why did you buy a civic?

  1. NoHonor937

    NoHonor937 Senior Member

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    Just curious what everyone’s motivations were. Mine was: great mpg, it looks classy, reliability.
     
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  2. DamonS

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    family member works at the factory. got factory employee pricing :bow:

    it was this or get another Toyota to replace the one we wrote off.
     
  3. RYSBRNR

    RYSBRNR Senior Member

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    My wife got a new job where she would drive a ton more, like 25k a year, and her 6 cylinder Outback got maybe 21mpg so it needed to go. I wanted something sporty with a manual transmission and the only choices were Ford, Subaru, VW or this. As a Honda enthusiast it was the natural choice but I considered them all. Wanted the Subie but the mileage is awful. Won’t buy a VW, too many horror stories, and have heard of too many issues with the turbo Fords so... The Si was the best answer for a lot of reasons. Love the car more now than when I bought it 8 months ago.
     
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    Really wanted an impreza but the boss (Wife) was adamant about Honda and the Accord was "too big" Accord-ing to her, wasn't crazy about the Civic but test drove it and I really enjoyed the feel and driver experience and after living with it for a few days it really grew on me, great MPG, great styling with a sporty look and feel and plenty that can be done to make it my own or our own should I say. With that said I went with the Touring because 6-speed manual wasn't an option for us as my wife will drive the car on occasion and she hates stick, my previous car was stick and she just could never get comfortable with it. I wanted the Touring as I had my heart set on the Accord and this trim level offered a lot of the same amenities that could be found in the Accord in slightly more manageable package for all of our needs.
     
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    Deezy Senior Member

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    Dependability, longevity, value and styling.
     
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    xaviersayys Senior Member

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    The affordability (starving college student here, lol), Honda's reliable reputation, and I personally like the styling over the competitors at the time of purchase. And the EX-T has a decent amount of HP for what it is.
     
  7. Dis4Damion

    Dis4Damion Senior Member

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    Had a Honda Civic for my first car, so the familiarity with the brand was a major factor. The sporty styling, reliability and fuel efficiency pretty much sugar coated the deal!
     
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    Apple carplay and android auto
     
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    rraayy3 Senior Member

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    Bought paid in full because:

    -I got a great price
    -Honda/Reliability (I baby the Turbo, so planning on keeping 5+ years)
    -If the car didn’t have an H emblem it looks like a 40K car
    -The Hatch gives me the roominess/storage I love while somehow still being a blast to drive
    - MPG (I pay a fraction of what I used to with SUV)

    This fuel/oil dilution initially had me pissed off, but I take the necessary precautions and the car should last 100K miles
     
  10. Daniel776

    Daniel776 Senior Member

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    I got it as a Christmas gift and I really love it, ya sometimes I wish someone would hit me and get a new one, but so far (apart from the cheap paint job and sound system) , it’s been reliable and that’s what matters most !!!
     
  11. Axatax

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    I have 20 years of muscle memory in these cars.

    I haven't stepped foot into a dealership in 18 of those years.
     
  12. IDriveACivic

    IDriveACivic Senior Member

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    This was 2017.

    Ford Focus: Outdated
    Corolla IM: Outdated, lacking premium options
    Sentra: lol
    Mazda3: Close 2nd. Interior feels cramped and visibility is poor.
    Impreza: Also a close 2nd, but a bit too pricey to buy and own.
    Golf: See above.
    Elantra: I didn't follow Korean cars closely, so I forgot about the Elantra Sport.
    Forte: Pass.
     
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  13. Civics4Ever

    Civics4Ever Ralley Red EXT

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    Bought 1st new Civic in 85. Owned civics and 1 crv since then. Nuff said.
     
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  14. Billy4202

    Billy4202 Senior Member

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    lol I like this format...so I'm stealing.

    In 2015:
    Ford Focus: Outdated, too many tranny issues
    Corolla: Didn't remotely consider
    Sentra: I don't make minimum wage and have shitty credit
    Mazda3: Close 2nd, considered for years prior
    Impreza: Didn't consider, don't need AWD, slow
    Golf: VW's still got questionable reliability, maintenance costs are stupid...1 DSG service costs more than my total maintenance costs at 45k
    Elantra: Wasn't updated yet
    Forte: Didn't consider
    Cruze: Only trailer trash drives this in my area for some reason, so no.

    Ultimately, I was looking for something a little more premium-ish with reasonable costs, with enough features to kinda future-proof for a bit. I think the Civic fulfilled this for me. I have no feelings that I should have bought something else in this class as of yet.
     
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  15. Lukifer

    Lukifer Senior Member

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    Originally was looking at a new ILX because the lease offer was perfect for me. Then I discovered Honda was leasing the Si for the same price, and I LOVE manuals... That coupled with reading this (and many other articles like it), it was a no brainer.
     
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