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The civic coupe was caught testing in Ohio recently (now i'm even more excited at the chance to see one in my area than i was before). I have to say, the proportions of this car are perfect. The possible new alloys shown are great looking, easily 17". I also see a hidden dual exhaust, meaning these must be the turbo models (tho the 2.0 might have dual exhaust also).

All i can say is **** those character lines on the side view. Those are sharp.
 

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Not bad at all, that one side profile shot helps big time, helps to see it's a nice gradual transition from the current 9th gen, it's not too hatch-like

 

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Not bad at all, that one side profile shot helps big time, helps to see it's a nice gradual transition from the current 9th gen, it's not too hatch-like

I love the pic of the 3/4 rear view, really shows how short the decklid in the back is and how the rear window flows flat into the trunk. Reminds me of the Audi TT a bit in shape.
 

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I love the pic of the 3/4 rear view, really shows how short the decklid in the back is and how the rear window flows flat into the trunk. Reminds me of the Audi TT a bit in shape.
Yeah it's not bad at all, and should still be just as good for rear seat passengers as the 9th was or better.
 

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Yeah it's not bad at all, and should still be just as good for rear seat passengers as the 9th was or better.
Even if headroom doesn't improve (doubtful since they said its lower than the current civic) the width and wheel base stretch should offer more legroom for rear seat passengers.
 

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What I like is how they've been able to move the front wheels back from the nose, creating a larger front overhang. It gives more of a RWD proportion IMO...
 

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What I like is how they've been able to move the front wheels back from the nose, creating a larger front overhang. It gives more of a RWD proportion IMO...
Actually, according to honda, the stretched wheel base on the new civic actually shortened the front overhang, while the rear overhangs got slightly longer. But it must be pretty marginal as it doesn't look much bigger/shorter than the current civic overhangs.
 

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I just like the roof line. It gives it a nice and sporty look. Once the camo is removed, I think that this will be a really nice looking coupe.

This picture almost makes it look like a hatchback.

 

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^ Agreed ^ like i said it reminds me slightly of the Audi TT profile... it has a fastback/liftback style that streamlines the entire car. I can't wait to see these in person. I'm already drooling over the grainy spy shots. As long as honda seriously upgrades the performance (handling as well as engine) they're going to have the best compact car on the market easily. This is honda's defining moment to show everyone they can make practical reliable and affordable cars that will also appeal to the fun loving driving enthusiast market. They've got the style spot on, now they just need to prove their dedication to the driving dynamics.
 

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Hmmm... then maybe its that they've moved the A-pillar slightly back, regardless the new proportions are better IMO. Notice how on the 15's the a pillar and wheel well overlap, where as on the 10th the A-pillar starts behind or just in line with the wheel well. Which in turn lengthens the nose giving it the longer stretched proportions of a RWD coupe IMO. Almost like FRS now that I think about it.


 

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Even if headroom doesn't improve (doubtful since they said its lower than the current civic) the width and wheel base stretch should offer more legroom for rear seat passengers.
It won't matter too much anyways.

Most folks around 5'10 to 6 feet can sit in the back of these without much problem, even with a driver that's just as tall... from experience.

I doubt it can get much worse.
 

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It won't matter too much anyways.

Most folks around 5'10 to 6 feet can sit in the back of these without much problem, even with a driver that's just as tall... from experience.

I doubt it can get much worse.
I don't know man, I'm 5'8 and felt pretty tight back there and that was 10 minutes to the restaurant...
 

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I don't know man, I'm 5'8 and felt pretty tight back there and that was 10 minutes to the restaurant...
That's a little scary. I don't plan on being in the back much at all, but I could imagine it being quite cramped. Just depends on how often you think you'll have tall passengers.
 

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That's a little scary. I don't plan on being in the back much at all, but I could imagine it being quite cramped. Just depends on how often you think you'll have tall passengers.
I like coupes so I don't have to carry passengers. I'd just buy a bike if I could get one with heated seats...
 

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I don't know man, I'm 5'8 and felt pretty tight back there and that was 10 minutes to the restaurant...
I wasn't squished back there but had just enough space, back of front passenger seat was within an inch of my knee with another 5'10 ish person sitting in it.

From experience it's alright for short trips but being back their on a road trip for a coupe hours or more will be horrible.
 

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I definitely felt that my 8th gen coupe i had back after high school had more back seat space than my 9th gen coupe does now. Part of that is the slope of the back window eating up headroom in the back. Granted, the back end of the 10th gen coupe, while sloped, sits up higher at a steeper rake, which should add some space. The longer wheel base will help alot, both in leg room and side to side shoulder room. I rarely ever have more than one other person in my cars, that's why i buy coupes. Obviously if you're looking for something more passenger friendly, get a sedan or hatch. Coupes maintain their heir of exclusivity by NOT catering to everyone in the car market.
 

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I definitely felt that my 8th gen coupe i had back after high school had more back seat space than my 9th gen coupe does now. Part of that is the slope of the back window eating up headroom in the back. Granted, the back end of the 10th gen coupe, while sloped, sits up higher at a steeper rake, which should add some space. The longer wheel base will help alot, both in leg room and side to side shoulder room. I rarely ever have more than one other person in my cars, that's why i buy coupes. Obviously if you're looking for something more passenger friendly, get a sedan or hatch. Coupes maintain their heir of exclusivity by NOT catering to everyone in the car market.
I can see how that was the case.
The gen before it and all vehicle from that era had bigger windows, 8th gen was part of an era where windows were becoming much more sleeker.
 

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I can see how that was the case.
The gen before it and all vehicle from that era had bigger windows, 8th gen was part of an era where windows were becoming much more sleeker.
I mean you compare the 8th gen back window and side profile to the 9th and there is no competition. The 8th gen looks down right boxy in the back compared to the 9th. But with style you sacrifice some usability. The 10th has a (seemingly) much higher rear deck so the back window, while not that much smaller in size is at a steeper rake to meet the higher deck and the lowered roof. Which means rear visibility is going to be sacrificed id imagine. But headroom should improve slightly.
 

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I mean you compare the 8th gen back window and side profile to the 9th and there is no competition. The 8th gen looks down right boxy in the back compared to the 9th. But with style you sacrifice some usability. The 10th has a (seemingly) much higher rear deck so the back window, while not that much smaller in size is at a steeper rake to meet the higher deck and the lowered roof. Which means rear visibility is going to be sacrificed id imagine. But headroom should improve slightly.
Do you think there will be a back up camera to compensate for this, or do you just have to be better at using your side mirrors?
 
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