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2009 Honda Civic

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  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Not true at all. The 2009 Civic will be very close to the 2008 model. Look for detail changes only, such as:

    -Coupe steering wheel going into all models (3 spokes)
    -A couple of "tweener" trim-lines, slotting between DX and LX, and LX and EX models
    -Updated front and rear stying (larger grille opening, slightly updated taillamps, etc)
    -Stability Control will be on certain higher-end models, most likely
    -New Wheel Designs, possibly

    With sales so good, Honda won't mess up the Civic.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    Honda typically tweeks the engine a tad for the refresh. Maybe a few more hp and another 1 or 2 mpg.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You're right, they do, but I wouldn't look for something as significant as a 2 MPG bump. Maybe +1mpg in one column or another, or an extra 5 hp from somewhere, but nothing that'd be game-changing.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    Well most of the stuff is true. The Sedan will likely get the Coupes steering wheel which is way better than the two spoke one. Si models get foglights. Bluetooth will be on EX and EX-L civics with Navi. A USB port that does 5th gen and up iPods and other non iPod devices will be on the EX/EX-L models with or without navi. The LX-S includes alloys, rear spoiler and sport seats. The DX VP is confirmed for 09. Just a DX but with a radio and an AC unit. The Civic hybrid can finally get Leather. The Interactive dealer program mentioned Hybl which is hybrid with leather.

    I guess Honda thinks you have to get navi in order to get bluetooth. There are some alternatives if you don't want nav.

    Hope this helps.
  • heybroderheybroder Posts: 78
    tyvm Man, are we glad!!! tc and God bless, Pam and Randy :shades:
  • heybroderheybroder Posts: 78
    tyvm pal! Man, are we glad! tc and God bles, Pam and Randy :shades:
  • gasmizrgasmizr Posts: 40
    I still have one nagging question. Are they moving the stupid parking brake or not? If not I am going to buy the Sonata SE. I have been waiting over a year now and no one can tell me if it will be moved or not. It is in the most ridiculous place for anyone who is tall. I have a "96 civic lx and at 6'3" fit fine. Did not like the last generation civic so waited. Then the stupid parking brake positioning. I like lots of the options on the ex+ models but can not do the sunroof. Honda's packaging leaves a lot to be desired. Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota give more options without the stupid sunroof. One I would truly like to be able to order is a power drivers seat without a sunroof. :confuse:
  • ridermriderm Posts: 3
    Anybody know? And, does anybody know what exactly the changes will be from 2008.

    THANKS!
  • cz75cz75 Posts: 210
    No one outside of Honda and a few journalists knows for certain until 8/5/09. That said, I'd bet 100:1 against any changes to the brake handle location. Everyone can see how conservative Honda is being on the re-style, so why spend a significant amount of money trying to re-engineer the interior and how the brake cables are run through the car to the brakes? If they change the position of the handle, they'll need to A) find a new spot for it that doesn't conflict with the shifter or anything else and B) the old cable design won't work.
  • Interesting how I see many Honda Civics on the road that are more than 2 years old! Toyota Corollas??? Nope, don't see hardly any of 'em more than a couple years old. Hmmmmm, why is that? Isn't it obvious that quality and reliability belongs to Honda??? I also went to the Scion forum (tC) and the car seems to have quality problems. Yes, I realize that it is a Toyota car. Anyone have any comments concerning Scion tC reliability? take care, Pam and Randy :shades:
  • cz75cz75 Posts: 210
    About the only Corollas on the road I do see are over two years. They still look chintzier than any corresponding Civic of the same generation, however.
  • Yeah, right! :P
  • rad211rad211 Posts: 6
    There seems to be no inventory of 2008 Civic sedans in So Cal. Is there a release date for the 2009's? I can't believe there are no new 2008 or 2009 Civic sedans for sale.
  • cz75cz75 Posts: 210
    September.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    See plenty of both down here actually. These two models are probably dead even on most things...both great cars that should last many years. Having owned both now, have 1st hand knowledge.

