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Old 12-20-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
 
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I'll be honest my first drive in stock form with my 93 EX did not impress me. If you look at slolom, lateral G's, quarter miles, 0-60 times, the performance of these cars is lackluster. Yet I am addicted to upgrading mine, there is a strong aftermarket support. I have often wondered what the Car&Driver tests like the slalom would look like after the addition of koni's, springs, sway bars, and a turbo. Is it the double wishbone that sets these cars above other sport compacts?
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: why are civics so popular ? (kysard)

i think civics got so big because someone got the idea to hook em up and there are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many of them. HUGE aftermarket.
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i think civics got so big because someone got the idea to hook em up and there are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many of them. HUGE aftermarket.
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They are readily available, seem to be able to take a beating and still ask for more, gas mileage, looks, vTaaAAcK, tossable, reletively cheap. Click the image to open in full size.
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its because theyre light, cheap, reliable, good on gas and humngo aftermarket and u can make them reasonalby quick
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you can do anything to a civic and get parts anywhere except (so far that ive found)like 4 sites. people buy them for 2 reasons. fuel economy. or to build up.
not many people want one to have in stock form for any other reason
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They are readily available, seem to be able to take a beating and still ask for more, gas mileage, looks, vTaaAAcK, tossable, reletively cheap. Click the image to open in full size.
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It has been hyped to godliness. I know when I first got my Prelude, I ripped through the gears to "feel" VTEC for the first time....too bad it didnt have it.... Click the image to open in full size.
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people are silly, thats the bottom line
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people are silly, thats the bottom line
no its the crazy japanese that started putting 160hp motors in 2000 pound cars. Click the image to open in full size.
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Because they are fricken MINT!

And whats better than a car that you can customise almost every aspect of it?
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I can't believe you're even asking this...... Click the image to open in full size.
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Because they are fricken MINT!

And whats better than a car that you can customise almost every aspect of it?
A car thats already hot **** straight out of the factory and actually has torque

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Cheap, realiable, and huge aftermarket support.

Anything you want to do to a Civic can be done.
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Cheap, realiable, and huge aftermarket support.

Anything you want to do to a Civic can be done.
Not really. It will never look good, it will never be luxurious, and it wont be fast AND reliable at the same time

And, it will get stolen
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y are u a member, it seems like u hate hondas
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I love EK's. Theyre beautiful.
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Stupid question...really.
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y are u a member, it seems like u hate hondas
I own a honda, and yes I hate it.

Honda's are fun cars to learn to wrench on and fun to toy around with, without getting yourself into too much trouble

But then you grow up and move onto bigger things when you realized a fixed up honda civic doesnt hold a candle light to a true performance car
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I own a honda, and yes I hate it.

Honda's are fun cars to learn to wrench on and fun to toy around with, without getting yourself into too much trouble

But then you grow up and move onto bigger things when you realized a fixed up honda civic doesnt hold a candle light to a true performance car
i love my honda. OH OH THE UPS MAN IS OUTSIDE WITH MY SI CLUSTER!..

i like it cause its easy to maintain. cheap? yes. but i still love it.
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Not really. It will never look good, it will never be luxurious, and it wont be fast AND reliable at the same time

And, it will get stolen
looks are subjective....I bget you have an ugly face to most girls, and some may find you attractive....thats the way things work.

Hondas are the best engineered cars on the road, PERIOD. Build a drag car, road race car, daily driver, econimical, whatever whatever out of a Civic, and it can be done CHEAP, EASY, and RELIABLY.

Great suspension setups with the ability to swap in Integra engines....I mean, just great overall!
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A car thats already hot **** straight out of the factory and actually has torque
ROFL! Werd. I loved my civic to death...But when I moved on to the Audi (Which has more tq than hp) WOW. Man oh man it is awesome. But the reliabilty is gonna bring me back from the dark side. Ill have a Honda once again in a few months...
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But then you grow up and move onto bigger things when you realized a fixed up honda civic doesnt hold a candle light to a true performance car
How about waking up one morning with your garage door halfass gauged open, attempted theft of your second car only to realize they were trying to steal your $30,000 Honda which was only sold for 8 in change total at the end of the road?

Or having some dude in a Turbo EG follow you 30 miles into another state just to watch where you leave your car?

Or having a gun pulled in your face in an attempted carjacking?

Gee. I loved it when I owned my Honda.

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word. civics accept alot of parts from different cars. very universal. Click the image to open in full size.
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I own a honda, and yes I hate it.

Honda's are fun cars to learn to wrench on and fun to toy around with, without getting yourself into too much trouble

But then you grow up and move onto bigger things when you realized a fixed up honda civic doesnt hold a candle light to a true performance car
what would be a "true performance car"....a Carerra GT?? blah.

Why is it that my DAILY DRIVEN 42 mpg Honda Civic hatchback, can place in the top 5 at most Solo road course events, beating out Z06's trailered in on slicks, and older 911's and whatever else ou want! Click the image to open in full size.
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