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Honda Civic 2007

atlratlr Posts: 22
edited July 13 in Honda
I am starting this thread as a bookmark for information about what refinements the 2007 sedan has when compared to the 2006 eighth-generation Civic.

Here are links to the refinements made in the succeeding model years of the seventh-generation Civic.
2002
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID2012?mid=2001090544194&mime=asc&archives=t
2003
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID2012?mid=2002082048053&mime=asc&archives=t
2004
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID2012?mid=2003100640288&mime=asc&archives=t
2005
http://www.hondanews.com/CatID2012?mid=2004091072877&mime=asc&archives=t
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  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    Navi+Bluetooth option for UK Civic SE costs about USD$2,500 though. Way too expensive for me. I'd pay $250 for Bluetooth intergated with the audio system.
  • doan4udoan4u Posts: 105
    Too bad we not seeing the Type-R model in the US. We might see some bug/defect being fixed. The model molding be add-on. The wheel and the engine is the only major change in Civic Sedan 2007. That which they called the Si Sedan 2007. :P I'm looking foward for more accessories and parts in Honda Civic 2006+. :shades:
  • I own an 06 EX sedan. Looking at 06/07 EX coupe for 2nd car. Would like to see the following additions/changes to the 06 Civics:

    I would like to see interior color options instead of that being decided for me. ie, black coupe EX comes with ivory interior, Why not have the option of black or gray?

    Add a leather seat option.

    Possibly make all the colors of the sedan availible in the coupe.

    Bluetooth capabilty as Nissan and Toyota are already doing.

    I would like to see more accessory options, ie, Si wing for coupe. Si wing makes the coupe look a lot like a Lambourgini or something (if you get a chance, look at how cool an Si looks from any angle that the wing is at least partialy visible). The reason I don't want to be shifting gears and paying for premium gas (which the Si requires) but would love to have the look.

    Also add the premium 360 watt stereo w/sub in the EX sedan.

    An, an, hows bout a gun rack fer the back winder yall, so's we-uns can add that redneck touch an be duh envy uv the trailer park? Just kiddin!!! :shades:
  • roundtriproundtrip Posts: 105
    I have LX auto. and wish the drive shaft was on the steering wheel instead of between the two seats. I sold my Chevy Lumina that had such an open floor space. I could hit cruise and stretch my legs on long trips. Right now, my gas foot rubs against the middle divider. Also, when I use cruise, I pull my leg up some and do hit against the brake. I guess I'll get used to it, it just seems a little claustrophobic.
  • craig14craig14 Posts: 8
    I'd like to see bluetooth (as it is offered on Civic competitors now) come with the navi option or a separate option, the 2006 bugs fixed, and please fix the polarized LED display, they are 90 degrees off.. I can hardly see the displays with my polarized sunglasses. I've heard they will discontinue the Royal Blue with tan interior... mistake! One more thing, the XM receiver should come included on the EX. Afterall Honda is a co-owner of XM.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    Plainly put, the model they are selling in the U.K. is worlds better than the previous-generation garbage we get in the U.S.

    Give us that model.
    (note - this also happens with other cars - we got the Prius in the U.S. quite a few years after it was released in Japan)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    How so? Give us the details!
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    http://www.honda.co.uk/civic/
    Coolest TV ad, ever, btw.

    http://paultan.org/archives/2006/04/11/2006-honda-civic-euro-hatchback-fifth-gea- - r-review/
    The best car review, ever. :) Love that show.

    Click on the window halfway down.

    Highlights include hidden rear door handles, magic seats, really REALLY neat bodywork, and a TDI that actually will pass emissions in the U.S. when the new fuel is available - while getting about 48mpg(US). It's so much better than the current Civic we get.
  • brodie2brodie2 Posts: 32
    Love to see a trunk release on the FOB - its not available in canada
  • thomas20thomas20 Posts: 2
    I don't get the joke? Gun Rack for a civic, great idea.

