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Just went out to pick up a quick dinner nearby, would say less than 10 minutes each way.

Some VTEC, quick shifts, etc, and damm, I'm all smiles. Now that my Si has some miles on it (past 2.5k now), the engine is really starting to feel a lot more lively... clutch and transmission is pretty magical, though I'm starting to feel that the throws are a tad long. Doesn't require hitting redline to get the smiles out either, plenty of punch down lower (torque baby!), I'm thinking the K24 is a good choice (but if only they'd let this baby out of the cage, and tune it for even output more stock!).

The stock all seasons SUCK, plain and simple. Chirp them shifting into 2nd so easily (this with VSA still engaged). Can't wait till I get real rubber on next summer.

This Si is a true jekyll & hyde - it behaves like any other car with semi decent MPG, but turns into something else once you up the tempo. :woowoo:
 

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The tires don't handle too well. I love the low end trq, but miss the high rev power of my 8th gen Si. Wish I could have both...Flash Pro!!
 

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The tires don't handle too well. I love the low end trq, but miss the high rev power of my 8th gen Si. Wish I could have both...Flash Pro!!
Don't I know it - I have bumped off the rev limiter enough, it gets up there so easily in 1st/2nd.
 

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yea my wheels always skid when bumped the rev limiter..cant wait to get some real wheels on soon
 

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+999999999999999999 on the all season tires suck on the K24Z7. Great torque on the motor but the all season tires don't grip well at all. LoL... but I guess I'll have to stick with it until the tires wear out or I get new rims...
 

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I think the low end torque is great! you can really feel it in the k24..my car is still new so i havent really hit it hard yet..i do agree on the tires though sticky tires are a must!
 

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I don't know how much of an advantage the flashpro will give - Hondata already made a statement to the effect that the new 12th Civic uses the Hondata vtec engagement method (I guess Honda realized it was better too!!) which uses a more seamless and less noticeable engagement method then the 8th Si. Will have to wait on our laurels and see huh?
 

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My civic rules. It's perfect. It handles well in snow no skidding great ride. Gutsy when it needs to be, super comfy. I love the way it drives. Navi works great. I been in all the other rides of the same class. They are all improved but more like a me too version of the civic with all the things I didn't like about it. The 2006 version was a game changer in the industry. Car body, style etc. why completely screw something years ahead of the competition for the sake of being different. The 2012 is a slight update on an all around amazing design that no one has caught up with. My 2012 ex-navi is a way better ride then my 2006 civic. What I love about it is, it's all the tings I liked about the 2006 with all the things I hated fixed... and way more.
Show me a car in the same class that comes close. I drove them all. Car and Driver should be ashamed. I do see that they are lately supporting domestic companies as the economy is in the toilet. But better is better. Look at the customer reviews not the corporate ones.
 

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Bashing Honda and Toyota is the media's thing right now, while GM and Chrysler are made to look like angels. I agree, my Civic for the money is as good as it gets.
 

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Couldn't agree more! while all of the Cruise, Elantra, and Focus drivers are buying new cars before they're paid off cause they fall apart, we'll still be driving our Civics (and maybe putting the first set of brake pads on them!). I am not willing to gamble $20,000 to see if the other companies have started making an ok product when they have failed so bad in the past!
 

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Im with you too man. Snow driving has been good for me too.
Foucs=over priced. Chrysler 200, I'm pretty sure that's a Sebring.
 

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I <3 my FG3! The sedans could use some redesigning on the rear end though. Camry-like taillights are killing it.
 

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A little bit over idealistic - the Civic has a lot to improve upon, especially when you compare it to the last model year's interior quality and "little" touches", but it's still a great car.

If the plastic were a higher quality, I would have no qualms whatsoever.
 

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Yeah the tail lights are Camry like! I noticed that the other day. Maybe a different spoiler would set it off but I'm not sure you could do that with the way it's built in to the trunk.
 

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Couldn't agree more! while all of the Cruise, Elantra, and Focus drivers are buying new cars before they're paid off cause they fall apart, we'll still be driving our Civics (and maybe putting the first set of brake pads on them!). I am not willing to gamble $20,000 to see if the other companies have started making an ok product when they have failed so bad in the past!

agreed. that's the reason i went with honda even though consumer reports ranked other cars higher.

Yeah the tail lights are Camry like! I noticed that the other day. Maybe a different spoiler would set it off but I'm not sure you could do that with the way it's built in to the trunk.
yeah! i didn't realize that until my friend told me. haha
 

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Let's not beat around the bush here people. I know this is a civic forum, but most of us agree that the civic needs a little bit of a refresh in order to keep it's section in the current market.
 

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Hey all,

I have had my 2012 Civic Si FG4 for a month now. It really hit me driving home tonight.

Honda can still get some aspect of its line up right!

Honestly i have been vary disappointing with Honda's recent offerings, CR-Z, Crosstour (RIP S2000) etc

Prior to this i owned a 2011 V6 Mustang. Man that car was a blast, especially in the winter. I honestly bought it because it was RWD and i love driving it in the winter. The 305 hp was great and torque was always available and despite what you may of heard, that car really handled well.

Without getting deep into the details, not that i couldn't afford it etc,

I chose to give it up for a 2012 Civic Si.

At first i was really disappointing with the Si. FWD and the cheaper interior really showed up on the drive home. My second drive into work I hit Vtec and i realized i was driving a completely different car. Once i realized this, the more i drove the Si the more i liked it. Now im a month in and I know this car.

Ive had Honda's in the the past and some of my previous dream cars have been H22 Preludes, S2000s and of course, the NSX.

Tonight it hit me, the fun, small, easy to drive, handling and quickness of the K24 all came together and i realized, Honda got it right with this car.

I know this is not a even close to Japanese car and we have no JDM support but i really enjoy it in stock form. I refer to is as my TSi as the power train is really a TSX.

I was the most critical of this car of anybody when it was released bar none, but i can overlook its flaws for what it is as a package. The quality may not be there thro and thro but the way it drives is what wins me over.

Just so we are clear, i am not biased, the Si was not really my first choice.

I still miss a rwd car and the interior still bugs me now and then, but overall, this car is a very strong package.

This car reminds me of the way Honda used to be.

And i say that as the most critical car person you may ever meet.

Nice to meet you all,
 

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2012 SI is so much fun to drive!

Been driving the 2012 SI coupe for a few days now and I have to say this car is awesome! Maybe my perception is skewed because my previous car was a 1995 Toyota Camry hahah. I'm still getting used to the seats and adjusting everything, but so far so good.

Has anyone noticed when you shift from 1-3 the engine kinda hangs when you put the clutch in? I'm told this is normal, but wanted to know why the engine was designed to function this way? Any ideas?
 
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