I bought my first new car :-)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by swtethan, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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    A beautiful 2008 Honda Civic SI in Rallye Red :D 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.

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  2. imported_K3N

    imported_K3N Golden Member

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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.
     
  3. kevman

    kevman Diamond Member

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    21k for a civic? wow!
     
  4. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    Not to mention you are still in the break in period. Nice cars though. Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  5. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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    Its a 2 door, and yeah it may look like a chick car.... but once I get in... doesnt feel that way anymore.
     
  6. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  7. steppinthrax

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    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....
     
  8. phreaqe

    phreaqe Golden Member

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    keep dreaming there buddy.
     
  9. zerocool84

    zerocool84 Lifer

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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.
     
  10. HannibalX

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    Thats what I was thinking, seems pricey.

    Enjoy the car.
     
  11. HannibalX

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    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.
     
  12. fbrdphreak

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    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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    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.
     
  15. ayabe

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    Congrats OP.

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

     
  16. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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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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    Already I can see that list is flawed. I have seen stock Mk8 LSCs run 14s, that list claims 15s.
     
  20. HannibalX

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    Pretty much. The TC is no rocket, obviously.
     
  21. sniperruff

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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.
     
  22. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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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 :-\
     
  23. ncage

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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.
     
  24. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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    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 :D
     
  25. overst33r

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    Is there a reason you are shifting so late in 1st?