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  • Another 2007 EX-L We love the car. Currently has about 30K miles on it. I heard the same noise, humming/droning at about 15K but could not pinpoint it and my wife kept saying that is the way it sounds. Well over time the humming/droning got loud…
  • It will be interesting to see how the automakers try to increase the transaction price with this program as they have already started to do. I am betting there will not be near as much discounting as there has been in the past 8-9 months. You may …
  • Do not let them scare you. There is 1 billion dollars in the program. If you take worse case of $4500 credit or the lower $3500 credit you have a range of about 220K to 285K people getting the credit if they are eligible. I would venture to say m…
  • It was a 97 3.0L with a 3 speed auto. The combined is 19 according to the government but I will tell you that van did that around town with no problem. We basically drove it into the ground. Lifters were ticking by 80K, rebuilt trans at 110k and …
  • I do understand the program but it should have been modeled after the German program to get more older vehicles off the road. This is both a safety and environmental concern not just fuel effeciency. I am sure even older fairly efficient vehicles …
  • For some reason the 96-2000 civics seem fairly bullet proof. They still draw top dollar on craigslist. If I were looking for a used on I would not get the 96 since it had a poor cat design which was changed in 97. They have pictures at the garage…
  • That is why I did not trade the civic in. It still runs good and looks good too. The rear suspension groans or maybe it is the back deck. Took to independent auto that only works on honda and acura and they told me it is fine and to just keep dri…
  • It is not a tax credit but a deduction. It is "above" the line. Just like your deduction for mortgage, property or state tax. So, if you buy a new vehicle and for instance pay $2k in sales tax and are in the 25% tax bracket you get $500 back on y…
  • The program is a sham. If you purchased a fuel efficient car 10 or more years ago you get nothing. At least in Germany if your car is over 9 years old you can get the credit. I do not see this really helping to many people and maybe that is just …
  • Thanks, I will now go back to the dealer and try again. I really want a SE with the I4 but with an automatic. The SE is worth the upgrade price from the GLS for the nice extras. I am not in a hurry so a wondering if they may add an auto in the f…
  • I am looking at purchasing a new GLS. The one the dealer showed me did not have the Option 2 package.. It was just the basic GLS. Seems like the leg room is short on the GLS with the non power seat. My question is does the power seat give more l…
  • Based on experience with non OEM brakes/rotors/drums I will never use non Honda parts. I used non Honda brake parts from multiple manufactures and had issues with vibration. I took it to my independent garage and was told only to use Honda parts. T…
  • I am still waiting to find out about the parking brake. I do hope the move it. I have a 1996 civic with 190K miles on it and need to replace within the next year or so. I looked at the Sonata in 2006 when it was redesigned. It was nice then but …
  • 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…
  • I checked the posted link and the interior looks the same. I am guessing that is not an updated picture. Any news yet on if they are moving the PB. I want the Civic and I keep sitting in it and driving it and that PB is a real deal breaker. Than…
  • I have been holding off and am hoping for 2009 that they fix the stupid parking brake. I am on the tall side they way the have it located it is right in my knee. I am still driving by "96 because of how they designed that brake. I like the rest o…
  • Depends on how much you want to spend. I am 6'3" and have the same problems, leg and headroom are short in most cars. I have had Honda's for a long time. I am finally giving up my 96 civic lots of leg and head room to my 17 year old. Supposed to…
  • If you have to stop quickly on a slick road, you may reconsider that choice. I guess this is one of those personal preference issues. I drive in snow/ice/slick roads all the time and have never had an issue. Have driven rentals with ABS and do n…
  • The only recent Honda I have to compare to for the stick and clutch is my friend 06 Civic SI. Nice fast car with high revs. The clutch is about the same. The stick is a little smoother but not by much. Both seem to have a throw that is a little lo…
  • I have an '07 Altima 2.5S 6sp. Had to wait a few months to find and drive one. I was and still am a Honda fan but between the Accord 4 5sp and the Altima I voted with my dollars. Yes the Honda has ABS but to me that is no deal breaker. My Ins doe…
