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A couple small let downs that I totally missed when researching this Civic:

  • No ignition cylinder on steering column.
  • Steering wheel is not adjustable.
 

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A couple small let downs that I totally missed when researching this Civic:

  • No ignition cylinder on steering column.
  • Steering wheel is not adjustable.
If you just bought it, maybe the dealership will let you return it to get a higher model? Worst they can do is say no
 

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Agreed, the first one you will quickly be in love with. I have it on my wife's HRV and now get in my car have then have to struggle to get my keys out of my pocket as I'm used to her car lol. Keyless is a must for me anyway after having it for a few months.


Steering wheel is adjustable, maybe you're not finding the controls for it? My personal car does not have this feature either and it will be nice to have it on my Civic when I get one!
 

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Third post and I think I've firmly established that I'm a complete idiot:D


  • Regarding the keyless ignition:not a big deal--just have to get comfortable with it. I haven't had a new car in 15 years and my last one was a 2001 Cavalier. My other vehicle is a 1996 F150.
  • Adjustable steering wheel: as you folks said--it's there somewhere. I guess I should look at my owners manual;)
 

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I just picked up a 2016 EX and it has telescopic and adjustable steering wheel.Push button start is the way it is. Our 2014 Accord has 60000kms and no issues with push button start. I like the push button start.
 

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I just picked up a 2016 EX and it has telescopic and adjustable steering wheel.Push button start is the way it is. Our 2014 Accord has 60000kms and no issues with push button start. I like the push button start.
That's quite the move, usually I noticed that Accord owners tend to stay Accord. If Honda had kept the 10th civic similar to the 9th, would you have not gone for it?
 

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Lol wife drives the Accord and I got the Civ..........I wouldn't have bought new if not for the reworked 2016. Would have had no problem buying a used one though, they are great little cars. I was driving a 2009 F-150 and got tired of expensive repair bills on a vehicle with lower miles on it.
 

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I found the steering adjustment! TG it's mechanical. That's at least one less electronic feature. So far I LOVE the car but have to say I'm leery of an owners manual which appears to dedicate half it's content to electronics features. Thanks for everyone's input and reassurances and for the warm welcome Pinetop!
 

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I have a 2002 S2000, which comes with push button start as standard. No issues at all. :)
Impressive since that was one of the first more attainable cars out there that came with it during that time, now it's expected with even the most basic and entry-level vehicles.

Got to love how Honda does it right from the start
 

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That's quite the move, usually I noticed that Accord owners tend to stay Accord. If Honda had kept the 10th civic similar to the 9th, would you have not gone for it?
I went from a Crosstour to this car, so I think the 2016 Civic is attracting all kinds of new buyers. I would have never considered the 2016 Civic body style I hated it.
 

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I took delivery last Sat. right at the end of the dealers hours so my salesman didn't have time to go over every little feature with me.We went back and forth most of the day negotiating by phone. I took it out Sunday for a short drive and it's been parked in my garage ever since. Because I already had the winter tires etc on the F150 I plan to use it most of the rest of this winter (SW PA) and I'll only take it out if the conditions are good e.g. no salt or if I have a problem with the truck. This was a very large purchase for me. I saved for close to four years for a new car and paid cash, which I'm pretty darn proud of! I plan on getting a set of four steel wheels with performance winter tires mounted by next winter.

PS: I also have a 1997 ST1100 which was originally red but was repainted an anthracite gray and it looks pretty close to the MSM so both my Honda's are about the same color.
 

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That's quite the move, usually I noticed that Accord owners tend to stay Accord. If Honda had kept the 10th civic similar to the 9th, would you have not gone for it?
I did the same, going from an Accord V6 to a Civic Touring. I was looking for a bit smaller and more nimble with better gas mileage. Got all of those and was amazed to find the Civic quieter, with a much smoother ride.

I would not have switched to a Civic if the new one was similar to the 9th gen. I would have considered a Civic last time, but the 9th gen wasn't nearly good enough to substitute for the current gen Accord. The 10th gen Civic is definitely good enough, IMO.

If Honda improves the next Accord on the new platform to an extent comparable to how much they improved the Civic, it may make the TLX pretty much redundant.
 

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I can see why some people might not like the 10th Civic at first due to its different design but after looking at it and other Civic's, even other vehicles in the segment, it starts to look great.
 
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