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Hi All,

Short intro - I am currently on the hunt for my first ever Honda Civic. I think I've locked down that I want a 2016 and although I would love the Touring, I am going to settle for an EX-L. What I need to do first is unload my 2014 Ford Mustang Roush RS...

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Why, might you ask, would I be getting rid of such a dreamy car? I know, probably most of you hate the Mustang. But this car really is a great vehicle. It's only a V6 version, so gas mileage isn't insane. I have two kids, and it's **** getting them in when we need to get around. Rare that I don't have access to the family minivan, which is why I bought the thing in the first place. No, it's the status as a daily driver. Just too much flash for my liking. I am a prototypical commuter (50 miles a day, mostly highway - same drive for the last 13 years) and the Stang is just not the prototypical DD. It's comfortable enough and enjoyable, but I love tech, and it's very short on that.

So, once I've sold Roxanne, I will buy an EX-L Civic. I already have the deal worked out, I just need the cash from the sale to make it happen. Hoping it won't take too long...

I need to pick the right color though. This car will be mine for a long long time (he says every time he buys a car)...
 

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Welcome from West Central PA.. ! We beat ourselves up over the color choices for our Civic. We really liked the Cosmic Blue but the interior had too much light color in it that made us afraid to go that route. After going back and forth for quite awhile we settled on the black on black. I know black can be a pain to deal with sometimes but man, when she's cleaned up it is just gorgeous if I say so myself. We're very happy with the color.
A mustang Roush ? That is one badass ride but not so much practical. I never knew they made the Roush in a V-6 option.
 

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Welcome to the forums ! That's definitely going to be quite the switch up. It will be a lot more practical I can imagine, but I'm sure the wow factor and "fun" won't be the same. Nontheless, you'll enjoy it, I'm sure, it'll just be different..
 

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Your mustang Roush looks beautiful. :crying: And that interior!
But yea, it's missing that infotainment system and your kids must hate getting into the back of it.

Welcome to the forum!
 

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Welcome from West Central PA.. ! We beat ourselves up over the color choices for our Civic. We really liked the Cosmic Blue but the interior had too much light color in it that made us afraid to go that route. After going back and forth for quite awhile we settled on the black on black. I know black can be a pain to deal with sometimes but man, when she's cleaned up it is just gorgeous if I say so myself. We're very happy with the color.
A mustang Roush ? That is one badass ride but not so much practical. I never knew they made the Roush in a V-6 option.
Hey! Yeah Cosmic Blue is a nice color, but I have no desire for a gray interior at all. Honda kind of missed the mark here, imho. That blue with Black or Tan interior would be much better. I might even spring for a Rallye Red with tan interior, tbh.

I am leaning toward White Orchard Pearl. I have yet to see it in person, but it just seems like the way to go. I've owned tons of white cars in the past, and other than the tar build up by the wheel wells, they are generally clean looking.

I just don't think I'd be happy with silver, and I don't really want a stand out color like Aegean Blue (which I do like) or Rallye Red (which again, I like). Dark gray is interesting, but I am not sure if I would be bored long term.

This mustang was my first ever black car and I agree 100% about how it looks when it's clean. There's nothing like it. But the hours it takes is just not worth it for me right now.. Maybe when I am retired... :)
 

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This is definitely true. However, I was heartened by my test drive. The civic is not awful like it was the last time I drove one. The fact I am considering it tells you it is decent enough.
 

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Thanks. Definitely winner of sexiest car I ever owned award. I will miss it, but I really think this is my best move. I am sure a couple of months into Civic ownership I will lament doing this, but I'll get over it. I always do... :)
 

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Yea.. makes sense indeed. But hey, it's all about changing it up, I'm sure eventually you'll get rid of this and pursue something else !
 

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That sounds like it's gonna be a toughie ahah. Maybe you can get a little toy to play around with when you get bored ? Possibly a little Z125 or something ?
 

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Nah I've held onto cars for up to 4 years a couple of times. But I am definitely on the short end of ownership length...
 

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Nah I've held onto cars for up to 4 years a couple of times. But I am definitely on the short end of ownership length...
It's the best thing to do because it gets to a point that all the high mileage problems rack up and its just one after the other, compared to the first few years of ownership where it's all easy basic maintenance.

Then of course you have people with others reasons, which could be technology.
 

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Depends on the car, Honda's are pretty reliable even past the 4 year mark. But it's really up to you and all the new toys that cars are coming out with these days may make the switch worth it.
 

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All depends on what you want too since 4-5 years is about when you either see a new model on the road or a mid-cycle facelift. So some people are after those instead.
 

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Officially put the deposit down on a *** EX-L with Ivory interior. Couldn't be happier. Sad to see the Stang go, but I really think it's for the best.
 

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Officially put the deposit down on a *** EX-L with Ivory interior. Couldn't be happier. Sad to see the Stang go, but I really think it's for the best.
Are you planning to get paint protection done? If so, right now will be a good time to figure all of that out. Some people do that and take their car right to the detailer on delivery day. Best way to go about it.
 

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Congrats man, can't wait to see some pictures !
Thanks man. Not sure what time I will get her home yet but if I can I'll post em up.

I won't have much spare change to do many mods for a while, but at the very least I hope to tint the windows and plastidip the roof and front grille (and maybe mirrors)... The wheels have to go eventually, but I don't want my wife to kill me just yet... :)
 

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Are you planning to get paint protection done? If so, right now will be a good time to figure all of that out. Some people do that and take their car right to the detailer on delivery day. Best way to go about it.
Nah. I don't buy optional stuff like this or warranties. I take pretty darn good care of my cars so I don't sweat this stuff. I am also fairly handy with a wrench, so down the road I can fix most problems. If a big one comes up, the money I saved on the warranty will help pay for it... Outside of a full engine or transmission, I should be able to do most work myself.
 
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