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Featured Civic owner's guide updated to include Si

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  1. zroger73

    zroger73 Senior Member

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    Honda posted the latest revision to the Civic owner's guides revised 5/2/17 which have been updated to include the Si.

    http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/information/2017/Civic-Sedan/manuals

    Included in the revised guides are Si-specific information such as:
    • SPORT mode (defaults to OFF each time you turn off the car)
    • Additional driver information interface items: Accelerator position/braking pressure indicator, rev indicators, G-meter, stopwatch
    • Shift Up Backlight (ambient meter blinks near redline)
    • 91 octane gasoline is recommended
    • non-adjustable head restraints
    • volume bar on the steering wheel does not slide
    • warning against using summer tires in temperatures lower than 45°F (7°C)
    • different spark plugs (NGK ILZKAR8J8SY - same as the CR-V)
    • a tire repair kit may replace the compact spare (the specifications chart is confusing)
    • tire chains not recommended for summer or all-season tires
     
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    The tire repair kit is an interesting approach. They probably did it to save weight.

    Glad to see they are also getting rid of the volume slider. I expect that will be replicated on all EX & above trims for MY 2018.
     
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    So is the volume on the steering wheel a click? Or is it a touch button? Unsure of how to read that.
     
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    • SPORT mode (resets to off when you turn off the car)
    Arrrrgh!! It's an Si, not a Camry! :banghead:
    • +/- "volume" bar on the steering wheel does not "slide" like the non-Si models
    Why?! How bizarre...
    • warning against using summer tires in less than 45°F (7°C)
    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present... the most useful feature in automotive history!! :rolleyes: :crazy:
    • tire repair kit instead of compact spare
    WHAT. THE. HELL.
    PLEASE someone tell me this is not true.
    This was one of the things that turned me off from Golf R...

    :cry::nono::doh::rant::flame:
     
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    I'm not sure if the "touch bar" has been replaced with a "rocker switch" or if it remains a "touch bar" with the "slide" feature removed. The owner's guide says:

    EDIT: An interior photo of an Si at the NYIAS clearly shows ridges on the volume bar just like the non-Si models. Perhaps Honda are using the same component and simply disabled the slide feature or they made a last-minute change to a rocker switch.

    volume bar.jpg
     
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    Never used a volume slider, seemed like a neat feature from reading about it but wasn't sure...
    Why do you think it's a good decision?
     
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    It's a touch. The issue is that if you attempt to do a gesture on the screen near the volume slider, you can inadvertently go to max volume in less than a second. Now if you hit it, it should only goes up a notch or two.

    Should help reduce distractions for our novice drivers.

    EDIT: Misread the title lol. On the steering wheel... that's more "meh" to me.
     
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    Think they're talking about steering column?
     
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    This sounds like the case for the 7" touch screen as well, when browsing through files.
    Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 2.03.15 PM.png
     
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    My only hope, a fading one though, is that the Si falls under the #4 category and will have the spare:

    upload_2017-5-8_15-15-44.png

    If it doesn't... and there's no easy way to put one in... that might be a deal breaker. I don't want to get stranded and call AAA with a flat just because they wanted to shed a few extra pounds of weight. That should have been at least an option!
     
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    Actually doesn't the Touring Sport trim have the 'Sport' mode? Maybe the Si isn't affected by this documentation at all?
     
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    But that would be in the HB right? And this is the sedan manual so Sport Mode should only apply to the Si.
     
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    Si sedan and coupe: SPORT mode button
    Type-R hatchback: COMFORT/SPORT/+R mode button
    All other sedans, coupes, and hatchbacks: ECON mode button

    Note: Models with a CVT have an "S" (sport) position on the shift lever that is used for "better acceleration", increased engine braking, or driving in hilly terrain. All it does is holds the CVT in a lower gear ratio. The SPORT mode on the Si opens the throttle more with less pedal movement, reduces power steering assist, and firms up the suspension.
     
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    I was wondering about that too. Is it a case where you get summer tires or a spare, but not both?
     
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    The lack of audio volume sliders, are there more buttons on the SI than other models? Maybe they ran out of inputs on the SI's audio system?
     
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