2012 civic Si experiences compared to 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinsum View Post
    Hey Everybody,

    I know this topic has been discussed quite a lot but I can't find the answers to my questions in the posts that I search

    I am in the market for a civic si and i been reading about 8th and 9th gen civics for a month now and I got a pretty good idea of the differences, I decided I want a 9th gen since its just newer and has more torque.

    I am on a pretty tight budget and found a 2012 civic SI Sedan that is a pretty good price compared to all the 2013+ civics

    To anybody who has owned both 2012 and 2013 civic SI can you please be honest and let me know how big the differences between them is? I really don't care about the new materials used in the dash and the slightly different look on the exterior, I still think the 2012 looks perfectly fine to be honest. The things I am more worried about is road noise and handling. Is there a night and day difference between the 2012 and 2013 for road noise and handling? I also remember reading that they used stiffer panels to make the body more rigid on the 2013.

    The 2012 i am looking at is such a good deal and if the differences are minimal I will most likely just buy it but if there is actual big differences then I will have to wait and keep my eye out for a 2013, hoping somebody can help me make this decision <img src="https://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
    Other than what you already mentioned theres not really a difference between the 12 and 13. Now with the 14-5 models is where they started doing some changes. I dont have a sedan but ive got a 12 coupe and ive loved it.
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    I agree, I don't think you'd really notice much difference other than in styling/interior... That being said, I'm selling my 2013 Si, great deal if you have a lot of modding planned as I've already pretty much covered the bases, but otherwise may be a little expensive.
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    well since the price is right I am going to pounce on the 2012, hoping to pick it up in the next few days! will post some pics if it goes down, I appreciate the info

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    i THINK....some early '12 models had an issue with oil consumption/burning. it was rectified later in the model year and the 13's don't have it at all.

    other than cosmetics, they are mechanically the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fear24 View Post
    i THINK....some early '12 models had an issue with oil consumption/burning. it was rectified later in the model year and the 13's don't have it at all.

    other than cosmetics, they are mechanically the same.
    I really think its a rarity cause i havent had that issue luckily
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    I prefer 2012 ... I have a coupe not sedan but it is exactly the same(To chile Honda didn't bring SI sedán models, only coupe)

    Personally the 2013 models I find less "Honda" more like a "Hyundai"
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