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Honda is promoting the lower hip point in the Civic, to bolster the Civic's sporting credentials, and try and connect to a youth demographic. For those of us who are younger, and looking for a sportier driving experience, the lower seating position is great.

But the average Civic driver is not young and is not looking for a sportier experience. For those that are older, the lower seating position makes ingress/egress more difficult, and for those of us that are shorter, the lower seating position makes it harder to see out of the car. This latter point is especially relevant when you consider the Civic's higher beltline, like most cars released in the past few years.

While I understand why Honda lowered the hip point, I see this potentially turning away many elderly, shorter, and/or disabled customers who may be considering a Civic.

If you want a sportier Civic, buy one with a manual trans, or wait for the Si or Type-R, IMO. :)
 

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Honda is promoting the lower hip point in the Civic, to bolster the Civic's sporting credentials, and try and connect to a youth demographic. For those of us who are younger, and looking for a sportier driving experience, the lower seating position is great.

But the average Civic driver is not young and is not looking for a sportier experience. For those that are older, the lower seating position makes ingress/egress more difficult, and for those of us that are shorter, the lower seating position makes it harder to see out of the car. This latter point is especially relevant when you consider the Civic's higher beltline, like most cars released in the past few years.

While I understand why Honda lowered the hip point, I see this potentially turning away many elderly, shorter, and/or disabled customers who may be considering a Civic.

If you want a sportier Civic, buy one with a manual trans, or wait for the Si or Type-R, IMO. :)
1 inch is barely going to be noticeable to the average buyer. Also, honda's seats are height adjustable so people can just raise the seating position up if they prefer i taller ride height. The only issue could be the lower roofline in terms of having to bend over more, but again, from the looks of the car so far even though the roof lowered it looks like the top of the doors are closer to the roof, which means the door line got raised so that pretty much negates the lowered roof problem.
 

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Never even notice one inch, and worth it if the car is designed around that lower point. I think this was a good move but can't wait to try one myself and see.
 
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