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Was never really a fan of hondas, mostly because I had that anti "tuner" mind set in HS. Currently have a 2010 Accord Coupe EXL V6, and I've been converted.

Anyway, my son is going to be born in a few months, and the coupe just won't cut it. I thought for sure my next car was going to be a 2016+ Accord, and then the 10th gen civic was unveiled and well here I am hah.

I am particularly interested in the Si sedan, hoping that they give it an auto option as a manual is out of the picture for me.

Previous cars include a 2000 focus zx3 and 300whp 2011 mazdaspeed 3.
 

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Was never really a fan of hondas, mostly because I had that anti "tuner" mind set in HS. Currently have a 2010 Accord Coupe EXL V6, and I've been converted.

Anyway, my son is going to be born in a few months, and the coupe just won't cut it. I thought for sure my next car was going to be a 2016+ Accord, and then the 10th gen civic was unveiled and well here I am hah.

I am particularly interested in the Si sedan, hoping that they give it an auto option as a manual is out of the picture for me.

Previous cars include a 2000 focus zx3 and 300whp 2011 mazdaspeed 3.
welcome to the boards! Why is manual off limits for you?
 

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welcome to the boards! Why is manual off limits for you?
Thanks!

As for the manual, my wife won't allow that, and sometimes my commute deals with heavy traffic and having had two previous manuals in heavy traffic, its torture.
 

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Thanks!

As for the manual, my wife won't allow that, and sometimes my commute deals with heavy traffic and having had two previous manuals in heavy traffic, its torture.
fair, understand the traffic thing all too well... For me, I dislike CVT's more then I dislike clutching in traffic. My CFO has also been recently relieved of her duties hehee;)
 

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Hoping for an Auto option on the Si as well, as i'd forgo the EX-T and get an Si instead (probably going to have pretty similar cost overall). EX-T is what i'm aiming for though since i'm not holding my breath on an auto Si, but honda might continue to surprise us. Just wonder if they'd do a 6 speed auto, DCT, or CVT on the Si given it's potential engine and power figures.
 

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Hoping for an Auto option on the Si as well, as i'd forgo the EX-T and get an Si instead (probably going to have pretty similar cost overall). EX-T is what i'm aiming for though since i'm not holding my breath on an auto Si, but honda might continue to surprise us. Just wonder if they'd do a 6 speed auto, DCT, or CVT on the Si given it's potential engine and power figures.
I also like the touring. Although I would do an EX-T or EX-L if they gave the LED headlights as an option. But, I'm just not sure I would be satisfied with 170-180hp, that and I don't know if I could convince myself to spend $26k+ on a civic when I don't really need the nav or leather.
 

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I also like the touring. Although I would do an EX-T or EX-L if they gave the LED headlights as an option. But, I'm just not sure I would be satisfied with 170-180hp, that and I don't know if I could convince myself to spend $26k+ on a civic when I don't really need the nav or leather.
I totally get your point. I don't like leather seating surfaces at all. But i wan't the more powerful turbo, hence the EX-T being my first choice.

IF the Si comes in an Auto i'd prefer that since it'll basically have all the same features as the EX/EX-T but with the more powerful engine and larger wheels/sporty appointments. And the cost difference between the two is minor +/- $1500 about most likely (if pricing stays similar like honda says it will). I hope the LED lights are an option, as i'd love to have them on the EX-T.

Since i do mostly city driving and short trips i really don't need the Si to drink more gas. The EX-T would give me the low end torque i need to get around while being more fuel efficient, and my 143hp civic is plenty quick for the most part, so i'm sure the 174hp 1.5T will be more than enough to satisfy me.
 

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I totally get your point. I don't like leather seating surfaces at all. But i wan't the more powerful turbo, hence the EX-T being my first choice.

IF the Si comes in an Auto i'd prefer that since it'll basically have all the same features as the EX/EX-T but with the more powerful engine and larger wheels/sporty appointments. And the cost difference between the two is minor +/- $1500 about most likely (if pricing stays similar like honda says it will). I hope the LED lights are an option, as i'd love to have them on the EX-T.

