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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="http://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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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" :wooo:
 

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Looks like ya done good. Best of luck and enjoy!
 

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Car looks good and that film can easily be removed. Those RPF1s jist saved you $1000 right there too. Very nice buy bud and it took me some time too with the steering feel, thats cause of the electric power steering but youll get used to it.
 

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Wow 5700 that's a steal! I've had my '12 for almost 2 years now (I'm in Newmarket) paid $15k cad with 70k kms.

Congrats man they are great cars.
 
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