    (Upper Mississippi)
  • I bet them durn yankees readin' this forum got it. Just a little southern humor on the end, poking fun at redneck culture. (You know how the media portrays us from the south as ignorant, trashy, racist etc.). All the other stuff is legit and I believe would be enhancements to a great car.
  • UK hatch looks great but I wonder at what highway speed does it get 55 miles to the gallon??? That panoranic roof would make for a hot time in the southern US. Hope it wouldn"t shatter like is happening with the TCs!!! And the $$$ it would cost??? IF we had it here in the US you know diesel prices would be skyrocketing worse than they are already!!! :confuse: :sick:
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    That's 55MPG using imperial gallons, which are larger than U.S. ones. 47-48mpg highway would be the U.S. equivalent.

    Look... It's bigger, has more features, has a ton more power, has the same magic seats - and larger cargo area.

    Plus, it gets 10mpg better while doing it. What's not to like? When I saw this my enthusiasm for the Fit faded. I want THIS car instead.
  • The UK version is much more expensive than the American version according to the prices quoted in the video review. Still, I'd at least like the OPTION of buying such a nicely-equipped vehicle.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    Also, it has a turbo-diesel as an option and a 6-speed manual that looks like it was lifted out of the S2000.

    I just don't get why. We buy more cars, spend more money on them, and are more car-crazy that anyplace else in the world and EVERYONE ELSE gets the new and cool versions.

    We get the sanitized, dumbed-down, "bubba" versions. It was insulting in 1986 and two decades later, they're still doing it. Honda, of course, is the worst in this way - almost biggotted towards the U.S. It shows in their automotive lines, but is shockingly apparent in their motorcycles.

    http://www.motorbikes.be/en/Honda/2005/CBX%20250%20TWister/
    You can get that in Mexico. But not in the U.S. It's Honda's version of a Kawasaki Ninja 250.

    Yet we get nothing. I look at the U.K. Civic and wonder why we can't get it over here. It just makes no sense.
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    I admire the 5-door UK Civic too. Wow, the MSRP ranges from about USD$26000-30,000.
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    2007 Honda Model Change Summary (Partial) Rumors from Temple of VTEC
    http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=588785

    No mention of any enhancements to the regular Civic sedan which is what I am wondering about. I am sitting on the fence about shopping for an 2006 sedan now or waiting until September or October for a 2007.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    http://www.honda.co.uk/car/
    (unfortunately you have to deal with their Java-laiden site to get to the build your car area)

    Base S model: £12930 - note, this includes tax.(On-the-road price)
    TDI Midrange SE model - £15895

    Step 1: UK VAT is 17.5% - subtract that.
    Step 2: Convert to USD. multiply by 1.85955 (From XE.com)

    So Base S: 11000 * 1.85955 = $20,455

    A bit pricey, but not unreasonable.
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    I admire the 5-door UK Civic too.

    Thanks for the correction on UK to US price equivalents I didn't understand how VAT should be taken in to consideration or out of consideration.

    Now, I really, really would like to see the 5-door in the USA. I like the addition of VSA and magic seats.
  • Because it would essentially be an export, VAT shouldn't be charged. However, the 15 quid model they spoke of (not the base model since that was hardly the model driven) is still a few thousand more than the most expensive Civic in the US (non-hybrid, of course). If they did offer the car in the US, there's really no way to know how much the car would be marketed at.
  • goofycatgoofycat Posts: 11
    Me too. Drove both the coupe and sedan yesterday. Coupe is made in Japan; sedan in either Canada or Ohio. I am just hanging back, taking my time and am in no hurry. Love the silver with gray interior.
  • goofycatgoofycat Posts: 11
    I agree. Honda and other bike mfrs have been doing this for years. The 250 pictured would sell like hotcakes over here and would be a nice alternative to the current batch of scooters designed to save gas. But try to find one of these bikes? Fogeddit! If Honda offered a hatchback Civic (not the Si with all the mileage-robbing horsepower and goo-gaws...just a relatively basic one) I would buy it in a minute. I also don't understand why the Japanese offer upgraded versions to the Europeans, but not to us. It's gotta be either WWII revenge, or that the Japanese are poor businessmen.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    I think the ugly truth is that it's closer to what you suggest than many people want to believe. I firmly believe that until the current owners of Honda and Toyota and so on die off(and many are in their late 80s, so it won't be that long) - their resentment will fade. Japan is a very hierarchial society and racism and biggotry are very present at all levels - though nothing overt enough to get a law passed, of course. Of course, this means that there are virtually no laws against it as well.

