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Honda Civic Sedan 2006

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  • micwebmicweb Posts: 1,617
    105,000 on the Civics, too. But "tuneups" are a misnomer from the old rotor-condensor-conventional spark plugs era. It is true you aren't required to replace plugs or adjust the timing until 105,000 miles, but the dealer will still certainly manage to knick you for $500 or so in maintenance/preventive maintenance every 30,000 miles.
  • It is easy enough to not let the dealer do unneeded and uncalled for maintainance and keep your $500.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    The K20 in the current Civic Si, RSX, RSX-S has a 105,000 mile engine maintenance interval. And has been since 2002.
  • sr45sr45 Posts: 144
    Very long time ago, I asked my Dad for a car.... Reply was, " Sure thing Son. Go out, and buy one ". Few days later, I joined the Army, saw the world and drove a jeep for Uncle Sam... Most of the Kids in school at that time ( 1964 ) drove bicycles only... Now you see them with cars..
  • im 16 and im getting a new car big whoop.
    its a 2006 honda civic si, and im not spoiled :D
    And im probably the best stick shift driver here, im 16 but i know how to drive stick and very well at that
  • YEAHHHHH????
    what the hell is going on HONDA :mad: . The 2006 Si 0-60 is 7.5???????what the #@@$%%#@#%#@# why sooooo slowww for a 197 HP with LSD i defenetly thought that it would go at leats 6.5 or lower. Honda said this Si is the fastest si they buit but the 1999 Si did 0-60 in 7.2 WHAT is going on im defenetly not buying this civic. Honda punched my face and it hurts :sick: . AT least it looks good. If anyone know that if im wrong or made a mistake PLS telll me.
  • calm down
    i heard maybe 6.5-6.7
    those 7.0+ are estimates
  • And im probably the best stick shift driver here, im 16 but i know how to drive stick and very well at that

    It's not your ability with a stick that's in question. I'm sure your quite capable, but probably not as good as me. It's the fact that your 16 and driving an 06 Si. Your 16, all 16 year olds have a need for speed, but not the judgement of when to dish it out. Is your dad even aware of what a racing performance vehicle this is? your better off with the sedan civic. I wouldn't buy an Si for my son and he's the most responsible person I know, even compared to all the adults I know (straight A's, general sterling scholar, scholarships and the works.) Sorry, even he doesn't get an 06 Si. He's also wise enough not to even want an 06 Si. He's perfectly happy with his Toyota truck.
  • arent 06 civic si meant for teens?
    it appeals to me and nothing wrong with that
  • i was about to buy a 03 eclipse which isn't even considered a sports car and UNDER my mom's name it was 3500 bux a year!!! for a 3yr old car, for a 06 CIVIC SPORTS PACkage kind of car i'll expect that to double if not triple unless you like own the insurance company or their like the stupidest insurers ever
  • calm down
    i heard maybe 6.5-6.7
    those 7.0+ are estimates


    I'm sure it will depend on the driver. My understanding is that your in 3rd gear when your reach sixty in the Si. Your 0-60 time will be dependant on how good your foot work is. Cruising at 75 mph, your in sixth at approx 3,000rpms.

    For instance, the best Vette has a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds (Ferrai country), but your still in first gear when you hit 60 mph, although your a little over redline. I'm sure much of that excellent time is due to the lack of shifting.

    Their is not one person that hasn't come back from a test drive in the Si that hasn't been astounded with it's performance. Fun is a sure guarantee in this car. I wouldn't worry about it. It's been said you won't find a car with this sport performance at more than twice the price.
  • i was about to buy a 03 eclipse which isn't even considered a sports car and UNDER my mom's name it was 3500 bux a year!!! for a 3yr old car, for a 06 CIVIC SPORTS PACkage kind of car i'll expect that to double if not triple unless you like own the insurance company or their like the stupidest insurers ever

    Shut up i can get insurance on the car 4 $5000 a year and i dont mind
  • I was wondering--has anyone heard of the possibility of the new Civic being offered in an HX-like package in the future? (By HX-like I mean a higher MPG, non-hybrid, gasoline or diesel engine.)

    I realize that Honda would much rather sell Civic Hybrids at a higher price, but with the outlook for gasoline to remain in the high $2/low $3 range until at least the end of 2006, I expect that at least one car maker will break from the ranks and offer a low-cost/high-MPG car in the US. (If VW had an appreciable market share I'd say they're already doing it with their TDI, but I'm thinking of something from a bigger player.)

