Anyone else have on and off days with their Si?

  1. AUGM1

    AUGM1 Senior Member

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    Sometimes I love the car, and sometimes I hate it.
    Has enough power, good gas mileage,reasonable purchase price, etc,BUT, about 50% of the time I hate shifting it, falling in it or out of it, lack of comfort, etc.
    Maybe I'm getting old?
     
  2. PowerPerLiter

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    Yes, normal symptoms. Look at it more often and drive it as granny like as possible for a week or so for relief of this. Makes you appreciate the power, fuel economy and looks all over again.
     
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    My biggest gripe with these 10th gens is the inconsistent ride quality. Some days its smooth as glass and feels wonderful, others not so much. Maybe something to do with the adaptive dampers.
     
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    Im pretty sure you'r getting old :)
     
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    I don't have an Si (tuned EX-L) but I think a lot of us feel the same. Overall, it's a great car for the money with a nice balance of economy and performance.

    But then you start thinking about the uncomfortable seats, easily chipped paint, rattles and other annoyances and your mind wanders off to thinking about getting a different car...

    Then you look at what's available out there and you realize the Civic X is the best car in it's price range. :thumbsup:
     
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    The day I regret buying a manual car is the day I'll give up having any more fun in life
     
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    Yes. Its performance is very weather based. As far as the comfort, we bought an econobox because we wanted the thrift of an econobox. If you own an Si, then you've bought an econobox with a factory package.

    So, "Wouldn't I really rather have a Buick"? Sometimes:
     
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  8. ShadowFiend

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    Man I feel you. I love this car but living in Canada, driving this thing in the cold is a pain in the ass especially in the mornings. My shifts are crunchy and it feels like I'm breaking something whenever I shift...takes a while to heat the cabin, few rattles, can't coast smoothly in traffic, etc.

    However, when things start to heat up, it gets rid of a few of my issues. I have only been driving this since November and it has always been cold so I actually can't wait til spring/summer for me to notice if the effects of the cold.
     
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    It was definitely a moody car when I owned it. Some days it was smooth as butter, and some days not so much. Some days it averaged almost 40 mpg, some days barely 25 mpg. On cold days it seemed to struggle more, and on warm days it was great. I think it has to do with how it is tuned, it's trying to maintain that balance between economy and performance. Overall it was a better car than it wasn't, if that makes sense
     
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    Sometimes the cabin seems louder than I expected. Other times I'm 'into' the engine noise.
     
  11. Ron R

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    It could be age lol. I'm in the over 40 group and sometimes a long day at work, followed by pushing myself hard at the gym, it feels like I have to drop in the car.

    For the price and performance, I love the SI. Also after having an Automatic for over 3 years, i missed having a stick.
     
  12. Siiick

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    I haven't really had any "off" days with my Si but I will say having more than 1 car to choose from helps break up the monotony of driving, especially when its the same route everyday.
     
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    This Si is probably the best Civic ever if you look at the whole package. Yes, it has some flaws esp. if you live in cold weather. I can't think of another car that I'd rather have at the 25k price point. The Civic sport hatch is nice, I just wish the hatch was bigger. I finally saw a new Corolla hatch in the wild last night. I thought to myself "the Corolla hatch may be a nice car but man, it's NOT selling".
     
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    Only time I don't like driving it is when it's a cold start bc I can't send it. Hah
     
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    Yes, some days I look at it like why have I put so much money into you :cry:

    But then I think about the experiences and opportunities it has and is creating for me which I would sum up as greater than the cost of the car and the mods combined :)
     
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