I have a 2012 lx which i bought in 2011 no problems for me, but if you have the money to spend go for the new model, my dealer asked me if i wanna trade my 2012 to 2013, i said no and i rather wait for the next gen than lose moneyI'm in the market for a new car. A local dealer has a leftover 2012 LX coupe. $16,900. I am a little nervous about it being the 1st year of the redesign and from all of the negative reviews I read about the car. I test drove it and was happy with the feel of the car. I had no problems with the car.
I think a 2013 would cost me $1500+ more. I am also considering a 2013 base fit.
For owners of 2012 civic, are you happy with your car? Do you wish you went with a 2013?
Any feedback and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Would you please describe the differences in how the '12 and '13 drove?The '13s also got a revised chassis structure. The "ACEII" body has thicker steel in the front frame, front underbody, firewall, and A pillars. This was for the new 25% offset crash test, which the Civic got a top rating for. The '13s also get a thicker windshield and front side windows. There is also some extra sound deadening materials in the floor. The springs were stiffened slightly and the struts were also firmed a bit. The steering was also ever so slightly changed to tighten up its response. I drove a '12 & '13 back to back and the difference was very obvious.