I've heard people

Yeah, I've heard people whining about this. I dunno though. Good for honda, pug fugly thing though.

Whatev, I hate all new hondas and I'll just leave it at that (Except the insight).
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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Die-Hard Honda

Honda/Acura has treated us with the best reliability we could've asked for in every one we've owned. Other makes, not so much. My wife and I have flat-out decided to buy only Honda vehicles. It's funny, because we decided the same thing independently before we met. I know, I like the older Hondas too, but look at the Fit -- you could probably attain Insight mileage, AND haul 3-4 passengers with their stuff. The Insight is really an experimental 2-seater, and not too practical -- but credited as the first available in the U.S., so kudos there. I tend to buy new because I don't know the history of the vehicle. That leaves a few options. What I really want is the new Civic Si Sedan that might debut next year -- but it's not efficient :-(

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Old 03-07-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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I dunno, I'm never planning

I dunno, I'm never planning on buying a new car anyway. But my main beef with honda is their lack of dedication to efficieny. You'd think they could offer at least one option that didn't get ****ty mileage. It's not hard to take the same exact chassis and everything and just build the same motor but with less displacement and power and eliminate some of the power bull****. But they just don't want to do it. Honda has gone from power on one end and super efficiency on the other to everything somewhere in the middle with a huge price tag tacked on to it. Damn you honda.
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Why don't they improve the

Why don't they improve the hybrid stuff in the new civic. Make it drive up to 40mph on electric power and also get 60+mpg.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:55 PM   #6
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I think the HCH is the tame

I think the HCH is the tame hybrid, meaning it doesn't really do much as a hybrid, but it does put up good numbers (50 mpg combined).
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I haven't been a huge fan of

I haven't been a huge fan of hondas new cars either. The last model year of a car I might buy from them would be the 01 Integra or the 00 Civic. There move to McPherson strut was a step backwards in my opinion. Now with the introduction of the Fit, I can see why the civic has been getting fatter and fatter over the years, it was making a place for a smaller car.

I will say that I love the new k-series motors, they are about as close to a true race motor that I've seen in a production car, about the only other step they could take in that direction would be a dry sump oil pump.

One of these days when I get the time, I think I'm going to buy a 96 Civic CX Hatchback and drop a k20 or k24 vtec motor in it. If you've never driven one of those style "hybrids" you would be amazed!
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Quote:There move to

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There move to McPherson strut was a step backwards in my opinion.
Hellz yeah.

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One of these days when I get the time, I think I'm going to buy a 96 Civic CX Hatchback and drop a k20 or k24 vtec motor in it. If you've never driven one of those style "hybrids" you would be amazed!
Some dude has put a k20 in an insight and has hit 9.97 on the richter scale with it. Also holds the top speed record for a fwd thingy at like 136 or something silly. So yeah.
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those hybrid civics are

those hybrid civics are nice. I've seen plenty of them at the track. They run low 13's
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You mean hybrid as in b

You mean hybrid as in b swaps or with electronic motor assist?
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