What did you almost buy? And why you chose the Civic

  1. nick94

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    I considered the CRV but I bought the Civic. Less gas, easier to park, better for commuting in a city.
     
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    I am also 5 10 and I have the Touring, too. You can lower the seat and then there is a lot of headroom.
     
  3. MTBhatch

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    Before civic hatchback, i was really set on getting the crosstek in 6spd manual. The MPG of the crossteks in manual kind of swayed me towards the civic hatch sport. Great gas MPG and extra oomph sweetened the deal for me.
     
  4. BoxsterSteve

    BoxsterSteve still plays with cars...

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    I wanted a new 2018 Nissan LEAF SL.
    Badly.
    But our recently elected Premier cancelled the EV incentive program the previous provincial government instituted, and that put the kybosh on the LEAF. Too fking expensive to buy without the incentive, I can see the future of the EV in Ontario to be rather bleak.
     
  5. Dis4Damion

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    I was very close to getting a 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium, but couldn’t pull the trigger because of diesel gate and it wasn’t sporty. I’m glad I went with my 2018 Civic Sport Touring, the added oomph is a plus!
     
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    I'd narrowed it down to four in this order: Civic HB EX, the new Insight EX, Toyota Camry SE and the Accord Sport. After driving each, and way too much research, I bought a 2018 Hatchback Sport Touring today. And after the 55 mile home from the dealer, it was the right choice for me.
     
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    Before I got my car I was thinking about the Crosstrek (father really wanted me to get something with AWD), Ford Focus and Kia Soul. The turbo basically sealed the deal for me.
     
  8. Azjose86

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    I was set on buying a wrx. Test drive 2 of them and wasn't impressed at all. The turbo lag is a real buzz kill on the car and actually felt slower than the SI. Interior actually was huge difference too. I then test drove a Camry SE and it was a great car, but just couldn't see myself in that car. I wasn't even thinking of an SI, but my bro in law showed me some of its perks. Went to go test drive it, and knew right away it was the car I wanted.
     
  9. civicdabest-foo

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    I didn't almost buy anything else. Set my sights squarely on the Civic. The 1.5L's MPG just could not be beat, and it is still true. At this price point this thing is the total package. Even refreshed versions of its competitors are not beating its mpg.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but the 1.5L still gets the best mileage among its peers. 45+ hwy mpg with gusto :spaz:, from an engine that's less than the size of a 2L coke bottle..... the best handling FWD in the segment...... :drive:
     
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    This is a bold statement to make...

    ... but the results that came out of SCCA Solo II Nationals suggest that it's an accurate statement.
     
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    FYI that car in 1989 costed $41K in today's money https://i.imgur.com/4ctIaSP.png you gotta adjust for inflation when going back that far
     
  12. civicdabest-foo

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    Agreed, it's a bummer that the incentive is cancelled. TBH though, the Insight fills in this gap nicely. Not much more than the Touring 1.5L and gets 50+ mpg on average. I'd have a Leaf were it not for the fact that I need to drive 200 miles on a highway.
     
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    I almost got a 2019 jetta but since I drive 20,000 miles a year I decided to go with Honda
     
  14. dthatcher7

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    Haha yes. My wife has a Jetta but she only drives like 4000 miles a year, so it works. I took it in for an oil change after one year and told the service writer that if I waited until 10k miles it would be almost 3 years between oil changes!
     
  15. civicls

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    #240 civicls, Nov 7, 2018
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    A beutiful Corolla S. Listen to that car growl...vroom vroom
    :thumbsdown:
     
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