It just looks like the 13 bumper now with just a different diffuser. It looks like the 14 has bigger headlights and a taller front end unlike the 13 where it just slopes down towards the front end in a straight line kinda
I really hope you are right. I understand Honda wanting to re-fresh the coupe styling for 2014 after doing the bread & butter sedan in 2013. I am going to be upset if there are bigger, wider tires and larger brakes available! Ah well, what can you do? There's always something newer and better around the corner.I live in indianapolis, Indiana...not far from the greensburg plant....I've heard from folks that have friends that work there...no real changes. The 2 door models get updates that the 4 doors got for 2013....including the not well liked raised spoiler. So new front and rears and front nose actually makes car like an inch longer...just like it did when it went on the 4door. Just sticks out more.
In all the models of the civic I've ever seen its been One fascia upgrade per generation.I really hope you are right. I understand Honda wanting to re-fresh the coupe styling for 2014 after doing the bread & butter sedan in 2013. I am going to be upset if there are bigger, wider tires and larger brakes available! Ah well, what can you do? There's always something newer and better around the corner.
The ilx has different engine choices, whereas the si does not. So it is unlikely they would put the accord engine in the civic.yea its very typical for a lot of people to first hate on a new or updated car. Every time honda does anything to their cars, everybody hates it and refuses the changes ... like ''nobody'' liked the new big headlights on the 6th gen, the 7th gen was crap, the 8th gen was ugly and weird, the 9th gen such shit ..and on and on ... at the end of the day, civic is best selling canadian car for 15yrs running and i appreciate every model year for their differences.
oh and btw, the fact that the coupe didn't get an exterior upgrade in 2013 isn't a financial reason so much like it couldn't be ready in time. 12months from start to roll out of factory is a very short amount of time to undergo as much changes as they did with 2012-2013 sedan. if they had to concentrate on one body style to make it happen, sales volume made sense to attack the sedan first. the coupe benefited from all the core improvements tho.
for 2014, i hope the regular Si' suspension is closer to that of the HFP. also very impatient to see that front end .. IF there's any modification to the engine, my guess is it'll use a high output direct injected earth's dream K24 like that one found in the accord, only upgrade to over 200hp. This is no secret, the Acura ILX will soon be fitted with the accord's engine, so it wouldn't surprise me to find it under the hood of the new Si.
Great post. You must of cried when you lost your 2002 LX.I admire the designs of all the Civics, from the 1970s to the present day. Check out this first/second-gen Civic:
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This car is crazy. When I look at this car I can hardly believe Honda came from such humble roots to create the cars they do today. When I was in college in the '90s there was a Civic like this one. Two brothers owned it. I didn't know them, but I often saw them in the car. It was battered. And so tiny! Oh man. I liked it, but what a death trap in a crash it would be.
Then I ADORE the super-angular look on the third and fourth-generation Civics. I'm not joking. I totally dig the angular, low, wide, jaunty look of these suckers.
I remember the first time I saw a 5th-gen Civic up close. It was at a auto show in St. Louis, Mo., at a huge stadium. I was a teen there, with my dad. They had a brand-new black 5th-gen hatchback with a five-speed. I sat in it and jiggled the stick. Man, that car, to me, was utter perfection on wheels. That car was probably why I drive a Civic today, and why I've driven them for the past 13 years. I never owned a 5th. I was driving a huge old Pontiac at the time.
I almost bought a sixth. I like the "angry cross-eyed" look of this car. It was the last Civic to have double-whishbones.
My old car broke down in 2002. I bought a brand-new 2002 Civic LX coupe to replace it, five-speed. Loved that car. Drove it for 10 years. Terrific handling, great looks, wonderful tight steering, snickity shifter. It felt like a WWII Zero, on wheels: light and nimble and highly maneuverable. I love the wedge shape. It's like a giant doorstop (ha ha, in a good way.) Beautiful car:
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That was my baby. Check out those sweet alloys. Hot damn. I hand-waxed that car four times a year. I had it maintained by the dealer. The paint still looked new the day it got destroyed, I kept it in such good shape.
The 8th-gen ... possibly Honda's best Civic ever, as far as I can tell, with the exception of what I've heard about a few quirks with third gear or whatever. Beautiful car.
And the 9th is hot too.
So there you go. 9 great Civics. I like 'em all.
The other day I drove in a parking lot and there was a beat-up '80s Datsun 280Z parked in the lot. Gorgeous car, even when not taken care of. I was in love.
So ... in short, never say that your car is "lesser" just because it's been updated by a newer model.
Your car just became that much more of a "classic" is how I see it.
I don't get the "more power" thang.
More power ... higher insurance ... more trouble ... lower fuel economy ... higher fuel bills.
BALANCE ... is important. And the Si has a good balance of power and thriftiness.
A stock Si will outperform 95% of the vehicles on the road. How much power ya' need?
Buy a V8 Mustang if you want power, IMO. Corvette. Something with a V8 in it, not some rinky dink 4/6-cylinder.