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2013 Civic GX

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  • #46
    Re: 2013 Civic GX

    Originally posted by ieko View Post
    The car will eventually get the stickers, it's the only reason I got this car.
    Yep, the truth of the matter...
    Sold GX

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    • #47
      Re: 2013 Civic GX

      My wife's truth of the matter is I gave her life back when I bought the Civic in 2011.
      Cheap fuel, easier parking in crowded shopping malls & restaurants.
      She has been mad about my refusal to consider a smaller car for her after a major wreck she was involved in.
      She was pinned in a Ford escort for an hour before they could free her in the early 90s.
      She paid dearly for getting in the way of a school teacher late for her classes.

      The law of survival rates here on the freeways dictate bigger is better.

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      • #48
        Re: 2013 Civic GX

        Originally posted by Mingus108 View Post
        The law of survival rates here on the freeways dictate bigger is better.
        Pretty much a universal survival theme on all roads at significant speeds.

        Example: Tragically in San Jose recently 2 people died in a puny Toyota Yaris, after being hit by a common previous gen Mercedes E-class.
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        • #49
          Re: 2013 Civic GX

          I was always going to get a smaller car, I prefer them because they're easier to manuevur and I almost always drive solo.

          Anyway so far, here's a few things I've noticed. For context, I used to drive a 2002 Acura TL Type-S

          - Ride is bumpier at street speed than I'm used to, probably due t weight of car.
          - the car is definitely slower, but it is tolerable. However gone are the days of anything over 80mph with ease, and the car gets squirly when accelerating at high rate, don't expect to make quick lane transitions with heavy acceleration on the highway without having to hold on a bit tighter.
          - everything appears to work well as any Honda owner would expect, main complaint is how bad Bluetooth phone conversations sound but it is still mostly tolerable.
          - learning curve for fueling the car has been somewhat steep, the first two stations I've used have had no instructions on how to properly attach the hose, I wasn't aware that you have to pull forward, back, then forward again to allow the lock to open on the nozzle so that it'll couple to the pipe from the tank at the first station. The system was entirely different at the second one, and also requirement several tries.
          - the car is just as quiet as my TL was, in fact it has most of the amnesties of my old car aside from leather seats and navigation. I didn't want navigation to begin with though, I use my smartphone now for that.
          - audio system is okay, but lacks any true depth.

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          • #50
            Re: 2013 Civic GX

            If it is quite then that is a major improvement over the 2011s, I had to dump the Dunlap tires on mine & go with Bridgestone just to hear the radio.
            It was a major noise difference between Asphalt paving & concrete paving.

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