Since i do mostly city driving and short trips i really don't need the Si to drink more gas. The EX-T would give me the low end torque i need to get around while being more fuel efficient, and my 143hp civic is plenty quick for the most part, so i'm sure the 174hp 1.5T will be more than enough to satisfy me.
Thats the one thing I'm counting on, the low end of the 1.5T paired with the specially "tuned" cvt. It seems though Honda more-so than other brands right now don't offer a lot of major upgrades as options. Like if I was specing out a chrysler 200, I could build the S model, and then add HIDs and the premium sound, rather than having to go to a higher trim level.

The one thing I might have to do if I didn't get an Si auto though is change the wheels on the 10th gen. With the exception of the Accord sport/touring wheels, their wheel designs are highly questionable.
 

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Thats the one thing I'm counting on, the low end of the 1.5T paired with the specially "tuned" cvt. It seems though Honda more-so than other brands right now don't offer a lot of major upgrades as options. Like if I was specing out a chrysler 200, I could build the S model, and then add HIDs and the premium sound, rather than having to go to a higher trim level.

The one thing I might have to do if I didn't get an Si auto though is change the wheels on the 10th gen. With the exception of the Accord sport/touring wheels, their wheel designs are highly questionable.
I don't mind the wheel designs, and goodness knows i've had nothing but ugly steel wheels with hubcaps thus far. So anything is an upgrade.

Honda packages their cars to make them cheaper to sell. So they limit options like lighting packages and sound systems to a minimum to lessen the variation in models that get made and ordered. It's a pain when you do want one feature like the LED lights but not the rest of the touring features/price.

If i get the EX-T and it doesn't have an option for LED lights i'm going to try hard to find ultra white or xenon bulbs that will match the LED accent lights in color. I'm content with the projectors as long as the lights all match in color.
 

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I don't mind the wheel designs, and goodness knows i've had nothing but ugly steel wheels with hubcaps thus far. So anything is an upgrade.

Honda packages their cars to make them cheaper to sell. So they limit options like lighting packages and sound systems to a minimum to lessen the variation in models that get made and ordered. It's a pain when you do want one feature like the LED lights but not the rest of the touring features/price.

If i get the EX-T and it doesn't have an option for LED lights i'm going to try hard to find ultra white or xenon bulbs that will match the LED accent lights in color. I'm content with the projectors as long as the lights all match in color.
You could just add a cheap HID kit. I just love the way the LED headlights look turned off.
 

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Hoping for an Auto option on the Si as well, as i'd forgo the EX-T and get an Si instead (probably going to have pretty similar cost overall). EX-T is what i'm aiming for though since i'm not holding my breath on an auto Si, but honda might continue to surprise us. Just wonder if they'd do a 6 speed auto, DCT, or CVT on the Si given it's potential engine and power figures.
if you asked me to put money down I'd say DCT will be there. They practised with the ILX... Si also does enough in volume to justify certifying two powertrain combos...
 

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if you asked me to put money down I'd say DCT will be there. They practised with the ILX... Si also does enough in volume to justify certifying two powertrain combos...
Hahah I hope you are right. Until then all I have are hopes and dreams.
 

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My wife could not drive a manual years ago, I solved that by purchasing a car for our primary car that was a manual. She could not drive it day one, but within a week she was doing fine. Did I mention I did this when she was 8 months pregnant? :) I drive a manual now and my wife prefers a manual in a sporty car but in heavy traffic I understand not wanting to mess with it. I was stuck in a traffic jam the other day for the first time in memory due to freeway road construction. 1 hour to go 17 miles. It does get old lol. I'm glad I don't live in a big city at that would lose the manual appeal real quick.

Also, the CVT from Honda is fine, I honestly would not care if there was a CVT option as Honda has done a pretty good job on those in the Accord that is for sure.
 
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