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Old 17th April 2006, 18:06   #91
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Its coming next month over here but i have heard it had some wadrobe malfunction. The 205s are now 195s, 16inchers are 15 inchers, the 140bhp is now 12xbhp, et all. Really sad. Wheras companies like Hyundai give you similar features/specifications as else where and they are mocked at
well power cut was always on the cards ... not surprising ... just sad

as for hyundai ... they loose out in the way in which power is transfered to the wheels ... if you look at the specs of say ... the accent 1.6 DOHC ... you'd expect more performance than it actually gives on the road.

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140hp from 1.8L is fantastic BUT Honda always concentrates on BHP forgetting about torque. The Canadian Civic has 140hp@6300rpm and a torque of 128lb-ft@4300rpm. Thats pretty high up in the rev range. The only car whose figures I have at the top of my head are the new Jetta. 2.5L 5 cylinder 150hp but torque is 170lb-ft@3750rpm. I am sure VW could have extracted more HP out of the engine at the expense of torque but probably they decided to balance out things. Before I get shouted down for saying something remotely against VTEC, I am not too impressed with the 2.5L mill of the VW.
Little OT: Has anyone in US/Canda driven the new Mazda3 5 door? It's got more power then a civic.. got more torque then civic.. looks quite nice and refreshing.. how does it compare it with the new Civic? .. I know Honda will be always Honda.. and Mazda doesn't have the same brand image... and price wise also it's quite sweet.. it's selling well.. but I think it's not a super hit like 2006 Civic Si Coupe.
I think Ford should also bring in the Mazda3/ Mazda6 as a possible competitor for Civic/Corolla.
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Has anyone in US/Canda driven the new Mazda3 5 door? It's got more power then a civic.. got more torque then civic.. looks quite nice and refreshing.. how does it compare it with the new Civic?
The Mazda 3 was Canada's best selling car for quite a few months last year. It was outselling the last Civic by a very good margin.

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The 205s are now 195s, 16inchers are 15 inchers, the 140bhp is now 12xbhp
Thats not surprising Busa and alongwith that, out go ABS, Side curtain airbags , active front head restraints and maybe all 4 air bags too.
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Little OT: Has anyone in US/Canda driven the new Mazda3 5 door? It's got more power then a civic.. got more torque then civic.. looks quite nice and refreshing.. how does it compare it with the new Civic? .. I know Honda will be always Honda.. and Mazda doesn't have the same brand image... and price wise also it's quite sweet.. it's selling well.. but I think it's not a super hit like 2006 Civic Si Coupe.
I think Ford should also bring in the Mazda3/ Mazda6 as a possible competitor for Civic/Corolla.
My sis owns a Mazda3 in Seattle. Great little car. Hers is the 2.4 engine with sport package. Awesome steering feel and handling. Feels like a much bigger car. Its a little heavy and the FE is poor (26 mpg). Interior finish is not as good as CIvic. I havent driven the new Civic..so cannot comments. The 2.4 will compete with the Civic Si which has 200 horses.
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Its coming next month over here but i have heard it had some wadrobe malfunction. The 205s are now 195s, 16inchers are 15 inchers, the 140bhp is now 12xbhp, et all. Really sad. Wheras companies like Hyundai give you similar features/specifications as else where and they are mocked at
I was expecting this, hope they increased the Torque figures significantly. If it can deliver corolla matching performance on road then I won't have anything to complain about!
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please somebody confirm that civic is due for launch in next month...
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i heard june july, at least thats what my bro's dealer friend tells me here........
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Hyundai is mocked at because, even though they reduce their engine specs in India they continue quoting the international specs

It is well known that Korean horses are weaker than European or american horses, that;s because Hyundai misquotes their BHP/Torque figures to mislead public.
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I did check the pics in the auto car mag and looks awsum.....M complete Honda Fan and just luvvvvvv the accord....I have heard they gonna replace the accord also...doubt how it will be ..Hope they dont repeat the City thing ;-)
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Not sure if someone has already posted this link , but here it is anyway.

http://www.autocarindia.com/new/Information.asp?id=1412

Really looking forward to the Civic being launched in India.
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Here is some announcement regarding the Civic on the Honda India website :

http://www.hondacarindia.com/civic/civicpreview/

You can also register to get regular updates.

I just hope that the pricing for the base model is sub 10 L .
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Cool Honda Civic

What will be specifications of Civic? Is it European version or US version?
When this will be launched in India? Price range and features Pl.

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I wish the new Type R comes atleast as in CKD form.
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I wish the new Type R comes atleast as in CKD form.
Dream on buddy.. dream on. While i

Even i wish honda would do something like that.. How about an accord v6 manual coupe.

OR how about a limited run of s2000 in India.. Now would'nt that be a treat
But they sadly never will
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Old 29th May 2006, 15:38   #105
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Guys ...recvd this email from Honda dealer, Launch is round the corner
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Dear Sir,
This is in reference to your e-mail, we are happy to announce that Honda’s new
model “CIVIC” will be launch in first week of July 2006.
Our endeavour is to always provide you the highest level of customer
satisfaction and to this end our experienced team is available to handle any
query you may have.
If you need any assistance please feel free to contact us on – 42597000

Mr Rajesh Bhasin D.G.M. 09911344961 rajeshbhasin@rrhonda.com
Mr Karan Kapoor MGR. SALES 09911344903 karankapoor@rrhonda.com

Regards
Ring Road Honda
Sugoi Motors Pvt. Ltd.
21-A, Shivaji Marg,
New Moti Nagar,
New Delhi-110015

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