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Honda Civic Sedan 2006



  • rasmanrasman Posts: 10
    sadly in this country, the most popular cars, will be the most stolen, can the new civic regain its "prominince" as the most frequently stolen car? probably so. OUCH!
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017

    You asked "can the new civic regain its "prominince" (sic) as the most frequently stolen car?" When was the Civic ever the most frequently stolen car? What year? Please provide a valid link to prove your contention.
  • bigal3bigal3 Posts: 107
    With all those spectulation that the new 2006 Civic Coupe to be available in US this fall, I was told by the dealers in Canada (Vancouver) that they do not have a clue when it will actual be available in Canada.

    Do anyone of you know the date or month when the first shipment is due to arrive in Vancouver Canada?
  • fuzzer34fuzzer34 Posts: 28
    It looks as if the new 2006 Civic sedan will have large wipers based on each corner of that LARGE windshield aka like a chrysler minivan.

    see this shot:
  • fuzzer34fuzzer34 Posts: 28
    I have a current gen SI with the 160hp i-vtec that takes regular(87 octane). Wonder if the new SI with 200hp will take regular gas or will it require the premium like the currect gen RSX-S? Will this hurt SI sales being as premium gas is approaching $3.00/gal? It would be neat if Honda can do a 200hp engine on regular...Vroom... :)
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Honda has to worry about making some its cars run on regular for the US - there's no issue in Europe as most places have 95 (about 90-91 US octane equivalent) as the lowest octane grade. Shell just introduced 100 octane (probably about 95-96 US equivalent) as their premium. With modern engine management systems octane level is almost irrelevant. A typical engine will be fine running on Brazilian 75 octane ethanol laced gas or 100+ octane race fuel. The only trick is knowing at what octane level the car is at its most efficient (financially - more than likely at the recommended level) and it's at neither of the extremes listed above.

    Honda has no problem making a 200HP engine run on regular - it just needs to be a 3.0L V6. :shades:
  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    The most frequently stolen car (per capita) is the Acura Integra. The Civic is not on the top ten list. By volume however, more civics will be stolen they say, a lower volume car.

    I personally would not be concerned about theft if I bought a regular Civic. The previous generation Si (EM1?) was very popular with the thieves. They loved to steal the B16A and the rims.

    Doesnt seem like the current Si (EP3) is stolen much, I think a thief would rather go for an RSX-S.

    I have a feeling the new Si will be popular with the thieves. Tons of people on and talk about how nice it would be to have an Si LSD or an Si k-series in their cars. Lots of demand = lots of stolen cars.
  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    This was discussed earlier in this thread but...

    I am confident that the new Si will require premium gasoline. You cant expect high power out of a small displacement engine with regular 97 octane.

    I dont see how a requirement of premium fuel will hurt Si sales. Even though gas prices are high, the delta between regular and premium is only 20 cents per gallon. For someone who drives frequently, the increased cost with using premium grade will be around 200-500 bucks. If you cant afford that, I dont think you should have bought the Si in the first place.

    If you are fretting over gas moneys, I would think that the differential with regards to insurance would be the first deal breaker. I think that insurance costs between regular Civics and Si's will be substantial, but then again that is to be expected.
  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    Whoops, I meant "regular 87 octane".
  • user1235user1235 Posts: 84
    >> Whoops, I meant "regular 87 octane".

    the edit button is your friend
  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    I would have edited if I could, but ....

    "After posting, you may edit your post for 30 minutes."
  • mcap56mcap56 Posts: 48
    I am curious about three things on the new civic. One, will there be telescopic steering and, if so, will it be only on the EX? Two, will they finally figure out that most people don't have a large curve in their upper lumbar spine? Three, will the wheel well interfere with the clutch again and will the gears engage in the middle of the stroke where it is supposed to be (instead of at the top like the current civic). Just curious.
  • user1235user1235 Posts: 84
    The Sedan looks very similar to current model. If you don't remember, here's a quote from Edmund's inside line (which you refered to yourself a few days ago) :

    "While ample information exists on the upcoming Si, relatively little is known by contrast about the 2006 Honda Civic sedan. Our spy photos indicate a sedan that's slightly bigger yet only marginally different looking that its predecessor."

    this is not necessarily bad at all, sine I think that current model sedan looks very good indeed, especially compared to corolla.
  • sik99sik99 Posts: 23
    the 99,00 civic si had "premium" fuel recommended for use. I put regular in with my 99 and had no problems. You'd think with the bump in performance that the premium recommendation will probably not disappear on the new ones.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,959
    there isn't that much you can do to a 4 door compact sedan to make it look radically different, at least if you want to maintain interior room. Besides, IMO the current Civic is fine looking. Not particualrly exciting, but not offensive either.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (mine)

  • nash123nash123 Posts: 82
    Did you guys check out There is a whole new section about the 2006 Honda Civic SI. Don't know if the US version will be the same as the UK version.
  • jlim1jlim1 Posts: 50
    It's strange (and disappointing) why the coupe styling is always more appealing in the Civics (such as current and also the 2006). I like the way the American Honda designers create a sharp look on the current Coupe at the rear. The sedan is very conservative and bland. (I have the 01 sedan). The spy photos of the 2006 sedan show a close resemblance to the current body. Didn't really turn me on a whole lot.

