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Old 13th September 2006, 11:33   #46
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Maybe this will translate into some deadly discounts on Cedia...turn it into a sleeper hit with the performance mod guys.
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Old 13th September 2006, 12:35   #47
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I would think that even the Accord sales would have taken a hit...however marginal. Know of two potential Accord customers who lapped up the Civic instead.
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Me too! Seems like this paddle shift thing has a lot of takers even if they dont know what a paddle shift is. I know one guy who went to Arya Honda at Worli and asked to book a Civic. His exact words were "woh paddle shift wala gadi mangta hai...kya bhau hai". I was booking my mom her CVT (halleluiah) and I jsut looked on indreculous.
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I would think that even the Accord sales would have taken a hit...however marginal. Know of two potential Accord customers who lapped up the Civic instead.
I think the cause for this is they entire 'hype' around the Civic at the moment. Once this hype settles down the customers will get more streamlined.
The Accord is gotten wayyy too common so people want something 'fresh' hence the Civic, but what they dont realise is that very soon the Civic is gonna get even more common than the Accord.
It's high time the Accord gets a makecover and this time we expect paddle shifters on the v6 atleast!!
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It's high time the Accord gets a makecover and this time we expect paddle shifters on the v6 atleast!!
Hell you might be satisified with the Paddles but I want the Full Monty - the 6-speed manual! 221 bhp, FWD, Manual gearbox - bring on the torque steer mate
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Hell you might be satisified with the Paddles but I want the Full Monty - the 6-speed manual! 221 bhp, FWD, Manual gearbox - bring on the torque steer mate
and a SUV with the same! remember I live in "moonbai".
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Hell you might be satisified with the Paddles but I want the Full Monty - the 6-speed manual! 221 bhp, FWD, Manual gearbox - bring on the torque steer mate
Fully agree. Accord V6 will be a beast with the right gearbox. Let's hope Honda pulls out something with the new Accord!
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I dont think the Accord V6 sedan is available with a 6 speed manual in the USA also. To the best of my knowledge, the manual is only with the coupe version.
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I dont think the Accord V6 sedan is available with a 6 speed manual in the USA also. To the best of my knowledge, the manual is only with the coupe version.
Actually, they ARE offering one on the V6 sedans too, starting from this year. Wasnt it going to be launched in India too?
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I dont think the Accord V6 sedan is available with a 6 speed manual in the USA also. To the best of my knowledge, the manual is only with the coupe version.
Hey, the facelifted Accords are being offered with a 6spd M/T in sedan form. This is the same Accord being launched in India later this year, somaybe, we also could have a M/T Accord V6. 0-100 in 7 odd secs.

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Hey, the facelifted Accords are being offered with a 6spd M/T in sedan form. This is the same Accord being launched in India later this year, somaybe, we also could have a M/T Accord V6. 0-100 in 7 odd secs.

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Yeah and if they launch it you know who's gonna be first in line for that Had a ride in an Accord V6 the other day with a Magnaflow exhaust & when the driver (a fellow t-bhpian) would give it the full beans the damn thing would go like stink!! Loved it to bits & hopefully with the manual will get to live it too!!
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I think the biggest car affected by Civic is Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia. People dont even remember it exists.
A Cedia with a more powerful engine would have helped...but it was not to be. What we got was a detuned version, unable to hold it's own against the snob-value of a Corolla...and Civic's launch has worsened it's plight.
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www.boyracer.blogspot.com

I posted an article on the same topic on my blog. Comments are welcome and so is criticism.

They shouldnt have launched the cedia in the first place. a Gallant competing with the Accord would have helped retain the luxury image.

Later they could have launched the lancer X.

Honda Civic in India is a great step. The reason why people want it is the new car feel. All other cars in competition are a generation old now. whether its corolla, cedia, elantra or octavia.

HM guys are losers.

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Delhi is now littered with Civics, and the red/maroon one looks delicious!!

although its cab-forward design is not too great looking from some angles but its a great package overall

still, if i had a choice b/w Civic & Octavia RS, i would go for the RS !!
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The Civic is dealing blows left and right to the competition. Just look at the sales figures. A staggering figure of 2441 units in July, making it the largest selling D segmenter..! For comparison sake, just 425 Corollas moved out of Toyota showrooms during the same month*...! Holy cow.

Whether Civic emulates Tyson or Ali; time will tell.

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