timmm55 saidHonda makes good cars. But in the Pocket Rocket category they don't have one. The Golf GTI, Focus ST, Fiesta ST, and the uber rockets: Subaru WRX, Golf R and Focus RS are 50 HP up over the projected Civic Type R.
The only manual trans right now is in the base model.
I think they are ugly. The snout is over chromed and heavy. I loved the old CRX.
A Civic we can applaud, even if it’s not the Civic we want to see.
And Motor Trend's COTY is a fucking joke. They are bought by the advertisers. So every time Government Motors gets a COTY it is funded by tax payers.... so Motor Trend is funded by tax payers. Even in the pre-bailout years for every good car (67 Cougar) there was a Vega, Alliance or Citation.
"So every time Government Motors gets a COTY it is funded by tax payers"
'Is' or 'was'?
Motor Twit is a bit less corrupt these days.
"Even in the pre-bailout years for every good car (67 Cougar) there was a Vega, Alliance or Citation"
Completely different eras you're talking about. In 67 most everything was still pretty good, although past the peak. By late 70s and early 80s there was nothing good anymore that I can think of. That's why I was buying furrin cars for several years.
Did GM pay back their bailout money? Yes and no.
They repaid the loan. But the government had shares in GM. The government lost $10 BILLION in the process.
If a friend invested in say a restaurant operation, and loaned me $20,000 while in Chapter 11. Then I reorganized, paid off my debtors cents on the dollar, and then I became successful I would fell obligated, personally, to pay that back too. Especially if it were a friend, and I made that $20,000 several times over.
Was it necessary to save GM? Yes i think it was. Was it legal. Yes. But as a "friend" they kinda suck.
That's just my opinion.