  • Here are the features for the Accord SE and the LX has slightly less in it but neither says power seats. That is reserved for EX which has power height adjustment and EX-L has 8 Way power or am I reading the Honda sight wrong? :confuse: My biggest…
  • Like I said before only on the EX. You can not just order it as an option as with the Altima. Wanted an LX with power seats...Honda's answer; buy the EX but I can not fit with the sunroof :confuse: You are right about ABS is standard on just abo…
  • Like I said in my earlier post. The violations have little to do with safety for the conditions. The town or state does note care about what the violation is only that you plead to something so they can get their pound of cash. Traffic violation …
  • Just found this board, interesting. I live in NY and there is "war" going on between the local judges and the state police for a while now. The state police commander has put down a guideline that there will no longer be any pleading down for tick…
  • Well all i can say is that it was out all day in near zero degrees while i was inside at work. came out after dark hit the start button and it started right up and ran smooth. I let it warm up for about a minute and then took off. No noticeable di…
  • I would say it shifts fairly smooth and precise as you can miss 3rd and end up in 5th if your are not careful. I am still in the "break in" period and have to keep it below 4K RPM. The RPMs drop of a little slowly but enough that you have to give …
  • I would venture to guess it is not by much from driving both. It is easy to "slam" the accelerator down on the CVT and just let the car go; strange sensation the first time you do that and the car does not shift. With the manual it takes an experie…
  • I have a 2007 2.5S 6 speed and the mirrors are fixed. Does anyone know if you can "swap" the mirrors that are on the SL onto the base car? I would like the collapsible mirrors simple because if you get to close to the garage door they will not she…
  • I have seen the new concept accord coupe. IF, honda actually does follow those lines and designs an eye catcher for the accord then i may take a second look. I like honda, fit/ finish and NVH are amongst the best. So are the ergonomics. The spec…
  • I have driven Honda's since my '83.5 prelude. Very fun and lots of leg room. The first kid came along in '89 so got the last year of the pop up light accord. Finally got rid on that in 2000 and bought a friends '96 civic. Once again decent legr…
  • This is good news. I much rather have the automatic especially now since it get better gas mileage then the manual. Talking a look back civics have never been speedsters and the power to weight ratio has not changed all that much. I have a 1996 a…
  • I have been lurking for a while. Not much action on pricing for the 2.5S compared to the 3.5's. Anyway just a few opinions and your response. I drove both the 2.5S CVT and 6 Speed. The 6 Speed seemed quieter. Also, it seemed to accelerate a lit…
  • The $1500 is dealer marketing money not a rebate to the customer. The dealer decides if they want to give you some, all or none of the money. Press for as much of it as you can get. Coupe's are selling and they do not make nearly as many of them a…
  • I just closed the deal on the above car. I drove both the auto and manual many times and came to the conclusion that the performance is much better with the manual plus the gas mileage is better. The manual shifts very smoothly and the clutch is l…
  • I understand what you are saying. It is just enough difference to make a difference for me. LX - 39.1" headroom vs EX-L 37.4. That 1.5" makes all the difference between having a little space above my head and being right at the roof line. If the…
  • I have watched this for years with Honda and I have always had to purchase the LX version of a car to get headroom. Does anyone know of a contact at American Honda that I can talk to? I am tired of buying the bottom end of the line and would reall…
  • I have been looking at the civic for 3 years. I am waiting to see if the handbrake is moved. It probably will not so it is going to come off my list. Plus the fact that I will not buy the civic at MSRP or over it just plain is not worth it. If y…
  • Like I said in my previous post. The full Out The Door price was $28,100. This included price for EX-L with Destination charge, NYS tax 8.325%, title fee and registration/plates transfer. No other fees or dealer adds.
  • I also am in NY. EX-L with mud flaps and trunk tray. Price was approximately $28,100 OTD. I had a trade so had to add the tax back in for price equalization to give you a fair comparison price.
  • I was just told the same things on a Sienna here in NY State TDA - 492 Dealer Holdback - 513 Fin Reserve - 256 This was told to me by a friend at the dealer whom I have know for a very long time. They told me these were not negotiable. Anyone kno…