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Old 12-27-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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A beautiful 2008 Honda Civic SI in Rallye Red came in at 21k

I got challenged twice tonight.... one integra gsr coupe and a Lincoln Towncar? LOL Turned them both down since.... I knew I could have smoked them anyway.... Plus racing is bad mmmkay, keep it on the track!


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a pic of it as promised, I dont know where my digi cam is so its a phone shot.

EDIT:MORE PICS!

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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not bad, v-tec with 200hp. is it 2 or 4 doors? the 2 door ones look deplorable. chick cars (2 door one i.e.) for the loss.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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21k for a civic? wow!
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:31 AM   #4
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A beautiful 2008 Honda Civic SI in Rallye Red came in at 21k

I got challenged twice tonight.... one integra gsr coupe and a Lincoln Towncar? LOL Turned them both down since.... I knew I could have smoked them anyway.... Plus racing is bad mmmkay, keep it on the track!
Not to mention you are still in the break in period. Nice cars though. Congrats!
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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not bad, v-tec with 200hp. is it 2 or 4 doors? the 2 door ones look deplorable. chick cars (2 door one i.e.) for the loss.
Its a 2 door, and yeah it may look like a chick car.... but once I get in... doesnt feel that way anymore.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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21k for a civic? wow!
Lets just say its... an RSX type-S in honda disguise. Kinda what it is. prices of cars is going up, I'm glad they didnt MSRP rape me at like... 24k sticker price.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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21k for a civic? wow!
Lets just say its... an RSX type-S in honda disguise. Kinda what it is. prices of cars is going up, I'm glad they didnt MSRP rape me at like... 24k sticker price.
It's a honda every penny was worth it. It will outlast many American Cars 1000 times over. And will keep it's resale value till even after 10 years or more of use. In good condition you still can get buyers who would put down enough for you to make a down payment on another car....
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:22 AM   #8
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21k for a civic? wow!
Lets just say its... an RSX type-S in honda disguise. Kinda what it is. prices of cars is going up, I'm glad they didnt MSRP rape me at like... 24k sticker price.
It's a honda every penny was worth it. It will outlast many American Cars 1000 times over. And will keep it's resale value till even after 10 years or more of use. In good condition you still can get buyers who would put down enough for you to make a down payment on another car....
keep dreaming there buddy.
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:03 PM   #9
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I don't buy my cars for resale value cus I run them into the ground. Oh and don't let some of these haters talk shit to you, while I am a huge fan of torque I like the new civic si's even though I would never own a Honda. They are pretty nice cars. Just don't be an asshat driver like most are in those type of cars.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:46 PM   #10
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21k for a civic? wow!
Thats what I was thinking, seems pricey.

Enjoy the car.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:47 PM   #11
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21k for a civic? wow!
Lets just say its... an RSX type-S in honda disguise. Kinda what it is. prices of cars is going up, I'm glad they didnt MSRP rape me at like... 24k sticker price.
It's a honda every penny was worth it. It will outlast many American Cars 1000 times over. And will keep it's resale value till even after 10 years or more of use. In good condition you still can get buyers who would put down enough for you to make a down payment on another car....
While Honda's have proven to be very reliable, when incorrectly maintained, they are no more reliable than any other car that is incorrectly maintained.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:58 PM   #12
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21k for a civic? wow!
Lets just say its... an RSX type-S in honda disguise. Kinda what it is. prices of cars is going up, I'm glad they didnt MSRP rape me at like... 24k sticker price.
It's a honda every penny was worth it. It will outlast many American Cars 1000 times over. And will keep it's resale value till even after 10 years or more of use. In good condition you still can get buyers who would put down enough for you to make a down payment on another car....
keep dreaming there buddy.
Oh no no, he's entirely correct. All Japanese cars last 500K miles, turn on a dime, get 50 MPG and out-accelerate everthing

BTW OP - congrats, but don't get too cocky. That TownCar will give you a run for your money, as it has a little thing called TORQUE.

That said, your car has an advantage of nearly every other car in its price range in the turns.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #13
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Hey, he could've payed $30K for the same thing except with ricer-poo all over it:
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:03 PM   #14
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Depends on the year for the Towny. If it's a '98+ with the Touring package (meaning 3:27 gears, 230HP, 280 torque, performance shocks and springs) my vote goes for the RWD TC in both a straight line and the in the turns over the FWD Civic.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:18 PM   #15
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A beautiful 2008 Honda Civic SI in Rallye Red came in at 21k

I got challenged twice tonight.... one integra gsr coupe and a Lincoln Towncar? LOL Turned them both down since.... I knew I could have smoked them anyway.... Plus racing is bad mmmkay, keep it on the track!
Congrats OP.

But be careful of GSR's, slightly modded they will pull on you.

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Old 12-27-2007, 05:09 PM   #16
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Lincolns are slow as heck, plus I wouldnt think it could ever beat any sport compact on a track

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Old 12-27-2007, 05:54 PM   #17
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Problem with the SI is you have to drop the clutch at a minimum of 5K to get a decent start. If you don't drop your clutch, that Lincoln will eat you for lunch.

Don't ever shift too early either because once you drop below the VTEC opening it's over. Nothing like revving your car to 7000 rpm to get adequate power.

The SI's handling it pretty poor stock as well, people claim it handles well but its spring rates and strut vavling is rather por and the car has lots of body roll.



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Lincolns are slow as heck, plus I wouldnt think it could ever beat any sport compact on a track

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Civics are slow as heck too. Hence the comparison, I'd imagine.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:56 PM   #19
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Already I can see that list is flawed. I have seen stock Mk8 LSCs run 14s, that list claims 15s.
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Lincolns are slow as heck, plus I wouldnt think it could ever beat any sport compact on a track

http://www.albeedigital.com/su...s/J_K_L_0-60times.html

Civics are slow as heck too. Hence the comparison, I'd imagine.
Pretty much. The TC is no rocket, obviously.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:26 PM   #21
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i say it's a good choice. Civic Si's hold their value exceptionally well. And it's a plus that its engine will not be able to be easily transplanted into another car.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:39 PM   #22
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I dont have my digicam, but I did take a pic this afternoon with my phone :-) In the OP


Ive been really trying to baby it, but damn the first gear you gotta shift at like 17mph :-\
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:41 PM   #23
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congrads on the honda. I just got my new accord yesterday . They are great cars and will last for as long as we want them to last. You probably know it but make sure you put premium in your SI.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:42 PM   #24
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congrads on the honda. I just got my new accord yesterday . They are great cars and will last for as long as we want them to last. You probably know it but make sure you put premium in your SI.
Yep just filled it up today, 135miles on it already, waiting for about 700miles til i can really open her up *waiting*... maybe I have somewhere to go tonight...... Ill be back
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I dont have my digicam, but I did take a pic this afternoon with my phone :-) In the OP


Ive been really trying to baby it, but damn the first gear you gotta shift at like 17mph :-\
Is there a reason you are shifting so late in 1st?
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