Hot Dog! I can hardly wait! My future Civic will have two doors, three pedals, and a turbo...Woo Hoo!
Honda is SO much better than VW and Mazda, especially for resale valueI've been waiting for the 4 door hatchback with manual trans. Hopefully the 1.5T will also come in hatchback form and will be worth the wait. I've owned nothing but manual trans for 35+ years and don't plan to change.
Last year I was ready to replace my 2007 Honda Fit Sport 5MT with the new Mk7 VW Golf, but I waited for the 2016 models with the CarPlay infotainment feature that mirrors a smart phone. I was planning to take that leap this spring, then I got wind of the new Civic with better fuel economy and Honda reliability. I'd like features higher than LX trim and it looks like that may become a reality, but when?
By the time 2017 rolls around I'll probably get wind of the next generation Mazda3. Reports are they will correct the noise issue, which has been the biggest drawback for me.
Choices, choices. >
I'm beginning to suspect these auto makers are in collusion with my wife, who is of the opinion my Fit (currently 113k miles) is good for another 100k. She's probably right about that, but I've been jonesing for a better (quieter) highway cruiser that's still fun to drive and has an up-to-date infotainment system.
On average I keep a car 10 years, so reliability is more important than resale value. Honda is tops among the cars I'm considering (which includes Ford Focus), and VW is last. The choice among fuel efficient hatchbacks really boils down to how much I like driving the car on a daily basis, on my long road trips, cargo capacity, and economy. It also has to fit in my spot in our garage -- 180" length max, but less would be better. The Civic hatchback needs to be shorter than the sedan. The Golf Sportwagen is 180" with cargo capacity that blows away everything in its class.Honda is SO much better than VW and Mazda, especially for resale value
I'm with you on that, CivicDuty!Drifter, I was ready to jump on the Fit when they came out with the 6MT last year, but then found out they (Honda) screwed up the ratios so badly, it was like driving a 4 speed back from the 60's...sheesh! All they had to do was add an overdrive gear to the previous 5 speed, but NO! Ticked me off so bad I decided to stay with my '98 Civic HX that now has 225k miles on it. I'm patient, so I'll keep waiting.
Patience is one thing I learned to be of great value with these new vehicles since not everything drops at once. It's always what appeals to the masses first, followed by the smaller demographics as time goes on and of course manual fits right into that.Wish I would've waited now -__-
6MT is a requirement for me too, but I'm waiting for the 4 door hatchback. I'd like to know how long of a wait that's going to be.So glad I waited until Spring to start test driving. I was going to settle on the 2.0 LX because a 6MT is a requirement for me. Now I'm going to have to wait a few more months than I wanted, but I'll be getting the better engine and more features that I was going to be disappointed about not having in the LX. And no, I don't want the Si, I want a car that's fun to drive but also takes regular fuel as premium is a waste of money imo.
Same... I'm slightly annoyed now****.. i wouldve waited for this