    I personally like the Euro version. Hot ! Too bad we will not see that in the US. I would have liked to trade in the 01 with this showstopper (if the 2006 really performs and drives like what it is marketed). It's a first Honda car (outside Acura) that is styled above and beyond the Japanese design norm (like Nissan/Infiniti) - in very good taste, I think.

    Nice job on the Euro.
  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    The Euro and USDM civic will be totally different.
  • fdannafdanna Posts: 263
    The coupes are designed in the US for the US market, this might be why you find the design more appealing. The Accord coupe is an American design as well...

    From Honda's PR site regarding the Civic (last generation): "To ensure an increased level of differentiation, the Sedan was designed in Japan, while the Coupe was designed in the U.S. The Coupe has a sportier profile, while the Sedan continues to provide classic styling that is as visually appealing as it is versatile" This is true for the new Civic as well. Basically they just hand over the platform to the US design studio and let them go at it.

    Actually sedans in this class are a big snooze. Mazda3 sedan, Civic sedan, Corolla, Sentra.... BORING.
  • bigal3bigal3 Posts: 107
    Sedans are bought by family men (& women) who are more family oriented & plan to have children (or mother-in-law) sitting on the back of the car. On the other hand, coupes are bought by people who want to tell the world that they are not family oriented & have not plan to have children (or mother-in-law) to sit on the back of the car.

    For the same year & model, although both coupe & sedan have very similar looks, the drivers of coupes always look more sexy appeal to the opposite sex than the same driver driving a sedan.

    It is similar to a lady wearing a bikini compare to the same lady wearing a cover-all. Although it is the same lady, she always looks more styling in bikini than cover-all.
  • tr20tr20 Posts: 76
    anyone knows the specs and price on the 06 Civic sedan?
  • The price is still unknown, but we do know that the base engine will be a new engine family, it will be called R18, 1.8l with 140hp and 128lb/ft with a 6% increase in fuel economy over the current D17. Transmissions will most likely be 5 speed manual or 5 speed auto.

    Nothing else is clear yet, but the Ride and Drive event where salespeople get to test it out and get info on it should be soon. The press embargo from Honda is lifted September 1 12:00am so it won't be until then that we will know all of the details for certain.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    The price is still unknown, but we do know that the base engine will be a new engine family, it will be called R18, 1.8l with 140hp and 128lb/ft with a 6% increase in fuel economy over the current D17. Transmissions will most likely be 5 speed manual or 5 speed auto.

    Nothing else is clear yet, but the Ride and Drive event where salespeople get to test it out and get info on it should be soon. The press embargo from Honda is lifted September 1 12:00am so it won't be until then that we will know all of the details for certain.

    Are you sure they won't be using K-series engines in the new Civic. It would make more sence to make a K18 from the current K20, rather than develop a new R-series.
  • gpoltgpolt Posts: 113
    Spotted a caravan of three '06 Civic sedans yesterday on the NJ Turnpike (Odyssey bringing up the rear). Two EXs and one LX. Tape over the badging. Navy blue looked great! From the front, the styling is as poor as the new Avalon, but the side and rear looked good. The roundness reminded me somewhat of the current Saab 9-3, Mazda 3 series (I believe) and new BMW 3 serries - more European than the '05 Civics. Interior has the biggest improvement (spotted at the rest stop). Appears wider, the seats are definitely wider and the bottom cushions appear longer. Seat material in the EX was almost like a cordory [sp]. Good quality and fit. Dash is a big improvement with two tone in the plastic (i.e. rust and black). Overall - should be a nice car.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,959
    bigger/longer/wider front seats are important to me (I hate a short cushion, and no I am not overly wide!). I just like thigh support.

    Could you tell if it had the digital speedo like the Euro model? Actually, does it have the electric dash like the Accord and '05 ody? I've really gotten used to that on our Ody.

    I also don't think the Avalon looks bad from the front. Not like a VW or Audi at least!

    More European would be a good thing IMO.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (mine)

  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    Damn! That's what they make cell phone cameras for.

    Good post though.
  • ...the Euro Civic looks much more interesting from a visual point of view, proving to me that once again I want what I can't have :P . If there had been a chance of a Euro Civic Si 4 door coming to the States I would not have ordered my YAA mobile (yet another Audi) until after evaluating the Honda.

  • corey415corey415 Posts: 49
    The smaller K series (like a K18) will not be used in the Civic because it does not provide adequate fuel efficiency.
  • gpoltgpolt Posts: 113
    I actually did snap a few digital shots from my Canon but haven't been home to download the photos. Upon closer examination of my images, I can add that the doors do have side moldings that are vertically wider at the back and get narrower as they reach the front wheel well - sort of like a wedge shape. The edge guard is also very low on the door so I can't imagine it eliminating any door dings from other cars. The alloys are 5 prong and very thick, similar to that of the alloys on a Camry SE or the previous generation BMW 3 series, but again 5 prong, not 6. The side bolsters on the front seats are very thick at the bottom and taper up to the top of the seat. The top center of the dash houses an area for the radio (between the air vents) and it appears that the display is huge (4x6 or 5x7) and possibly supports a GPS screen. Steering wheel houses about 6 or 8 buttons. Navy exterior resembled the navy on the Acura TL. That's about all I can tell y'all.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Could this be the real thing? (I know The Hollywood Extra has a tendency to be wrong, but who knows?)
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