I'm excited to try one with brake-vectoring... Hoping the car at least FEELS like its rotating betterThat's a good number. I can deal with $800 over the base EX and it'll already have the auto so you won't have to add the cost of that over the manual like you do with the 2.0L.
Can't wait to test drive. Even though i'm waiting for the coupe i'm absolutely gonna test the sedan just see how it feels. If it wow's me then the coupe should be even better as it usually is tuned even sportier than the sedan is.
Indeed, the new chassis rigidity sounds excellent. It seems like Honda has tackled the handling aspect without falling prey to super stiff suspension. Granted no one has driven anything so what do I know...Any little bit can help. Honestly the current car is considered such a dud that any improvement is huge.
Honda has shown us that it can and is making the civic a class leading car again. Interior detail and materials, engine output, all they need to cement their status as class leaders is handling performance, and thats something honda should be able to do easily, handling has always been their thing.
Good question... I would have to say doubt it. The Civic slowly worked its way away from its sportier, fun roots. The Corolla was never popular because of its sporting prowess, unless you want to talk about the EARLY days of the 86... but I don't even consider that car part of the current corollas lineage TBH...Well they claim class leading in comfort and handling and all that good stuff. So they better live up to. Just saw that they benchmarked european luxury cars for the new civics performance, specifically the new A3, which all in all has great reviews.
I wonder if hyundai is bringing this level of refinement and performance to the table with the new Elantra, doubt it. Same for the new Cruze, they'll be comfortable and quiet sure, but the performance aspect is where the civic will really outshine them both. And lets not even get started on the corolla with it's 15 year old engine and 4 speed automatic (lower trims). I wonder, if the new civic is a huge sales success and toyota starts losing customers, will they completely revamp the corolla and actually do something more than cosmetic to it?