    Case in point - it made news a few weeks ago in Japan how travel companies were charging much higher rates to forigners for the same tickets as it was to everyone else. The companies merely were to told "don't do that" and nothing really resulted from it.

    The older generation still see it as an "Us versus the outsiders" equation - and that filters down directly to the marketing.

    ***
    There's no reason the U.S., with NAFTA in place, shouldn't get exactly what Canada and Mexico get for choices.

    Getting back to Honda - Mexico gets a few more options on the Fit than in the U.S., plus a couple more colors - for no rational explination.

    P.S. want to see super-slick for no money?
    http://www.sportbikez.net/picture/2668

    80mpg. 18-20HP(way more than a Rebel 250). Freeway legal. Yes, it's 150cc - not 250cc as most people think. It'll go nearly 100mph and costs roughly $2000. Exactly 1/4 of a CBR600R engine.(the base one with 75-80hp)

    I dream of the day I can buy one over here. It's so much cooler than a scooter. Yet all we get are 20 year old designs and things like the Ruckus that is so hideous I can't even look at it.
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    Here is a spec sheet that summarizes UK pricing and breaks out VAT.

    http://media.honda.co.uk/brochures/car/HondaCivicSpecs.pdf
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    Some trim lines of the UK hatchback Civic come with a refrigerated glovebox. I like it.

    The Fifth Gear showed a left-hand drive Civic in France. Come on, ship some of those puppies to the USA.
  • eric29eric29 Posts: 49
    I'd like to see Electronic Stability Control (EST) offered on all the models. A friend who drives a VW with EST just got in an accident on a local expressway. An 18 wheeler moved into the left lane and crushed his right front fender and tire. He had a concrete wall on his left and the truck on his right. The car braked straight and didn't fishtail into the wall (which would have sent him spinning next to the truck). People behind him were amazed that he kept the car straight. He said he saw the EST light on the whole way. It probably saved his life.
  • humanhuman Posts: 5
    The Civic Coupe should be a hatchback. I mean, why not? The Scion tC has a hatchback and it still looks like a regular coupe. Might as well make it one for more cargo room. Are there drawbacks?
  • atlratlr Posts: 22
    I second that. Electronic Stability Control is standard on all the UK Civics. Wish it were here too.
  • Good Day

    I just wanted to add my opinion regarding the civic sedan.
    I really like to buy this car because of the reliability , looks, resale value etc etc but whats holding me back is because im very disappointed that there's no leather seats. no heated seats and no heated outside mirrors. Why they did that with the Civic i cant figure out.Mostly all car companies have that with small cars as options and the civic doesnt.

    Does anyone know if there's a possibility that the 2007 civic sedan will have those options finally??

    thank you
  • 1. CVT automatic transmission. This isn't so far-fetched because Honda already has integrated a CVT with the R-series engine on the new Honda Stream, so putting it in the Civic sedan is very easy to do.

    2. Improved stereos, including better-designed iPod integration (e.g., you can control the iPod from the car stereo controls and charge the iPod simultaneously).

    3. Putting in the upcoming 2.2-liter I-4 turbodiesel engine (which of course will be 50-state legal, thanks to a new Honda breakthrough in diesel emissions controls that doesn't need the kludgy urea gas injection that the DaimlerChrysler BlueTec system requires). Of course, the transmission will be a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual.
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