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No AC in most mass production car in this world DO NOT ALLOW you to shut it off if you so desire to in defrost mode. What's the point of you keep arguing?? You can say it ten times, a thousand times, the Honda AC is still defective. On top of that, when I change the mode back from defrost, the A/C still stays on when it was off before. Argue all you want, you'll never win this.
Michelin tires are known as some of the best quality tires on the market. I'm sure the "average" comsumer will disagree with you. Do you think the 17" tires on the VW will perform better in the snow? I doubt it.
Average consumer?? I'm an average consumer and I dislike the tires that came w/ the Si. Why do I care what the performance of the VW tires?? I bought the Si and I dislike the tires and I'm giving my opinion about the tires. I don't care if another tires perform the same or worse. I only care about how the tires on my car perform and on the Si, it is bad. Maybe you shouldn't care too much about what other people think about you, your car, your gf etc.
Gas mileage gets better after the break in. You car is still new. Not quite in the position to judge it.
Didn't I state that it is only my second tank and I said hopefully as I drive it, it'll improve. But in my 2 weeks of ownership, I'm reporting my gas mileage and I'm saying it is bad. So, what's your beef?? I'm reporting my experience. What does it concern you?? If I reported a good results, would you care to rebutt me??
Seat belts? Shoulda bought a different car. that's the way they designed em. Not a problem.
What is it with you?? When I found a seating position that is comfortable for me in the car, the seat belt is too far away for me to reach comfortably. Maybe you don't have a problem with this in your 00 Si or in your gf's 02 Si BUT I have a problem in my car w/ my stature. Me and my car. Not you and your car.
Cold creaks are normal. Check other forums all cars do it. It's cold ya know.
It is just the beginning of Dec. I didn't have this in my previous car (01 A4). But then again, one cost $28k and the Si cost me $16k. You can choose what you want to accept. Car makers love consumers like you. But for me, I'm critical of things that I spend my hard earn money on. Did I say it is a problem for you?? I'm reporting it is a problem for me. Moi! Understand??
All Honda trannies whine in reverse. They designed it that way. Not a problem. It's the design. Honda is the gold standard of FWD manual tranmissions.
What is wrong with you?? No other cars that I've driven makes this whinny sound. And yes, I'm questionning it coz' it is really annoying to me and it sounds *bad*. Maybe when all the V6 Honda/Acura breaks, Honda will just say it is normal which I'm sure you are aware of since there have been tranny failures and Honda/Acura cars have been replaced with rebuilt tranny.
Dash lighting is the same as it was when you bought the car. The way they designed it.
I'm not the only one complainning about the dash lighting. Auto reviewers have said the same thing. Unlike you I don't take the usual "This is normal" line fed to the drivers of Honda when they take their car for repairs. The dash lighting white/orange, makes it hard to read the numbers during dusk/dawn driving condition. I noticed it again this morning driving to work. I could turn OFF the headlights and it would have been better (or dim the dash lighting manually) but it was still a little dark out.
Here's a bit of advice to you. Don't worry too much about what you hear from other people or read too much into surveys. And lastly this is my car and I reporting my experience with the car. I just have a higher expectations for my car and I'm sure there are a lot of people who share the same views as me. If there are more consumers like you who just accepts, years from now, we'll have a lesser car for more money and I think we can agree that's not a good thing.
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What about gas tanks???
Acura Tranny TSB:http://forums.clubrsx.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=383322 Acura Oil consumption thread: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35134&highlight=oil
Interior lighting - this is one of my favorites - Indelglo blue lighting for everything you view at night and red/orange backlighting for everything you touch - so intuitive and nice. All the switchgear is red/orange backlit power window, locks, hatch and gas door release, climate, radio controls all red/orange backlit. The interior lighting is amazing as good as anything Benz or BMW puts out - individual front map lights in an overhead console plus a bright central light, individual rear side reading lights and the hatch area is well lit when the hatch is opened - all these lights can be individually programmed to light with the doors opening or not plus turned on when the car is running. Dual Visor mirror makeup lights, slide the visor mirror door open and if the headlights are on a perfectly placed light in the headliner above the visor mirror lights up. If any interior lights are left on the car turns them off automatically after 10 minutes if the key is out of the ignition. The radio stays on as long as the key is in the ignition after shutdown too.
The sunroof has a nice one touch dial for opening or venting the sunroof open to any position with a simple twist - the windows are one touch up/down. Another feature I use all the time in the sunbelt is Auto close - put the key in the driver's door lock, turn all the way to the right and any open windows and sunroof close - nice. Plus you can vent a hot car by turning the key to the left all the way to open the windows to any position. For $60 you can get an accessory that allows you to close/vent with the standard remote keyless entry.
Speaking of the remote keyless - the cool keyfob is a switchblade, panic alarm, lock/ unlock doors or hatch all when you walk up to the car. The standard alarm system has a nice muted beep and lights flash when it arms - no beep? - check the doors or hatch one's not closed all the way - nice. Unlock with remote and don't open the door or hatch within a couple minutes and it relocks/ arms itself automatically - nice.
The doors lock automatically at 8 mph - don't like that? program them not to do it.
So many parts of the car are nicely designed - I love the wiper stalk - talk about thoughtful design - 4 position intermittent timer switch on top, one push down (spring loaded) on the stalk is one wipe - up one intermitent - two more up for 2 speeds of wipe - push stalk forward one for rear wiper push further for rear wash - pull for front wash - so intuitive. All the switchgear - buttons, stalks dials are extremely high quality and have a very substantial feel.
All the standard safety features are great - major selling point, especially in a small car. 4th generation 4 channel ABS, ASR - anti slip regulation (electronic traction control) Airbags? - dual front, SIDE and HEAD airbags all standard in every VW. In a crash the doors unlock, flashers activate and interior lights turn on automatically. The active seatbelts have the gas charges that activate in a crash to pull you back into the seat. Very nice and comfortable head rests (5) that adjust up and down and tilt forward for the perfect fit - on long trips you can rest your head in a perfect position plus whiplash injuries are reduced with properly adjusted headrests. The structure is quite strong as well - rated a best pick in crash tests. The next generation Golf V due out late next year has knee airbags and foam filled doors STANDARD for even better crash saftey. Don't forget the current Golf platform was designed awhile ago - the next one has multilink rear suspension and all sorts of new features.
My GTI puts a smile on my face everytime I drive it - I never feel like I settled for anything less than the best little hot hatch on the market.
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