Crazy to Prefer a Non-Si?

  1. PEPSIFLAME

    PEPSIFLAME Senior Member

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    I went with an EX hatch for a few reasons. I wanted a hatchback, I wanted all the options, I wanted an AT since MT sucks in traffic, and I didn't want leather interior since I hate it. The EX hatch was the perfect car for me.
     
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    There’s no question why I prefer the non-Si. I literally can’t fit in the Si coupe. The moonroof DESTROYS head room. Plus I despise spoilers so that trunk spoiler ruins the rear for me. Slicktop and Slicktrunk. Important factor Honda should offer.
     
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    Yes!!! Same here. I love the SI coupe (even the spoiler) but I'd never be able to enjoy it w/ my head rubbing the ceiling. The hatch sport affords me a solid 3-4" of headroom w/ the seat lowered all the way.
     
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    I'm a die-hard manual enthusiast. I say this despite having to suffer through some of the worst traffic in the US. Despite being a bit lighter and more removed, the Civic's manual gearbox is still really, REALLY good.

    I'm not against automatics. Just not a fan of CVTs in general. Under the right conditions they serve their purpose. But from an enthusiast perspective, they can be a soul-sucking appliance compared to a good DCT or even a traditional auto (like the Accord's 10-spd).
     
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    This, so much. The DSG in our GTI is a great auto... the 10-speed in the Camaro is a great trans as well. But this CVT... ugh i'm trying to find things to love about it. I am. But i feel like if this car had the DSG out of the GTI it would be a night and day difference in fun to drive
     
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    As others have said, buy what makes you happy. I think some members, and perhaps yourself, can agree that they would have done so many things (career, offer, investment, etc) differently in life to be happier.
     
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    I had a GTI with DSG and the transmission isn't all that. Yes, driven hard, the DSG was sublime. But daily traffic and just driving normally - it was not what I'd call smooth. And the maintenance was not cheap. I'm not saying CVT is awesome but it's fine, fairly smooth and no problem in daily driving which I do 95% of the time. If I wanna get aggressive, I put the CVT in S mode and get on it.
     
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    0.2sec slower on stock vs the Si for the 0-60........thats not a deal breaker to uprade for an Si
     
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    I don't mind not having auto rev match on the Si because I rev match manually all the time with my truck's straight-cut gearbox that I drive more than my car. Besides, it came with heated seats instead, so who am I to complain. :dunno:
     
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    FC3L15B7 I'm a machine.

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    The first time I saw a Civic Sedan, I was like WOAH, what's with the 66 Charger fastback on that Civic?? haha.

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    But ultimately I wanted 2 doors that was faster, so Si it became.
     
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    Love everything about the SI except for the manual. Wish there was an automatic option.

    And I drove a manual forever, so you fanboys can save your replies on this.
     
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    I got kids so Coupes are out of the question right away. And I just prefer the Hatchback Civic to the Sedan so much, that I couldn't bring myself to get a Si. Screw trunks, they're terrible.

    Also, I'm in Canada so the Sport Trim on my Hatchback was nicely loaded. I got an '18 Hatchback Sport 6MT and it's got push button start, proximity keys, CarPlay/Android Auto, and a moon roof! And I hate leather so that's great.

    If they made a Si Hatchback...well that might get me a little more interested, but that probably won't happen. I think it'd step on the CTR's toes a bit.
     
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    How does the 2.0 drive? Unfortunately I have only been on a short test drive in one
     
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