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Honda Civic Sedan 2006

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  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    I read that article. I suppose that is a subjective thing...because many articles say the opposite. Sit in a Civic yourself and see if you like it.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    The 4-cylinder Accord might be a good compromise if you want performance and economy. Of course, the V-6 Accord is rated at 30mpg (the 2006's are rated 29). The 32 must be what you averaged, right? The 4-cylinder Accord is rated at 34mpg and in Motor Trend, or one of those, it took 8.5 seconds to 60mile an hour (with an automatic), and the 2006's have an extra 6 horses, so you'd probably be in the lower 8's. Not a bad compromise. The manual will be about a second faster and is rated 26/34 (average of 30mpg). And that's for the 4-door...the coupe would be a tick faster. So between the 4-cylinder Accord and 6-cylinder, you will lose about 1.5 seconds to 60 miles an hour, gain about 5 mpg, and save about $3000. For the best fuel economy to performance combination, though, get the Hybrid Accord. It's the fastest Honda automatic and gets 37mpg highway...not too far from the Civic. But it's $30K.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    It will if you drive conservatively. All these people complain that they don't get EPA mileage ratings and then you see them driving 15-20 miles an hour over the speed limit. Duh...how dumb can you get? Of course you won't get the mileage ratings if you drive that fast! I've always exceeded my EPA rating on every car I've had, consistently. Occasionally, I'll get worse, but as an average, I've always done better. It's just how you drive.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    I tried doing everything I was supposed to on my old manual tranny Hondas and still never got anywhere near the acceleration times I was supposed to. My old Civic LX was supposed to do 0-60 in 8.8 seconds...I think I broke 10 seconds once and that was because I didn't go to 3rd gear when I was supposed to. Normally, if I pushed it hard, it would take about 10.5 seconds. So I figured that auto should do better, and with less work and gear grinding. I think if you put a normal driver...not an inexperienced driver, but a normal driver with a manual transmission Civic next to a normal driver with an automatic Civic, and raced them, my money would be on the auto.
    It's not likely the new Si will outperform the RSX. It's heavier and has less power. Not likely...possible but not likely.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669
    Autoweek says all the regular coupes will begin to arrive in the first week of October, and the SI has an on-sale date of December 1st.

    As for the power issue, I am figuring the new Civic is about as fast as the existing Corolla, giving a plus or minus factor for gearing - the Corolla is a 4A, and the Civic is now a 5A. The new Civic has about 10% more power but around the same amount of torque as the existing Corolla and weighs about 10% more too.

    It is a shame that Civic put on so much weight with this evolution, but it was bound to happen sooner or later, wasn't it? Lots of safety equipment and an altogether larger body conspire to put the pounds on. The Fit 5-door coming in the spring will be the spiritual successor to the Civic of five years ago, in terms of weight, size, and fuel economy.

    Interesting: the new Civic EX coupe has about the same power-to-weight ratio as the Scion tC, only of course it weighs less overall so should be a bit more fun to toss around through the corners. Mainly for me, the HUGE advantage to the Civic would be the enormous difference in fuel economy. Once normal discounting starts to happen on the new Civics, the Civic EX coupe and tC should sell for about the same price. The Civic will have more safety equipment at that price of course.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • Overpriced?

    I agree with you with your Camry LE scenario next year. However, small cars are in a different market.

    Let's stick with a reliable cars (So I'm not going to try to analyze American cars and their another extended-extended discount program).

    Camry, if they are at MSRP +, people will look towards at Maximas and Accord (reliable cars so I will not include VW or U.S. cars here). Rarely they will move up. If so, no larger reliable car other than Avalon available. Otherwise it's Lexus, Acura or Infiniti.

    For small cars however, if Civic is at MSRP +, not only they will go to Mazda3 and Corolla, but move up to the Accord, Altima, Legacy, and heavily discounted Camry.

    MPG concern? Yes it makes a huge difference when you are coming down from a mid to large SUV. But still less than $300 annual savings between Civic and Camry (12,000 mile drive between 30 and 40 mpg. Saving of 100 gallon per year and it's still less than $3 per gallon). In return Camry will have a better resale value (based on MSRP not what you paid for), and lower insurance.

    When a car salesman throws the number $18K+ ttl to my face for Civic LX, I instantly think about bigger car or other brand for less $$$. After all, it has been less than 5 years when we paid $16.3K out the door (with no trade ins) for new Civic EX auto.

