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Just test drove an '09 Si sedan (wow), Also 09 Mazda3 GT, nice

Old 26-May-2011, 12:49 PM
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Coming from a 2003 Mazda Protege5, I just test drove a 2009 Civic Si sedan.. Crazy awesome upgrade. I can get used to VTEC. Revs like a dream and handling is incredible.

Also drove a 2009 Mazda3 GT hatch. Love that car too! But slower of course. Still very very good. I am on the fence for buying either one.

Insurance and gas costs alone for the Si are +$650/yr higher and up front price is $3000 more for Si. but you got to pay to play.

Any thoughts? I'm kind of on the fence.
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Old 26-May-2011, 01:25 PM
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Nobody makes cars like they used to anymore, so I really don't think that Honda's history of reliability is a factor on newer cars. Honestly both are decent cars and really I think which ever one you like the looks of, is pretty much the deciding vote because of this. A few other things that I can think of that may be a good thing to consider are which car do you feel more comfortable in? I'm sure it's just me but some cars the seat doesn't quite go back as far as I'd like (4dr's usually) and as much as I like the Fit, after 1/2h of driving my right knee becomes very sore from not being in a good driving position for my stature. The other thing to consider is look at the tires on the 2 and then price out replacement rubber (if you plan to leave it stock that is) Both these cars stock rollers are pretty expensive, but one may sway your decision. Either way I'm sure you'll be happy with the car but more then ever maintenance is crucial with todays cars. I could go off on a rant here about why but just take my word for it.
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Old 26-May-2011, 01:29 PM
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Between those two cars... Honda, imo.

But honestly, it's what you prefer and what is going to be best for what you want and your needs. Don't let our opinions sway your own honest preference. Buying a car, especially if you plan on keeping it for many years, is a pretty big deal. Unless you plan on keeping the car 'till it dies (not a bad idea ), then you'll want to look at resale value. Also, don't be afraid to say no and keep looking if all the current options are not exactly what you're looking for or don't feel right. Take your time searching.

Good luck with the decision. Let us know what you end up going with.
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Old 26-May-2011, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ol Dusty View Post
Nobody makes cars like they used to anymore, so I really don't think that Honda's history of reliability is a factor on newer cars. Honestly both are decent cars and really I think which ever one you like the looks of, is pretty much the deciding vote because of this. A few other things that I can think of that may be a good thing to consider are which car do you feel more comfortable in? I'm sure it's just me but some cars the seat doesn't quite go back as far as I'd like (4dr's usually) and as much as I like the Fit, after 1/2h of driving my right knee becomes very sore from not being in a good driving position for my stature. The other thing to consider is look at the tires on the 2 and then price out replacement rubber (if you plan to leave it stock that is) Both these cars stock rollers are pretty expensive, but one may sway your decision. Either way I'm sure you'll be happy with the car but more then ever maintenance is crucial with todays cars. I could go off on a rant here about why but just take my word for it.
+1 Couldn't agree more.

Despite some advatages like comfort and safety, newer cars can actually be more expensive to maintain for various reasons.

-More difficult to diagnose and work on at home on your own.
-Parts and labour costs are generally more expensive.
-More electronics and junk to go wrong.
-Larger factory wheel and rim packages drastically increase the cost of replacements.
-They are generally heavier with larger engines resulting in higher fuel consumption than their older versions/generations.
-Resale value drops like a stone in the first few years

Again, some people prefer certain cars, and ultimately it's up to you to decide what you will be most happy with.
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So I went with a beautiful 2010 Civic Si sedan (WHITE) with only 18K on it. Love the car, and it's been a month but I'll post pics shortly!
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damn, congrats dude. awesome choice...thing i like about this Si, they are sporty and can be used to day to day activities with enough room.
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Originally Posted by Nutella View Post
So I went with a beautiful 2010 Civic Si sedan (WHITE) with only 18K on it. Love the car, and it's been a month but I'll post pics shortly!
I used to sell these civics brand new.. they are nothing special...
You want a 'real' civic buy any 88-95 hatchback model
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