    Perhaps Honda plans to do that with the Fit/Jazz, but I would love to see a $15K, 50MPG Civic.
  • i doubt 2006 civic si will be that expensive for me being 16
    i know plenty of people at my school about my age with 2005 mustangs bmws mercedes and lots of expensive high horse power cars. This civic si is reasonable, and will get a reasonable insurance cost
  • Creamyam
    The only reason their insurence rates will be "reasonable" is because
    the car was bought from their parents and it's their parents who the car is under so it will be cheaper. If it was under your name alone expect rates to be over 3k every 6 months. And more then likely if you even get the 06 Si, your parents will buy it for you. Your line about "And im probably the best stick shift driver here, im 16 but i know how to drive stick and very well at that " proved your age was at the most 16 before you even mentioned it.
  • The car will be insured under my name
    the car will be mine
    Dont ever try and fool insurance companies, just not a good idea
  • with the new Si, it's 8300rpm ;)
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I wouldn't buy my teen a brand new Si. And my teen is smart enough to not want one when he turns 16. He's got his eyes on my 99 Value Package :blush:
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,897
    Just because some members view this as a vehicle designed to appeal to teenagers doesn't mean we're going to let this discussion devolve into All-Star Teenage Smackdown. Personally-directed posts have been removed.

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  • "I'm sure it will depend on the driver. My understanding is that your in 3rd gear when your reach sixty in the Si. Your 0-60 time will be dependant on how good your foot work is. Cruising at 75 mph, your in sixth at approx 3,000rpms."

    I don't remember seeing gear ratio info, but maybe I missed it. Any idea what rpm's the 06 civic sedan will be running when cruising at 70, 75 and 80 mph with the 5-speed auto? Anyone?
  • I couldn't agree more that 0-60 times depend on the driver. I think it's funny how many times over the years I've seen people go nuts over a quarter or a half second, when those same people won't ever do anything even close to that in the car. (This IS NOT a slam against anyone here, just a general observation from someone who's been a fan of all things automotive for over 30 years.)

    I also agree that the test drive of the Si will be the key factor. I used to own a Prelude (last generation), and it was the sweetest drive I'd ever owned, and that includes a BMW 325is and a Supra. My Prelude went down the road like a happy gazelle that just wanted to run. If the Civic Si has that much grace and is that free revving (and I suspect it will be very close), it will make a lot of drivers deliriously happy, regardless of its exact 0-60 time.
  • I have mixed feelings about the new CD/MP3/WMA player in the 06 civic. On the plus side, the custom form looks great, and the added MP3 and WMA playback is a nice bonus, not the mention the aux jack. On the minus side is it's lack of upgradability. Should anything happen to it, or I just get the urge for more power, I can't really replace it since (I'm assuming it's like my 04 Accord EX) the custom stereo is tied in with the AC controls.
    Any thoughts?
    If I'm wrong, please correct me.
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    There is no stereo in the DX, so obviously the stereo can be removed.
    The Civic is not an Accord.
    It's only integrated if you get factory nav and even then the A/C has separate controls.
  • I live in central Alabama, and just drove past a Birmingham holding facility for several car manufacturers. Parked in plain view of the road are over 100 Honda Civics! I had not seen one in person until now.

    Judgement: The Civic sedan DEFINITELY looks better in person than it does in the pictures. The raked windshield and sedan rear-end really make a better impression than pictures let on. Long live the new Civic!!!

    By the way, I saw two different styles of alloy wheels on the sedan. I'm guessing LX and EX? They were not the Hybrid wheels, as I know what they look like.
  • "There is no stereo in the DX, so obviously the stereo can be removed."

    Ah, but the DX doesn't have AC either, so that alone doesn't discount my concern about a tie-in. If you know of an article about the stereo, please provide a link as I haven't seen it discused in much detail.
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    The stereo is not tied to the A/C. Even on the Accord, only models with navigation have controls tied together because, on Accords, the touch screen and voice controls from the navi can also control the A/C.
    On the Civic the touch screen and voice controls do not operate the A/C.
  • I believe we have a misunderstanding here. I'm not talking about controling the AC from the radio. If you look at a picture of the dash: TOV sedan pics you can see that the stereo, AC controls, emergency light switch and even a vent are all integrated into a single custom dash element. An after market stereo can not fit into the encolsure as there is no separate encolsure like there was in previous civic models (05 civic sedan dash). Even the current model Accords can't have the radio "replaced" as the display is part of the dash. With the Accord you have to take out the CD storage bin and intall a bracket to hold an after market stereo. But even then, you are left with the original, unusable display still in the dash.
  • I am sure that whatever makes up the bezel for the dx will be useable for the other civic models and vice verca. I have been installing car stereos for over 12 years and I have found that many things like the entire bezel are exchangeable from a lower end model to a upperscale model. As long as it comes from a coupe and goes in a coupe same thing goes for the sedan. I am almost a 100% sure about this. All you have to do is buy the DX'S Bezel. But will have to wait and see when they finnally arrive.

    I can't wait for December to buy the SI. :cry:
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