    06' Civic EX auto? $19.5K. Yep, sensible Civic for over $20 grand.
  • Just picked up an 06 Ex Sedan with Navi. The car is hot! I drove it on the highway for about 200 miles and found that I'm getting about 42mpg. The price I paid was a little over $20K and I feel that it was well worth it. I paid $17,500 for a new 2001 civic EX sedan/side airbags back in 2000. That car didnt have alloy wheels, security system, or navi. So I feel that for less than $3K more, I am getting alot more luxuries than the 2001 one which I used to have. For all the people that feel that it's not worth the price, Not everyone can afford a Honda!
  • Just picked up an 06 Ex Sedan with Navi. The car is hot! I drove it on the highway for about 200 miles and found that I'm getting about 42mpg. The price I paid was a little over $20K and I feel that it was well worth it. I paid $17,500 for a new 2001 civic EX sedan/side airbags back in 2000. That car didnt have alloy wheels, security system, or navi. So I feel that for less than $3K more, I am getting alot more luxuries than the 2001 one which I used to have. For all the people that feel that it's not worth the price, Not everyone can afford a Honda!
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407
    How fast were you driving - to get 42 mpg? Was any city driving involved? What type of tranny?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,584
    was that 42 on a stick or automatic model?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • I was averaging 70mph (65mph-75mph), Automatic Trans
  • My mistake. I've misread the sticker when you first posted the link to the picture, Steve.

    Drummer, you were right. The MPG estimates are given for this Civic, not for other cars in the class. For other cars in the class the sticker says "not available."

    So, then, 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway would be averages. And 25-35 city and 34-46 highway would be the range everyone would be getting, depending on many factors, which affect MPG.

    There's a great article about MPG in the outgoing Civic. It beat all subcompacts by a looooooong shot when tested in Canada by journalists. The new Civic has pretty much the same engine. Check this out:

    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/50-litre.htm

    and the review of '06 Civic
    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/06civic.htm
  • Thank you for the response, I appreciate it.
  • Test drove one in Ricmond VA. The seats dont go down all the way. I
    would say they go down about 80%-85%. Ride was very smooth.
    The price I was quoted was higher then MSRP. The redesigned
    interior is 9/10. Acceleration was ok.

    Anyone has any suggestions on how to get a good price?
  • any stick drivers out there ever consider getting an auto for no reason? i am a heel&toe type stick driver, but was thinking about getting the civic 5spd auto because it is 5 speeds in an auto...would maintenance of an auto be cheaper over 100k miles since you don't have to replace the clutch? but then you do have to periodically change the fluid? then again, maybe i'll pay a bit to have fun...the lower rpm at highway speeds is nice, though.

    i suppose the new 06 auto has imperceptible shifts? closest i've been in is a recent camry with good auto shifts.

    anyone have idea on when canadian dealers will receive 06 civic and if they are japanese?
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    You probably would have gotten about 48-50mpg at 60 miles an hour.
  • yesrohyesroh Posts: 290
    I was told before to put dealer against dealer...make the dealers compete against each other. Get a best price from one and then throw that at another dealer and see if he/she can beat it. I also found that buying over the phone worked well for me six years ago when I bought my car. Once I knew exactly which car I wanted, I dealed over the phone. It made me feel much more powerful because I could move about faster and if some of you are intimidated by smooth-talking salesmen, this will neuter them! You don't have to walk out of the show room...you don't have to look into their sad eyes. I loved it. Also, do the research before you go to the dealer. Make sure you know what you are buying or they could just feed you a lot of crap. I've caught Honda dealers in mistakes numerous times. I assume they were mistakes. But my source of information wasn't the guy who wanted to make thousands of bucks off me. If the dealer told me something I didn't know, I'd check it when I left to see if he was correct.
    I used to live in Yorktown (about 67 miles south of you) and was putting the Newport News dealer against the Williamsburg dealer. I was surprised to find the Newport News dealer could drop a few hundred more off his price than the Williamsburg one, and they were only about 20 miles apart. So just because dealers are in the same city doesn't mean their prices won't vary. Some larger dealers can afford to make less money per sale.
    I found I was better at driving a hard bargain when I had more than one car I was considering, but I'm assuming you want a Civic here, right? Oh well...if you change your mind, try that.
    You might also check sales taxes...they may be cheaper in North Carolina...just a thought. A 2% difference in sales tax could mean a $400 difference in a $20,000 car. I'm not sure if you pay the sales tax where you live or where you buy on a car. Check out this site:

    http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales.html

    If you live next to a state border, it might be worth looking into.
    Hope this helps.
  • The civics starting out at 15K have no air, radio, sun roof, drum brakes, no keyless entry, no colored mirrors or door handles. The DX is a crappy car. The should stop making it. The Scion TC is a far better car for the price then the Civic DX and LX. Plus, the Scion has 20 more horsepower. I liked the way the Civic's looked and was going to buy one. Then I saw the price of a EX, and decided to jump to Scion.
  • Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone might know, if i purchase a new 2006 Civic LX in Philadelphia, Pa, do I pay the taxes based on where I lived or where I purchase the car?

    Thanks
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,584
    you will pay taxes based on where you live (or more accurately, where you register the car).

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

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