    The Sandman :)
  • There are actually a fair amount left at the larger dealerships in SoCA--mostly LX's but a few EX's left as well. They are eager to get them off the lots, to make room for the new ones, so if you are not needing an '09, (and new ones typically cost more the first few months), you can really bargain with them now.

    Good luck with whatever you choose! :)
  • "Sorry, but the Civic wouldn't be the first, or even the second economy car with a 6-speed."

    Really? I must have missed those....what would be the first and second economy cars with 6 MT's?
  • "Uhhh, favorite maybe, that is until the 3rd gear syncro starts doing its little act. "

    Is this still an issue with the 2008's? Any idea on how many cars are affected (% of Si sales)?
  • Well, tomorrow's embargo date is just about upon us...do let us know what you discover, thanks.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,148
    I've yet to hear that the problem was solved, and yes, there have been plenty of 2008 Si models that have developed the 3rd gear issues..

    Best Regards,
    Shipo
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    Sentra and Versa, at least. 6MT is standard on both.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Those were the two I had in mind.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    I got some info but no pics. Some good and bad info. The good news is that all the features that were rumored here are true. Some bad news is that VSA is only on EX-L, Hybrid, Hybrid w/Leather, and Si. Bluetooth is only available on Navigation equipped models. A bunch of new colors. A new white color is available on the Hybrid. The iPod compatible USB port is available despite what jaxs1 spewing out misinformation. All Civic sedans are getting the coupe steering wheel. LX-S is a sporty LX and DX VP is retained. The DX trim is still there. So far we were able to predict what was going in without any real insider information. Maybe there were some inside scoops but the changes were predictable.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=780325

    It has some stuff I haven't mentioned yet.
  • sue0632sue0632 Posts: 2
    As the articles have mentioned, Tango Red Pearl is a carryover color. I am assuming this means that I will not be able to get the Sedan in Ralleye Red (as was the case last year). Can anyone confirm this? I really need a 4-door car, and I also really want it in a 'bright' red. I don't want a maroon car and I have only ever driven Hondas....it pains me to think I am going to have to switch to another manufacturer to find a bright red 4-door car! Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • Any idea if the 2009 EX-L sedan will pick up the premium audio system available in the coupe? This seems like the one thing Honda is failing on - why put it in one of the top line models but not the other?
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    The DX trim level still remains. The DX VP includes a radio w/Aux input and AC.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    It may or may not. Maybe it will have it.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    Rallye Red is available as a carryover. Most likely it's a Coupe only color.

    The 2009 Civic Sedan will be on sale very soon. You should expect some inventory by Next week.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The new VP Model adds to DX features:
    -A/C
    -AM/FM/CD audio system
    -Auxiliary input jack

    The new LX-S Model includes:

    -16-inch alloy wheels
    -Sport seats with synthetic suede bolsters (similar fabric to Civic Si, but with silver stitching)
    -Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    -Rear deck lid spoiler
    -Chrome exhaust finisher

    Changes applicable to all models:

    -Freshened exterior styling with new front bumper cover and grille design, and new headlight and taillight color combinations (clear turn indicator lenses with amber bulbs)

    -Bluetooth HandsFreeLink added to Navigation-equipped models

    -USB Audio Interface added to Civic EX, EX-L, Hybrid and Si

    -New alloy wheel designs for Civic EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si

    -New cloth materials and patterns on seats, door linings and armrests (if equipped), DX carries over from MY08

    -New colors: Urban Titanium Metallic, Redline Orange Pearl (Si only), Crystal Black Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Spectrum White Pearl (Hybrid only), and Dyno Blue Pearl (Si only)

    C-arryover colors: Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Green Tea Metallic, Atomic Blue Metallic, Tango Red Pearl, Rallye Red

    -Discontinued colors: Borrego Beige Metallic, Galaxy Gray Metallic, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Fiji Blue Pearl (Si only), Habanero Red Pearl (Si only), Taffeta White (Hybrid only), Opal Silver Blue Metallic (Hybrid only
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