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Old 03-18-2006, 09:14 PM   #11
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Re: There have been civic

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There have been civic hybrids for years...
I know that. I was talking about his car. His is a redesigned model. 2005 and 2006 civics are completly different.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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Re: I considered waiting for a

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I considered waiting for a year, but then my car died, and it would have been now or never (or at least 7 more years). I love the thing. For a first-year model, I'm really impressed!

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Nothing against the civic but how come you didn't go for the prius? it gets a couple mpg more.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #13
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Quote:I know that. I was

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I know that. I was talking about his car. His is a redesigned model. 2005 and 2006 civics are completly different.
Personally, I have not known honda to screw anything up just because it was the first year. Dan's car might be a 92, which would've been the first year, but it wouldn't have issues because our engines are almost exactly the same. Honda rarely changes lots of stuff, just modifies a bit.
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Nothing against the civic but how come you didn't go for the prius? it gets a couple mpg more.
In a real world test by a prius owner that runs a hybrid site, the HCH got better mpg.
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I always thought the prius

I always thought the prius got better mpg.
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Re: I always thought the prius

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I always thought the prius got better mpg.
I guess it depends on the driver and the route. It depends on how extreme you want to get and how much effort you want to put into it. It's just easier in the Prius because the engine shuts down by itself during under 40 MPH cruising. You have to shut the engine off manually in the Civic when coasting to achieve similar FE. Unless the new model is different. To achieve Prius like FE in the Civic, you need the 5 speed. Prius gives you great FE with a CVT.
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Re: I considered waiting for a

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Nothing against the civic but how come you didn't go for the prius? it gets a couple mpg more.
Part of it was price, part of it was comfort. I didn't like the back seats in the Prius, comfort-wise. I also was a little more comfortable with the Honda technology. The software glitches the Prius had last year made me a little concerned with the vulnerabilities of the vehicle. A glitch with the electric motor in the Honda wouldn't completely compromise the car. Plus, the wife felt more comfortable in the Honda. I am a big fan of the Prius and its potential for modification. That is one thing about the Honda that I think makes it a step behind from the Prius.

They're both great cars in my book.

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