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Old 04-24-2017, 03:13 PM
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I like the new hatchback.

Hatchbacks are the best cars Honda ever made.

In 10 years when the hate wears off, people will appreciate these just like they did with the 1992-1995 hatchback.

Still not even close to a sports car.

Even the Honda Civic R Type model is not a sports car and it beats real sports cars.

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Old 04-24-2017, 06:53 PM
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I don't mind the new hatchbacks. I really don't. I just mind when people try to make them out to be something that they are not. Other (more-seasoned) journalists have commented that this car has the Honda mojo back. But this pair took it way over the top and called it a "sports car", which it absolutely is not.

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:20 PM
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180hp sports car...It's like they are going backwards, Honda's put down that power 20plus years ago N/A. They should have made this at least 100 more hp. Make a nice little turbocharged 300hp setup and they could sell more in my opinion.
Are miatas sports cars?
Have you driven one yet? It has V6 torque. Its very un civic like when you nail it. The Type R will have 300, the Si. 200.

They will sell over 300k a year, not sure they can even make more than that.
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I like the new hatchback.

Hatchbacks are the best cars Honda ever made.

In 10 years when the hate wears off, people will appreciate these just like they did with the 1992-1995 hatchback.

Still not even close to a sports car.

Even the Honda Civic R Type model is not a sports car and it beats real sports cars.

Top 10 Cars the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Beats on the Nurburgring AutoGuide.com News
So its better than a sports car? That always been my take on civics. I just bought one, my first new Honda, i love it. The hatch is back! And its built in Swindon!
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Are miatas sports cars?
Have you driven one yet? It has V6 torque. Its very un civic like when you nail it. The Type R will have 300, the Si. 200.

They will sell over 300k a year, not sure they can even make more than that.
Miatas are hairdressers car.

I'm happy for the v6 torque.

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Does the Civic come with a bespoke wooden dash?
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Are miatas sports cars?
Have you driven one yet? It has V6 torque. Its very un civic like when you nail it.
And typical 4-cylinder acceleration as shown by the 1/4 mile runs.
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where in So Cal are those twisties?
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Are miatas sports cars?
Have you driven one yet? It has V6 torque. Its very un civic like when you nail it. The Type R will have 300, the Si. 200.

They will sell over 300k a year, not sure they can even make more than that.
177 ft-lbs is V6 torque? When's the last time a Honda sold a V6 with those figures, the C27 in the '97 Accord?
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where in So Cal are those twisties?
Everywhere. Angeles Crest, Azusa Canyon, and plenty of others.
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Originally Posted by 3rdDrawerDown View Post
Are miatas sports cars?
Have you driven one yet? It has V6 torque. Its very un civic like when you nail it. The Type R will have 300, the Si. 200.

They will sell over 300k a year, not sure they can even make more than that.
In my opinion Miatas are not, however I am a believer that a lot of cars can be made to go fast and be bad ***. I think with today's technology you can easily make a reliable 300hp platform. Choosing to design a sporty Honda and being happy with 180hp is pointless, especially in a car that is probably 3K pounds plus.

Oh and 160 or 70 lbs of torque is nothing LOL.
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In my opinion Miatas are not, however I am a believer that a lot of cars can be made to go fast and be bad ***.
Since when does HP define a sports car? A Miata is *the* definition of a sports car, regardless of whether it is "fast" or not. And I put fast in quotes because 0-60 in 5.8 seconds is nothing to sneeze at.
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Lollin @ calling a Miata the definition of a sports car.

If you have to ask if a 2017 Honda Civic hatch is a sports car, chances are like 6/5 of your senses aren't working.
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:58 AM
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Lollin @ calling a Miata the definition of a sports car.
You people need to look up what a sports car actually is before you reply.

https://www.quora.com/Is-the-Mazda-M...ly-a-sportscar

A sports car (or sportscar) is a small, usually two seater, two door automobile designed for spirited performance and nimble handling.[2]
[3] According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known use of the term was in 1928.[2]Sports cars may be spartan or luxurious, but high maneuverability and minimum weight are requisite.[4] They may be equipped for racing, "especially an aerodynamically shaped one-passenger or two-passenger vehicle having a low center of gravity and steering and suspension designed for precise control at high speeds
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Totally what comes to mind when people think of "sports car". Sike.
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Totally what comes to mind when people think of "sports car". Sike.
Still a sports car by definition.
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177 ft-lbs is V6 torque? When's the last time a Honda sold a V6 with those figures, the C27 in the '97 Accord?
Yes because they're underrated. These Civic's are putting down nearly 190lb/ft at the wheels. A TSX V6 puts down around 210-215 wheel torque. Previous J32 V6 cars put down around 185-200lb/ft to the wheels.

So yeah actually they do put down pretty close to J-series torque numbers of just a few years ago and based on torque to weight figures the Civic has more relative torque. Per Motortrend's dyno test.

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What is that a 3rd gear dyno pull?
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