Got a 2017 Si sedan in July 2017, not long after it first released. $24k and change.
Put about 25k on it, daily driving etc.
Never did any mods and never raced it.
Got tired of driving stick and wanted something comfy in an automatic.
Traded it in last week and got $19k for it. Not bad.
Hard to tell. There's body roll on turns at speed - but I feel the vehicle turns pretty well if you ignore that.
Not sure if it's the paws or something else.
I am a bit concerned about reliability of the transmission, but I guess I have a warranty and of course money and credit if something...
Engine braking - but the bigger reason to slow down in gear is if you need traction suddenly, you get it instantly by just gassing it.
If you are in N you have to shift and get back I to gear and lose even more traction.
Friend of mine had an automatic one - 2004? he put about 200k on it everything original. It was the automatic, though. He sold it and got a CRV just last year. He loved it, but needed more room and wanted something new.
I hear you.
At the risk of offending the purists here, I'd say if Honda put the 8spd DCT in the Si, I'd have considered upgrading to that.
I wouldn't bother with it though, it's not a performance car. It's not terrible, but it's a boat compared to the Si.
I briefly had a 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet w/the 3.6L pentastar V6.
It wasn't actually bad for the price; interior build was much improved over the previous generation,u and it thewas comfortable and pretty quick. But, the engine was problematic - needed two new cylinder heads replaced under...
Personally - from a practical perspective, it may be cheaper to just pay the $500 and never go back there again.
The amount of time fighting, emotional stress, rentals, inconvenience without a car waiting for resolution.....$500 is cheaper.
It may not be "right" if they fucked you, but you may...
Manuals are better terms of control - but if you compare how fast this DCT shifts with my wife's 5spd auto on her k24 powered Accord, it's like night and day.
We are talking like dial up vs broadband.
There's a time and place for both, and for my personal choice I chose the easy one because...