Honda Civic wins 2016 car of the year award

  • metta

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    Jan 12, 2016 6:37 AM GMT
    Honda Civic wins 2016 North American Car of the Year award

    In a big comeback for a beleaguered classic, the Honda Civic has been named the 2016 North American Car of the Year.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/11/autos/honda-civic-car-of-the-year/index.html
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    Jan 12, 2016 1:58 PM GMT
    Eh... It's not THAT sporty... it still looks like something a guy from the finance department drives to pick up his dry cleaning. The nicest car he can afford after his divorce.... He thought it was sexy when he bought it but Karen in marketing hasn't noticed it................... But that's okay, because his TPS reports will be done on time. SO MUCH BEIGE............................. BLAM!

    Sorry, you were saying?
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    Jan 12, 2016 2:33 PM GMT
    own 2 Honda(s):
    -Honda Civic hatchy
    -AP1 S2000

    because it sux to become a pedestrian.
    a Civic makes a great ultra reliable daily driver. Park without fear because it will be there when you come back. If your on a mission to get groceries, commute to work, less random drama if you take your closet with you.




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    Jan 12, 2016 4:41 PM GMT
    javelin7 saidEh... It's not THAT sporty... it still looks like something a guy from the finance department drives to pick up his dry cleaning. The nicest car he can afford after his divorce.... He thought it was sexy when he bought it but Karen in marketing hasn't noticed it................... But that's okay, because his TPS reports will be done on time. SO MUCH BEIGE............................. BLAM!

    Sorry, you were saying?


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    Meanwhile, Karen's off to lunch in her Forester w/ her girlfriend ...
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    Jan 12, 2016 7:33 PM GMT
    Honda 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.

    C&D Verdict:

    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.
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    Jan 12, 2016 8:00 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidHonda makes good cars. But in the Pocket Rocket category they don't have one... The only manual trans right now is in the base model. I think they are ugly...

    your right; ugly. There is a 2016 Honda Civic Type R Is 310 HP maybe with a small Turbo? Your saying its an automatic; so ugly.

    Honda has a tendency to market what they think people need not what they want. Still as a daily driver a good buy.

    the discontinued s2000 was functional. My garage queen tho wanted a Lotus Elise at the time.
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    Jan 12, 2016 8:10 PM GMT
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    timmm55 saidHonda makes good cars. But in the Pocket Rocket category they don't have one... The only manual trans right now is in the base model. I think they are ugly...

    your right; ugly. There is a 2016 Honda Civic Type R Is 310 HP maybe with a small Turbo? Your saying its an automatic; so ugly.

    Honda has a tendency to market what they think people need not what they want.

    the discontinued s2000 was functional. My garage queen tho wanted a Lotus Elise at the time.


    I read the Type R is 305 HP, with a manual. The new Focus RS is 350 HP out of the box. Tuned?

    The S2000 was nice, but low on torque. A high RPM can be fun, but if you have to wait too long what's the point? A Shelby GT350 with 526 HP and 8250 red line on the other hand........!!!!
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    Jan 12, 2016 10:57 PM GMT
    timmm55 said... S2000 was nice, but low on torque. A high RPM can be fun, but if you have to wait too long what's the point...
    if your using the s2000 that way keep it between 5K - 9K. Use 3rd and 4th a lot. The transmission was very nice but better if it were a paddle shift. The rear had a tendency to break loose, other than that very sharp handling.

    never drove a Ford so cant speak for it.
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    Jan 13, 2016 12:30 AM GMT
    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.

    C&D Verdict:

    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.

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    Jan 13, 2016 7:05 AM GMT
    ! ! ! B U L L S H I T ! ! ! 2016 is just getting started, something way better is yet to come within the year.
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    Jan 13, 2016 7:26 AM GMT
    The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two of the top economy selling cars in the US for a while now. I've always been a fan of Japanese cars, driving an Older Corolla right now, I might switch to Honda in the future. Of course, this is a nice affordable compact car under 25k. If you have more $$$, spent it on a Maserati, it just looks Sexy.


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    Jan 13, 2016 7:35 AM GMT
    If I were to play in that class of car I would probably do

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    Jan 13, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    javelin7 saidEh... It's not THAT sporty... it still looks like something a guy from the finance department drives to pick up his dry cleaning. The nicest car he can afford after his divorce.... He thought it was sexy when he bought it but Karen in marketing hasn't noticed it................... But that's okay, because his TPS reports will be done on time. SO MUCH BEIGE............................. BLAM!

    Sorry, you were saying?


    LOL! icon_cool.gif

    Meanwhile, Karen's off to lunch in her Forester w/ her girlfriend ...


    Eek!! Women.
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    Jan 14, 2016 8:46 PM GMT
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    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.

    C&D Verdict:

    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.
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    Jan 14, 2016 8:59 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidIf I were to play in that class of car I would probably do

    2017-Chevrolet-Cruze-hatchback-placement


    A friend has a top of the line Cruze. A very nice handsome car. I had hoped last year's refresh of the Focus had been more extensive (especially the funky automatic). But I prefer manuals anyway. And the ST and RS Focus are impressive. And the 1.0 EB is an amazing little engine.