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Just wanted to introduce my self, as a 2017 civic coupe EX-L owner. Really digging the car. Light years beyond what my '04 accord ex was. Love driving this thing, even IF I could NOT find a stick shift version, anywhere along the southern states dealers. What happened to the days of when automatic transmissions were a luxury and choosing a manual meant you HAD to drive all the time! (Although this IS something I do enjoy!,.. I learned to drive on a silver Honda hatchback stick, lx-I, I believe it was, which I thought I would never get down, and my mom was nice enough not to tell dad how much damage I probably was doing to his transmission.

Back to now, I landed the EX-L and love driving it. Although I DO wish it had more 0-60, ... seems to want to 'get fast' when I'm already cruising on the interstate/highways. And I've gotten stupid with it once, and I was going over 120 and I was under the impression that all cars had governors that limits the mph to 120. I swore I was seeing 130ish in the dash. Was I tripping?! Or is this like the first year 'busa's', that didn't need power commanders to operate at high rates of speed. I know I was going fast, but never felt 'out of control'.

So, I AM a little jealous of you guys getting SI versions. But I am not jealous of how much the Honda dealers are marking them up! So if any of you guys have a 'must do options ' list... that be killer. After my warranty is used up, I plan on doing all I can afford to make the fun to drive illegally factor increase from a stock looking red light sleeper grocery getter just overtook your stock SI . Is that TOO much to ask?

Anyhoo, thanks for the forums, and for all the information I've already seen posted here guys. I know NOTHING about tuning, so all these links and such is great, showing me all the options available.
 

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Just wanted to introduce my self, as a 2017 civic coupe EX-L owner. Really digging the car. Light years beyond what my '04 accord ex was. Love driving this thing, even IF I could NOT find a stick shift version, anywhere along the southern states dealers. What happened to the days of when automatic transmissions were a luxury and choosing a manual meant you HAD to drive all the time! (Although this IS something I do enjoy!,.. I learned to drive on a silver Honda hatchback stick, lx-I, I believe it was, which I thought I would never get down, and my mom was nice enough not to tell dad how much damage I probably was doing to his transmission.

Back to now, I landed the EX-L and love driving it. Although I DO wish it had more 0-60, ... seems to want to 'get fast' when I'm already cruising on the interstate/highways. And I've gotten stupid with it once, and I was going over 120 and I was under the impression that all cars had governors that limits the mph to 120. I swore I was seeing 130ish in the dash. Was I tripping?! Or is this like the first year 'busa's', that didn't need power commanders to operate at high rates of speed. I know I was going fast, but never felt 'out of control'.

So, I AM a little jealous of you guys getting SI versions. But I am not jealous of how much the Honda dealers are marking them up! So if any of you guys have a 'must do options ' list... that be killer. After my warranty is used up, I plan on doing all I can afford to make the fun to drive illegally factor increase from a stock looking red light sleeper grocery getter just overtook your stock SI . Is that TOO much to ask?

Anyhoo, thanks for the forums, and for all the information I've already seen posted here guys. I know NOTHING about tuning, so all these links and such is great, showing me all the options available.

Welcome. You were not tripping I've hit 135 accidentally in my new si and it had plenty more to go. As for dealer mark up there was none.
 

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Love driving this thing, even IF I could NOT find a stick shift version, anywhere along the southern states dealers.
You couldn't find one because they don't exist. MT is only available in the Coupe on the LX and EX-T trims; not available on the EX-L. I found that locating any of the available MT versions of any of the models - whether Coupe, Sedan, or Hatch - is beyond difficult. . . When I was choosing mine the dealer couldn't locate one with three pedals anywhere in the midwest and I was told I may have to get on a list.

Of course, I also couldn't find a Hatch with leather in blue in the midwest, either, and I actually checked with multiple dealers as I suspected I was being told a lie to get me to take what was already in inventory. None of them could locate what I wanted within 1,000 miles, so I settled for the EX (and the CVT, which I've decided I like).
 

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Weird, I came home from work last Friday evening and drove to my nearest Honda dealer and directly by the front door parked up on the concrete sidewalk was a manual SI with no markup. I paid sticker. Personally, I wasn't going to get one with out a manual tranny and the manual in this car shifts like a dream...love it! And honestly, I had no idea what a Civic SI even was as I've never owned a Japanese brand before or cared about them but I always buy the sport models of other brands and as soon as I seen the SI parked there by the door I knew it was the one. Yes, I'm highly biased by the looks of something. If I don't like the looks of it I don't care how good it is everywhere else. At that point I was just curious about getting something a little more economical for a daily commuter than a 6.2L V8 but the test drive totally sold me! I fell in love with all the tech, features, and better sound system then my car that I traded in and the Civic was very fun and pleasant to drive and admittedly I hate driving so when I'm actually enjoying driving says a lot about a vehicle. I had no problem letting go my 2010 Camaro 2SS for the Civic SI. Yea of course I was expecting to lose raw motor performance from a 6.2L V8 going to a 4 cylinder but outside of raw straight line performance I think the SI is much more pleasant to drive the way that you'll be driving 95% of the time and I was ready to change it up. I just wanted something completely different as I had two 5 Gen Camaro's in a row and the Civic definitely gave me a change from a 5th Gen Camaro, lol.

Here's a pic of it as soon as I pulled in it was right up by the front door.... So that was the easiest car search/purchase I've ever done....lol.
 

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