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TiCoyote 03-07-2018 02:42 PM

New Civic Hatchback
Okay, hear me out. Not the SI or the R. Just the new Civic Hatcback (sport, or sport touring).

I owned 2 Civics over the course of 12 years. They were both...fine. Not like, FOINE! Like, you know, just fine.

They got great gas mileage. Got me where I needed to go. They were super reliable. They rarely needed maintenance, and when they did, it was cheap.

My GTI has had an electrical problem, a bad fuel pump, a bad fuel injector, and a failed manifold arm. Granted most of this was covered by extended warranty, so it's not really a money issue, it's the problem of getting stranded and/or needing to rearrange my schedule to drop off and pick up the car at the dealership.

So I'm looking at the new Civic Hatchback. It's got a little more cargo space. It's a little more fuel efficient, and you can run it with regular unleaded with a minimal loss in HP, plus it's a Honda, so it's got that reliability. Car and Driver also really liked the driving dynamics.

Downside: slower, less torque, and it doesn't have that solid VW feel.

Is it worth the tradeoff?

riceburner 03-07-2018 02:49 PM

Depends what you're looking for honestly? If you can REALLY see yourself living without a sports car, go for it. I know for sure I can't do that. I need something I can have fun in. Sometimes wish i didn't need a sportscar so bad, so I could save some serious dough. More power to you (just not under the hood lol) if you make the switch. New civic seems nice for what its worth. Looks pretty sharp from the back at least.

SJC 03-07-2018 04:07 PM

Is it worth the tradeoff?


Norvix 03-07-2018 10:51 PM

I worked at a Honda dealership for a few months and spent alot of time around the civic hb sport and the type r, both of which had a horrible build quality imo ex: rattling door handles/locks, thin paint, window seal issues and the list goes on and on.

I was between buying the HB sport and my mk6 a few months ago and decided on the GTI even with my employee discount at Honda which would of brought me from 30k down to 24k CAD otd.

TiCoyote 03-09-2018 11:35 AM

What about the Mazda3? I almost bought one right before I bought my MK6.

CHerna 03-09-2018 11:48 AM

Many people say the new Civic SI with the 1.5t is mild at best. Even modded. If that is mild, a regular old civ' is going go bore you relative to a GTI.

avni 03-09-2018 02:12 PM


CIVIC SIs look decent.



and you have yourself a BEAST for years to come

TiCoyote 03-09-2018 02:39 PM

Mine is a 2012 with 80k miles. I bought it CPO in 2014 and paid it off in the fall. I'd like to keep it for another 3 years, which would take us to the fall of 2020. If it lasts, I'll either buy another GTI, or I'll buy an A4. My biggest qualm about the A4 is the lack of a hatch.

If I run into a major mechanical problem, I'll probably look elsewhere. Maybe the Mazda3.

avni 03-09-2018 03:11 PM

Why cant AUDI bring the A3/A4 avants

not no bullshit ALLROAD


CHerna 03-09-2018 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by avni (Post 2574178)
Why cant AUDI bring the A3/A4 avants

not no bullshit ALLROAD


We do, majority of people don't. They don't sell as well here in the US. They do sell the A3 as a hatch in the e-tron trim. A3 hatch may cannibalize Golf/GTI sales.

OP, the A5/S5 is offered as sport-back with a hatch. Consider that.

Allchokedup 03-09-2018 11:02 PM

I have owned a few hondas had a 92 civi hatch before my gti. I gave it to a kid in need of a car, if i knew i was going to have to do so much maintence i would have kept it and motor swap with turbo. I like my gti, but my last dub was a 64 notch turbo. Gti is shit compared to it imo.
The civic si is a turd,i ran my friends when i was stage 1. I think a stock gti would eat the new si..

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