Maybe, but I've never bought the idea the Si hurts Type R sales. A detuned 2.0L Type R probably would negate a Si hatch, but I think they'd not detune it, just decontent to drop the price a little, like the Sport Europe gets.
If you put a 2.0T in the Si, you have to change all kinds of things - you need more cooling, better brakes, suspension changes, body stiffening etc - by using the 1.5T in the Si, Honda barely had to change anything vs the rest of the lineup. That allows them to sell the Si for $2k more than a...
While I prefer the hatch, the hatch ST has the moonroof anyway which I don't like, and no LSD, and would have been like $2-3k more. What I really want is LSD, LEDs, and no moonroof. Yeah I know, Type R. :)
THanks, I saw that brand but knew nothing about them. Can't go wrong with German wheels for $140!
If I didn't like the stock Si wheels I might go for the OZs for summer, but I really like the 2020 wheels.
The other wheel on Tirerack I like is the 17" OZ HyperGT GLT, but that's $360/wheel, which seems really nutty for winter wheels. :oops: I also hate to buy such an expensive wheel in a small size, but don't want to risk 18s in winter.
I need a winter set for the new Si, thinking 215/50R17 snow tires, maybe Nokian or Continental, and 17x7.5 wheels. (it's hard to find 17x7 on Tirerack which seems more ideal). Anyone know a good website besides Tirerack for viewing wheels?
Are 215s ok on 7.5" wheels for winter?
Nice, I think I could have gotten an SE w/ Perf Package for as low as $26k if you refuse the 0%. It's a friggen steal really, especially with 2020 DCC/Fender-equipped cars at $37k.
I test drive a GTI three times, could never pull the trigger, not sure why. I prefer the Si for some reason.
So you've never driven on a track, that's what I figured, lol. The part that needs upgrading is you, not the car. Guys who've actually been to track days have seen it many times, a guy shows up, is really slow and blames the car, spends a ton of money to upgrade it, is still slow, so trades the...
What I did to find my blue Si (purchased last week) was first use Truecar to generate a deal ($2100 off MSRP). The dealer refused to honor it, but i emailed around a few other dealers that had Si's in stock and a couple did honor it. If you find a receptive dealer, tell them to find you a blue...
Yes, I think an Si hatch is very likely, since hatch sales have far exceeded expectations.
I think you'll see an Si hatch with a midly updated 1.5T, rather than a 2.0T. It won't compete with the Type R, and will fill the void of the Si coupe.
I think the Type R is a hatch because it's a far...